New Priorities Family Services regularly provides opportunities for counseling students in the state of Oregon to complete their required internship hours at our facility. These individuals have typically completed the majority of their in-classroom education and have been cleared by their faculty advisors to begin providing supervised counseling to clients.
If you are assigned to an intern for your counseling services, please be aware that due to the educational and highly supervised nature of the internship process there will be some differences from a typical counseling experience. These may include your counselor presenting information about your counseling experience to a small group of fellow students, having a supervisor sit in on sessions to observe and video recording of sessions.
If you have concerns about the process, or would like more information, please do not hesitate to discuss ask your counselor. Also be aware that you may request to work with a regular counselor should you feel uncomfortable with the process of working with an intern.