Clinical Externship


The Institute's Postgraduate Clinical Externship Program is designed to significantly enhance professional skills, personal growth and confidence as a practitioner.

The Institute's Postgraduate Clinical Externship Program is designed to significantly enhance professional skills, personal growth and confidence as a practitioner.

Externs receive intensive clinical experience under the supportive guidance of senior professional staff. More than anything else, the additional hours of practice, the extensive supervision and the challenging caseload create an impact that is often described by graduates as "life changing" and "transforming".

Clinical externs may choose to complete their postgraduate requirements over a longer period leading to a Family Institute Certificate in Counseling and Family Therapy.

Externs are expected to complete a minimum of: 

140 hours of clinical practice at The Family Institute

32 hours of individual supervision

3-5 client contact hours per week

The time commitment for externs is approximately 6 hours a week over the course of the program. This includes a minimum of one afternoon or evening a week.

Externs must have the following in order to be considered for admission to The Family Institute

Bachelor's degree from an accredited university

Master's degree from an accredited university in the helping profession

Completion of application process

Ability to offer psychological services in Hebrew

Adherence to cultural and religious sensitivities