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Hello Future Therapist! 

Are you interested in working in private practice and counseling from a sex positive lens? Are you passionate for learning and serving the LGBTQIA+, kink, poly, CNM, and sex worker populations? if so, you may be a great fit for our practice!

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Welcome to The Flourishing Project

The Flourishing Project at Flourishing Affinity Counseling is a year long, tuition free training program dedicated to giving new therapists a unique training opportunity in order to expand their skill set and competence. Flourishing Affinity Counseling is looking to add clinical interns and fellows to our team for the 2024-2025 Cohort! Our internships and fellowships will grant budding therapist the opportunity to develop their clinical skills as well as enhance cultural competencies in working with the populations we serve. 

Our program will consist of the following

  • Weekly 3 hour in-depth skills and trainings that go beyond typical university program curriculum

    •  Our trainings will take a deeper look at trauma, couples counseling, working with kink, poly, ENM, and sex worker communities, sex therapy, DBT, ACT, and skills to help stuck clients. 

  • Every other week group consultation and specialized training with entire FAC team. 

  • Weekly 1:1 supervision 

  • Opportunity to engage in individual, relationship, family, and group therapy opportunities in a private practice setting. 

Requirements 

  • Final year of masters counseling program or newly graduated. *please note we currently cannot accommodate MSW students* ​​ 

  • a strong desire to work with and learn more about the populations we serve: LGBTQIA+, kink, poly, ENM, and sex worker communities. 

  • Must have a strong desire to learn sex therapy 

  • Must operate from a sex positive lens 

  • You must be available one weekend day of your choosing

  • You must be available Wednesday afternoons 11am-2pm for trainings. 

  • You must be available every other Friday 11am-12:30pm team consultations

  • our program runs from August 1st 2024 - July 31st 2025. 

    • please note, for strong candidates we make accommodations for learners to be added mid program. ​

Applications for our 2024 - 2025 cohort are now CLOSED -- all spots are filled. Please keep us in mind for the future! 

 

We will begin accepting 2025-2026 applications in January 2025

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Application Instructions:

Interested applicants please reach out to Lauren AND Tricia directly via email with the following information. Subject line should read "internship/fellowship opportunity 2024" 

  1. Your resume

  2.  Cover letter that answers the following questions

    • What shared values do you have with our practice?

    • What does it mean to be sex positive and how do you practice it?

    • Why do you want to work with the populations we serve?

  3. A brief video of yourself (no more than 2 minutes long) with the following information 

    • Self introduction 

    • Why you would be a good fit for our practice 

    • What draws you to our internship program 

  4. 3 professional references (one reference must be a current counseling professor or mental health supervisor) 

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Meet Your Trainers

See what previous members have to say about our program

“The Flourishing Project was such a rewarding aspect of my internship. Not only did it allow time for me to connect with peers and supervisors, but it also provided a wealth of information on a wide variety of topics. These training sessions covered areas we weren’t able to get to in my program in more depth like DBT, LGBTQIA+, Kink, Poly, ACT, and much more! It was also a warm environment to ask questions and know that answers would always be provided in a compassionate and non-judgmental manner. Like many things, what you put in is what you will get out, so I highly recommend participating in these opportunities to the fullest extent!"

Jessie 2022-2023 Cohort

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