Training

Master Level Practicum Experience

Students enrolled in graduate programs leading to a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling or Social Work apply for and may be accepted into the TI-SB&H Masters level practicum placement program. Accepted students have a semester-long part-time experience in one of the various SB&H service delivery programs. They receive individual supervision and attend bi-monthly group supervision.

Master Level Intern Experience

Students enrolled in graduate programs leading to a Masters Degree in Professional Counseling or Social Work apply for and may be accepted into the TI-SB&H Masters level Intern placement program.

Accepted students have a year-long full-time experience in one of the various SB&H service delivery programs. They receive individual supervision and attend bi-monthly group supervision.

Doctoral Practicum Experience

The TI at SB&H accepts first through third year practicum students from a variety of university graduate programs where students are preparing for a career as psychologists. Each accepted student is required to commit two full days to service delivery (clinical experience) with individual supervision and a weekly clinical colloquium.

Pre-Doctoral Residency (Internship) Experience

The Training Institute is a nationally accredited project for full-time doctoral students completing a full-time, full-year clinical experience. Each student applies through a national system and goes through a “match” system to secure these highly competitive positions. The TI-SB&H  Pre-Doctoral program accepts nine students each year from the hundreds of applications received. Students apply for specific clinical experiences from substance abuse counseling to residential services with a severe mentally ill population. Each student is supervised by a Senior Licensed Psychologist for individual mentoring and also attends a two-hour weekly clinical colloquium. All residents start in mid-August of the training year and continue through early August of the following year for a 2,000-hour experience.

Post-Doctoral Experience

Following successful completion of a doctoral degree in psychology, post-graduate professionals may apply to Southwest Behavioral & Health Services for a variety of clinical positions. Successful applicants receive individual as well as group supervision in the specialty they have chosen within the public behavioral health system. This is typically a year-long process but may take up to two years to complete.

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