Clinical Internship

The Clinical Internship Program is The Family Institute’s most intensive program for professional development.

Those who successfully complete the two-year Clinical Internship Program of didactic studies and supervised clinical training will receive a Certificate in Counseling and Family Therapy, as evidence of having satisfied the requirements of The Family Institute for training, experience, and competence.

An integral part of the prescribed program of didactic coursework and clinical casework is the ongoing individual, group, and live supervision. Special observation rooms with one way mirrors, as well as video recordings, are used extensively under the supportive supervision of Institute faculty for shaping clinical skills and developing competent practice.  All interns are granted access to The Avraham Schwartzbaum Library, which has a rich and varied selection of professional books, CDs, and DVDs.    


Interns are expected to complete a minimum of: 

350 hours of clinical practice at The Family Institute
averaging 4-8 client contact hours per week

64 hours of individual clinical supervision

120 hours of group supervision

20 hours of live and recorded case supervision

Weekly Professional Development Seminars

The time commitment for full-time interns is approximately 12 hours a week over the course of the program. This includes a minimum of one afternoon or evening a week. 

Full-time clinical interns can generally complete their requirements in two years. 

Interns 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

Ability to offer psychological services in Hebrew 

Adherence to cultural and religious sensitivities

Completion of application process