With The Institutional Experience We’ve Developed, Our Internship Program Benefits Patients And Interns Alike
After twelve years of operation, Tribeca Therapy formally launched our internship program in January 2021. As a premier NYC therapy practice with offices in Lower Manhattan and Park Slope, Brooklyn, we’ve been approached for years by potential interns and graduate programs to add interns to our team. We are finally in a position to do so while ensuring a phenomenal experience for both our patients and our interns. We have established a team of Senior Therapists who can provide supervision and mentorship, as well as a rigorous professional development program, so that interns can receive the benefit of the institutional experience we’ve developed.
Who Are Our Interns?
Interns are therapists who are receiving advanced training in psychotherapy, have completed a significant portion of their coursework, and are practicing with us to gain experience. An internship year (or years) for therapists indicates a period of immersive clinical practice, as well as an opportunity to put classroom skills into action with intensive support in the form of supervision, mentorship, and training.
Because our practice is a highly desirable internship site, we are incredibly selective, ensuring that our interns have the right combination of life experience, education, smarts, and intuition to benefit from everything our program has to offer. Our admissions process is designed to prioritize interns who may not have access to the high-quality training we offer and who represent groups underrepresented in psychotherapy, including interns of color, LGBTQ+ interns, career changers, and non-traditional students.
Our Immersive Internship Program Makes For More Good Therapists
Our internship program is an opportunity for us to extend our expertise in the field by helping to produce more good therapists. This includes those who can practice our non-diagnostic approach to therapy and understand the importance of our values, including how experiences of sexism, racism, homophobia, and transphobia impact emotional health.
Therapy is easy to do, but incredibly difficult to do well. While smarts and experiences matter, good therapy isn’t simply just a matter of mastering technique. Therapists bring so much of themselves to their work such as their own painful experiences (which likely led them to become therapists), but these experiences are only useful inasmuch as they’ve reflected on them.
At Tribeca Therapy, we’ve come to understand therapy as not merely learning a craft, but as an experience of continual self-transformation. As such, our interns are immersed in the culture of our practice, which means supervision, a continual effort at self-improvement and self-reflection, and an ongoing examination of the values that underlie our work.
Our Internship Program Also Allows Us To Make Good Therapy More Accessible
While we’re not opposed to profit, our practice is a social venture and our investment is in making the world a better place. Working with diverse individuals, couples, and families is part of that mission.
Because of this, we’re always looking for ways to make quality therapy more accessible. Working with interns allows us to serve patients who need good therapy at a lower fee. While we want to provide top-tier therapy (good therapy is expensive), we strive to offer options for those who can’t afford a top-tier price.