Professional Training & Supervision
Reaching HOPE is committed to the growth of trauma-informed care, which is why we work closely with several doctoral programs to provide internship and externship to doctoral candidates in Clinical Psychology, Counseling Psychology or a related APA accredited doctoral program.
Predoctoral Psychology Internship (Major Rotation)
Reaching HOPE is a major rotation site within the APA-accredited Pre-doctoral Internship at University of Colorado School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine. The Reaching HOPE major rotation offers experience conducting therapy with children, teens, parents, and families who have survived complex trauma. We use a phase-based model for treating complex trauma in family systems. Interns will join a dynamic team of psychologists who tackle intergenerational trauma with a unique approach—the whole family system (ages 2-75+) is seen by the whole treatment team (everyone with their own individual therapist). Additionally, interns will have the opportunity to participate in psychological or immigration evaluations and learn the inner workings of running a non-profit through business projects and community collaboration / outreach opportunities.
Externship for Doctoral Students
Reaching HOPE offers a 1+year supervised doctoral practicum to students who are interested in receiving trauma-specific training. Practicum students learn with close and supportive supervision from Reaching HOPE Staff psychologists, and work side-by-side with trauma specialists by co-leading family therapy sessions. Practicum students also conduct individual therapy with children, teens, and adults who are impacted by trauma. To apply, send in cover letter, CV and 2 letters of recommendation.
Internship for MSW Students
Reaching HOPE offers a 1+year supervised MSW internship to students who are interested in learning more about running a non-profit, grant writing, and case management. Students learn with close and supportive supervision from Reaching HOPE Staff Psychologists, participate in all clinical training, supervision and didactics, and work side-by-side with trauma specialists. To apply, send in cover letter, CV and 2 letters of recommendation.