Training the brightest minds in the behavioral health field, equipping them with skills for success in the industry.

Ethos Behavioral Health Group is an advocate for continuing education and training in the behavioral health field. We believe that as care providers, it is our duty to go beyond staying current with our industry—we strive to be at the cutting edge of the latest news, practices and research shaping how we deliver care to clients. To carry out this vision, we offer training in-house to the next generation of clinicians through our internship program, and for all professionals through ongoing Continuing Education talks.


Each year, Ethos employs a dozen or so Master’s-level interns to work under the clinical supervision of Ethos Behavioral Health Group directors. The benefits of our prestigious internship program are two-fold: interns continue to deepen their experience giving clinical care while clients have the opportunity to take advantage of sliding scale services carried out by interns. More often than not, the internship program serves as an incubator for the next generation of Lovett clinicians. 

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Meet some of our internship program alumni who are now full-time employees at Ethos Behavioral Health group;

Ernest Patterson, Intern Class of 2018

As a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor with a master’s in addiction counseling, Ernest has worked in the fields of addiction and mental health for around twenty years. He is also a Full Leader in the Mankind Project, traveling the world to help men transform their lives and become the best versions of themselves. Ernest was awarded The Houston Chapter TAAP Counselor of the Year award in 2012, and in 2015, he was honored with the Elves Smith Counselor of the Year award for the state of Texas.


Paula Paine, Intern Class of 2019

Paula specializes in working with individuals experiencing interpersonal issues, trauma resolution, life transitions, grief, anxiety and depression. As a Licensed Master of Social Work serving individuals, couples and families, it is her mission to create a safe environment in which clients can experience non-judgmental care, compassion and connection. It is also her greatest hope and privilege to see her clients undertake the process of finding meaning and purpose in their lives and relationships.

Lisa Franks, Intern Class of 2021

Lisa specializes in working with individuals and groups of all ages experiencing interpersonal issues, using a psychodynamic clinical approach. As a Licensed Master of Social Work, she is passionate about using creativity, yoga and mindfulness as part of an individual’s healing and recovery. Lisa is also the Director of Operations for EBHG, as well as the Ethos Training Institute Director and Educational Coordinator, working closely with the clinicians, staff, and student-interns across the Ethos organization to build frameworks and processes to enhance and streamline the Business Services along with Clinical Services. Lisa loves being part of an organization that places importance on team building and values its members, their ideas and their passions, while maintaining emphasis on the community and individuals they serve.

Ethos Behavioral Health Group
Post-Graduate Fellowship

In addition to our internship program, licensed, post-graduate clinicians from a variety of sectors are able to apply to join our two-year clinical fellowship program. Fellows…

  • Practice under the guidance and support of our team
  • Come together to learn, apply and reflect on key knowledge and skills to promote long-term healing, wellness and personal fulfillment
  • Learn from experts in the organization and field
  • Collaborate with colleagues in group and individual work
  • Experience opportunities for continued education and specialized training in the area of their choice
  • Create and implement approaches to better serve their clients while achieving personal and professional development

The Ethos vision and mission remains central while focusing on a psychodynamic approach, with the integration of various modalities such as…

  • Dialectical behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Eye movement desensitization reprocessing
  • Accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy
  • … and more

Among other opportunities, this compensated, full-time position includes experience with both intensive outpatient and outpatient clients, weekly group supervision with a state-licensed clinician, and a weekly didactics group with Chief Clinical Officer Robert Hilliker. While our class of 2022 fellowship has been filled, interested parties can reach out to our admissions team to learn more about applying in 2023.


The robust Continuing Education series we launched at Ethos Wellness – Lovett  in 2015 has now gone virtual. We’re proud to offer the following events as part of our series for mental health professionals—including but not limited to clinicians, interventionists, psychologists and health care providers in general.


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