We are recruiting volunteer counselors for our intensive group treatment program, CommuniCamp™. Receive live, hands-on Selective Mutism treatment training and impact the lives of children/teens suffering in silence. Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and a CV or resume attention to CommuniCamp@SelectiveMutismCenter.org!
Upcoming CommuniCamp™ Programs:
January 12-15th, 2024
February 16-19th, 2024
March 22-25th, 2024
Licensed Mental Health professional and/or therapist
Licensed Speech and Language or Occupational Therapist
Current Doctoral or Masters-level students in any of the specialties listed above
Undergraduate students in the Psychology field with experience working with kids
Complete a web-based training
Attend In-person training
Attend orientation night with patients and their families
Attend CommuniCamp™ in its entirety (8:30am to 3:30pm daily for 3 days)
PA Child Abuse History Clearance
PA Criminal History Record
FBI Background Clearance
Be excited to work with 3 to 17-year-olds using strategies and concepts learned at training!
Work with a team of experienced counselors
Complete daily progress notes
Arrive on-time & remain on-site for the duration of the program
Follow the required dress code
Bring individuality, tons of energy & be ready to have fun!
Earn a certificate of completion after CommuniCamp™
The Selective Mutism Anxiety and Related Disorders Treatment Center and SMart Center Counseling & Assessments is pleased to announce one opening in our one-two year postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology.
The SMart Center and SMart Center Counseling & Assessments specializes in assessing and treating children, teens, and adults with Selective Mutism, social anxiety/shyness, social communication (pragmatic) disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder, anxiety-related disorders and an array of mental health disorders. Our “whole-person” approach is rooted in treating the individual, not just his or her diagnosis.
For Selective Mutism, Social Communication Anxiety Treatment (S-CAT), a CBT-based, whole person treatment is used at the SMart Center but other treatments including PCIT-SM are helpful and complimentary. S-CAT will be taught during postdoc year.
Applicants must have completed or be near completion of an APA-accredited doctoral program and predoctoral internship. Applicants must have formal training and supervision in clinical psychology. Experience in assessments including ADOS, is helpful, but it is not required.
Applicants will have the opportunity to do the following:
Handle/orchestrate triage calls and perform intakes/Internships
Lead weekly virtual or in person groups for children, teens and adults that include support groups
Participate in the 3+ day intensive group treatment, (CommuniCamp) that are held over long weekends (Thur-Sun or Fri-Mon) as lead CommuniCamp Counselors to children/teens *ages 3- 17)
Perform full battery assessments & diagnostic rule outs for all mental health disorders.
Administrative tasks associated with clinical work.
Supervise doctoral externs during weekly supervision plus offer office hours during the week to train externs.
Opportunities for research via the Selective Mutism Research Institute (SMRI)
Opportunities to Perform trainings.
Opportunities to present workshops, lectures at professional conferences
Opportunities for outreach at fairs/conference and schools.
The SMart Center is directed by Elisa Shipon-Blum DO. The Director of Clinical Training is William LaValle PSYD.
The applicant’s primary supervisor is Dr. LaValle but will receive S-CAT Training and additional weekly supervision also with Dr. Shipon-Blum and Jennifer Brittingham LPC. Opportunities for a full-time job are available upon completion of the postdoc.