Overview of training site
MIT Medical’s Student Mental Health & Counseling Services provides mental health services to the MIT community with a primary emphasis on caring for students. Our treatment services include diagnostic evaluation; individual, group, and couples therapy; psychopharmacology; urgent care and risk assessment, and consultation and referral to providers in the community. We also provide a number of community outreach and educational services around the MIT campus throughout the year. We serve a diverse population of clients from all over the world with a wide range of presenting concerns, including depression, anxiety, adjustment difficulties, psychosis and severe mental illness. Our staff includes a multidisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and psychiatric nurses.
We are a clinical-training site for doctoral students in clinical or counseling psychology programs, as well as psychiatric residents. Psychology trainees are integrated into multidisciplinary treatment teams, carry a caseload of individual therapy clients (typically 15–18), receive weekly supervision from several clinical supervisors on staff (three hours total per week; two individual sessions and one group session), attend weekly team and all-staff meetings, attend trainee and staff seminars, and are encouraged to participate in other activities based on their interests (e.g., group therapy or outreach and educational programming).
Primary opportunities and objectives of psychology training at MIT Medical’s Student Mental Health & Counseling Services include:
- Immersion in college mental health practice
- Advanced supervision in psychotherapy
- Risk assessment and crisis intervention
- Exposure to an emerging adult population
- Opportunities for campus outreach and education
- Multidisciplinary collaboration.
Key staff involved with training
- Psychology Training Committee
- Karen Singleton, Ph.D., Service Chief (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Susan Kelley, Administrative Coordinator (email@example.com)
Applications for the 2019–20 training year will be made available in the Fall.
Please direct any questions regarding psychology training at MIT Medical’s Student Mental Health & Counseling Service to Evan Waldheter, Ph.D., Clinical Training Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org); 617-253-2916).