Professional Education

The Carole and Ronald Krist Samaritan Counseling Center offers supervised training for individuals who have completed a graduate degree in a counseling discipline and seek clinical supervision to complete their licensure requirements. The Center also offers a formal predoctoral internship as well as a postdoctoral residency for doctoral and licensing candidates interested in broad and general training in professional psychology. We also offer advanced practicum placements for graduate students whose university has a contract with our training program. Our clinical supervisors are all approved by a state licensing board. We also periodically offer training events for area mental health professionals.

Training Model

Our training program prepares students, interns, and residents for integrated science and practice through both structured clinical training and didactic training experiences. In order to maximize the training experience, all trainees are required to have, at minimum, 10-15 client contact hours per week. They will also spend, on average, 4 hours per week in a combination of didactic trainings and individual and group supervision. There are also opportunities for professional growth and development via professional presentations, grant and other administrative projects, and facilitation of psychoeducational groups.

Goals and Objectives of the Training Program

Our training program is focused on training students, interns, and residents in five specific domains: clinical assessment, intervention, spiritual integration, diversity, and professional skills and ethics. Participants in our training programs are trained to understand clinical practice through a faith perspective and are taught to integrate theological insights into their work. Participants hone skills in the practice of different clinical modalities and gain experience working with children, adults, and families.

Stipend and Benefits

No matter their level of training and experience, the Center pays the professional liability insurance for all trainees. Interns and residents are also paid per clinical hour, which is commensurate with licensure status. Psychology predoctoral interns and postdoctoral residents are also paid a percentage of collected testing fees.

Cost of Supervision

The program cost is entirely built into the cost of individual supervision, which is $100 per session. That cost can be mitigated, however, based on the number of paid client contact hours and testing hours a trainee accrues in a given month. It can be further mitigated by doing administrative work in the office. Essentially, if a trainee is willing to put in the hours, it is possible that those two options could eliminate the cost of supervision entirely. (This cost does NOT apply to practicum students.)

*Note: Once an offer to join our training program has been made, all potential trainees will be asked to complete a one time background check, drug screening, and psychology screening. This is a requirement of all who train and work at The Carole and Ronald Krist Samaritan Counseling Center and is used solely to assess for problems that may interfere with the individual's ability to do the required job duties. Joining our training program is contingent upon successful completion of these screenings.

Applicants are evaluated on the basis of academic preparation, practicum experience, letters of recommendation, and degree of fit between the applicant's goals and the goals of the program. The Carole and Ronald Krist Samaritan Counseling Center considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, sex, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, veteran status, age, or any other protected group status.

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