For Professionals & Agencies
In addition to our outreaches to multicultural families and individuals, MHS provides educational environments for pathway professionals (students) as well as program information, training and consultation to agencies throughout the nation that want to build effective programs in their local communities modeled after those of MHS.
Internships - Social Work and Counseling programs
Each year we provide strong, research-based, didactic and experiential training to graduate students. The Graduate Intern Field Training Program (GIFT) is a model program for building the cultural competence of the U.S. mental health workforce in order to increase access to quality mental health care for critically underserved, culturally and linguistically diverse populations.
MHS currently has agreements with 12 area universities from which interns and residents are accepted. The organization receives internship applications from candidates around the country seeking to acquire cultural competency.
At MHS, internships begin in September and conclude in May and include each university's required hours of service.
Training and Technical Assistance
Each year MHS provides training and technical assistance to hundreds of human service professionals and administrators around the nation and internationally. Working with social service, medical and mental health care providers, schools, nonprofit organization, government agencies, and businesses, we provide on-site training and technical assistance as well as nationwide webinars and on-site workshops through our Falls Church headquarters.