Every student will go through our internship orientation at our headquarters. Then the student will be assigned to their local area of practice (Montgomery County, Frederick County, Baltimore County, PG County, Washington County, Carroll County)
A direct supervisor will be assigned to the student to help coordinate and support all activities while attending the ABH internship program. Each student will then be assigned a peer clinical support person (LCSW-C/LCPC) to shadow during their initial few weeks in order to gain experience with our OCS model and its logistics.
The interns will be assigned a caseload. The evaluations will be completed by their peer clinical support person with the intern being present at the evaluation. When the evaluation is complete and the diagnosis given, the intern and their peer clinical support person will return to complete the treatment planning process.
The intern will be expected to attend weekly supervision to review cases and plan for effective treatment. Supervision will include writing mock evaluations, improving diagnostic skills, and reviewing documentation skills to meet COMAR and CARF standards.
The intern will be expected to attend weekly or bi-weekly group supervision. Interns will attend all CEU trainings provided by ABH, Inc.
Throughout the years of experience with our Internship Program we have found that our most valuable
employees have all been interns with ABH. It is our goal to not only provide our Interns with the best
possible experience while attending our program, but to also provide them with the security of knowing
that completing their internship almost guarantees them employment with ABH upon graduation.
We have designed a paid internship program which allows our interns to continue to work for us until they gain their licensure and get paid an hourly wage for doing so.