Mental Health Center of Denver

Adult Services Clinical Student Externship - Wellshire Clinic - For Ph.d. Students

3+ months agoDenver, CO

EMPLOYMENT VALUE PROPOSITION: Mental Health Center of Denver provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.

COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY & INCLUSIVENESS: The Mental Health Center of Denver values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

COMMITMENT TO PAY EQUITY: Mental Health Center of Denver is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges.  We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.

BENEFITS STATEMENT: All full-time, benefits eligible employees will be eligible for MHCD’s benefits plan. For a full description of benefit offerings, please visit:

COVID VACCINATION NOTICE: Under the COVID-19 mandate issued by the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment on August 2, 2021, current MHCD personnel must be fully vaccinated, or be approved for exemption, no later than September 30, 2021. “Fully vaccinated” means two weeks (14 days) after receiving the final dose of vaccine. The “final dose” is the second dose of a two-dose vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) or the single dose of a one dose vaccine (J&J). 


LOCATION: 4141 E. Dickenson Place, Denver, CO 80222

STUDENT SUPERVISOR'S CREDENTIAL LEVEL: Supervisor of extern is by the pre-doctoral psychological intern. The pre-doctoral intern is supervised by a Licensed Psychologist. 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Wellshire is an outpatient clinic that serves Denver Medicaid; Medicare/Denver Medicaid; Private Insurance and Private Pay adult clients. 

TITLE & HOURS REQUIRED: Clinical Student, 15-20 hours per week for a 9-12 month commitment. 


  • 1 Opening for a 2nd year doctoral student in a Psy.D. or Ph.D. in a clinical psychology graduate program. Must have clinical skills and desire training in a demanding community mental health setting. 

DUTIES OF PLACEMENT & MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION: Extern will learn and use Evidence Based Practices (EBP) such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma Recovery and Empowerment Model, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Extern will use these and other treatment models when providing therapy for clients who experience depression, anxiety, bi-polar, childhood and adult trauma, PTSD, substance abuse, borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses. Student will also learn how to provide these services from a strengths-based recovery perspective, as well as work in an organization that values the well-being of employees. 

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Job ID: 4404515003