Training Program

The Mariposa Center offers clinical and reflective supervision, consultation, and training for interns, externs, professionals, and agencies.

For Interns

The Mariposa Center offers several year-long internship placements for graduate level students in the fields of counseling, social work, expressive art therapies (including dance/movement and art therapy), somatic psychotherapy, and child and family therapy.

Students interested in an internship at Mariposa, beginning around September 1st, should submit application materials by February 1st.

Please submit a current CV; a cover letter describing experience with trauma, children, and families; and three professional reference letters to info@mariposacenterdenver.com. After reviewing application materials, best-fit students will be offered an in-person interview with the Mariposa team. Applicants may be subject to a background check.

For Externs

The Mariposa Center offers a year-long externship to a qualified clinician with a Master’s degree in counseling, social work, expressive art therapies (including dance/movement and art therapy), somatic psychotherapy, or child and family therapy.

The Mariposa Center provides, at no cost to the extern, weekly supervision toward licensure, monthly group supervision, multiple training opportunities, and private practice development opportunities; at a value of approximately $6000.00-$8000.00. An additional monthly stipend is also possible.
Individuals interested in the externship, which begins around September 1st, should submit application materials by February 1st.

Please submit a current CV; a cover letter describing experience with trauma, children, and families; a separate paragraph describing theoretical orientation; and three professional reference letters to info@mariposacenterdenver.com. After reviewing application materials, best-fit candidates will be offered an in-person interview with the Mariposa team. Applicants may be subject to a background check.

For Professionals

Supervision: The Mariposa Center provides individual and group supervision (both clinical and reflective in nature) for non-licensed clinicians on track with the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies to become licensed mental health therapists and for licensed clinicians desiring additional support. Our Registered and Board-Certified Dance/Movement Therapists provide supervision for professionals seeking clinical support around somatic and creative arts approaches to therapy. The Mariposa Center also supports those seeking Endorsement in Infant Mental Health through The Colorado Association for Infant Mental Health by offering reflective supervision/consultation. For more information please email info@mariposacenterdenver.com or contact CoAIMH directly.

Consultation: The Mariposa Center provides clinical and reflective consultation to individuals and agencies (i.e., preschools, childcare centers, schools, after-school programs) on topics including, but not limited to: early childhood development, trauma, attachment and parent-child relationships, somatosensory interventions, vicarious/secondary trauma, creative arts therapy and dance/movement therapy, infant mental health, and early intervention and transdisciplinary approaches to counseling.

For Agencies

The Mariposa Center offers trainings on a variety of topics including early childhood trauma and organizational wellness. Additionally, clinicians at The Mariposa Center support employees of many local agencies by offering reflective supervision and consultation. To learn how The Mariposa Center can assist your agency, please contact us at info@mariposacenterdenver.com or call 720-288-5090.

Due to COVID-19, The Mariposa Center office will close Monday, March 16th and will re-open Monday, April 20th. Current clients will have the option of receiving therapy from their primary therapists either via phone or telehealth; please reach out to your primary therapist to learn more. Our phone will be monitored sporadically during this time. If you experience a mental health emergency during this time, please call the Colorado Crisis Line at 1-844-493-8255, 911, or go to your nearest emergency room. We thank you for your patience as we work to support the health and safety of our community.