Advancing Your Career
Hamm Clinic’s training program centers on providing quality, culturally-responsive, outpatient psychotherapy for diverse adult populations. As a trainee, you will use longer-term therapy techniques and learn to work effectively with other providers.
To provide client-centered care, you will learn to navigate and facilitate productive collaboration with an inter-disciplinary team of therapists and psychiatrists. You will learn how to engage in peer-consultation, eliciting and integrating feedback from a consultation group to supplement, enhance, and diversify treatment.
Trainees have opportunities for supervised experience with couples, family and/or group therapy. Also, psychology interns and fellows receive specialized training in psychological assessment.
The core training program includes a 36-week/108-hour seminar series that prepares clinicians for outpatient practice. It prioritizes training on anti-oppressive/anti-racist practice, trauma-informed care, relational psychodynamic psychotherapy, interdisciplinary care, and deliberate and reflective practice.
The seminar series begins in the fall and runs through the spring. Each seminar is designed to appeal to multiple learning styles. Sessions include a combination of didactics, skill practice, and case consultation.
Regular Feedback and Support
Every Hamm Clinic staff member is available to assist trainees. To maximize learning, you’ll have regular, supportive check-ins with your entire training team. Your mentors will provide regular feedback about what is going well and opportunities for continued growth, and you’ll be able to share ideas about how they can better support your learning.
Consultation is one of the most important components of ethical service provision. You will regularly seek consultation from your trainers at team and clinical meetings, in seminars, during clinical supervision, and by stopping by any open door.
As a Hamm Clinic trainee, you will be expected to bring your whole self to the process of developing your skills as a professional mental health provider. During every consult, your unique perspective will be highly valued by your fellow trainees and staff members.
We currently offer:
- an APA-accredited psychology internship,
- clinical social work internships, including two Hamm Horizons internships that provide $7,500 stipends to students of color,
- a clinical social work fellowship
- a therapy fellowship for psychiatry residents (PDF),
- a masters-level clinical social work fellowship (PDF), and
- post-doctoral psychology fellowships.
These positions fill quickly. To learn more about a specific learning opportunity, contact Sean Fields.