Training Program for Graduate Students in Mental Health Fields

We currently have 3 trainees who work with us during the academic year (September through May, with extension into summer possible with prior approval) completing their clinical practicum. Trainees typically spend 2-3 days on site during regular office hours (9-5) providing individual counseling to our student population under the supervision of one of the professional staff members.

Responsibilities:

  • Individual counseling sessions (with digital audio taping of all sessions)
  • Intake evaluations (after observing senior staff and then being observed)
  • Crisis consultation
  • Writing timely progress notes and other paperwork
  • Leading outreach/ educational groups (date rape prevention workshops, stress management workshops, etc.)
  • Participating in case conferences
  • Weekly individual supervision (potential supervisors include licensed Psychologists, and a Post-doctoral fellow)
  • Weekly group supervision
  • Additional opportunities for program development and or applied research (as needed/ interest arises)

Trainees are required to participate in weekly case conference meetings which take place on Fridays from 1-3pm (regardless of the days they are scheduled to work). These meetings are an opportunity to be trained as a group on important procedures and practices at this site, and then shift into more formal case presentations and topical discussions relevant to clinical work. This serves as an opportunity for group supervision and to benefit from the multiple perspectives of both permanent staff and peers.

Applications are accepted beginning in late December, with considerations beginning in January and February and interviews scheduled/ offers made on a rolling basis until slots are filled.

To apply please send an email with cover letter of interest, CV, and names of at least 2 references (one clinical supervisor and one academic supervisor) attached to Dr. Alissa Brown, Assistant Director of Counseling and Coordinator of Graduate Training, at a.brown@usciences.edu. Offers will be contingent upon clear Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse Clearance to be provided by applicant.

Address:

Whitecar Hall
1st Floor, Suite 1200
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Office Hours*

*Clinical hours may differ from office hours.
Student Health
M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday - Extended hours during Fall and Spring until 7pm

Counseling & Insurance
M-F 9:00am - 5:00pm

Phone/Fax

Student Health
(P) 215-596-8980
(F) 215-5967621

Counseling & Insurance
(P) 215-596-8536
(F) 215-596-7576