The Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) program offers junior and senior undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in a virtual or face to face clinical undergraduate internship or a mini-clinical experience. Both provide hands-on experience for students as they learn what it means to work with families, individuals, couples, and children by  participating in our consolation teams at FamilyWorks, our family therapy clinic.

Clinical Undergraduate Internship:The clinical undergraduate internship is offered during Fall, Spring, & Summer semesters. This experience allows students to watch live therapy sessions as well as participate in other clinical opportunities. For the Fall and Spring semesters, the internship is offered face-to-face only. However, the Summer semester internship is offered face-to face or virtually, providing a more flexible schedule so the undergraduate student may participate for the entire summer semester (June-July) or for one month (June or July).

A Mini-Clinical Experience:This experience includes the opportunity to watch live therapy sessions for one or two weeks during Summer semester. It, too, may be accomplished face-to-face or virtually.

For more information or if you have questions, contact:

Dr. Jennifer Lambert-Shute (jjshute@valdosta.edu, 229-245-4323)

  • Current GPA *an overall GPA of 2.7 on all attempted course work or 3.0 or higher for the last two years is required to be an intern at FamilyWorks
  • Minimum of 60 credit hours completed when you start the internship
  • Interview with the MFT Faculty
  • Demonstrate professionalism and the ability to follow ethical guidelines
  • A willingness to collaborate with and learn from others
  • Be enrolled in a 1 credit course, MFTH 7650: MFT Clinical Undergraduate Internship. The course meets one day a week for an hour and is scheduled based on student's availabilty.

  • Watch weekly live therapy sessions
  • Participate in treatment team meetings
  • Participate in reflecting teams
  • Practice clinical skills
    • Write case notes
    • Use a genogram
    • Navigate ethical scenarios 
    • Conduct a case presentation
    • Read & discuss clinical articles
  • Have the opportunity to talk with current graduate students about the graduate school application process (application, interview, writing samples, etc.)
  • Learn what Marriage and Family Therapists do, where they work, etc.

Internship Applications

Application: Application for MFT Clinical Undergraduate Fall. To see the exact due date please click on the application link.

Cost:

Face to Face Course: The class counts as a 1 credit hour course. The cost will be the in-state tuition fee for 1 credit hour, plus technology and institutional fees. (Link to tuition page) Tuition And Fee Schedule Click Here

 

Application: Application for MFT Clinical Undergraduate Spring. To see the exact due date please click on the application link. 

Cost:

Face to Face Course: The class counts as a 1 credit hour course. The cost will be the in-state tuition fee for 1 credit hour, plus technology and institutional fees.(Link to tuition page) Tuition And Fee Schedule Click Here

 

Clinical Internship:

During the Summer semester, we offer a flexible schedule which allows students to choose to attend the internship for one month (June or July) or for the entire summer summer semester (June-July) which can be either face-to-face or virtually. To see exact dates possible, please click on the application link. 


To apply click on the following link: Application for MFT Clinical Undergraduate Internship Summer  

Cost:

Face to Face Course: The class counts as a 1 credit hour online course. The cost will be the total in-state tuition for 1 credit hours. (Link to tuition page) Tuition Cost Click Here

Virtual Course: The class counts as a 1 credit hour course. The cost will be in-state tuition for 1 credit hour, plus technology and institutional fees. (Link to tuition page) Tuition Cost Click Here

Note: A waiver of select mandatory fees may be granted to students enrolled solely in practicum experiences or internships/externships located at least 50 miles from Valdosta State University. For a copy of the form, please email Dr. Jennifer Shute @ jjshute@valdosta.edu or follow this link: Waiver Click Here

Non-VSU Student Information: As a non-VSU student you will have to apply for transient status at VSU. After a student has been accepted the following will need to be completed:

  • Meet with our academic advisor to discuss the steps you will need to follow at your own institution to be a transient student at VSU.
  • Complete an application (This will be emailed to you once you have been accepted.)
  • A letter of transient permission from UF. This can be official from the Registrar or an email from your advisor saying you have permission to take a course at VSU.
  • A copy of your driver’s license (this is for Verification of Lawful Presence purposes).

During the Summer semester, we offer a flexible schedule which allows students to choose two consecutive weeks during the summer semester (June-July) which can be either face-to-face or virtually. To see exact dates possible, please click on the application link. 

Mini-Clinical Experiences requirements, experiences, & application

Requirements:

  • Interview with MFT faculty 
  • Demonstrate professionalism and the ability to follow ethical guidelines
  • A willingness to collaborate with and learn from others

Possible Experiences:

To apply click on the following link: Application for MFT Mini-Clinical Experience Summer , Applications are due in April. To see the exact due date please click on the application link.