Within the context of the clinical services offered at HCCC is the Clinical Training Center (CTC). Our passion is to train and mentor the next generation of marriage and family therapists and professional counselors by providing them with a supportive supervision environment as they develop first-class clinical skills to help their clients at affordable rates. Supervisees learn in an encouraging atmosphere of observation, honest feedback, and professional mentoring that prepares them for successful private practice upon full licensure.
All residents and graduate interns in the CTC receive weekly supervision from either Dr. David or Dr. Suzanne Mikkelson to ensure they are providing professional, ethical, and effective counseling services. They are also challenged to deepen their engagement with their client’s religious values and faith practices. Graduate practicum students begin as co-therapists with residents and more experienced interns. As they gain confidence and display competence, they will become the lead therapist on co-therapy cases and eventually see clients alone. Residents also have the opportunity to learn in co-therapy settings with licensed MFTs, fellow residents, and graduate interns.
Graduate interns and residents who wish to apply for clinical positions at HCCC may do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and completing the appropriate application. Graduate intern applications are accepted in March, June, and September for the summer, fall, and spring semesters respectively. Applicants are interviewed and decisions made approximately 3 weeks prior to university paperwork deadlines, leaving time for alternate plans if HCCC is not able to accept them. Residents may apply at any time and acceptance is largely based on client demand. Priority is given to MFT residents and MFC graduate interns, based on the systemic focus and MFT supervision provided at HCCC. Residents may apply for a part-time position as a second clinical site.