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Practicum Trainee

Headspace Health

Headspace Health

United States · Remote
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

About the Practicum Trainee at Headspace Health:

In 2021, Headspace and Ginger joined forces to form Headspace Health, the world's most comprehensive and accessible mental healthcare platform. In the midst of a growing mental health crisis, Headspace Health set out to democratize mental healthcare so people everywhere could get the care they need, when they need it. Today, Headspace Health touches nearly 100 million lives worldwide through its brands Headspace, Ginger, and Headspace for Work. Headspace Health is changing the way the world thinks about mental healthcare, delivering beloved meditation and mindfulness exercises and one-on-one care anytime, anywhere.

On the Ginger platform, members receive a personalized care plan and the right level of care based on their needs - from self-management tools and coaching to therapy and psychiatry. The Ginger proprietary app delivers clinically validated self-care content, along with chat access to coaches and video access to therapists, psychiatrists for our members. At the moment of need, we provide our members with stigma-free access to high-quality coaches, clinicians and content.

About this Role

As part of The Ginger Training Institute, the Ginger practicum experience provides the opportunity to gain skills in telehealth interventions as well as experience within a digital health company. Practicum students are closely supervised by licensed psychologists on the Ginger team and participate in a weekly didactic training seminar on a variety of topics relevant to their work at Ginger, with a particular emphasis on training in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Therapy sessions are video recorded and practicum students are provided weekly feedback on their skills. In addition to close contact with the clinical supervisor and the practicum program manager, the Ginger practicum experience provides the opportunity to learn about Ginger’s unique service delivery model, including the opportunity to collaborate with behavioral health coaches and leverage in-app content to help members gain skills and meet treatment goals. The practicum experience also provides the opportunity to gain exposure to a breadth of functions within the company, including marketing, sales, and product development. The remote nature of the training experience allows students to connect with trainees from other doctoral programs, as well as Ginger staff members from across the country; a unique and enriching opportunity.

The Ginger practicum placement is 10-20 hours per week for the academic year (9 months). The program manager works with students to identify and set their schedules. All trainees gain experience in providing individual therapy via telehealth. Trainees also participate in a weekly didactic seminar on a variety of topics relevant to the work at Ginger. Trainees are additionally provided with a laptop and access to all relevant systems for the year.

How your skills and passion will come to life at Headspace Health:

  • Provide high-quality, telehealth services in states throughout the country under the supervision of a psychologist who holds the appropriate licenses.
  • Receive weekly supervision, attend assigned program meetings and training seminars, write electronic clinical notes.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What you’ve accomplished:

  • Currently enrolled in an APA accredited clinical or counseling psychology doctoral program (PhD or PsyD)
  • At least two years of prior practicum clinical experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity, comfort and confidence with technology - various applications, tech tools, google web-apps, video conferencing, and navigating telehealth tools
  • Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines with other care providers

About the Company:

Headspace Health is the world’s most accessible and comprehensive digital mental health and wellbeing platform. Headspace and Ginger have come together at a critical moment of global need. Headspace Health will democratize mental health and wellbeing so people around the world are supported by a full spectrum of affordable care. In addition to its vast library of mindfulness and meditation content, our behavioral health system offers emotional support, guidance, therapy, and medication from professional coaches, licensed therapists, and psychiatrists, respectively.

Our mission is to create a world where mental health is never an obstacle. By harnessing the power and convenience of a smartphone, Headspace Health is able to provide access to high-quality care to anyone, anywhere, in order to reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression.

How to get started:

If you’re excited by the idea of seeing yourself in this role at Headspace Health, please apply with your resume and a cover letter that best expresses your interest and unique qualifications.

How we feel about Diversity & Inclusion:

Headspace Health is committed to bringing together humans from different backgrounds and perspectives, providing employees with a safe and welcoming work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We strive to create a diverse & inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do impactful work together.

As an equal opportunity employer, we prohibit any unlawful discrimination against a job applicant on the basis of their race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, family or parental status, disability*, age, veteran status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We respect the laws enforced by the EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our workplace.

*Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on Headspace Health. Please inform our Talent team by filling out this form if you need any assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application or interview process.

Privacy Statement

All member records are protected according to our Privacy Policy. Further, while employees of Ginger/Headspace Health cannot access Ginger products/services, they will be offered benefits according to the company's benefit plan. To ensure we are adhering to best practice and ethical guidelines in the field of mental health, we take care to avoid dual relationships. A dual relationship occurs when a mental health care provider has a second, significantly different relationship with their client in addition to the traditional client-therapist relationship—including, for example, a managerial relationship.

As such, Ginger requests that individuals who have received coaching or clinical services at Ginger wait until their care with Ginger is complete before applying for a position. If someone with a Ginger account is hired for a position, please note their account will be deactivated and they will not be able to use Ginger services for the duration of their employment.

Further, if Ginger cannot find a role that fails to resolve an ethical issue associated with a dual relationship, Ginger may need to take steps to ensure ethical obligations are being adhered to, including a delayed start date or a potential leave of absence. Such steps would be taken to protect both the former member, as well as any relevant individuals from their care team, from impairment, risk of exploitation, or harm.