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 TRAINING OVERVIEW
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 TRAINING PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The
Training Institute component of Noeticus Counseling Center and Training Institute offers a few unpaid opportunities to contribute to the vision and mission of Noeticus and the clients and communities we serve. These include administrative as well as clinical graduate, and post-graduate training opportunities. Below is a list of our training programs:
  • Administrative Volunteer Program
    • Must be at least 18 years old and interested in supporting and assisting the clinical team in accomplishing the mission of the organization.
  • Internship Training Program - Doctoral Level
    • Must be affiliated with a program in counseling, psychology, nursing, social work, or other related profession from a regionally accredited graduate college or university.
  • Post-Graduate Training and Certification Program
    • Must already have a graduate degree in counseling, psychology, nursing, social work, or other related profession from a regionally accredited graduate college or university. DESIGNED FOR NEW POST-GRADUATE APPLICANTS OR RETURNING INTERNS.
  • Independent Study
    • Must be affiliated with a program in counseling, psychology, nursing, social work, or other related profession from a regionally accredited graduate college or university.
  • Clinical Supervision and Consultation
    • Must be affiliated with a program in counseling, psychology, nursing, social work, or other related profession from a regionally accredited graduate college or university.
Download the Noeticus Administrative Volunteer Application HERE
Download the Noeticus Clinical Training Application HERE

NOTE: Please note that as of August 2017, we are no longer accepting master's level practicum, internship, or post-graduate externship placements. We are only accepting a few doctoral placements and focusing primarily on professionals in our various post-graduate training and certification programs.


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 ADMINISTRATIVE VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Description

We are pleased to provide a number of administrative volunteer opportunities for people who wish to contribute to the vision and mission of Noeticus. Our administrative volunteers are often individuals who have an interest in helping others but who would rather work behind the scenes to make the process of receiving therapy more accessible.

Our administrative volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds, including retired individuals, people with flexible work schedules, and undergraduate and graduate students in a number of different disciplines who are interested in learning more about psychology and counseling, but who are not ready to assume clinical responsibilities.

Administrative volunteers provide a host of important skills to our organization such as word processing, filing, office management, and other types of support for our clinical staff.

Interviews for our administrative volunteer placements are held on an open, ongoing basis. 


If you are interested please send or email the following: 1) the Noeticus Administrative Volunteer Application, 2) a cover letter, and 3) a copy of your résumé or CV to the Volunteer Coordinator. (Please do not call.)

Application Deadline 
  • Applications are accepted on an open, ongoing basis.
Time Commitment
  • 5 – 10 Hours per Week
  • Six Months (non-negotiable; renewable)
  • Start Dates: Open 
Responsibilities
  • Attend individual administrative supervision as required 
  • Attend meetings and training programs as assigned
  • Ensure paperwork is completed in a timely manner 
  • Seek out support beyond these requirements as needed
  • Assist in maintaining a professional, clean, and well-organized work environment
Education, Training, and Other Requirements   
  • Strong background in word processing and basic office machines
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving abilities
  • Current certification in CPR and AED utilization
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Some knowledge of and sensitivity to working with diverse populations
  • Some knowledge of and sensitivity to working with trauma and issues of interpersonal violence 
  • Some knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of chronic illness, especially grief, and loss
  • Must be actively engaged in personal practices that support physical, psychological, interpersonal, and/or spiritual growth.
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 INTERNSHIP PROGRAM - DOCTORAL LEVEL

Description

Doctoral level graduate interns in counseling, psychology, couple/marriage and family therapy, and social work programs are welcome to apply for an unpaid, clinical internship placement with us. Though we are not approved by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), we have made every effort to create a site that is equivalent to the APPIC requirements.

Our internship program is twelve months long and is housed within our highly structured, developmentally-oriented, sequenced clinical training program. This program supports graduate-level therapists in learning both the clinical and administrative aspects of successfully working in an out-patient, psychotherapy practice. Thus this is an ideal site for individuals who thrive in a supportive environment that also requires independent thinking and team collaboration.

Interviews for our internship placements are typically held twice each year for our two official start dates. Because of the nature of our clinical training program, we are not able to depart from these times. Thus if an applicant submits an application past the deadline, it will only be considered for the following start date. The interview dates are as follows:
  • Interviews are held in September and October for our January start date. Applications may be submitted beginning September 1 and will be considered through September 30. Submitting applications early is highly recommended. (Due to program revisions, the application deadline has been extended to October 15, 2016.)
  • Interviews are held in early March for our August start date. Applications may be submitted beginning January 15 and will be considered through February 15. Submitting applications early is highly recommended.
We currently have affiliation agreements or established internship placement contracts with the following universities: If your school is not listed and you would like to have us considered as an approved site, please have your internship coordinator contact us.

If you are interested please send or email the following:
  1. The Noeticus Clinical Training Application
  2. A copy of your completed AAPI (APPIC Application for Psychology Internship)
  3. A cover letter summarizing your skills and qualifications (should be included in the AAPI)
  4. A copy of your résumé or CV (should be included in the AAPI)
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation (if not included in your AAPI; one from a recent instructor; one from a recent employer; and one from an instructor, employer, supervisor, colleague, or someone who knows you well, other than a family member or significant other)
Please submit your application materials to the Training Director either by email or regular mail. Please do not call unless you have specific questions after reading this web page. Applicants who meet our criteria will be invited to participate in a group information session followed by an individual interview with current team members.

Application Deadline
  • Applications for doctoral internship placements that begin in January are accepted through September 30 of the previous year. (Due to program revisions, the application deadline has been extended to October 15, 2016.)
  • Applications for internship placements that begin in August are accepted through February 15 of the same year.
NOTE: Internship Placements with Noeticus are very competitive, thus we are only able to accept applications according to the deadlines above. Applications submitted after the deadline will only be considered for the next eligible start date. Thanks.
Time Commitment 
  • 40 Hours per Week (2000 Hours; 1000 Client Contact; 1000 Other)
  • One Year/12 Months (non-negotiable)
  • Start Dates: January and August
Responsibilities
  • Attend weekly individual clinical supervision  
  • Attend weekly group clinical supervision
  • Attend weekly staff meetings 
  • Attend required weekend trainings (DBT, PET-C, etc.)
  • Provide individual counseling and psychotherapy 
  • Provide couple counseling and psychotherapy
  • Provide family counseling and psychotherapy
  • Provide individual supervision to master's level interns
  • Provide in-service and clinical training for staff development
  • Provide program evaluation and outcome studies
  • Facilitate weekly assigned support and/or psychotherapy groups
  • Assess and respond to requests for mental health and/or addictions counseling services
  • Administer and score psychometric assessments
  • Provide crisis coverage for clinical team by referral or direct intervention as appropriate
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and submit paperwork in a timely manner 
  • Maintain ongoing network of support services in community related to mental health and/addictions
  • Participate in related planning and professional meetings in community 
  • Attend in-service, continuing education, and training programs as assigned
  • Ensure internship paperwork is completed in a timely manner 
  • Coordinate Internship Evaluation Meetings with Internship Coordinator
  • Seek out supervision beyond these requirements as needed
  • Assist in maintaining a professional, clean, and well-organzied work environment
Education, Training, and Other Requirements  
  • Current certification in CPR and AED utilization
  • Current registration, permit, or license with Colorado DORA
  • Minimum 15 hour training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
  • Minimum 15 hour training in Motivational Interviewing (MI)
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Personal laptop computer for communication and record keeping
  • In a regionally accredited Doctoral program in psychology, counseling, human services, or related field
  • Experience in individual, couples, family, and group counseling and psychotherapy 
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to working with diverse populations
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to working with trauma and issues of interpersonal violence 
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to issues of chronic illness, especially grief, and loss
  • Proficiency in written and verbal communication 
  • Proficiency with basic computer applications
  • Bilingual Spanish-Speaking preferred
  • Must have student malpractice/liability insurance
  • Must be a student/professional member of an appropriate professional association; i.e. AAMFT, ACA, ADTA, AGPA, APA, and/or USABP
  • Must be actively engaged in personal practices that support physical, psychological, interpersonal, and/or spiritual growth.
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 POST-GRADUATE TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

The Certificate Program is offered through our Training Institute for Integrative Psychotherapy and is currently under development. The inaugural class is slated to begin in the summer of 2013.

The Certificate Program is designed for individuals who have already completed a master's degree in a mental health discipline and want to receive additional training in movement-oriented, body-centered approaches to psychotherapy.

The Certificate Program can be taken as a sequenced course of study that is divided into specific modules over a two year period of time, although it is also possible to take each of the various classes separately with prior approval by the Institute director.

If taken as a sequenced course of study over two years the Certificate Program is designed to meet alternate route requirements for certification as a Registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) with the American Dance Therapy Association (ADTA) and as a Registered Somatic Movement Therapist (RSMT) with the International Somatic Movement Education and Therapy Association (ISMETA).

For more information about the Certificate Program or to receive an application for matriculation into the 2016 Certificate Program, please contact the
Training Director.

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 INDEPENDENT STUDY

For individuals who are participating in various non-traditional educational programs, such as distance learning degrees or alternate route credentialing avenues, having access to independent study opportunities can be quite valuable. The clinical staff and faculty of DPCS/Noeticus have a great deal of combined experience as instructors and professors in higher education are willing to work with learners locally or remotely in order to develop an appropriate independent study course or curriculum tailored to fit the needs of the student as well as the institute or organization that is sponsoring the independent study. For more information about developing an independent study course please contact the Training Director.

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 CLINICAL SUPERVISION AND CONSULTATION

Independent supervision and consultation are available for individuals who are seeking support in an already existing clinical practice. We offer both individual and group supervision or consultation with one of our licensed mental health professionals. For more information about individual or group supervision and/or consultation please contact
the Training Director.

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