Couples Therapy

ASSOCIATES

PRE-LICENSED

THERAPISTS

 

ASSOCIATES:   AMFT or APCC

You finally graduated from your Master's program in counseling psychology - and now what?

 

Do you think that counseling couples is intriguing but feel afraid

 

Are you struggling to find a nurturing environment to build your couples skills and get real couples experience?

 

Becoming a couples therapist is a rewarding way to help others and a great way to build a full practice. If you are seeking a primary internship or wish to supplement another intern location, you are in the right place. 

 

At the Couples Recovery Center (CRC),

we train the next generation of world class couples therapists. 

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:

 

  • A caring heart for others, especially struggling couples.

  • A graduate degree from a Master's Program in counseling psychology or be expecting to graduate in the next 6 months.

  • A desire to learn and grow every day.
     

COUPLES FOCUS:

The main focus of your training will be on couples counseling. In many programs, you may see only a few couples over your entire internship, almost like it's an afterthought (even though couples counseling is one of the highest demand areas in therapy). With the Couples Recovery Center, you will have more opportunities to build your skills with couples.

 

EXPERIENCED SUPERVISION:

Your supervisor will be Dr. Harry Motro or one of his colleagues. Dr. Motro has years of dedicated couples therapy experience and teaches graduate school level Couples Therapy and Family Systems classes. You can read more about him at www.harrymotro.com.

CERTIFICATION:

Your hours in supervision can be counted toward Couples Specialist - Level 3 Certification. This offers you a structured curriculum to make sure all areas of couples therapy are covered during your internship experience.

COUPLES SKILLS:

You will receive exposure to Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Imago Therapy, Couples-based CBT, Internal Family Systems (IFS), Gestalt, Family Systems, Gottman and other couples-based approaches. 


BROAD SKILLS DEVELOPMENT:

Couples bring in every kind of problem (depression, anxiety, addictions, neurodiversity, trauma, parenting issues, sexual struggles...), you will also build your competence in these areas. Additionally, you will have opportunities to treat individuals so you can meet the training requirements of the BBS.

 

LEARNING:

Clinicians-in-training are expected to dedicate themselves to an intensive program of didactic and clinical learning in order to achieve excellence in assessment and the effective application of integrative psychotherapy. We value therapists who are self-driven; hungry to constantly question your experiences and learn from them. Our goal is to support your passion for lifelong learning of theory, research and practice.


CLIENT FLOW:

You will get clients from the overflow of couples seeking counseling from CRC licensed professionals as well as learn how to market and attract your own clients.


OFFICE:

You will share an office that is set up to treat couples (chairs on wheels, whiteboard...) and is conveniently located near major crossroads.


PRIVATE PRACTICE:

You will learn how to launch your private practice, build your client base, and master the business side of being a therapist. This is an essential area that many interns do not get training in but desperately need.


MODERN & EFFICIENT:

You will learn how to operate your practice efficiently with a paperless document management process. This will provide you with a hassle-free way to manage your client documentation, billing and insurance records.

FEEDBACK:

You will be part of the development of an on-line tracking system to obtain key treatment metrics so you can continually learn how to improve your skills as a couples therapist.

DIVERSITY:

We are committed to supporting clinicians-in-training from underrepresented groups in entering the field of psychotherapy while making a living wage. Currently, more than fifty percent of our our clinicians-in-training are from groups who historically have not been equally represented in mental health fields.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin.


FAITH:

For clients who express an interest in an integrating their faith into therapy, you will learn how to make spiritual growth part of a positive therapeutic experience.


PAYMENT:

You will receive fair payment for your services.

REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:

 

  • A caring heart for others, especially struggling couples.

  • A desire to learn and grow every day.

  • A Registered Associate # from the BBS (or expecting to receive one in the next 3 months).