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Disordered Eating (Inpatient)

Learning Pathway Component

Ryther offers a broad continuum of services for young people experiencing disordered eating.  Our ED Inpatient Services include a Partial Hospitalization Program and a new Residential Treatment Program opening in Fall 2024.  These programs utilize evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Eating Disorders (CBT-E).

We are currently accepting the following internship applications for the Inpatient Disordered Eating Pathways:

SPRING 2024

No Openings.

SUMMER 2024

No Openings.

FALL 2024

Bachelor’s
1st Year / Generalist Master’s
2nd Year / Advanced Master’s

WINTER 2025

Bachelor’s
1st Year / Generalist Master’s

Common Learning Activities:
 

  • Provide milieu management and behavioral support

  • Provide meal support

  • Co-facilitate psychoeducation and therapeutic groups

  • Provide individual and family therapy (clinical master’s students only)

  • Learn from weekly clinical consultations, including psychiatric and nutritional consult meetings

  • Sharpen your skills through individual and group supervision weekly

  • Collaborate at weekly team support team meetings

 

TRAININGS

Our rigorous onboarding process includes a variety of core trainings such as:
 

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Behavior management and crisis de-escalation

  • Trauma-informed care

  • Record keeping and clinical writing

  • Workplace expectations

  • Ethical decision-making

  • Case management skills

 

Additionally, students in this Learning Pathway get specific training and supervision in:

  • Introductory CBT-E training and weekly consults

  • Milieu management and meal support training

  • Weekly ED-specific consult groups, including Psychiatric and Primary Care Grand Rounds

  • Applying Trauma Informed Practices in therapeutic relationships

 

REQUIRED ELEMENTS

To fully participate in this Learning Pathway, interns should meet the following requirements:

  • Available to attend required team consults as follows:

    • Bachelor’s and first year/generalist master’s students must attend in-person Thursdays 1:15-2:15

    • Clinical/advanced master’s students must attend meetings on Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 (in-person) and Fridays 8:30-11am (virtual)

  • Successfully complete CBT-E and meal support trainings (provided by Ryther)

  • Available mostly for in-person work at our North Seattle campus.  Occasionally virtual meetings, trainings, and supervisions will be available virtually.

  • Can maintain practicum placement for no less than 6 months (2 quarters) with preference for those who can commit to 9 months or longer.  Bachelor’s students will be considered for single quarter/semester placements.

  • Able to complete assigned tasks outside of their specific Learning Pathway based on agency needs, school/program requirements, and individual learning goals.

  • Acceptance of and ability to work with individuals and families with a variety of identities, behaviors, and cultural and spiritual practices with the ability to apply a social justice and equity lens to all aspects of this work.

For further information, contact the Director of Learning and Vocation
learning@ryther.org

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