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The Colorado State Employee Assistance Program is an internal EAP. We offer short-term counseling services to all state employees and members of their families. We have been an intern site for the University of Colorado, Denver University and Colorado Sate University for over 15 years, assisting students in successfully completing their internship requirements.
C-SEAP interns must be in the second year or beyond of a master's or doctoral program in clinical psychology, counseling psychology or social work. Internships are 9-12 months and range from 20-32 hours a week in Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Supervision is provided by a licensed clinician.
Timeline: Prospective interns should inquire in February to set up an interview for March and placements are typically made by April for the following academic school year.Please contact Linda Pounds, LMFT for additional information. 303-866-4314 or Linda.Pounds@state.co.us
Meet Our Current Interns
Education: B.A. in psychology, Hamilton College; clinical psychology doctoral student at the University of Denver
Professional Background: Rebecca is a second-year clinical psychology student. She has provided long-term individual psychotherapy to both adolescents and adults with diverse ethnic, class, and sexual identities. She practices therapy from a dynamic perspective, nurturing a new experience of a healthy relationship for her clients and ensuring that they feel understood.
Interests: Rebecca greatly enjoys exploring Denver's music and food scene, reading, swimming, being out in nature, and spending time with friends
Education: M.Ed, University of New Mexico, currently completing an M.A. in Counseling at Regis University, candidate for LPC
Additional Training and Certifications: graduate focus on Multicultural Education
Professional Background: Tonita brings her unique background and skills from education and nonprofit work to the mental health field.
Interests: Tonita describes herself as quite the ice cream expert!
Education: Candidate, Master of Arts in Counseling & Human Services, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (2017); Master of Arts in Art History, University of Denver (2007)
Additional Training and Certifications: Registered Psychotherapist (NLC.0105673); Graduate and post-graduate focus on expressive arts
Professional Background: Tina is in her third year of a clinical mental health counseling program. She has facilitated a variety of Colorado Springs expressive arts programs along with volunteering with the southeastern Colorado American Red Cross as a client caseworker. She uses an integrated client-centered and creative approach while working with diverse populations. Her varied professional experiences, including work in the museum and aviation industries, augment her client services. In addition, she has presented on the intersection of mental health service and art appreciation at the international level.
Interests: Tina enjoys research, hiking, creating art and spending time with her family, friends and adorable labradoodle-terrier!
Education: MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Denver
Additional Training and Certifications: Graduate focus on attachment and couples therapy/relationship issues.
Professional Background: Natalia is a third-year doctoral student working toward her Psy.D. in clinical psychology. She has worked in a variety of settings including adolescent residential treatment, college counseling, and private practice. This range of experience has allowed her to work with and learn from individuals, families, and couples of diverse backgrounds with a wide range of presenting concerns. Natalia approaches therapy primarily from an accelerated psychodynamic model, but also values the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship and accommodating the unique needs of each individual.
Interests: Outside of the time spent working towards her doctorate, Natalia loves to hike, explore Colorado cuisine, and spend time with her family and friends.
Education: M.Ed., Rutgers University, currently completing a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at University of Denver.
Additional Training and Certifications: Graduate study focus on multicultural counseling.
Professional Background: Clare is in her third year of a counseling psychology doctoral program. She has been practicing psychotherapy with individuals, ages 13 to 85, in several settings including hospital, and university and community counseling centers. Clare speaks both English and Mandarin, and approaches therapy in a culturally sensitive manner.
Interests: Clare describes herself as a semi-professional table tennis player. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and her pug named Alligator.