Do you want a job that makes a difference in your community?
You’ll be part of a passionate and qualified team that provides a variety of interventions in home-, school, and community-based settings. Every department works collaboratively with team members and other social service providers to meet the complex mental health needs of children and families. No matter what your role, you are contributing to bettering the lives of the communities we serve. We strive to match the right person to the right opportunity to best ensure children and families who need our services receive the highest quality of care.
We strive to match the right person to the right opportunity to best ensure children and families who need our services receive the highest quality of care.
Top Five Reasons to Work With Us
- You’ll work with skilled, highly-experienced professionals who love what they do.
- You’ll receive the training, continuing education, and experience needed to ensure career growth.
- You’ll gain exposure to a wide variety of clinical challenges.
- You’ll receive a generous benefits package.
- You’ll help to change the life of a child.
We Take Care of You
While our employees work to take care of our families, we work to take care of you. We offer eligible employees a highly competitive benefits program to meet every employee’s needs, which includes:
- Health Insurance
- Employer Paid Vision
- Employer Paid Long Term Disability
- Health Savings Account with an Employer Match
- Short-Term Disability
- Voluntary Life Insurance
- 403b with Employee Match
- Free Annual Flu Shots
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Generous paid time off including vacation, sick and personal leave
- Paid Holidays
- Training Dollars and Days
- Training & Development Opportunities
- Approved site for NHSC Loan Forgiveness Program for Licensed Clinicians
- Approved site for public service loan forgiveness
- Comprehensive New Hire Orientation
APA Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship
Clifford Beers Community Care Center
Doctoral Internship Program
Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data
The doctoral internship program at Clifford Beers Community Care Center (CBCCC) is a one-year full-time training program focused on the development of clinical skills within a community mental health setting. CBCCC offers a wide array of services to help meet the mental health and social-emotional needs for children, adults and families in their home, in schools, in our clinics and in our community. Psychology doctoral interns provide individual, group, and family treatment, as well as psychological assessment. Along with more traditional outpatient work, the center has particular expertise in integrated treatment for children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and, thus, interns will have the opportunity to work with a neurodiverse population. The center also specializes in the assessment of autism, in which interns receive training and experience.
The internship program provides a minimum of 1,920 hours of full-time work and training experience to be completed in twelve months. Interns will work 40 hours/week for 48 weeks (52 minus vacation and sick days), which provides 1,920 hours total of direct service, support activities, and didactic seminars. Approximately fifty percent of the time on-site is spent delivering direct care services (client appointments and care management).
The goal of the internship is to provide a varied, high-quality training experience that will support interns in developing a professional identity as clinical psychologists. Interns will receive training in individual and family assessment; individual, family, and group therapy; and parent guidance. The internship includes comprehensive training in clinical and developmental assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment planning and experience in both short- and longer-term psychotherapy. Through varied training experiences, interns will develop an integrated understanding of individual psychodynamics, developmental issues, and family systems. Given the agency’s longstanding commitment to community services, interns will be expected to provide advocacy and case management services for clients and to engage in community consultation with local agencies and schools. Emphasis is placed on providing treatment and services that are culturally sensitive and appropriate.
The program requires that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at the time of application:
- Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: 300
- Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: 100
Proficiency in the area of autism diagnostic evaluations, including the administration of the ADOS-2 is preferred.
For further information about the program and application process, CLICK HERE.
The Doctoral Psychology Internship Program at CBCCC is an APPIC-member program and abides by the policies set forth by APPIC. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Questions related to the program’s accreditation status may be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Training Year
- Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $25,000
- Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: n/a
- Program provides access to medical insurance for the intern. Trainee contribution is not required. Coverage of family members is not available
- Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation): 15 vacation days, 11 holidays, 5 days sick time
- In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes
- Other Benefits: n/a
Initial Post-Internship Positions
(Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts, 2019-2022)
Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency; “EP” = Employed position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted one time. For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.
|Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts||10|
|Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree||1|
|Community mental health center: 2 (EP)||Academic university/department|
|Federally Qualified Health Center||Community college or other teaching setting|
|Independent primary care facility/clinic||Independent research institution|
|University counseling center||Correctional facility|
|Veterans Affairs medical center||School district/system|
|Military health center||Independent practice setting: 2 (EP), 3 (PD)|
|Academic health center||Not currently employed|
|Other medical center or hospital: 2 (EP)||Changed to another field|
We have a robust internship program where Master and Doctoral level candidates from leading universities throughout CT and NY are given the opportunity to have real world experiences in providing behavioral health services to children and families. Under close supervision by highly-experienced and licensed clinicians, interns are provided a small caseload and provide therapy to clients. Interns also participate in weekly clinical team meetings and case presentations, receive weekly supervision, and attend weekly intern seminars.
To learn more about our intern program, please call (203) 772-1270; x1208 (Master level clinical students) or x4624 (PhD or PsyD students).
Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action
It is the policy of the Clifford Beers Community Care Center, to provide Equal employment opportunity to all qualified people without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin or physical or mental handicap and any other characteristic protected under federal or Connecticut law, and to promote the full realization of that policy through positive, ongoing staff training and employment efforts. Clifford Beers is fully committed to assuring equal opportunity and equal consideration through an affirmative action program, to all applicants and employees in personnel matters including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, salaries and other compensation, transfer, layoff or termination. The Clinic will aggressively seek personnel for all job levels within the organization through upgrading any under-represented groups. Likewise, Clifford Beers commits itself to an affirmative action policy that permeates the entire organization and reflects the diversity of its client population.