Fredericksburg Counseling Services, Inc.
The mission of this free mental health clinic is to provide access to counseling and related services at no cost to low-income, uninsured people of our region. Fredericksburg Counseling Services is a nonprofit organization and a training site for graduate, post-graduate interns as well as undergraduate students working on their bachelor’s degrees in a related field. Interns work under the guidance of the staff director, a LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker), and a marriage & family therapist.
- Interviewing potential clients (phone intakes)
- Referring clients to appropriate services
- Providing case management for clients
- Administering, scoring, and interpreting a brief mental health screening (PRN)
- Assisting with data collection and helping the program manager with other clinical support work
- Assisting in the publication of INFO (Information Needed For Others, a reference tool for many in the community, including school, churches, social services, etc.), which includes:
- Contacting resources by phone or e-mail to keep the publication up-to-date
- Updating the resource on the computer
- Must meet all UMW and Department of Psychological Science internship requirements.
- Required courses:
- PSYC 315 – Foundations of Clinical Psychology
- Recommended course:
- PSYC 242 – Psychology of Personality
- SOCG 332- Introduction to Social Welfare
- 42 hours of work per credit hour (most interns do 3 credits with 126 hours of work)
- Grade is based on on-campus supervision, agency evaluation, reflective journal, and a final paper
Rachel Edmunds, LCSW, Staff Director
Fredericksburg Counseling Services
305 Hanson Ave, Suite 140
Fax: 540-373-2320 (please call first)