The Elizabeth Hospice
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My review contains a mix of positive and negative comments, because The Elizabeth Hospice changed quite a bit in the time that I was there. When I first started working there (as an unpaid MFT registered intern), the clinical supervisor was very supportive and a strong advocate of MFT registered interns being recognized for their hard work by the rest of the organization. I've had several clinical supervisors, and this particular person provided the best supervision I've received to date - no one else even comes close! Unfortunately, the clinical supervisor eventually retired, and the clinical supervisors that took their place weren't as good. Documentation was initially straightforward, but became overly complicated over time, and it seemed like documentation procedures changed every month, leaving many MFT registered interns confused and frustrated. Before the changes in management took place, individual and group supervision were excellent. After the changes took place, much of group supervision time was dedicated to learning how to document things the *new* way, chart audits, and organization/department-wide announcements. The MFT registered interns were all very supportive of one another; however, as paid staff began to be laid off left and right (reportedly due to poor budgeting), the stress they experienced had a trickle-down effect on the team as a whole. Upper management appeared disorganized and slow to address issues that MFT registered interns encountered. There were no opportunities for advancement within the organization (when paid positions opened up, external vs. internal applicants were almost always hired). One big advantage to working at The Elizabeth Hospice was having flexibility with one's schedule - as long as you put in 20 hours/week, you could come and go just about whenever you pleased when meeting with clients and catching up on documentation. I did receive quite a few hours while working at The Elizabeth Hospice, and up until the end of my time there (when management changed and paid staff were getting paid off), it was a great place to work. At the time that I left (over a year ago), it wasn't a place I would have recommended to anyone. Nowadays, things may be different. I'd suggest talking to current MFT registered interns and getting their honest feedback before agreeing to an 18-month commitment (which is what they ask for).