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Katya Shkurkin

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Katya Shkurkin, director

Internship sites - adults

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Cross Roads Drug & Alcohol Treatment
5915 Orchard St. W Building B
Tacoma, WA 98467

Supervisor: Jim Hand

Duties: Help with individual group assessments; help with group therapy and individual sessions.

Garden Courte
626 Lilly Road Northeast
Olympia, WA 98506

Director: Ketta Sedler
Supervisor: Mary Ellen Floyd

Duties and Responsibilities: This is a great experience to learn about Alzheimer's disease and Dementia. This internship can be ongoing because the interns are responsible to interview the residents of Garden Courte in obtaining background information about their family, hobbies, favorite foods, former occupation, etc. The information is then written into a mini-biography of each resident, which will be placed in the bio-box outside each resident's door. The purpose of these mini-biographies is to inform caregivers about the personalities of each resident. The practice of interviewing will sharpen your memory skills as well as your interviewing skills. Families who are dealing with a loved one who has either Dementia or Alzheimer's disease have grief and guilt issues. As the interviewer, the intern doubles as a counselor. Another possibility is to design your own goals of learning about the Alzheimer's and Dementia population.

Behavioral Health Resources
3857 Martin Way
Olympia, WA 98506

Supervisor: Resa Hoiland
360-704-7170 ex. 1195
John McBride
360-704-7170 ex. 1132

Duties: (Resa Hoiland) Interns would work with children and families in a multifamily group therapy program. They would also have clinical therapeutic worker's duties.

(John McBride) Interns would work in a residential treatment facility assisting staff with case management for adults with mental illness and coordinate services for clients living in the community.

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