Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) offers a place for current students enrolled at affiliated educational institutions in practicum or internship as part of their undergraduate or graduate degree plan to complete the supervised practical experience requirement of their practicum in counseling. The Counseling Practicum goals are to allow students to volunteer in an addiction counseling environment for 300 to 600 hours without pay to learn the skills needed to become an addiction counselor. Practicum hours are during normal business days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Paid Counseling Internships
Once licensed by the State of Texas as a Counselor Intern (LCDC, LPC, or LMFT), a counselor may begin a supervised work experience internship at the PaRC through the Cameron Foundation Counselor Intern Fellowship Program.
During this paid counseling internship the Chemical Dependency Fellowship will provide counselors an opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in the best practices in treating addictive disorders and diseases and provides a modest stipend paid to the counselor upon completion of each 250 hours of supervised work experience. The duration of the Addiction Counselor Fellowship Program is 12 to 24 months, based on experience and qualifications. The counseling internship opportunities include supervision from a PaRC staff clinical supervisor credentialed to provide supervision to LCDC, LPC, and LMFT counselor interns. Supervision will be provided in accordance with the applicable Texas Department of State Health Services licensing board requirements.
Sponsored by the Cameron Foundation and supported by the Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center, this Fellowship Program offers healthcare professionals an opportunity to learn about chemical dependency and gain experience in the assessment and management of patients with problems resulting from patterns of abuse, dependence, and all aspects of addictions.
Application Process for Counselor Interns
The application process is managed through the Memorial Hermann Careers website at http://www.memorialhermann.org/careers/. Applications will only be evaluated by the Memorial Hermann Human Resources Division when there is a current job opening for “Counselor Intern." Interested applicants are advised to visit the Memorial Hermann Careers website and search for an opening for Counselor Intern at the Prevention and Recovery Center campus. If an opening exists, then applications will be received through the online application process. If there are no openings for Counselor Intern then please do not send a resume or application documents because the documents will not be reviewed.
Application Process for Counseling Practicum Students
Only students who are currently enrolled in affiliated institutions are eligible for practicum placement at Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center. Please meet with the faculty practicum advisor at your college or university to verify the Affiliation Agreement with Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center is established and currently valid for the semester you are applying for practicum. Once you have verified the Affiliation Agreement between your college or university and Memorial Hermann Prevention Recovery Center download the Practicum Information & Application document and fulfill the requirements described in the document.
Practicum Information & Application
Please email, fax or mail the complete application portfolio to:
Dr. Vaughn Bryant
Manager of Spiritual Care and Staff Development
Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center
Houston, TX 77080