Fairhaven Treatment Center announces internship program with University of Memphis

Fairhaven Treatment Center has an internship program with the University of Memphis Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research (CEPR).

“Fairhaven is honored to host and help train the CEPR doctoral students from the University of Memphis,” said Teri McCann, Ph.D., CEDS, founder and executive clinical director at Fairhaven. “There is an acute need for more education around and practical application of eating disorders, specifically the root cause of them, and that’s what we provide those who walk through the doors at Fairhaven.”

Fairhaven is the only residential clinic for eating disorders within a five-state radius, which allows the specialized treatment to go beyond symptom control. It is also the only approved eating disorder-focused practicum site for the UofM CEPR Department. The student practicum at Fairhaven, which typically lasts for one semester, provides experience to individuals interested in pursuing a career treating those suffering with an eating disorder. Once a week, practicum participants are supervised on site by Dr. Teri McCann for one hour. They also receive faculty supervision in their respective program classes such as Clinical Mental Health Counseling practicum or Counseling Psychology practicum.

“We are fortunate to have such a comprehensive and respected facility to send our doctoral students,” said Dr. Ovrebo “Fairhaven provides amazing and diverse hands-on training opportunities, while also educating the community on the complex and widespread issues of eating disorders.”

“Eating disorders are a new frontier within the Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research discipline,” said Danielle Sample, counseling psychology doctoral student- at the UofM and intern at Fairhaven. “Coming from an addiction treatment background, and knowing that eating disorders are too often treated as such, it’s incredible to have this opportunity to work with and learn from the best and most knowledgeable clinicians in the area.”

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