SamaraCare is 45-years-strong thanks to a culture that believes in providing progressive, life-changing services to those who need us. We were founded on Christian beliefs that continue to guide our attitudes and behaviors. Every day we feel called to serve all people, regardless of age, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic background or socioeconomic status.
With compassionate, goal-oriented treatment, we help clients address the issues, needs and hopes that concern them and guide them to develop new ways of thinking, feeling and behaving. In the community, we look to establish a clear voice that de-stigmatizes mental health care and inspires people to get the help they need.
The Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship at SamaraCare Counseling is a one-year, full-time training program that focus on the development of clinical skills with a specialization in the integration of psychology and religious, spiritual and existential issues.
Our training is based on the Practitioner/Scholar Model. Interns provide direct clinical services to children, adolescents and adults under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist. Direct services, didactic and experiential training, mentoring and the use of psychological theory/research are included in this model.
Each intern receives a minimum of two hours of individual supervision by a licensed clinical psychologist per week. For more information contact Char Slezak.
SamaraCare Counseling offers a training program to pre-doctoral practicum level psychology students. Students have the opportunity to learn the foundational elements of the behavioral sciences in an outpatient community mental health setting with a wide range of clients.
Our Pre-Doctoral Practicum Training Program is a two year mixed (psychotherapy and assessment) training program. Students develop basic competency in the areas of assessment, case conceptualization, treatment planning, outcome evaluation and therapy. We also familiarize students with issues relevant to the integration of religious, spiritual and existential perspectives and clinical practice.
Students in practicum training will provide direct clinical services to children, adolescents and adults under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist. Our training program is anticipated to satisfy the two-year training sequence for practical training in clinical psychology required prior to beginning training at the pre-doctoral internship level. Training is a minimum of 1600 hours of supervised professional experience. For more information contact Char Slezak.
Social Worker Internship
SamaraCare Counseling offers a training program for advanced, Master’s level social work students. In a collaborative manner with the SW Intern Program Coordinator, students design components of a learning agreement that is aligned with the values, principals, and ethical standards of SamaraCare Counseling and the social work profession. Activities will deepen the understanding of the integration of a client’s spiritual belief system and clinical theory. Opportunities are provided for self-evaluation around how personal, spiritual perspective informs and impacts clinical practice. For more information contact Jaimee Ory.