Supporting Interns

South Pacific Private supports educational institutions and the development of skills in our field. Unfortunately all placements are currently full for 2018. 

The Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to experience the South Pacific Private model of treatment and to gain an understanding of the integrated treatment of addiction, mental illness and trauma-related conditions.

Scope of Internships

The internship provides a solid foundation for observing clinical work in the field including assessment, treatment planning, treatment implementation and continuing care planning.

Interns will have the opportunity to gain an insight into the work undertaken by both Clinical Therapy and Client Care Teams.

What happens during the program?

  • Internships last for a period of two weeks and cover eighty hours
  • Interns are involved in client related activities in an observational capacity only; they will not be given direct control of clients at any time
  • Senior clinical staff throughout the internship will support interns
  • South Pacific Private recommends that interns commit to undertaking private supervision throughout the internship program


If you would like to apply for an internship placement, please follow the process below. Please note that internships for 2018 are currently full.

Please note that a current Police Check and Working with Children Check will be required at point of application.

South Pacific Private is a no-smoking facility. 

South Pacific Private is Australia’s leading Treatment Centre specialising in addictions and mood disorders. We are a trauma-informed psychiatric hospital and can support clients struggling with addictions, PTSD and mood disorders. Please get in touch to refer a client to our hospital.

Find out if you have a problem

The goal of our self-tests is not to provide you with a diagnosis for yourself or for someone you care about. Instead, they are an opportunity for you to better understand how a behaviour might be impacting upon your life or the life of your family. Use these tests to enhance your awareness of what the problem might be. These tests should be answered honestly in order to provide accurate insight and are a chance for you to reflect upon the current situation.


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