Clinical Intern

Clinical Programs Whiteriver, Arizona


Apache Behavioral Health Services, Inc. (“ABHS”) is accepting applications for a for a Clinical Intern in pursuit of a practicum/internship. 

Under the direct supervision of an ABHS clinical supervisor, the Clinical Intern is responsible for observing and providing direct case management and counseling treatment for a caseload of clients. The position also requires the ability to build effective relationships with kids, families, and community partners and a willingness to provide flexible, home and community-based care. 

This position may include, but is not limited to, preparing assessments and treatment support plans, providing direct support and counseling, facilitating Child & Family Team meetings, Adult Recovery Team meetings, administrative tasks, unscheduled crisis intake documentation and measuring the progress and outcomes of services provided. 


  • Must be enrolled in a Master's degree program in clinical social work, counseling, or marriage and family therapy from an accredited academic institution and have approval from your institution to begin a practicum/internship. 
  • Flexibility in scheduling and work location settings. 
  • Must submit a negative substance abuse test and be able to obtain a fingerprint card, criminal history background clearance and, if applicable, tribal background clearance. 
  • Reliable transportation is required, including proof of insurance, vehicle safety check, and an acceptable driving record. 
  • CPR, First Aid, and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention are required trainings that are provided by the agency. 
  • Must be able to obtain and provide proof of current individual malpractice liability insurance prior to beginning the practicum/internship. 
  • Applicants must be 21 years or older. 


  • Bilingual (Apache) a plus. 

The position requires afternoon, evening, and weekend work. Flexibility in scheduling, willingness to drive to different communities on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation and willingness to work within the homes and communities of the families we support. 


Provide individual, marital, family, and group therapy, as needed. Perform assessments that include referrals for services and treatment planning to address the client’s issues. Participate in group consultations as indicated by program. Write and maintain clinical documentation including assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, and discharge summaries. Submit all clinical documentation to clinical supervisor(s) within 72 hours. Participate in agency-provided mandatory training as assigned by clinical supervisor(s). Attend individual and group supervision. Clinical supervision will be provided by an Arizona LCSW, LPC, LMFT, or Licensed Clinical Psychologist and will occur no less than 1 hour per week. 


  • Ability to work independently and maintain motivation. 
  • Critical thinking. 
  • Ability to serve people from a variety of ethnic, cultural, and faith backgrounds. 
  • Strong time management and organizational skills. 
  • Willing to think creatively and openly. 
  • Proficient writing skills. 
  • Ability to use basic computer functions such as email, internet, and office software with training. 
  • Effective communication skills. 
  • Sensitivity, discernment, and empathy. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality. 



  • Must be able to lift from floor to waist up to 20 pounds.  
  • Must be able to give and receive verbal and written instructions.  
  • Must possess the ability to utilize visual and auditory senses to complete all job duties as assigned. 
  • Must be able to work in a typical office and healthcare environment.