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Internship opportunities are available at NYMFT to students in the fields of marriage and family therapy, social work, clinical psychology, and/or mental health. Interns provide psychotherapeutic services to individuals, couples, and families under the supervision of a licensed mental health professional.


Interns at NYMFT are carefully supervised and trained to learn the operations of the agency, client intake, clinical assessment of clients, couples, and families, development of treatment plans, clinical skills, and the process of termination. They learn how to apply short and long treatment goals, the theory and therapy of systemic treatment, as well as certain topical areas such as: divorce counseling, post traumatic stress, alcohol and substance abuse issues, remarried family issues, etc.

Supervision occurs weekly. Interns are responsible for case presentation, exploration of the use of self in therapy, and  clinical process.

The use of audio and video tapes are used when appropriate.

Interns are evaluated mid-term and end-term.

Interns are reviewed and accepted into the Program semi-annually.

Supervisors interact with University supervisors on a regular basis discussing the Intern's progress.


Faculty Supervisors
Joan D. Atwood, Ph.D., LCSW, LMFT
AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved
Supervisor, Licensed Clinical Social


Kay Murphy, Ph.D. Candidate, LMFT

Clinical Member and Approved



The residency program at NYMFT is offered to recent graduates holding a Masters or Doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, or Clinical Nursing who need to obtain additional hours to meet licensure requirements. This Program provides intense and concentrated supervision.


Any applicant interested in the position should submit the following :


  •  A Current Resume

  •  An Official Transcript

  •  Two Letters of Recommendation from Supervisors or Professors


Training Site
Clinical Supervision is offered at the Rockville Centre, Long Island and New York City Offices.


Programmatic Features
This is a one year program with an option for a second year. Supervision is provided weekly utilizing audio and/or videotaping. Residents’ case loads are build up gradually. The case load consists of individuals, clients and families. Residents are required to attend workshops that are offered by NYMFT.


If Interested
Send cover letter, transcript, and the two letters of
recommendation to:
Dr. Joan D. Atwood
542 Lakeview Avenue
Rockville Centre, New York 11570

   Additional Information

Mental Health Professionals including Marriage and Family Therapists (MFTs) were recently licensed in NYS. For a listing of the NY State Requirements for the licensing of MFTs, please click the above link to website.


As a result, persons applying for licensure must obtain supervision in Marriage and Family Therapy Training. MFT NY staff provide that supervision. All hours are documented and all forms are submitted to NYS.  Ongoing
supervision is available on an individual or group basis.

All supervision is done by qualified NYS licensed supervisors and AAMFT approved supervisors. AAMFT is the professional organization that regulates the field of Marriage and Family Therapy. For additional information on this organization,  please view Social Work supervision is provided by Licensed Clinical Social Workers. For information on the regulating organization for Social Workers, please see http;/


MFT NY supervisors meet with future Mental Health Professionals on a weekly basis. This can be arranged in an individual or group setting. One way mirror observation is available for observing therapists working with clients in session, as well as the use of audio technology. Video and audio tape playing is also utilized when appropriate.

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