Clinical Training Opportunities

Practicum Student Placements

Practicum training opportunities are available for graduate students pursuing degrees in counseling, psychology, marriage and family therapy, and/or social work. The practicum program offers direct service opportunities through two of our intensive therapeutic treatment programs – Huddle Up and Launch.

Our Huddle Up program offers an intensive therapeutic program for children and adolescents between the ages of 10 – 14 years old, and their families. The program is a relationally-based, experiential group therapy program designed to improve self-control, problem-solving, communication and respect for self and others. Students connected to this program receive direct clinical experience facilitating youth and multi-family experiential groups. Our Launch Early Childhood Therapeutic Program serves children between the ages of 3 – 5 years old who are having difficulty regulating their emotions, specifically within the academic setting. The program combines therapeutic activities and a basic education curriculum within a classroom-like environment to strengthen the child's social emotional health, and also work with caregivers to support their child's emotional and behavioral needs. Trainees connected this program gain direct clinical experience working with preschool children and their families. Practicum students are also given the opportunity to provide individual and family therapy services to children, adolescents and their families.

In addition, we offer a practicum-training program for psychology students who are currently enrolled in at least a second year APA- accredited Psychology doctoral program.  This training opportunity will consist of a one-year practicum placement, which will offer direct service opportunities including individual and family therapy, early childhood assessment, and intensive therapeutic group programs with children, adolescents and families.

Practicum students receive weekly supervision from a board-approved supervisor (discipline specific), including the ability to receive live supervision and conduct co-therapy. Students are also strongly encouraged and provided opportunities to collaborate with a talented and diverse team of clinicians including RPTs, LMFTs, LPs, LCSWs and LPCs.

Applicants must be enrolled in a Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy graduate program, be at least 18 years of age and possess the potential for successfully performing their duties as verified by at least three references, a completed application, and a completed criminal background check. Momentous Institute/Salesmanship Club of Dallas cannot accept immediate family members of either current employees or Salesmanship Club of Dallas members.

Placements for the winter and spring semesters have been filled. We will begin taking applications for the summer semesters, as well as for the Psychology practicum training in February 2018.

 

If you have questions or would like to receive more information about how to apply for the program, please contact Magela Robinson, LPC-S, RPT-S, Training Manager at mrobinson@momentousinstitute.org  or 214-915-4764.

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Postgraduate Training

Opportunities are available for professionals acquiring state-required supervised hours for LPC Intern, Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT Associate) and Clinical Social Workers (LMSW). Trainees receive expert training with a diverse client base, from infants to grandparents. The program, while unpaid, provides trainees the ability to work alongside clients to develop a course for treatment, and exposure to several clinical experiences.

Trainees will receive weekly supervision from a board approved supervisor, including the ability to receive live supervision and conduct co-therapy.  Trainees are also strongly encouraged to attend weekly didactic trainings on topics relevant to innovative theoretical and research-based treatment approaches, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with a talented and diverse team of clinicians including RPTs, LMFTs, LPs, LCSWs, and LPCs.

All clinical training applicants must have a Master's degree in one of the following programs: Counseling, Psychology, Social Work, or Marriage and Family Therapy. Additionally, applicants must be at least 18 years of age, of good character, and possess the potential for successfully performing their duties as verified by at least three references, a completed application, and a completed criminal background check. Momentous Institute/Salesmanship Club of Dallas cannot accept immediate family members of either current employees or Salesmanship Club of Dallas members.

We currently do not have any open positions.  Next application deadline: Based on Fall openings.

For more information, please contact Magela Robinson, M.Ed., LPC-S, RPT-S, Training Manager, at mrobinson@momentousinstitute.org or Karen Dumas, M.Ed., LPC-S, RPT-S at KDumas@momentousinstitute.org


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Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology

Momentous Institute offers a year-long (53 week), doctoral internship program in psychology. The internship provides a sequentially-structured, advanced training program in psychology that occurs at the end of a student’s doctoral studies, and is designed to provide in-depth supervised experience in four areas: (1) Clinical Practice, (2) Assessment, (3) Professional Identify, and (4) Diversity and Contextual Factors. The Doctoral Psychology Internship Program at Momentous Institute adheres to a practitioner – scholar model to prepare interns for independent practice as licensed psychologists. The training program is rooted in the belief that clinical practice through service delivery and scholarly knowledge of theory and research mutually inform one another. The program focuses on the acquisition of specific competencies of advanced clinical skills and professional identity, which is strongly guided in the ability to cultivate a posture of self-reflection and multiple ways of knowing in one’s practice of psychology. Therefore, individual, cultural, societal and contextual considerations are emphasized in all aspects of training activities. To enhance interns’ training, the program utilizes multiple modalities to foster learning including reading peer-reviewed journals, participation in didactic seminars, individual and group clinical supervision, self-reflective activities and presentations, analyzing live and videotaped sessions of work with clients, and engaging in professional dialogue with clinical staff.

The Doctoral Internship Program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). As such, we follow all the rules and regulations of national intern selection procedures. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

For more information, please go to www.appic.org. Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation Psychological Association

750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

Phone: (202) 336-5979 / E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org

Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

Next application deadline for the 2018 - 2019  training year: Friday, November 3, 2017.

For more information about our program, please view our training brochure

For additional information, please contact Dr. Garica Sanford, Internship Training Director, at gsanford@momentousinstitute.org or call 214-915-4798.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Professional Psychology

In addition to our doctoral internship, Momentous Institute offers a year-long postdoctoral fellowship in professional psychology. The fellowship provides a sequentially-structured, advanced training program in psychology, and is designed to provide in-depth supervised experience in two areas: (1) Clinical/Therapeutic Intervention and (2) Psychological and Educational Assessments. The fellow is trained as a practitioner-scholar, as the primary focus of the year is on direct service activities and integration and understanding of evidence-based practices. Fellows receive at least 2 hours of clinical supervision each week, and also attend weekly training seminars to further develop his/her clinical skills and enhance understanding of ethical and legal standards, multicultural competence, and methods of supervision as he/she prepares for the licensure process and independent practice. Additionally, the fellow also plays an integral role in the training and supervision of our doctoral interns.

Next application deadline for the 2018-2019 Fellowship: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 by 5 p.m. 

For more information about our program, please review our training brochure. 

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Family Therapy Training for UT Southwestern Medical Center

Clinical staff members from Momentous Institute have been invited to conduct a 12-week training program in Family Therapy to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows at UTSW Medical Center as a part of their medical training. This training program, coordinated by Dr. Neil Ravella, focuses on the clinical theory and practice of working with families. Given that the psychiatric issues of children and adolescents always occur within the context of a family, the goal of the program is to acquaint Fellows with knowledge and skills that will allow them to bring a systemic lens to the patients they see. It is hoped that this understanding will allow them to be more effective and responsive in meeting the needs of the families they will serve.

*Momentous Institute and the Salesmanship Club of Dallas are equal opportunity employers. It is the policy of both corporations that all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, transferring and terminating will be made without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, military status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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