Villa Fairmont Mental Health Rehabilitation Center Recreation Therapy Interns

Location 15200 Foothill Blvd., Oakland, CA 94608
Age Group Served 18-55
Program Description All aspects of clinical service are addressed in an internship, with individualized training as needed and appropriate. Students may:
  • Carry a supervised caseload
  • Provide individual recreation therapy intervention
  • Develop and lead groups
  • Attend staff meetings/trainings
  • Receive regular supervision from Dually Certified Recreation Therapists.
Interns observe and provide supervised assistance in treatment modalities including:
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • WRAP (Wellness recovery Action Planning)
  • Leisure Education
  • Creative and Expressive Arts
  • Co-Occurring recovery services
  • Pre - Vocational Services
Placement Period Summer Internships (July through October)
Winter Internships (January through April)
Some Flexibility within this time frame.
Program/Placement Hours Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (14 Weeks – 40 Hours = 560 Hours to meet both state and national internship requirements- Students from schools that require additional weeks will accommodated up to 16 weeks.
Preferred Discipline / Experience Recreation Therapy Students (Recreation Students) with Therapeutics emphasis)
First or Second Year Students Senior year of Accredited Recreation Therapy program with no more than one quarter or semester required post internship for graduation.
Supervision & Support: Ongoing individual supervision by CTRS/RTC plus training relevant to the population and weekly clinical client review in Recovery Conference.
Send Resume to: Marti Winterhalter
510 352-9690 ext. 146
Application Due Date: For Summer Internships (July through October) – Applications due by last Friday of April For Winter Internships (January through April) Applications due by first Friday of November
Stipends Available: NONE