True North Therapy & Training is pleased to announce an externship emphasizing evidence-based psychotherapy and psychedelics integration therapy for the 2022 – 2023 academic year. This year, we are offering one adult/adolescent focused externship.
About True North
We are a unique psychotherapy practice that prioritizes the well being of our therapists and works to create a culture of warmth and authenticity, as well as professional and personal growth. We also care deeply about our clients, so we practice and disseminate only evidence based therapies. True North is one of the leading providers of empirically supported third wave and contextual behavioral therapies in the Washington DC area. Our primary approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). We also utilize other third wave and mindfulness based approaches including Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Clinical applications of Relational Frame Theory (RFT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and Behavioral interventions including Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP).
Psychedelic Integration Services
True North is also proud to be at the forefront of ACT-informed psychedelic safety and integration therapy. Indeed, we are one of only a handful of practices offering psychedelic harm reduction, preparation, and integration therapy in the greater DC-Maryland-Virginia area.
Our diverse patient population presents with a wide variety of struggles including mood and anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive spectrum disorders, trauma, eating disorders, relationship concerns, and personality disorders. For complex problems we take a trans-diagnostic, broadly integrative approach.
- Externs are paid a stipend and carry a caseload of approximately 8 clients per week
- Externs are on-site 2 full days a week
- Externship includes weekly individual supervision, biweekly group supervision, and biweekly didactics.
- Externship Dates: Summer 2022 to Summer 2023.
- Office is metro accessible and ample free parking is available
- Additional opportunities may include literature review research on empirically supported treatments and co-leading a group.
- Be a doctoral student in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology APA-accredited Program.
- Have completed a Master’s degree.
- Have completed at least one year of clinical practicum.
Variety of Work
We believe that having a variety of roles makes us better clinicians by enriching our lives and the lives of our clients. Our practice supports our therapists in engaging in clinical work, research, training, and community outreach in a way that enriches the field and our community and allows us to provide better care.
Collaborative and Inclusive Environment
At True North, we welcome people of all ages, races, ethnicities, cultures, national origins, sexual orientations, genders, sexes, religions, and abilities. We actively cultivate a warm, supportive environment in which relationships are valued and ideas are encouraged. Therapy, training and outreach are all team-based, and our clinical work is supported through regular case consultations.
Submit a cover letter, CV, and two letters of recommendation to Dr. Miranda Morris at DrMirandaMorris@gmail.com
One of the letters of recommendation must be from a recent supervisor.
Applications must be received by February 1, 2022.
For more information about True North, visit TrueNorthACT.com