Clinical Services Training Program

Make a difference in the lives of children and families, building skills you’ll use for the rest of your career. Take advantage of training opportunities in psychology and social work at Adventist HealthCare The Lourie Center for Children’s Social & Emotional Wellness.

Who Should Apply

Find experience and mentorship in a trauma-informed, attachment-focused environment at the Lourie Center. We accept:

  • First- and second-year social work interns
  • Third- and fourth-year (pre-internship) psychology externs
  • Postdoctoral students

The program gives preferences to applicants with some clinical child experience and testing. Diverse applicants, especially those with multilingual skills, are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Submit your application between February and May. Follow your school program’s online application process, if available. Or email our training coordinator, Jessica Rotem, at, the following:

  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Two references
  • Writing examples, such as test reports or evaluations

What You’ll Learn

Focus on:

  • Applying clinical attachment theory
  • Developing relationships with young children and their families
  • Studying the psychodynamic perspective and understanding children within an intergenerational family
  • Taking part in interventions


You’ll receive supervision based on your academic program and degree needs.

Student Seminar

Gain insight into thoughtful integration of theory and ongoing clinical practice. Take part in weekly student seminars, usually held Thursday mornings. Attendance is mandatory.

Caseload & Schedule

Your caseload will vary based on your discipline, experience and schedule. Commit to at least 16 hours per week from September through May (or as scheduled by your academic program).

Be present at the Lourie Center at least three days per week. The Lourie Center is open five days a week between 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Fridays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Parent-Child Program Requirements

If you work in the Parent-Child Clinical Services Program, you’ll commit to one late evening (until 8 p.m.) per week. Go to mandatory staff meetings and trainings midday on most Wednesdays.

TNP Meetings & Hours

If you work in the Therapeutic Nursery Program (TNP), attend staff meetings on Thursday from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. or Wednesday from 2 to 3 p.m. Certain team meetings may happen before children arrive for the day.

TNP group supervision is Wednesday 3 to 4 p.m.

About The Lourie Center

The Lourie Center is a training site focusing on social-emotional development, mental health and education in childhood. Every year, we train social work and psychology interns and externs from university programs. We also offer postdoctoral training. The center is affiliated with Adventist HealthCare.

Contact Us

Questions about the Clinical Training Program or how to apply? Call our Training Coordinator Jessica Rotem at 301-761-2758.

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