Residents will work in several programs throughout to year in order to improve upon a generalist training. In additional residents will conduct an average of one forensic clinical assessment per month for Chester County Mental Health Court. Resident interns will also have an average of three psychological testing cases over the year. Other activities include completing a community service project and conducting two didactic seminars. The resident intern will function as a member of the interdisciplinary team, serving in multiple capacities depending on cases.
Outpatient: Each resident will maintain a caseload of 8-9 outpatient clients per week throughout the year in one of three outpatient offices: Exton, Kennett Square, or Upper Darby. Resident functions in outpatient may include diagnostic evaluations, treatment planning, individual therapy, and family therapy.
Substance Abuse: Each resident will spend two days per week for six months in the Drug and Alcohol Program at the Kennett Square office. This will allow the resident to obtain exposure to the provision of formal substance abuse treatment. Resident functions may include, but are not limited to: chemical dependency evaluations and individual therapy.
Crisis Services: Each resident will spend two days per week for six months working with Valley Creek Crisis. Resident interns on this rotation will engage in telephonic crisis counseling to those in acute crisis; conduct crisis assessments for walk-in clients; and provide mobile crisis interventions to clients including crisis de-escalation, solution-focused interventions, and supportive counseling. Additional focus includes providing consultation and education to concerned family, school personnel, and other identified agents calling on a client’s behalf. Resident interns will also work in a Crisis Residential program conducting biopsychosocial assessments, groups, and individual sessions.
Child/Adolescence: Each resident will spend one day each week providing therapeutic support for children and adolescents who have been legally behavioral health concerns and are authorized for IBHS (Intensive Behavioral Health) Services. This rotation includes the provision of individual and family therapy, conducted within the home and/or school. Resident intern functions may include, but are not limited to: Diagnostic Evaluations, individual sessions, family therapy sessions, and behavioral consultation.