Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) offers a place for current students enrolled 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. Volunteering in an addiction counseling environment for 300 to 600 hours without pay to learn the skills needed to become an addiction counselor are the counseling practicum goals. Counseling 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. For more information, review the following program description.
Application Process for Counseling Practicum Students and Counselor Interns
You should apply for a practicum or internship at least six weeks before your practicum/internship is scheduled to begin. The application portfolio must include the following documents:
- A cover letter that describes:
a. The education and training you have received in preparation for counseling practicum or internship.
b. The requirements from your university or licensing board that explain the types of experience and the supervision requirements for your practicum/internship.
c. The date a decision must be made about your acceptance into practicum/internship.
- Your resume.
- Your transcripts from all college/university education experiences.
- Three names of references and at least one letter of recommendation from a professor, practicum coordinator or licensed mental health practitioner (LCDC, LPC, LMFT, LCSW, PhD or MD).
Practicum Information & Application
Clinical Intern Information
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