COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


1405 N Federal Blvd

Denver, CO 80204


3401 Eudora St

Denver, CO 80207

Program Description:

Our Child & Family Outpatient Services provide family, individual, and group therapy for children, youth, and their families. The externship position serves children and adolescents ages 5 through 18 and may have the opportunity to work with adults as well if that is in the interest of the student.  The treatment approach emphasizes family strengths and cultural proficiency along with a trauma-informed integrative therapeutic modality. Treatment interventions utilize individual clinicians’ training and expertise in conjunction with cutting edge evidence-based practices to tailor services to best meet the needs of a particular individual or family. Adjunctive services also offered include access to psychiatric care and case management support. Services are available in both English and Spanish.

Title and Hours required:

  • Child & Family Clinical Student
  • A minimum of 10 hours per week (15-20 hours preferred) along with a 9-12 month commitment. The placement typically follows the academic year and begins in the Fall (August or September).
  • Applications are accepted beginning in February for the upcoming year’s placement with interviews typically occurring in March.

Minimum Qualifications and # of openings:

  • 2nd Year Master’s or Doctoral Students in Psychology, Social Work, Family Therapy, or other related human services field with an emphasis on clinical work.
  • 3-4 openings

Student Supervisor’s Credential Level:

  • 2-3 - LCSW Supervisor
  • 1 - LPC Supervisor

Duties of Placement and Miscellaneous Information:

Following an initial period of training and shadowing opportunities, the student position will ultimately participate in all core clinical services offered through our Child & Family Outpatient Services. These duties will be tailored to the developmental level and training interests of individual students and may include initial assessment and diagnosis, individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, play therapy, case management, and psycho-education. Students will participate in a minimum of 1 hour of weekly individual supervision while also having the opportunity to participate in additional small group supervisions, case consultations, and team meetings.

Contact: Rachel Harris




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