Arizona Christian University
  • Glendale, AZ, USA
  • Other
  • Other

General Job Brief:

Under Clinical Supervision of the Director of Counseling Services, the Graduate Counseling Intern (Intern) will provide individual, couple, group, and family counseling to ACU students, faculty, and staff. The Intern will facilitate support groups and/or workshops on a variety of emotional and behavioral health topics relevant to student development and wellness.


Typical Duties: (The following duties are those typically required to do the job, but are not intended to include all duties that comprise the job content. Typical duties are intended to illustrate the diverse levels of difficulty of the job.)


Initiation and Continuation of Counseling Services

  • Respond to emails from potential clients within 24 hours after being assigned by the Director of Counseling Services
  • Schedule all of his/her counseling sessions
  • Send a reminder email of all counseling appointments 24 hours in advance
  • Monitor the Counseling Center email account to respond to current clients' emails within 48 hours

Clinical Documentation

  • Maintain client files according to state law and Counseling Center procedures
  • Perform an initial intake and assessment, including suicide risk
  • Write progress notes for each session with 24 hours according to the format used by the Counseling Center
  • Assess for common problems faced by students (e.g. Depression, Anxiety) using standardized assessments
  • Work with the client to form a treatment plan by no later than the third (3rd) session, and monitor client's progress.
  • Perform a treatment plan review every 6th

Clinical Supervision

  • Participate in weekly individual and group supervision (Review of recordings of live sessions; case conceptualizations, case presentations)

Other Duties and Responsibilities

  • It is the Intern's responsibility to fulfill the required direct and indirect client contact hours as required. The Director will work with the intern to meet these requirements
  • Be available for meetings with Student Development Staff and Campus Safety as needed
  • Copying forms
  • Shredding confidential information
  • Organizing handouts
  • Provide spiritual guidance, prayer and support for others

Knowledge: (Classification is typically expected to possess.)

Must demonstrate an ability to articulate a biblical, Christian approach to counseling as well as solid clinical skills and a willingness to learn.


Education and Experience: (Classification is typically expected to possess.)

Must have completed all prerequisite coursework as required by an accredited Master's or Doctoral program in counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, psychology, or other behavioral health field.


Ability and Skills: (Classification is typically expected to possess, or show potential of satisfactory development when placed in the job.)

  • Ability to develop a therapeutic alliance with students, faculty, and staff from a variety of backgrounds
  • Ability to organize paperwork and manage time to complete progress notes, treatment reviews and other required documentation
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