Setting: The Austin Psychology & Assessment Center (or APACenter – www.APACenter.com) is a thriving private practice that was formed in Austin, Texas in 2007. We have over a dozen psychologists and other practitioners on our team, most of whom have are licensed psychologists who have obtained their Ph.D. in school psychology or clinical psychology (detailed biographies can be found on our website). We have two locations; one is in south Austin and one in Westlake Hills. The practicum student would primarily be working at our south Austin location.
Although we serve a broad range of clients, most of our therapy and assessment services are with children, adolescents, and families. Candidates with experience conducting psychotherapy, preferably with children and families are preferred.
Population: Families and children from infancy through late adolescence with anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavior problems, high functioning autism spectrum disorder, and other psychological conditions. A few young adults are also seen.
Experiences available: Individual and family therapy for children and adolescents.
Therapeutic orientation: Behavioral and cognitive-behavioral. Also involves frequent work with parents as part of child CBT.
Prerequisites: Experience with evidence-based therapy for children and families. Some knowledge of standardized assessment measures (such as clinical interviews; BASC-3; BRIEF-2) is helpful for treatment planning.
Time commitment: One academic year. Start date is negotiable and can be as early as July 2020. 10-14 hours per week including direct and indirect hours. Option of attending additional professional development activities (monthly didactics held at APACenter).
Supervisors: Lindsay Evans, Ph.D., Dr. Laura Frame, and Dr. Mike Brooks. Dr. Evans and Dr. Frame will supervise the student’s therapy cases. Dr. Brooks will meet periodically with the student to provide professional development regarding private practice.
Application Deadline: February 1, 2020
Number of positions: 1