Clinician Cultivation

Strategic Planning & Development


ALMHA is staffed by Qualified Health Professionals (QHP), including social workers licensed and certified after having completed the Seminar in Field Instruction (SIFI).  Supervisors work with interns and junior personnel to construct individualized Learning and Professional Development plans that align with your vision beyond the practicum or contract period. 

Facilities & Settings

ALMHA sites interns and clinicians in becoming at Office of Mental Health (OMH) and Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS) regulated and licensed programs. This facilitates expertise building with a diverse base of clients while enhancing knowledge of the regulatory environment and the broad ethical, legal, and political constraints that impinge on and support systemic change.  Bureaucratically, it decreases the likelihood that the hours you invest are questioned or rejected.

Students in accredited MSW programs

Master's of Social Work (MSW)

ALMHA's practicum is training intensive while providing students the opportunity to observe and assist professional social workers before diving in.  Our immersive approach meets each student where they are at to foster authentic learning of the core competencies needed for ethical practice.  As well, this approach helps students new to a clinical environment to get their 'legs' as they adapt to expectations and the challenges of graduate education.

Types of projects

ALMHA leverages your experience to promote growth in ways consistent with who you are and who you wish to be as a professional. The hard-earned community and job skills are marshaled meaningfully.  Examples include:

Mental Health Limited Permit Holders

Supervision of contact hours

ALMHA assists new mental health practitioners in obtaining the requisite number of contact hours in a supportive paid environment.  Individual and group supervision affords you the opportunity to share and learn from other professionals with a wide range of skills, interests, and experience.  

Office of the Professions and school documentation is maintained consistently to ensure the timely transition to independent practice.  We welcome you to stay on after licensing, supporting you as you build your practice.

Programs supported

ALMHA has worked with area CACREP-accredited schools, including: 

If you are looking to complete your hours in a supportive learning environment and your school is not listed, please reach out.


ALMHA does not believe it is just to pay licensed professionals poorly or to charge expensive educational fees to prepare you to serve underserved communities. While often minimized in education, advocacy, community organizing, or other settings, obtaining licensure prepares social workers for leadership roles across sectoral domains while enhancing the understanding of the interplay of systems in the lives we are privileged to enter.  We owe it to our ancestors, our communities, and ourselves to position our work in ways that maximize voice, choice, and capital.  


ALMHA assists MSWs who wish to pursue the LMSW and/or LCSW with obtaining the requisite supervision and clinical contact hours at an approved facility.  Our emphasis is on solidifying the foundational skills necessary to practice competently with vulnerable populations. To ensure MSWs enhance their skills and knowledge to approach the ASWB exams confidently, ongoing group supervision and continuing education inform collaboratively created professional development plans that include SIFI certification.  


ALMHA works with LCSWs to earn their independent licensure and help them create the careers they wish to have. You may choose to continue to see clients through us, or if you are interested in building a practice, we provide the mentoring and infrastructure so you are fully equipped to succeed on your own. We work with you to transition your professional development plan into a viable and sustainable business plan with continued support from community members and access to learning opportunities.  


ALMHA assists clinicians in obtaining dual credentialing as a Credentialed Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC), a Credentialed Prevention Professional (CPP), or a Credentialed Prevention Specialist (CPS) gaining access to approved facilities and supervision with CASAC and QHP professionals. The opportunities for growth in this sector are anticipated to increase by 20% or more by 2030, so this additional expertise provides clinicians with substantial flexibility in terms of direct practice, policy development, and administration. 

Wish to join our team? View the list below for current openings.