Predoctoral Advanced Practicum

The mission of Parker Collins Family Mental Health, PLLC is to help individuals and families gain freedom from self-limiting ideas, traumatic emotional pain, or self-destructive behaviors through the delivery of evidence based, responsible, respectful, dignified, and compassionate psychological services. We strive to provide highly responsive customer service to referring providers, individuals, and organizations concerned with our clients’ care. We wish to provide an environment for staff, clients, and other professionals that is enjoyable to work in, stylistic, and free of discrimination, harassment, and social injustice.

The Parker Collins predoctoral practicum is an assessment focused practicum placement that also offers opportunity for therapy engagement. Our client population is primary comprised of individuals presenting with complex trauma histories. We focus on therapeutic and treatment focused psych evals. The evaluation training goes into in-depth, highly integrated, and rigorous psychological evaluations designed for trauma and dissociative disorders. We also conduct evaluations for ADHD, high functioning Autism, and a variety of childhood and adult disorders. We practice from multicultural, feminist, family systems integrated perspectives, which are our defining values.

Students who have a desire to gain a deep competency with trauma designed personality and clinical psych evals is the primary opportunity offered at Parker Collins. Students will be given a chance to learn to conduct very in-depth, research based, and comprehensive evaluations. Psychological assessment tools that are commonly used include: MMPI, MCMI, MID, TSI, TSCC, SCID, ACE, Conners 3, CBRS, BASC system, GARS-3, WAIS, WISC, NEO, others. A schedule of didactic trainings is offered and will cover HIPAA, writing progress notes, diagnostic assessment basics, complex trauma, trauma designed psychological evaluations, and therapy engagement. Students must be prepared to engage in all services through multicultural, feminist, systems, and trauma lenses.

Because of complexities and therapeutic focus of our psych evals, candidates for a Parker Collins practicum position require a minimum of one previous training experience such as previous practicums or other clinical experiences (e.g. masters or doctoral practicums). Candidates need to be able to articulate interest in learning and growing competencies in these areas. Candidates must also be prepared to engage all services through multicultural, feminist, systems, and trauma lenses. Background checks are required.

Trauma Focused – Learn how to administer and interpret psychological instruments using current research for trauma designed psychological evaluations.

Client Population – Parker Collins treats clients ages 4 and up. A practicum at Parker Collins will allow you to expand or solidify your therapeutic range.

Cultural Respect - One of our primary therapeutic values is being culturally mindful. We have a passion for respecting the culture of every individual and family we meet.

Specialties – We are a trauma focused clinic that has a team of clinicians who are specialized in treating Complex Trauma, PTSD, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), MICD, depression, anxiety, and general relationship issues. We work extensively with both individuals, families, parenting, couples’ therapy, and other systems.

Interdependence – Beyond receiving the support of your supervisor, you’ll work closely with other clinicians to deliver the best possible care.

Practicum Commitment:

  • Weekly supervision with LP, weekly group supervision.
  • Bi-monthly training and business meetings.
  • Weekly commitment of 15 to 20 hours a week.
  • One year commitment.

Application process:
Parker Collins participates in the uniform practicum application process. All candidates must be approved by their graduate school to apply. All qualifying applicants will participate in face-to-face interviews with their potential supervisors and other staff.