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Counselor Internships

Name of Agency:

Destination Hope
6555 NW 9thAvenue, Suite 214 (men); Suite 206 (women)
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Tele: (954) 771-2091

Agency’s Website: https://www.destinationhope.net

Name of Representative: Ben Brafman, LMHC/Keli Karbowski, LCSW

Agency’s Requirements: Training

Application Deadline: N/A

Start Date: N/A

Description of Agency:

Destination Hope is an addiction treatment center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida that provides substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment to men suffering from drug or alcohol addiction. Our unique program treats individuals in a comfortableenvironment where we have helped hundreds of clients break free from substance abuse. Our exceptional Florida drug rehab, alcohol rehab, and addiction recovery program fosters a healthy, constructive and comfortable environment  for clients to grow as they achieve their personal goals on the road to recovery and includes individual therapy, group therapy, family involvement/therapy and education about addictions and relapse prevention.

Destination Hope: The Women’s Program is a drug rehab and alcoholism treatment center strictly for women in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This alcohol and drug rehab for women provides a safe and supportive environment for female clients to focus on recovery, free of the distractions that many other co-ed treatment centers encounter and includes individual therapy, group therapy, family involvement/therapy and education about addictions and relapse prevention. As a gender specific facility, we have created drug rehab protocols specific to women and their unique challenges in addiction. We also offer unparalleled dual diagnosis treatment to women suffering from depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma and abuse.

Hours of Practica:

Interns will have an opportunity for a Part-Time (20 hours per week) or Full-Time (40 hours per week) internship. These hours will be achieved based on the following schedule.

Monday thru Friday, 9:00am–4:00pm
Saturday 9:00–12:00pm
Tuesday and Wednesday, 6:00–9:00pm (Family Therapy)

IOP (male) – Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, 6:00-9:00pm
IOP (female) – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 6:00–9:00pm


  • Candidates must commit to a minimum of a six month internship.
  • Students that attend The Academy for Addiction Professionals must be at least three courses into their program with the exception of Referral and Service Coordination and their account must be in good standing.
  • Online students of The Academy for Addiction Professionals that are local to South Florida may be considered after completing the first six courses of the program.
  • All internship candidates must be available to work at least one shift during the daytime hours.
  • Candidates must provide two letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a candidate’s instructor.One letter may be a personal recommendation.
  • Candidates must meet with their Internship Supervisor one hour per week, flexible scheduling available*

Application Process:

  • All applications will be processed in the same manner.
  • Applications are available through The Academy for Addiction Professionals
  • Completed Application and requested documents must be submitted before review.
  • All eligible applicants will be scheduled for an interview with the Internship Supervisor and Coordinator
  • Once an applicant is approved for the Internship Program a Plan and Schedule meeting will be assigned.

Number of Students: Varies depending on need

Student Responsibilities: Attend scheduled trainings and meetings

Internship Supervisor and Coordinator: Keli Karbowski, LCSW

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