The Child and Family Institute at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Roosevelt offers a creative arts internship providing master’s level creative arts therapy students a full range of training experience in clinical practice with an ethnically and socio-economically diverse population of urban children, adolescents and families. Creative arts therapy interns have the benefit of learning through active participation in these modalities and services.

Interns are placed in one of two programs, the Outpatient Department or CARES.

Interns at the Outpatient Department provide individual, group and family treatment to children and adolescents presenting with a variety of psychiatric, educational and psychosocial difficulties. There are also opportunities to conduct initial evaluations, provide in-services, engage in weekly meetings with staff, present cases for discussion and contribute to the overall inclusion of the creative arts therapies within the clinic.

The Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES) is an alternative school located on hospital grounds for high school students who require treatment for psychiatric difficulties and/or substance abuse. The Department of Education teachers provide a full academic experience in the program. This milieu treatment setting is united by a Dialectical Behavior Therapy model. Interns provide regular milieu and group treatment. Additionally, interns have the opportunity to carry a case for individual treatment.

Creative arts therapy interns at both the Outpatient Department and CARES are part of multi-disciplinary treatment teams comprised of clinicians in the fields of psychiatry, psychology, social work, family therapy, creative arts therapies and substance abuse counseling. They attend regular staff meetings and monthly child grand rounds. Interns also have the option of providing in-services to clinicians and other trainees.

Interns receive 1 hour of individual supervision each week on their treatment cases. Additionally, interns at CARES attend a weekly Dialectical Behavior Therapy consultation group with clinical and education staff as well as other trainees.

Students interested in the creative arts therapy internship through the Outpatient Department should contact:
Bonnie Siegel Weisenberg, LCSW-R

Students interested in the creative arts therapy internship through CARES should contact:
Will Holloway, MA, MT-BC, LCAT (for Music Therapy)

Lindsay Lederman, MPS, ATR-BC, LCAT (for Art Therapy)

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