CLINICAL TRAINING IN PSYCHOTHERAPY
The Clinical Training in Psychotherapy Program at PCS offers an opportunity for students and graduates of mental health programs to pursue training in psychotherapy services for children, youth, and adults in an outpatient setting. PCS is an independent, not-for-profit, non-denominational counseling and consulting center. Clinical Staff members include licensed professionals in the following disciplines: pastoral psychotherapy, clinical psychology, clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, clinical mental health counseling, and alcohol and drug counseling. Staff certifications include AAPC Fellows, AAMFT Approved Supervisors, and Board Diplomates in Clinical Social Work. Supervision is provided by staff with years of clinical experience representing all of these disciplines.
There are two tracks to the training program:
The internship track is open to graduate students in their final year of study from schools of social work, clinical psychology, mental health counseling, pastoral counseling, and marriage/family therapy. Placements are rolling with interviews for prospective students conducted the term prior to their start date. Students are expected to spend two to three days or 16 – 24 total weekly hours, depending on their degree program requirements. This is an unpaid internship, however the internship meets the requirements of advance placement criteria for graduate degrees.
POSTGRADUATE RESIDENCY TRACK
The Postgraduate Residency track is a 2-year residency opportunity for individuals seeking supervision for licensing. Extension to the second year is subject to review at the end of the first year by both the training coordinator and the resident. Start dates are rolling. Postgraduate residents work two to three days a week, totaling at least 20 hours, with at least one evening included. Resident therapists are compensated for their clinical work, with the second year being at a higher rate of compensation than the first.
Both Interns and Residents learn to provide intake and ongoing counseling or therapy for children, youth, and adults. Seminars in areas of clinical theory and methods of treatment are provided to the training cohort weekly. Teaching is done by several senior clinicians on the PCS staff. Theories as well as specific clinical models of intervention for individuals, couples and families are the primary focus. Seminars on integration of spirituality into psychotherapy are also presented.
For additional information or questions about the PCS Training Program, please contact:
Audrey Watjen, LICSW, Training Coordinator
2013 Elm Street
The Manning House
Manchester, NH 03104
(603)627-2702, ext. 114
Current PCS Interns and Residents:
- Judy Kollmorgen, MSW Resident Therapist
- Karen LeClair, MS,MHC Intern Therapist
- Jillian Pelchat, MSW Resident Therapist
- Cristina Rackliffe, MSW Resident Therapist
- Julie Berglund, MSW Resident Therapist