Jewish Family & Children's Service of Greater Boston
  • - Center for Early Relationship Support Programs
  • Waltham, MA, USA
  • Internship

Department: Center for Early Relationship Support (CERS)  Program: CERS Clinical Programs

Year in School of Student: I or II year                                        Academic Year: September –

Field Supervisor: Project Director/ LICSW                               Micro or Macro: Micro                                                           

Hrs/Week: 16-24 hours                                                     Primary Location: Waltham                          

Placement Summary:

Center for Early relationship Support's clinical services offers in home therapeutic program focused on improving maternal mood and the parent-infant or parent-toddler relationship.   Clients are referred to us by hospital social workers, pediatricians, psychiatrist, self-referrals and other sources.   Clients include families who are struggling with perinatal mood disorders, substance use, trauma and other stressful circumstances related to parenting, issues of attachment in the parent-infant/child relationship or lack of community support/isolation which can lead to stress on the caregiving system.   Dyadic treatment creates opportunities to strengthen the relationship between a parent and baby and create the foundation for healthy child development, as well as nurturing caregiving and attachment systems.


Student Assignments Available: 

Students would provide weekly in-home therapy for parent-baby or parent-toddler or preschooler dyads.   Our program meets with families, from all backgrounds, within 20-30 minutes of our Waltham office and 20-30 minutes of Boston.   For families outside this area, office visits may be provided.


Other Supervised Learning:

Interns will participate in three group supervision meetings each month with other clinicians.  Interns will have individual supervision either weekly or biweekly with a supervising clinician. 


If a student is not placed in the Academic Year listed above:

Due to the length of treatment, placement in our Center would be best for a student who is able to commit to at least 8 months with our program.


Student will be offered:

  • Access to shared workspace in CERS
  • Mileage reimbursement when student provides outreach services.


Placement Requirements:

  • Interns must be available on Mondays for group supervision
  • Interns must have access to a car
  • Student will be oriented and trained on JF&CS safety policies & procedures.


This position has been closed and is no longer available.
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