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Clinicial Training Center: We commit to training and equipping the next generation of clinicians through our Clinical Training Center so they can provide individualized quality care in our community.

We commit to training and equipping the next generation of clinicians through our Clinical Training Center so they can provide individualized quality care in our community.

Our goal is to provide exceptional training so that participants completing the Clinical Training Program at KS Services are able to provide individualized quality care in our community. 

Participants of the training program are invited to be a part of a caring team committed to serving clients through evidence-based support. Clinical Training participants learn in an encouraging atmosphere of observation, honest feedback, and professional mentoring that prepares them for successful private practice upon full licensure.  They develop first-class clinical skills to help their clients at affordable rates.

 

KS Services will support students in practicum, internship and residency.

 

Each participant in the program will receive:

 

  • Weekly individual supervision with a licensed supervisor at a reduced rate to ensure professional, ethical, and effective counseling services are being provided.

  • Once monthly group supervision with a licensed supervisor at a reduced rate to discuss case studies, handling of certain situations, and best practices.

  • Optional weekly peer consultation with Clinical Director for a closer, more personal look at ongoing case work at no cost.

  • Direct clinical observation at least two times a year

  • Education, oversight, and guidance in diagnosing, conceptualizing, treating and dealing with clients and conduct supervision with a focus on raw data from the Clinical Training participant’s clinical work and through case study. 

  • Periodic trainings in relevant and emerging topics in the field of Mental Health Counseling.

  • Quarterly evaluation forms completed by your supervisor.

  • Access to a supervisor outside of scheduled supervision to consult or in emergency situations, as needed.

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    Practicum Student

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    Resident in Counseling

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    Counseling Internship

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    Your Pathway to Becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor

    01

    Earn a Bachelor's Degree in counseling or related field

    Check admission requirements for Masters programs to make sure your degree provides the required prerequisites for admission.

    03

    Complete VA Supervised Field Requirements

    Once you've completed your masters degree, Virginia requires you to complete a period of post-graduate supervised clinical work experience.  This requires 3,400 hours of supervised work including 2,000 direct client hours and 200 hours of supervision.  You have between 21 months and 4 years to complete these requirements.  

    05

    Apply for an LPC License

    Once you have completed all of the requirements of residency, you can submit an application for licensure. Once you receive your LPC license you can practice counseling anywhere in the state of Virginia.

    02

    Earn a Graduate Degree in Counseling

    Your master’s program will require completion of a practicum and internship program.  KS Services does work with practicum and internship students.

    04

    Pass the NCMHCE

    To obtain your license, you must also pass the NCMHCE exam. You can take this exam at any point during your residency. 

    06

    Maintain Your License

    You must renew your license by completing continuing education and paying a renewal fee as required.

    How to Apply

    Required Materials:

    • Resume

    • Cover Letter (with intended start date)

    • One Letter of Recommendation from a Professor

    • Two letters of Recommendation from Supervisors

    Contact

    Please send all required materials via email to office@keystoneservices.biz

    Graduate intern applications are accepted year round. Applicants are interviewed and decisions made approximately 2 weeks prior to university paperwork deadlines, leaving time for alternate plans if KS Services is not able to accept them.

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