Family Therapy Training Program
Students will have a clinical placement in one of several Office of Mental Health (OMH) approved mental health care settings, and receive clinical supervision from our own faculty. All sites provide videotaping capability and the option of live supervision. Students will have the opportunity to work with individuals, couples and families in clinical practice.
Strong Family Therapy Services
Strong Family Therapy Services provides therapeutic and consultation services to individuals, couples and families of diverse backgrounds. Clinicians at SFTS helps individuals, couples and families with concerns across the lifespan from young children through older adults. MFT trainees work alongside the rest of the staff and core faculty to help families discover their strengths and to resolve depression, anxiety, child behavior problems, family conflict, grief and loss. The service has a special focus on helping families coping with chronic illness or health concerns.
Additional Clinical Settings
Family Medicine Center
The Family Medicine Center is a large urban practice that offers a fully integrated and multi-disciplinary Behavioral Health Service to individuals and families.
Monroe Community Hospital
Monroe Community Hospital is a 566-bed facility with long-term care and rehabilitation units. The residents range in age from birth to over 100 years and MCH is known for serving individuals with the most clinically complex medical conditions. The Family Consultation Service provides individual and family therapy to residents and/or family members, and also provides consultation to health care teams. Common domains of therapeutic focus include adjustment to long term care, adjustment to change in health status, grief and loss, and family dynamics that often arise in times of crisis and life cycle transitions. This is a highly collaborative clinical site.
Hillside Children's Center
Hillside Children's Center offers an integrated system of services to address the varied and complex needs of children and families. Outpatient Services include providing crisis intervention, individual/family/group psychotherapy, diagnostic evaluation and assessment, outreach and linkage to community resources, and pharmacotherapy.
St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center
The St. Joseph’s Neighborhood Center provides comprehensive mental health services to individual and families who have insufficient or no insurance benefits. It includes crises counseling, family counseling, spirituality, women’s groups, stress reduction groups, and psychiatric consultations.
Woman’s Health Practice
The Women’s Health Practice is a large urban hospital based OB/GYN practice that is a training site for medical residents. It has a multi-disciplinary family centered and integrated approach to primary care. Women’s Behavioral Health Service provides a liaison at WHP to help bridge patients from a primary care setting to behavioral health care at Strong Family Therapy Services. Liaison provides individual, couple, or family treatment to patients, and also provides consultation to medical providers. This is a highly collaborative clinical site.