Site Name: Family Service and Guidance Center, Inc.
Department: Training and Education
Interviews typically take place every Friday and one Monday in the month of January. Both in person and virtual interview options will be available. Interviews are typically from 8:30am - 1pm and include individual interviews with all supervisors, time to meet with the current Interns, a tour of the facilities (if in person), and lunch (if in person). Applicants will be notified of invitation to interview by email by December 15, 2022. Once a position is offered/accepted background, checks and drug screens are required prior to employment.
Family Service and Guidance Center (FSGC) is a community mental health center with over one hundred years of experience providing services to children and adolescents in the Topeka community. FSGC provides a comprehensive array of clinical services including individual, group, and family therapy, 24 hour crisis services, and after school and in-school programs. In addition, FSGC provides assessment services such as psychological testing, and psychiatric consultation. We emphasize the use of projectives in our psychological testing assessments and training program in addition to objective measures of personality and intellectual functioning. Interns have the opportunity to develop significant skills in working with children and adolescents across a wide range of ages, populations, and diverse economic and diagnostic groups. A large number of the children served come from underserved populations such as low SES, severe psychiatric disorders, and rural and urban environments. Interns provide approximately 15-20 hours of clinical service a week including psychological testing, diagnostic interviewing and intake, individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy. Interns attend a 1-hour a week intern seminar, a 2-hour a week didactic presentation open to all staff, a 1-hour a week play therapy seminar, a 1 hour a week specialized anxiety treatment program seminar, and a 1.5 hour per week family therapy seminar. Additionally, interns may have the opportunity to provide presentations or real-world parenting series events to the community. Interns also receive 3 hours per week individual supervision. Interns will provide supervision to a master’s level student, including sharing cases with their supervisee and receive 1 hour per week group supervision of supervision. Interns will provide parenting classes to the boarder Topeka community (8-week course) and will have the opportunity to provide group therapy (variety of options available). Lastly, there is opportunity for bilingual Spanish speaking interns to have clients who speak Spanish only or whose parents speak Spanish only. Interns must complete and pass a background check and drug screening prior to beginning at this site.
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Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:
for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.