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
- Two hours of weekly group supervision, where full transcripts from audiotaped client sessions will be discussed.
- Two hours of monthly didactics, which touch on topics such as trauma, sex addiction, children and families, working within the psychodynamic frame, and termination
Practicum begins on September 5, 2018. Trainees will need to attend a one-day orientation. This practicum requires an 11-month commitment. Trainees are expected to put in a minimum of 18 hours of work/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 doctoral candidates in good standing in an APA accredited clinical/counseling graduate program
- Have a minimum of two years of clinical experience by the time training at DCCC commences. Note: exceptions are given to candidates who possess a terminal Master’s degree in Psychology prior to entering their current graduate program, and/or those who have provided psychotherapy as a psychological assistant.
- 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:
- Aspire to integrate Christianity both implicitly and explicitly in the therapeutic relationship, including in treatment planning, case formulation and service delivery
- Desire to serve Christian communities upon licensure
- Experienced in working with families, children or adolescents
- Have lead group therapy
- Have taken courses related to developmental psychology, trauma, substance abuse, group therapy and couples therapy.
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