Mental Health/Advanced Psychology Practicum - Doctoral Level

The Mental Health/Advanced Psychology Practicum student’s role is to provide quality care and support to clients and families receiving Skill Sprout services, as well as assist in projects and tasks aimed at growing Skill Sprout’s innovative mental health and/or psychological assessment programs. It is a part-time position. This position reports directly to an assigned clinically licensed supervising clinician.


Therapy Services:
  • Provide therapy services with Skill Sprout clients within the mental health department, which may include social skills treatment and/or individual, family and group counseling, and/or within the ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) department
  • Conduct diagnostic clinical intake interviews with clients at the time of the initial service delivery, as needed
  • Use professional literature and evidence-based research to make clinical decisions
  • Develop individualized and appropriate therapy plans based on family priorities and evaluation results
  • Create measurable, data-driven, and behavioral-base treatment plans
  • Implement clinically sound and evidence-based practice in therapy services
  • Provide regular data-based progress monitoring and modification of treatment goals and interventions as needed
  • Accurately and reliably collect data in therapy sessions as outlined by program procedure
Diagnostic Assessment Services:
  • Determine and conduct appropriate and individualized psychological evaluations based on presenting concerns, including interview format, standardized testing, and direct observations
  • Observer and participate in multidisciplinary Autism Diagnostic Clinic as deemed appropriate
  • Assist with and conduct developmental and autism screenings as deemed appropriate
  • Collaborate across disciplines for most accurate diagnosis, as needed
  • Accurately interpret skill level/needs of clients within various domains
  • Develop clinically appropriate recommendations based on evaluation results
  • Complete reports with professional language, thoroughly, and in a timely manner
  • Complete clinical documentation accurately and within set timelines
  • Provide counseling-based, professional and empathic results meeting with parent/guardian and/or client following assessments.


  • Consult with other clinicians regarding client and family needs within a trans-disciplinary service delivery model
  • Collaborate with supervisor to initiate services for clients and families
  • Consult directly with families regarding services and in-home intervention ideas
  • Attend all team meetings and trainings, and complete all necessary paperwork as directed by supervisor or administrative staff
  • Participate in marketing events for the department and company, if appropriate
  • Commit to and follow a weekly schedule, documenting all services and activities
  • Meet regularly and consult with supervisor for support and clinical supervision
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times when working with other Skill Sprout staff, clients and families
  • Other duties as assigned


The Advanced Psychology Student will have the following experience and attributes:

  • Candidates will be actively pursuing a Doctoral degree in Clinial Psychology or related field.
  • Preferred prior experience working with children with disabilities; experience working with typically developing children will be considered.
  • Strong writing skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication skills
  • Familiarity with technology programs including comfort with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology programs
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed
  • Flexibility with scheduling and work hours as client and company needs change
  • Must be able to continue direct service therapy hours over school breaks (Christmas break, Spring Break, etc)
  • Professional and personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to and passion for Skill Sprout’s mission

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