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Clinical Training in Psychotherapy

The Clinical Training in Psychotherapy Program at Pastoral Counseling Services, Inc. (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, and clinical mental health 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:

Internship Track

This is open to graduate students in their final year of study from schools of social work, mental health counseling, pastoral counseling, and marriage/family therapy. Placements are from September to May, with interviews for prospective students conducted in February of the same year. Students are expected to spend two days or 16 total weekly hours. Interns learn to provide intake and ongoing counseling or therapy for children, youth, and adults. Basic skills are taught through regular supervision and seminars for individual and family therapy. Theoretical orientations that are taught include object relations, self psychology, and family systems.

Postgraduate Residency Track

This is a 2-year residency opportunity, with extension to the second year subject to review at the end of the first year by both the training coordinator and the resident. Start date is first week in September. Postgraduate residents work two to three days a week, totaling at least 20 hours, with at least one evening included. Residents are responsible for conducting clinical evaluations, developing treatment plans for their clients utilizing the DSM-V and psychosocial assessment. Ongoing client treatment will be provided by the resident, under close individual and group supervision. Optimally, residents have 10-20 client sessions weekly.

Regular seminars in areas of clinical theory and methods of treatment are provided regularly. Teaching is done by several senior clinicians on the PCS staff. Theory taught will include the aforementioned theories, as well as specific clinical models of intervention for individuals, couples and families.

Compensation is based upon client fees collected. The second year residency is at a higher rate of reimbursement.

Vacation time is two weeks per year, plus holidays.

To apply, please click here to download the PCS Postgraduate Residency Application. Additional information is provided within the application.

For additional information or questions, please contact:

Douglas Stephens, Ed.D., Training Coordinator
2013 Elm Street
The Manning House
Manchester, NH 03104
(603)627-2702, ext. 117

PCS Current Clinical Training Residents
Kenneth Robertson

Kenneth Robertson, M/Div., MS, MHC
Second Year Postgraduate Resident

Erica Hochberg

Erica Hochberg, M.S.W.
Resident Therapist

Martha LaRivierre

Martha LaRivierre, M.A.
Intern Therapist

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