Site Name: Terry Children's Center- Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services
Department: Psychology Department
Interviews for candidates being considered are preferred to be on-site, though phone interviews are optional. Interview consists of program tour, interviewing with Supervising Psychologists and having opportunity for Q&A with current interns. Q&A with current interns willl be in a group format, interviews with Supervising Psycholoigsts are done 1:1. Interview dates will be in the first half of January 2020. Interviewees should expect to be on-site for approximately 2 1/2 hours either in the morning or afternoon.
We offer clinical training in providing cognitive and behaviorally focused evidenced-based treatment approaches to ethnically diverse low-income children, adolescents and their families in home, school, community and residential settings. Interns work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including psychiatrists, counselors, nurses, and teachers. All interns rotate through residential treatment, day treatment, and crisis (4 days per week) as well as a half-year rotation in assessment focusing on youth within the Juvenile Justice system (1 day per week) and a half-year rotation providing individual and group therapy within a Level 5 locked and secured Juvenile Justice Residential Setting. Terry Children's Center Residential treatment provides a secure, supervised setting for children who temporarily cannot live at home due to the severity of their problems which are primarily related to significant early childhood trauma and poor attachment. Behavior problems are best summarized as significant difficulties with emotional and behavioral regulation. Treatment includes behavior management, individual, group and family therapy. Day program provides education and therapeutic services for children who cannot function in their local school. The program provides a highly structured environment where children can learn to maintain appropriate self-control and display appropriate social skills in a school setting. Youth in the day program receive individual, family and group therapy and school consultation.Crisis Service consists of short term (Avg. LOS = 9 days) bed admission to stabilize. Additional year-long experiences include weekly didactics, case presentation and clinical team meetings. Opportunities to supervise practicum students may be available.
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