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Fieldwork Program

Fieldwork Program

Kinship Center has a long history of providing fieldwork placements for graduate students working on their Master's in Social Work (MSW interns) and Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT trainees).  The Fieldwork Program at Kinship Center matches students with qualified supervising clinicians in programs of the students' interests.  In the Fieldwork Program, the fieldwork students gain first-hand experience providing direct, therapeutic care to children and families in the community, Kinship treatment clinics, and after school care.  All fieldwork students attend a one week basic training that serves as an orientation to the agency, the population we serve, plus the students receive a variety of topical trainings throughout the year.

All fieldwork placements at Kinship Center follow a standard school year schedule beginning in the fall and ending in the spring.  First year students are required to work at least 16 hours per week and second year students are required to work 20-24 hours per week.  Exact schedules are decided on with the supervising clinician.

Fieldwork students are provided with the following opportunities:

  • An intensive orientation to Kinship Center’s population served, values, philosophy, and practice at the beginning of their fieldwork placement.
  • An opportunity to conduct hands-on fieldwork
  • Training and supervision focused on the Seneca treatment model.
  • Multiple and varying training opportunities presented on a wide range of topics applicable to working with children and their families.
  • Weekly supervision provided by a Kinship Clinician with an appropriate degree or license.
  • Weekly group supervision when applicable to the student’s fieldwork agreement.
  • Be part of an agency dedicated to helping provide permanent families to allow the children to thrive.

 

Open Fieldwork Placements for Fall 2014 - Spring 2015 are located in the following Kinship Center locations:

  • Foster Care / Adoptions - Salinas, CA (MSW Only)
  • Adoptions - Redlands, CA & Tustin, CA (MSW Only)
  • Outpatient Clinic - Tustin, CA
  • Outpatient Clinic (at Canyon Acres Ranch) - Anaheim Hills, CA

 

To learn more, download our Fieldwork Program Brochure.

  Fieldwork Program Brochure

To apply, download the Fieldwork Program application and submit it with a cover letter and resume to fieldworkprogram@senecacenter.org.

Fieldwork Program Application

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