Doctoral Teaching Intern

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Other Professional Staff

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Doctoral Teaching Intern


Marriage and Family Therapy


School of Medicine

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Macon, GA

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The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences seeks a Doctoral Teaching Intern to join our Master of Family Therapy (MFT) Program on the Macon campus beginning August 1, 2019 and ending no later than July 31, 2020.  MUSM provides training in the biopsychosocial/spiritual model and a family systems perspective for family therapists, physicians and other health care providers.   The MFT program is a deeply rooted, integral part of MUSM, for the past thirty years training both MFT and medical students to fulfill the schools mission of preparing healthcare professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and medically underserved areas of Georgia. The department faculty is multi-disciplinary and provides a positive, supportive, and collegial atmosphere.   The department also interfaces with other clinical departments and the basic science faculty of the medical school. 

Responsibilities of the position are:

  • to teach MFT courses
  • to serve as a clinical supervisor to MFT students
  • to contribute to governance of the Mercer MFT program by participating in regular faculty meetings, student admissions decisions, curriculum reviews, clinical evaluations of students, and/or special committees as needed (i.e., faculty/staff hiring interviews)
  • to serve as a student-centered academic and professional development mentor to students  
Required Qualifications

Eligibility requirements:

  • an earned master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, or its equivalent, from a regionally accredited university
  • doctoral candidate in an accredited program in marriage and family therapy/medical family therapy
  • at least 500 hours of clinical experience in the practice of marriage and family therapy
  • at least 100 hours of AAMFT approved supervision of the practice of marriage and family therapy

Supervision will be provided for intern by AAMFT Approved Supervisors.

Is a criminal background check needed for this position?


Pay Rate

Compensation includes:

  • $18,000 for 12 months
  • Major medical and dental insurance for intern (dependents can be covered at interns expense), along with various other benefits
  • $750 conference allowance (if presenting)
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Required Documents

Resume, Cover Letter, References

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