Brain Injury Services – Community Day Program and Clubhouse Program

Brain Injury Services – Community Day Program and Clubhouse Program


Brain Injury Services assists survivors of brain injury, which includes all acquired brain
injuries to live as independently as possible by providing them the skills and confidence they
need to lead a fulfilling and productive life. The group program provides a hybrid of
virtual and in person service opportunities with the following: health/wellness
workshops, independent living skill sessions, Recreational & peer support activities,
and vocational/volunteer tasks in the community.
The skills practice and opportunities may include:

  • Multiple community volunteer sites
  • Work related task learning
  • Planning/organizational tasks
  • Group dynamics/social skills
  • Nutritional/culinary skills
  • Productive activity projects

Note: Please contact BIS for current virtual/in person service model updates



Interns will do some combination of the following based upon their skills and interests as well as the needs of the organization:

  • Co-facilitate task based community volunteer projects
  • Design and implement a cognitive skills workshop
  • Co-facilitate wellness related educational activities
  • Co-facilitate and plan Culinary and Productive Activity Workshops
  • Assist in monthly program activity planning and implementation
  • Assist with Individual Service Plans


All interns must complete 25 hours of Brain Injury Education provided through this organization


Agency Contact

NKenya Lassiter
Director of Operations
Brain Injury Services
703 451-8881 ext. 236



  1. Must meet all UMW and Department of Psychological Science internship requirements.
  2. Required courses:
    • PSYC 305 – Cognitive Neuroscience
    • PSYC 315 – Foundations of Clinical Psychology
  3. Recommended courses:
    1. PSYC 232 – Developmental Psychology: The Adolescent and Adult
    2. PSYC 233 – Psychology of Aging
    3. PSYC 339 – Health Psychology
    4. PSYC 320 – Psychology of Exceptional Children and Youth


  • 42 hours of work per credit hour (most interns do 3 credits with 126 hours of work)
  • Grade is based on on-campus supervision, agency evaluation, reflective journal, and a final paper



  • The student has to complete an internship application at Brain Injury Services for
    Fredericksburg Program (Fredericksburg Day Program) or ADAPT Clubhouse
    Program (Alexandria)
  • The student will complete all necessarily paperwork to complete a background
  • The student will also sign a confidentiality form and any other paperwork
    provided by the onsite supervisor