Child Therapy Clinic

Widener's Child Therapy Clinic is a community-based training clinic that specializes in the treatment of mental health in children, adolescents, and families specializing in the implementation of evidence-based services to members of the local community.

Training Opportunities for Graduate Clinical Psychology

As a fourth or fifth-year clinical psychology doctoral intern at the WCTC, you will provide high quality evidence-based child and family therapy, considering the systems-level and contextual factors that influence child and family functioning. You will get experience with a wide range of presenting conditions and family structures and provide services for underserved communities. We use a strengths-based approach to go beyond identifying deficits, to building on existing strengths, looking at each client as a unique individual.

In addition, interns play a central role in the administrative operation of the clinic, providing a valuable experience in clinic management. Some years there are opportunities for interns to provide mentored supervision to practicum students. We also provide a first-year experience for Occupational Therapy graduate students.

At the WCTC, interns are able to put training into practice while providing supportive services to families in Chester and the surrounding community. Our training is integrative, challenging, and rewarding. We learn core skills, work with families and schools, and adapt evidence based interventions to meet the needs of our clients and families.” – Naomi Brinton ’22


Through the clinic, you will have the opportunity to engage in applied research projects designed to evaluate the use of empirically supported treatments with diverse and underserved populations.

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