MBA Announces New Clinical Practicum!
MBA is launching its first clinical practicum for students in the mental health field. Under the supervision of Dr. Sam Himelstein, MBA’s new executive director and a licensed psychologist, students will for the first time ever be able to get high-quality clinical training in mindfulness-based psychotherapy and gain real life experience by serving high-risk and incarcerated adolescents.
This yearlong clinical training is designed for students to learn, practice, and teach mindfulness to high-risk youth populations, and to develop the necessary qualities needed to engage this challenging but rewarding population, such as authenticity, compassion, and human connection.
Practicum students will be highly trained in developing and maintaining mindfulness-based groups for high-risk youth, alongside opportunities for individual and family counseling. This clinical practicum will begin in the Fall of 2013 and applicants are being interviewed currently. While currently only open to doctoral students, MBA is planning on obtaining supervision for MFTs and MSWs in the near future and to have both pre- and post-doctoral internships.