Residency and Supervision for Professional Therapists
“I’ve had the good fortune to receive excellent training and supervision throughout my years as a therapist and I have a deep appreciation for the importance of doing longer-term, depth therapy. I’ve sat with my clients bearing witness to their pain and helping them work toward their empowerment. As times have changed and the emphasis in mental health training has shifted to brief modalities of care, the art of depth therapy is often overlooked as a viable treatment option. As a result of changes in formal therapist training, it becomes even more important to provide training and supervision that focuses on working deeply with clients, so that new generations of therapists can continue to provide meaningful therapeutic experiences to their clients. I’m pleased to offer an in-house residency program as well as supervision and training opportunities at the Heartwork Counseling Center.”
Linda Weiskoff, LCSW, Heartwork Clinical Director
About the Heartwork Residency Program
In these times of managed care with an emphasis on short-term therapies, those entering the field with visions of practicing psychotherapy are often discouraged. For many in the licensure phase, opportunities to practice psychotherapy are limited and often confined to brief counseling or case management models. In response to this need Heartwork Counseling Center developed a postgraduate training program for psychotherapists emphasizing working with clients in deeper ways. Resident psychotherapists are selected in a competitive selection process based on a candidate’s strong understanding of theory, knowledge of self, and motivation to work deeply with clients.
During your 3-year residency at Heartwork, you will receive most of what you need to complete your application for licensure including:
- Clinical Hours
- Individual and Group Supervision
- Continuing Education
Not only will you receive a unique experience in a beautiful practice setting and meet the requirements for licensure, if you complete the 3-year residency you’ll be able to take your case load with you if you choose to open a private practice.
What We Believe About New Therapists
Heartwork holds psychotherapy as a powerful tool of transformation and healing. And with that power comes responsibility. Therefore, Heartwork also believes that those who practice assume an immense responsibility of their impact on their clients. And Heartwork wants that impact to be positive.
Heartwork wants to help prepare those seeking to sit with clients with knowledge and experience so that their work can contribute positively to the people they serve, the profession and the world. How well the therapist knows his or her issues and attends to them greatly affects the therapeutic process.
Are You Ready?
- Do you have a master’s degree or higher in Social Work, Psychology or Counseling?
- Do you have a strong understanding of theory, knowledge of self and motivation to work deeply with clients?
- Are you willing to participate in a process group with your fellow residents to further your own self-awareness and impact on clients?
- Can you recruit your own clients through networking and marketing efforts in the community?
- Do you have another source of income while you do your residency?
- Are you or have you been in psychotherapy?
If you answered YES to all of these questions we welcome your resume and cover letter.
Heartwork Counseling Center financially compensates our residents in training. After a 3-month trial period, each face-to-face clinical hour is paid at an hourly rate. We also provide liability insurance. It’s important to remember that even though you will receive some compensation you will need to have an alternate source of income to make ends meet.