Site Name: Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems
Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.
Interviews will be conducted with the Training Director, supervising psychologists and current interns and/or post-doctoral fellows. Applicants will have time for informal discussion of the program with the current cohort of interns and/or post-doctoral fellows.
Each resident will participate in 3 of the following rotations: Child/Adolescence, Substance Abuse, Crisis, and Special Populations. In addition to rotational experiences, the resident will maintain a caseload of approximately 10 outpatient clients throughout the year. Other activities include completing a community service project and conducting a didactic seminar. The resident will function as a member of the interdisciplinary team, serving in multiple capacities depending on cases. Child/Adolescence: Resident functions may include, but are not limited to: Integrated Clinical Assessments, psychological testing (if recommended), truancy-based counseling, behavioral consultation, or functional behavioral assessments. One of the main clinical components for the resident on this rotation will include addressing psychosocial factors leading to truancy. Substance Abuse: Residents will spend their time in the Newark, Delaware office of Open Door, Inc., an affiliate of Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems. The focus of this rotation is to give residents the exposure to the provision of formal substance abuse treatment. Clients being seen out of this office may be attending outpatient therapy on an elective basis or may be court mandated, in particular as a result of a DUI conviction. Residents will provide individual and group therapy as clinically indicated. Substance Abuse assessments are another clinical service that will be offered by residents. Special Populations: This rotation provides residents with the opportunity to work with the forensic population. The forensic population allows residents the opportunity to conduct clinical assessments for individuals with legal infractions to determine treatment recommendations that will be used in the client's court proceedings. There are also opportunities to conduct psychological and neuropsychological testing on this rotation as opportunites for the same arise. Crisis Services: Residents on this rotation will engage in telephonic crisis counseling to those in acute crisis; conduct integrated clinical assessment 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.
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Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site
https://chimes.org/files/2018/12/Handbook-2018-2019.pdf or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.