The Therapist in Training Program provides 12 months of supervision for candidates who wish to work toward US based licensure, or who simply wish to develop confidence as mental health providers. The therapist in training will build and expand their therapeutic skills within their chosen theoretical approach, and gain the tools needed to enhance their professional career. The criteria and structure of supervision meetings will be decided according to the guidelines set forth by the AAMFT.
The therapist in training will be formally evaluated by the supervisor at the end of each three-month period.
The trainee will be contracted on a part-time basis by Tokyo Mental Health to conduct therapy sessions under the supervision of AAMFT approved supervisor, Michael Nevans.
Therapy/Counselling field – Psychotherapies in which Tokyo Mental Health is prepared to provide instruction and supervision, including but not limited to CBT, ACT, Imago Therapy, and DBT.
Qualifications – Candidates must hold (or be enrolled in a program towards) a Master’s degree in clinical psychology, social work, or counseling at the time of contract.
Contract duration & work conditions – The contract is for 12 months. However, if the trainee is absent for more than two supervision meetings, without either voicemail or email contact 24 hours in advance or, if the supervision relationship is compromised due to conflict between the trainee and supervisor, the contract will terminate regardless of whether a full year has passed.
The frequency of our supervision meetings will be a minimum of weekly.
Supervision may be conducted in dyads (two supervisees to one supervisor candidate) or individually, depending on what is more conducive to our schedules and topics discussed.
Josephine joined the Therapist in Training program in April 2019, taking over for Alexis. She is currently doing a Masters in Counseling at Monash University, Austrailia, and works with a range of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive behavioural therapy.
She believes that no matter the therapeutic approach, the most important element to counselling is the relationship between counselor and client. As such, she aims to create an environment in which the client feels safe, relaxed and comfortable. Thank you Josephine!