Teaching and Learning
Hamm Clinic believes in the human potential for growth for our clients, trainees, and staff. We see training as both community engagement and advocacy. All our staff members value learning and growth. We’re fully invested in educating current and future mental health clinicians, as well as our local community. Hamm Clinic’s training program helps students learn how to provide quality, culturally-responsive, outpatient psychotherapy for diverse adult populations.
Trainees use longer-term, relational therapy techniques and learn how to work effectively with multidisciplinary team members. Hamm Clinic trainees are expected to bring their whole selves to the process of developing their skills as a professional mental health provider. During every consult, the unique perspectives of trainees are highly valued by fellow trainees and staff members. Trainees have opportunities for supervised experience with couples, family and/or group therapy. Psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows receive specialized training in psychological assessment.
Hamm Clinic’s commitment to greater access to quality, culturally responsive mental health care includes teaching and mentoring students and early-career mental health clinicians. During the 2021-2022 training year, we are hosting 13 trainees.
We currently offer graduate clinical learning experiences for students in psychology, social work, and psychiatry. We also offer post-graduate clinical fellowships for social workers and psychologists. Undergraduates interested in learning more about the mental health field may apply for a part-time case management internship. To learn more about these opportunities, please explore the Advancing Your Career link to the right.
To address the shortage of providers of color in the mental health field, we established the Hamm Horizons Clinical Honorarium. Starting in the 2022-2023 training year, we will offer a Hamm Horizons Clinical Honorarium to eligible psychology practicum students as well as social work interns.
Professional and Community Education
Hamm Clinic also offers training opportunities for professionals and community organizations. Our clinical team members present on and facilitate discussions related to many mental health topics. Our public events include our annual conference, which features local and national speakers.
“Hamm was a good place to train because staff at Hamm were approachable, kind, knowledgeable, and willing to support trainees.” – a former trainee