RAMS offers training to students enrolled in a masters program that are interested in developing their competence in providing culturally responsive clinical services within the community mental health milieu.
RAMS offers a clinical training program designed to provide Marriage Family Therapy, Social Work and Professional Clinical Counselor trainees with the generalized professional practice skills of a behavioral health counselor in a community mental health environment. We are accepting clinicians-in-training into our program, giving preference to students who have an expressed interest in culturally responsive services and the vision of working long-term in community mental health. Trainees provide direct services to clients, under close supervision and guidance, while also participating in didactic seminars and case conferences. They serve as integral members of the direct practice services team and strengthen skills in applying systems and strengths-based theory into culturally responsive clinical practice.
Traineeships are at minimum 18 to 20 hours per week, including individual and group supervision. Additional hours can be arranged if your university program requires additional hours to graduate.
Training & Role
Trainees will complete a comprehensive orientation process covering both clinical and administrative topics prior to commencing work with clients. In addition to weekly individual and group supervision, trainees will have access to didactic training, mentoring by program staff and be invited to a broad array of optional training sessions. Trainees will also receive administrative support from their Program Directors and the Director of the Training Institute.
Trainees will have the opportunity to develop individual and group counseling skills, in response to both mental health and substance use issues. In addition, students will learn intake/assessment, case management, and crisis intervention skills as well as gain familiarity with the broader system of Behavioral Health Care in San Francisco.
There are innumerable opportunities for learning and growth in a community mental health setting. RAMS prides itself on creating a supportive environment for trainees not only to develop the knowledge, skills and networks essential for completing their degrees, but also in hopes of fostering a sustainable workforce of clinicians committed to systems-conscious, culturally responsive service provision.
RAMS, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, culture, religion, ethnicity, physical ability, gender, or sexual orientation. While we prefer bilingual applicants, we accept monolingual English speaking students who are interested in culturally responsive training. The criteria listed below are those that are typically used for rating applicants during the interview and considered in our ranking of the applicants. This information is provided to you in the hope that it will help reduce interview stress. It is not necessary that all areas apply to each applicant.
Sense of own ethno-cultural identity
Sensitivity to issues regarding Diversity (Emotional/Counter transference Skills)
Knowledge regarding Cultural Diversity (Cognitive Skills)
Commitment or dedication to Culturally Responsive Professional Work
Commitment to professionally working in Community Mental Health