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Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders

Learning Pathway Component

Ryther understands the impacts substance use disorders can have on youth and their families.  We use Evidenced-Based Practices (EBP’s) to support youth and young adults in their recovery journeys.  Our continuum SUD/COD services includes outreach, SUD assessments, outpatient, and intensive outpatient services.  We partner with internal and external partners to ensure clients get comprehensive psychiatric and social support services..

We are currently accepting the following internship applications for this Learning Pathway:


No Openings.


Associate's and Bachelor's
1st Year / Generalist Master's
2nd Year / Advanced Master's

FALL 2024

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


Associates and Bachelor’s
1st Year / Generalist Master’s

Common Learning Activities:

  • Complete ASAM assessments, recommendation letters, and referrals

  • Co-facilitate treatment groups, including COD Intensive Outpatient and general Outpatient groups 1-2 afternoons/evenings per week

  • Provide individual and family counseling with a variety of outpatient clients

  • Practice a variety of SUD skills and modalities including harm reduction, MOUD, MI, experiential therapy, and manualized EBP’s

  • Provide psychoeducation and teach recovery skills

  • Outreach to clients at various community partner locations

  • Learn from weekly individual and group supervision

  • Gain knowledge at weekly team meetings, including multi-disciplinary case consults (“grand rounds”)

  • Collaborate with primary care and psychiatric providers, therapists, case managers, peer partners, and other treatment team members



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:

  • Regular COD consultation group with SUD/COD provider team

  • Introductory training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Applying Trauma Informed Practices in therapeutic relationships

  • Training in harm reduction, MOUD, and other EBP’s



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

  • Available to attend required team meetings every Wednesday 11am-12pm (virtual or in-person).

  • Available to attend COD consult group every other Tuesday 10am-11am (virtual or in-person).

  • Available for in-person therapy groups 1-2 afternoons/evenings per week.  Groups are generally offered Monday through Thursday between 4:00-7:00PM. 

  • Have or able to obtain an SUDP/T credential from the Dept of Health.

  • Can commit to minimum placement timeframes:  2 quarters/semester for Associate’s, Bachelor’s, and 1st Year Master’s students; 9 months (3 quarters) for 2nd Year/Advanced Master’s students.

  • Able to work in-person for specific groups and individual therapy sessions.  Some hybrid work is available.

  • 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

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