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  • Interns make a time commitment of 16 or 20 hours per week for one full school year.
  • Interns are assigned to an elementary, middle or high school.
  • Spend at least one or two days at the school site, with remaining hours in the office.
  • Interns carry a caseload of 8-10 students for individual counseling.
  • Facilitate a minimum of one group each in the school. In some instances, interns may provide more group counseling hours, depending on school-site needs and intern-supervisor decisions.
  • Provide family collaterals and consultation when appropriate.
  • Work cooperatively with school personnel.
  • On some school sites it is possible to accompany staff counselors and provide classroom education on topics such as substance abuse prevention and positive social interaction.
  • Keep accurate and timely records of all contacts and submit monthly statistics.
  • Attend one hour of individual supervision, two hours of group supervision, and two hours of didactic training each week.

Interns can expect to receive excellent training and supervision in support of the clinical services they are requested to provide. They can expect to be both challenged and supported, and to be exposed to a wide variety of experiences in treatment and theory. BACR considers interns to be an integral part of a treatment and training team that encourages creativity and growth.

Interns with a wide variety of skill level, experience, and background are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with children and/or adolescents, with substance abuse or prevention, schools and/or with clinical experience is helpful. A strong desire to learn and a commitment to supporting youth is especially important.

Application Process
Applicants are welcome to apply to either or both programs. Upon receipt of a resume, cover letter discussing your interest in the program, and two letters of recommendation, we will contact you to schedule an interview. Two to three interviews may be requested.

Please send your resume, cover letter discussing your interest in the program, and two letters of recommendation to:


Keith Burrell, MFT
Director of Training
Gateway-East Bay Programs, BACR
11175 San Pablo Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530


Carin Grove, MFT 
Clinical Director
New Perspectives Marin, BACR
171 Carlos Drive
San Rafael, CA 94903
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