Fredericksburg Counseling Services, Inc.

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.

Duties

  • 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

Pre-Requisites

  1. Must meet all UMW and Department of Psychological Science internship requirements.
  2. Required courses:
    • PSYC 315 – Foundations of Clinical Psychology
  3. Recommended course:
    • PSYC 242 – Psychology of Personality
    • SOCG 332- Introduction to Social Welfare

Assessment

  • 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

Agency Contact

Rachel Edmunds, LCSW, Staff Director
email:  fcs_staffdirector@yahoo.com

Fredericksburg Counseling Services
305 Hanson Ave, Suite 140
Phone:  540-373-2320
Fax:  540-373-2320 (please call first)
Email:  fcsagency@aol.com
Website:  www.fcsagency.org

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