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Training & Supervision

Modern Mental Health offers comprehensive training for advanced psychology doctoral-level graduate students in need of practicum hours. Practicum students are expected to be enrolled in a doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology that is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). We also supervise post-degree, pre-licensed clinicians, such as counselors, social workers, or post-doctoral psychologists working toward licensure.

Overview

The Training Program at Modern Mental Health is an intensive and enriching training experience designed to provide advanced graduate students in psychology with hands-on exposure to the diverse aspects of clinical practice. This program serves as a crucial bridge between academic coursework and professional practice, offering participants a structured environment to apply theoretical knowledge, develop clinical skills, and gain practical experience under the guidance of seasoned professionals.

Key Features:

Comprehensive Learning Environment: Our training program offers a well-rounded experience that covers a wide range of psychological services. Participants engage in supervised training in assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, therapy, and case management.

 

Experienced Supervisors: Trainees work closely with licensed psychologists and experienced clinicians who provide individual and group supervision. These supervisors offer guidance, feedback, and mentorship, ensuring that participants receive personalized support in their professional growth.

Client Diversity: Our training program exposes trainees to a diverse clientele, allowing them to work with individuals from various backgrounds, presenting concerns, and age groups. This diversity fosters cultural competence and flexibility in therapeutic approaches.

Case Conferencing and Peer Collaboration: Regular case conferences and peer collaboration sessions through group supervision provide opportunities for trainees to discuss cases, share insights, and learn from one another's experiences. This collaborative atmosphere encourages the exchange of ideas and perspectives.

Ethical and Legal Considerations: The program emphasizes ethical decision-making and adherence to professional guidelines. Trainees learn about confidentiality, informed consent, boundaries, and legal considerations in clinical practice.

Professional Development: Beyond clinical skills, the program offers didactic seminars on a variety of topics related to professional practice. Seminars are delivered by MMH staff members based on areas of interest and expertise.

Transitional Experience: The training program prepares participants for the transition from student to professional practitioner. Graduates often find themselves better equipped to handle the demands and challenges of their pre-doctoral internship and post-graduate clinical roles.

Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship

Overview: 

This position is a full-time, one-year appointment (2000 hours), typically starting in August. Our fellowship is aimed at providing strong generalist training to recent graduates who are seeking supervised hours toward state licensure. This position involves 65% direct service (approximately 26 hours per week), 25% support activities, and 10% other activities.

 

While the focus of this position is providing therapy, there may be opportunities to provide psychological assessment and gain additional training in this area. Support activities include individual supervision (2 hours per week), weekly group supervision and didactic training (1 hour per week), and staff meeting/case consultation (1 hour per week). Other support activities may involve providing supervision to practicum students, participating in practicum selection committees, delivering didactic training, engaging in program development activities, and collaborating with community partners. In addition, MMH will provide up to 4 hours per week devoted to EPPP and licensure preparation or independent research.

Qualifications: 

Completed PhD or PsyD in clinical or counseling psychology from an APA-accredited institution. Completion of an APA-accredited internship and all requirements for doctoral degree must be completed prior to the beginning of position.

Compensation and Benefits:

$65,000 annual stipend/salary. Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (50% of the premium paid by MMH). Short-Term Disability and Term Life Insurance paid by MMH. Optional 401k contributions (no employer contribution).

 

Application Process: Screening of applications is done on a rolling basis and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit:

1. a curriculum vitae (CV)

2. a cover letter that describes their professional background, education, relevant experiences, and goals for the position

3. List of 3 professional references

 

Please send application materials in PDF format via email to training@modernmentalhealth.org.

Psychology Practicum

Modern Mental Health offers comprehensive training for advanced psychology doctoral-level graduate students. Practicum students are expected to be enrolled in a doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology that is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Strong preference is given to students who have already completed at least one practicum placement and will have their Masters degree by the time the placement starts.

  • Students can complete a therapy-only or a hybrid (combination of therapy and testing) placement, depending on MMH's needs and student interest.

  • Placements are for either 2 or 3 days per week (16-24 hours)

    • 16-hour placements involve 8-10 hours per week of direct client contact. ​

    • 24-hour placements involve 12-15 hours per week of direct client contact.

  • Students will receive a minimum of 2 hours per week of supervision with licensed psychologists​

    • 1 hour weekly of individual supervision​

    • 1 hour weekly of group supervision (involves case consultation, didactic seminars, and professional development). 

    • Trainees must be available either Tuesday or Thursday mornings for group sup

  • Placements are typically for 10-11 months, beginning mid-August and ending in late June or July​

  • There is a mandatory 2-day orientation that takes place 1-2 weeks before the start of the fall semester. For those completing a hybrid placement, there will be an additional 1-2 day orientation to review assessments and training.

  • Practicum students will have standard work hours that fall between 9 am and 5 pm, Monday through Friday. There may be opportunities to co-facilitate group therapy or volunteer at outreach and community events, which often take place outside of traditional business hours. A student's schedule can be amended to accommodate any after-hours events or group commitments.

Applications:

Applications for each academic year are accepted in late January-early February for placements beginning in August. 

Send the following application materials in PDF format to Drs. Julie Beckwith and Alyssa Boer (training@modernmentalhealth.org). Please identify your preference for type of placement (either therapy or hybrid):

Therapy-Only:

  • Cover Letter

  • CV

  • List of References

Hybrid:

  • Cover Letter

  • CV

  • List of References

  • De-Identified Testing Report or other similar writing sample that showcases your clinical writing abilities

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