Post-Doctoral Level Internship Opportunities

Pennsylvania Counseling Services offers a 12 month post-doc residency in clinical psychology in two different areas of clinical work experience, Family Based (Children's Services) or General Outpatient.

 

The Family Based Child Services program offers rich training and excellent experience in systems therapy, utilizing the Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT) model. ESFT is an integrative modality informed by a synthesis of accepted theory and research findings derived four major fields of study ecosystemic psychology, attachment theory, developmental theory, and traumatology. Post-doc residents will fine tune a host of clinical interventions (e.g. family therapy) as well as parent education, case management/service coordination and family support. Trainings in ESFT are coordinated under the auspices of The Center for Family Based Training, directed by Dr. Wayne Jones, Ph.D. There will additionally be an Outpatient component of about one day in order to round out the clinical experiences of the post-doc.

 

The application process for the Family Based track begins by applying online using the standard PCS application - Click here to fill out the application online and submit it to PCS

 

Or by mail to:

Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Inc.
Attn: Post-Doctoral Residency
200 North 7th Street
Lebanon, PA 17046

 

After this has been processed, please send cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference (one letter preferably from your pre-doctoral internship supervisor) to: kernest@pacounseling.com

 

Or by mail to:

Pennsylvania Counseling Services, Inc.

Attn: Kim Ernest, Ph.D.

200 North 7th Street

Lebanon, PA 17046

 

General inquiries regarding employment with PCS should be directed as follows: recruit@pacounseling.com

 

Specific questions regarding particulars of the Family Based track should be sent to: kernest@pacounseling.com

 

The General Outpatient track is for the self-motivated post-doc who enjoys a flexible working environment providing individual, group and family mental health therapy and drug and alcohol treatment in a community mental health setting. Applicants can anticipate a hard-working atmosphere that will present an array of fulfilling professional experiences. Ongoing training is offered to provide continued growth in the field. The pay structure is significantly different than that of the Family Based track. Please inquire with HR regarding stipend/pay scale. There is also a possibility for a post-doctoral resident to work within the Children's Services Dept. doing Mobile Therapy/Behavioral Specialist Consultant work (MT/BSC); if interested, please inquire for further information about this.

 

The applying candidate must have graduated from an AASB designated or APA accredited doctoral program and must have completed a pre-doctoral internship program prior to the start of this internship (i.e., to be license eligible). The candidate will be expected to function as an independent practitioner and to build and expand upon his/her existing clinical skill sets.

 

While PCS has begun the formal application process for APA approval and is an APPIC member for its Pre-doctoral Internship, the Post-doc residency does NOT have APPIC membership nor APA accreditation. Nevertheless, the training and supervisory experiences are designed to meet requirements for state licensure as a doctoral level psychologist. This Family Based residency will take place in either Berks, Dauphin, Lancaster or York County of Pennsylvania. The Outpatient residency may be at these offices or others as availabilities open.

 

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