Carole & 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 postdoctoral fellowship 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.
OUR TRAINING MODEL:
Our training program prepares students, interns, and fellows 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 & OBJECTIVES OF OUR TRAINING PROGRAMS:
Our training program is focused on training students, interns, and fellows 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 & BENEFITS:
No matter their level of training and experience, the Center pays the professional liability insurance for all trainees. Post-graduate level interns and residents are also paid per clinical hour, which is commensurate with licensure status.
Once an offer to join our training program has been made, all potential trainees will be asked to complete a one time background check and drug screening. This is a requirement of all who train and work at 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. 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.