Counseling Internship Program

Training counselors to improve our community

At Prisma Health, our Licensed Professional Counselor/Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Internship Program (LPC-I/LMFT-I) is focused on improving the overall health of the communities we serve. We use an integrated model of care to provide a variety of treatment options to enhance the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual health of all of the patients we see. 

This is a 12-month program with the option of completing a two-year internship based on performance. Placement begins in July, and applicants should be licensed as either an LPC-I or LMFT-I in South Carolina, or as an LPC/LMFT associate in another state.

About the internship

  • The Prisma Health LPC-I/LMFT-I internship program is a 12-month program, with the option of completing a two year internship program based on performance. 
  • Applicants should be licensed as either an LPC-I or an LMFT-I in South Carolina or as an LPC/LMFT associate in another state.
  • If you live outside of South Carolina, please check with your state licensure board to get preapproval for receiving supervision and clinical contact hours outside of your home state.
  • Each internship position is a 30-hour per week paid commitment; you will be paid for 30 hours each week.
  • Placement begins in July.
  • Regular supervision will be provided by a licensed LPC Supervisor/LMFT Supervisor in South Carolina which can be counted to meet state licensure board standards to becoming fully licensed as an LPC or LMFT.

Program placements

Each intern will have the opportunity to be placed in different medical practice settings, where they will be referred clients from medical staff and medical residents and receive supervision. Currently, there are four medical practices providing these opportunities – the Celia Saxon Health Center/ACCES Clinic, the Prisma Health Internal Medicine Clinic, the Family Medicine Center and the Children’s Hospital Outpatient Center. Each setting will provide many opportunities to work with doctors, advanced practice providers, nurses and medical residents.

Program supervision

Prisma Health Counseling, an integrated counseling practice of Prisma Health, is staffed by licensed LMFTs and LPCs. Prisma Health Counseling will provide clinical supervision and oversight for each intern in our program.

Application information

If you would like to contact current interns in our program, have questions about applying or the program in general, please call Prisma Health Counseling at 803-296-5614.

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