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Internship Opportunity

ASAP Internship Opportunities

Internships in the ASAP program begin and end at three different times throughout the year. The internship periods begin and end at the following times:

January through July/August

May/June through December

August/September through May (of the following calendar year)

 

Adjustments to these time frames can be made to accommodate academic parameters.

 

Interviews for the January start date are held each November and interviews for May/June and August/September are held each February.

 

The Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP), is an intensive outpatient treatment program for adolescents.  ASAP is different from most treatment programs because we approach the treatment of substance abuse from a family systems perspective, utilizing family therapy models as our overall treatment philosophy.  Because of this, we work with the whole family as the “client” and work to support change in the system as a whole, rather than just the adolescent.  We believe this leads to more lasting change for the whole family.  Additionally, we believe that the family is the biggest resource in most cases and parents/caregivers are most connected and invested in the outcome of their adolescent’s treatment.  We want to partner with the families to support the struggling adolescent.

The Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP) accepts one intern per year starting in the fall and going through the spring, (September- May).

 

Requirements for the internship position:

  • Student must be interested in working with adolescents and their families, and learning family therapy treatment models.

  • The ideal candidate is a self-starter, flexible,and able to work collaboratively in a team.

  • The position includes evening hours. All groups are held from 6-8pm, and often the evenings are the best option for working families and when adolescents are in school.

  • Spanish speaking is a plus!

     

    How to apply?

  • Please submit a copy of your resume and a cover letter to Adam Tannenbaum at Adam.Tannenbaum@dftc.biz.
  • Please fill out and email application to Adam Tannenbaum at Adam.Tannenbaum@dftc.biz.
  • Resumes and applications will be reviewed by our team and qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.

  • If the candidate is offered a position, they will need to submit to fingerprinting and background checks.

 

Y-DAP Internship Opportunities

The Youth Drug & Alcohol Prevention Program (Y-DAP) is a drug and alcohol prevention and education program for adolescents, young adults, and families. It also provides an opportunity to have your charges dismissed and no criminal/juvenile record showing a conviction for the offense. In the Y-DAP program we seek to identify at risk individuals and families and motivate them to continue in an appropriate level of treatment either through our other programs or through other recommended treatment providers.

 

The program consists of facilitating groups, preforming screenings for substance abuse, mental health, and/or familial issues and conducting on-going therapy.

 

The Youth Drug and Alcohol Prevention Program accepts up to 3 interns starting in the fall and going through the Spring, (September-May). Additional start and end times may be accepted on a case by case basis.

 

Requirements for the internship position:

  • Student must be interested in working with adolescents and their families, and learning family therapy treatment models.
  • The ideal candidate is a self-starter, flexible,and able to work collaboratively in a team.
  • The position includes weekend and evening hours. Groups are held on Saturday’s and Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Often the evenings are the best option for working families and when adolescents are in school.
  • Spanish speaking is a plus!

 

How to apply?

  • Please submit a copy of your resume and a cover letter to Jason Conger at Jason.conger@dftc.biz.
  • Please fill out and email application[J1]  to Jason Conger at Jason.conger@dftc.biz
  • Resumes and applications will be reviewed by our team and qualified candidates will be contacted to schedule an interview.
  • If the candidate is offered a position, they will need to submit to fingerprinting and background checks.

Register for YDAP Classes

State law prohibits Denver Family Therapy Center from collecting data from our website from individuals under age of 14. Please contact the YDAP Program Coordinator directly at 303-456-0600 ext. 138 to register for classes.


By checking this box I understand that I must be at least 14 years of age or older and that a parent or guardian will be need to be in attendance for the entire program. The purpose for involving parents in YDAP program is to ensure any issue related to the adolescent substance use or possession is adequately addressed in a collaborative process to identifying opportunities to change the course of substance use or possession.