BIO: My name is Mary and I was fortunate to have the opportunity to be an intern at Comprehensive Community Services. I received an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology in 2011 in and Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 2012 from the University of Phoenix.
CCS offers a great educational opportunity with their internship program. Internships will allow you to gain school credit while obtaining hands on work place experience. CCS continuously encourage students to use this facility to excel in their current field of study.
As an intern, I received education about addiction in adults and adolescents. I am presently working towards a Masters Degree in Social Work. CCS gave me the opportunity to gain knowledgeable skills about working with clients with addiction and mental illness. I was able to learn how to clinically assess clients and determine eligibility for treatment. Another important skill that I learned at CCS is how to interview and maintain professional relationship and rapport with the client. Case management is also another valuable skill that I was able to obtain while learning about resources in the community.
At CCS, we are educating people through social change and using education to help empower them. I plan to explore opportunities in the future as a social worker in the areas focusing on mental health, and addiction. Advocating for clients who are challenged by social justice and implementation of change is important in society. Embracing change and advocating for clients with mental illness and addiction at the present time. Try to break the cycle of stigma in mental health and addiction by educating those in the community. CCS also shares in my mission for these qualities.
CCS is a healthy and structured environment for the client to regain and learn how to deal with their addiction. CCS gives the client hope and a place to feel safe and secure while detoxing, learning coping skills, and building relapse prevention skills. When a client is facing addiction, they feel alone. At CCS, they are never alone; they are surrounded by a professional staff who care and also peers who are experiencing exactly what they are.
At the end of my internship, I was offered a position as Insurance Reviewer and Case Manager. I was honored to be selected to work with this team of professionals. I look forward to the future and what it holds for the clients and staff at CCS. The atmosphere is caring and compassionate about helping those with addictions and mental illness.
For more information on our Internship Program and what programs are available please contact our Clinical Supervisor. CCS also offers internships in Social Work, Addiction Counseling, Family Counseling, and Education.