Moravian College Counseling Center Graduate Student Training Program
The Counseling Center at Moravian College offers a broad range of clinical experience including opportunities for both short and "longer term" individual therapy with a caseload of clients presenting with a wide variety of issues. Since there are no session limits, the trainee can develop his/her own clinical judgment about the appropriateness of the intensity and the duration of the therapeutic experience.
The following is an overview of the two training options available during the training experience. The directions for applying can be found at the end of the page.
Trainees usually work a minimum of 15 hours weekly for nine months (mid-August to mid-May) and participate in all aspects of the training experience. All trainees must attend the weekly reading seminar and group supervision meeting.
The Moravian College Counseling Center generally seeks two part time trainees per academic year. Trainees who bring some clinical experience and those who are comfortable handling a full caseload are preferred.
Unpaid Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship
Emphasis is placed on performing the primary functions of a university counseling center psychologist, with generalizable skills transferable to a wide variety of settings. The intern works 40 hours per week. While there are core required components of the internship program, each intern's training experiences are individualized as much as possible to more effectively meet the developmental needs and interests of each intern. The pre-doctoral intern will engage in the following activities:
- Individual counseling and psychotherapy
- Initial assessments
- Psychological assessment (if available)
- Groups (if available)
- Crisis Intervention
- Outreach programming
- Individual supervision
- Research/Professional Development.
- Intern Process with Secondary Supervisor
- Case Conference
- Prep and planning, case management, staff meeting
Why Our Center
- We appreciate creativity, hard work, and flexibility
- We all have secret stashes of candy and feel comfortable asking for the same in others.
- You want to work with people who show true and sincere compassion for you
- You possess an attitude of openness to personal and professional feedback.
- You enjoy the occasional staff outing to the waiting room to foster cohesion and collegiality among staff, and to celebrate the ups and downs of our work and personal lives.
- You can appreciate diversity in its many forms
- We have humor
- You enjoy meetings that are often irreverent at times, but always effectively get the job done.
- You lose your keys/coffee cup/favorite pen and the secretary helps you find them.