Developing a Graduate Mental Health Internship Program with Sophia Loubeau

On this episode of In Session, we talk to Sophia Loubeau (Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Grant Facilitator), a Mental Health Service Professionals grant recipient, about the Collaborative Internship for All (CIA) Program at Broward County Schools in Broward County, FL (https://www.wlrn.org/news/2021-10-04/broward-schools-couldnt-find-enough-counselors-the-district-started-training-its-own). The Collaborative Internship for All Program is an initiative to help expand the pipeline of high-quality, trained providers to address the shortage of mental health service professionals in schools.  

 

Time Stamp Question / Topic Discussed
1:23 Introduction of Sophia and her work.
2:46 What is the Collaborative Internship for All Program? Why was it created? Was there a specific need you were trying to meet?
5:31 What have been some of the greatest successes of the program? What impact have you seen on individual interns or in general?
8:39 How has hiring interns who were once students at Broward County Schools been an asset or factor to your success? How do you continue to build these relationships from the ground up?
12:05 How did you form partnerships with IHEs in order to contact graduate students? What strategies did you employ to initiate/maintain these partnerships?
14:20 What challenges have you encountered? How have you addressed those challenges?
17:13 What specific strategies have you employed in maintaining/ growing this program that other grantees may be able to learn from? What advice would you give them?
20:18 Where will you go from here?
21:50 What do you want listeners to take away from this episode of In Session?

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