The Relate Internship Programme
5Are you passionate about helping people in relationships? Are you prepared to grow and learn both personally and professionally?
Relate Counselling is a social enterprise - our mission is to support Kiwi's to make their relationship awesome. We have a connected team of passionate relationship therapists who meet regularly together to share ideas, expand our knowledge, experience and enthusiasm. In addition we run community meet-ups, workshops and clinical trainings.
Our in-house intern programme has been running for 2 years. It is an intensive supported training, practice and mentoring programme for a small group of students. Our goal is to equip students with an interest in working with couples with
What is involved?
What is required?
What can you expect from being a Relate Intern?
You can expect to be welcomed into a friendly, professional and passionate team. You can expect to stretch and grow both personally and professionally. You can expect to learn a lot, to laugh, to share good food and create lasting connections. You can expect to be sought after by other employers. You can expect to learn about building a private practice, self care, self development and more. You can expect our support for applying for professional membership. Note under the new NZAC regulation group supervision can be used for 10 of the 20 required hours for supervision. You can expect to be able to work with couples knowing that you are not doing harm by virtue of being under-trained? You can expect to delight in working with couples and watching them fall back in love in front of you.
Intern programme fees for 2018 are:
1250.00* (if paid before 15 April)
3 installments of $550 to be paid 15th April, 1st June, 1st August
*Fees exclude accommodation and food costs for the group weekend
Feedback from our first Intern
The time I spent with Relate has proved to be an incredibly valuable and rewarding experience. When I first started couples counselling, I did not know what I did not know! Steven has a passion for couples therapy, continues to intensively study the latest relationship counselling modalities and has a great ability to teach and freely pass on his knowledge.
I feel that my time in Relate has granted me an unparalleled platform for counselling couples. I gained experience working with a variety of couples from different socio-economic backgrounds with various issues. The experience has led to incredible professional growth, learning and development. Today, I feel more confident as a counsellor, having attained a greater understanding of relationship dynamics.