Clinical Externship

Clinical Externship

The Family Institute’s Clinical Externship program is specifically designed to enable graduates of the Family Therapy Training Program to complete their clinical hours and supervision requirements needed for certification by the Israeli Association for Couples and Family Therapy. 

The Family Institute is recognized by the Israeli Association for Couples and Family Therapy as a category A institution. 

What does the program include?

Real-world experience is essential to your clinical skill development as a therapist. Your hands-on training will begin early and build throughout the program. You will learn to practice under the guidance of experienced clinical supervisors utilizing process recordings and intensive live and video-supported supervision.  

The Family Institute provides you with the opportunity to work with diverse populations – adults, couple’s, individuals and families from various cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds giving you the opportunity to gain a breadth of clinical experiences within a professional setting.

You will be given access to a variety of clinical resources including a well-stocked library and staff room. You will have use of our beautifully appointed consultation rooms including large rooms designated for families, child-friendly rooms, supply closet and a designated sandtray room. In addition, you will be able to utilize our state of the art technology to access courses online, record your sessions, generate receipts and more.

One of the most crucial aspects in the development of our trainees is the continued and frequent opportunities for trainees to meet and exchange ideas with each other, with advanced therapists and with the clinical staff. With a student-faculty ratio of 5:1, you will be able to build relationships with, and learn from, the supervisory team contributing to the development of a more mature and well-rounded professional self.  

Admission Requirements:

Trainees must have the following in order to be considered for admission to the Clinical Externship:

What is the time commitment per week?

Individual Supervision*
0 -5
Client Contact

Clinical hours required by The Israeli Association for Couples and Family Therapy to become a certified Family Therapist.

The Clinical Externship Program is 11,500 NIS per year. 

The length of the Clinical Externship is dependent upon the needs of the trainee. It is a minimum of 1 year.

*Minimum of 34 hours of individual supervision per year.