DESCRIPTION OF TRAINING PROGRAM
DCCC clinicians are privileged to work with clients from diverse backgrounds and presenting problems. Common issues that we treat include relational struggles, as well as a history of substance abuse, child abuse (encompassing physical, mental, emotional, and/or verbal abuse), as well as sexual trauma.
The training at DCCC is primarily psychodynamic in orientation and embraces a twofold purpose: first, to train students in becoming ethically informed, culturally competent, clinically skilled and biblically sound therapists; and second, to provide excellent psychological services for the Dream Center and the surrounding community.
Our supervisors are licensed psychologists.
Training includes the following supervision and didactics opportunities:
- One hour of weekly individual supervision
- One hour of staff meetings
- 90 minutes of weekly group supervision, where full transcripts from audiotaped client sessions will be discussed
- 90 minutes of monthly didactics, which touch on topics such as trauma, working with children and families, working within the psychodynamic frame, and termination.
Practicum begins on the first Wednesday in September. Trainees will need to attend a one-day orientation in late August. This practicum requires an 11-month commitment. Trainees are expected to be on site a minimum of 16 hours/week.
Students will be evaluated through review of clients’ clinical notes, report of clinical work in supervision, as well as review of audio and video recordings of cases.
Ideal candidates must:
- Be enrolled in a graduate level psychology program (Master’s level or doctoral)
- Have taken psychodynamic courses and/or provided therapy using this framework
- Have taken at least one course on Trauma.
- Respect the Dream Center/Angelus Temple’s Statement of Faith.
We encourage applications from candidates who:
- Are doctoral students in good standing in an APA accredited clinical/counseling graduate program
- Aspire to integrate Christianity both implicitly and explicitly in the therapeutic relationship, including in treatment planning, case formulation and service delivery
- Have prior experience working with families, children or adolescents
- Have taken courses related to developmental psychology, trauma, or substance abuse
- Are aware of their areas of growth, both personally and professionally, and are open to receiving critical feedback
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