Community Partners Program

What is a Community Partner?

TCP’s Community Partners is a group of like-minded psychotherapists who support the TCP mission and client community by offering their time, pro-bono, to take on a low-income client when TCP is at capacity. The client’s sliding scale fee is then donated back to TCP as a tax-deductible donation from the Community Partner.

This program has raised almost $12,000 to date in support of TCP’s mission and services. We are deeply grateful and touched by these clinician’s generosity and support of TCP’s mission.

Why become a Community Partner?

In exchange for supporting our mission, TCP seeks to make sure that our Community Partners are a part of the TCP family.

By becoming a Community Partner, you will:

  • Join a unique and talented group of clinicians invested in helping marginalized folks – specifically – women, transgender and non-binary people heal and transform their lives.
  • Be prioritized as a referral source for other callers who may be a fit for your private practice at your fee
  • Fulfill your Code of Ethics expectation of providing therapy to someone in need.
  • Receive tax benefits for your pro-bono work
  • Receive discounts and/or may attend free of charge – on all of TCP’s events, trainings and meeting space.
  • Grow your professional networks
  • Attend our annual Partner’s reception and receive complimentary CEUs (if available)
  • Participation in a special Peer supervision group for partners

Job Openings @ TCP

Hours: 25 hours/week
Salary: $30,000
Therapy Center of Philadelphia (TCP) provides high quality and more affordable therapy on a sliding scale basis to women and transgender communities. The Intake Coordinator is an integral part of the team as they are the public face of TCP and connect clients to our staff therapists.
 
The successful applicant will be a person deeply committed to engaging in the ongoing work of racial and gender justice. They will possess strong organizational skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and experience working in a mental health setting. Qualified candidates will demonstrate the ability to foster strong working relationships with members of both the leadership team and staff therapists, and the capacity to navigate dual relationships sensitively while maintaining strong boundaries.
 
The Intake Coordinator will be responsible for managing operations of the Intake Department which includes:
 
  • Answering and responding to telephone calls/emails from potential clients
  • Clinically assessing potential clients to determine if TCP can meet the level of care needed by the potential client.
  • Clinically responding to clients in crisis and referring out as needed.
  • Scheduling and completing intake assessments with potential clients.
  • Matching and assigning clients to TCP therapists based on client need and therapist specialty areas.
  • Managing telephone calls/emails from other professionals/organizations requesting information about TCP.
  • Conducting administrative tasks such as maintaining client database, closing charts, and managing archived files.
  • Supervising post-doctoral fellow, masters-level interns, and volunteers serving the Intake Department
Effectively communicating with the Clinical Director and Executive Director regarding status of the Intake Department, inclusive of administrative and clinical concerns.
Planning and conducting community outreach activities.
Experience with Theranest a plus.
 
Requirements:
 
  • Masters degree in social work, psychology, counseling, couple and family therapy or related fields, OR
  • Bachelors degree and 5 years experience working in mental health
 
If you are interested in becoming part of our dynamic team please send your email and resume to ed@therapycenterofphila.org
 
In your cover letter please share your understanding of the link between social
justice and well-being.
Therapy Center of Philadelphia (TCP) seeks a full-time post-doctoral fellow to join its dynamic staff for the 2020-2021 year. Located in Center City Philadelphia, TCP has been providing affordable, quality, psychotherapy services to women, transgender, and gender-expansive people since 1972. We offer therapy services that welcomes diverse experiences across race, sexuality, class, gender identity, culture, religion, and nationality. We offer all our services from an trauma-informed, intersectional framework that attends to aspects of social location and oppression as integral to the therapy relationship and work. We offer opportunities for the successful candidate to enhance clinical skills in conducting psychotherapy, supervision, and assessment, while learning how to incorporate a social justice, relational and intersectional approach. We are seeking a Postdoctoral candidate who will possess these values and who is interested in growing in within this clinical framework.
 
The postdoc will receive two hours of individual supervision per week and participate in group supervision and staff meetings. The position is full time and includes managing all community outreach activities as well as program evaluation conducted at the agency. Compensation includes a stipend of $30,000 for the year with 10 paid personal days. We are particularly interested in therapists of color, bilingual therapists, and transgender or gender expansive therapists.
 
Applicants should email a letter of interest, your CV, and two letters of reference with at least one being from someone who knows your clinical work to Deborah Seagull, PhD, LCSW at deborah.seagull@gmail.com for consideration.
 
Deadline for applications is March 6th, 2020. No calls, please

TCP seeks a psychotherapist to join our dynamic staff. TCP strives for racial and gender equity and affirmation and seeks someone experienced in practicing through this lens. The successful applicant will work among clinicians with a wide range of expertise and backgrounds including using Self as Therapist frameworks, psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory, gestalt therapy, EMDR/trauma work, mindfulness and somatic work, and marriage and family therapy approaches.

Requirements include (please read carefully):

  • at least a master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, marriage and family therapy, or related fields
  • around TWO years of post-masters clinical experience
  • experience and commitment to attending to how social location (i.e. race, class, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc) operate within the clinical frame and relationship
  • experience working with transgender and gender non-conforming/non-binary communities
  • at least 10 hours of client contact per week or 15 hours if you need to obtain hours for clinical licensure
  • one evening or a Saturday a week (this may be flexible depending on space)
  • agreement to become credentialed with third party insurance
  • participation in one staff meeting per month on a Friday afternoon
  • participation in monthly individual supervision and group supervision

Trans and gender non-conforming/non-binary clinicians, clinicians of color, EMDR clinicians, and bilingual clinicians are especially encouraged to apply.

Hours: 10-15 hours a month, schedule tbd (must include some Fridays and regular presence at the agency)

Status: $35 per hour

RESPONSIBILITIES: 
The Clinical Supervisor (CS) will clinically and administratively supervise TCP therapists (licensed, unlicensed, post-doc, and interns) based on their hours needed for their clinical licensure and according to their TCP contract. The number of supervisees will be determined based on number of current staff. You are expected to offer 10-15 hours a month in the position. This includes having a presence at the office particularly on Fridays, participation in monthly staff meetings, and supervisors meeting. The CS will have additional responsibilities including training, clinical policy making, and offering leadership and guidance around mission and growth of the agency.

DUTIES:

  • Supervision of clinical staff and trainees
  • Provide supervision that is rooted in the values and mission of TCP, and promotes racial and gender equity in clinical practice and organizational culture.
  • Provide a supportive supervisory presence at the agency including being on site, being accessible to staff, being available via phone/email, providing flexibility around supervision
  • Provide orientation for new supervisees (staff and interns) to clinical policies and procedures
  • Establish goals for supervision and supervisory learning styles (relational, homework, readings, etc)
  • Meet regularly (can be monthly, bi-monthly, or weekly) for individual supervision with an assigned set of clinical staff and trainees.
  • Be available to offer consultation to supervisees between scheduled meetings as needed
  • Hold legal and professional responsibility for the clinical work of any non-licensed staff or trainees under their individual supervision.
  • Provide monthly group supervision as needed
  • Evaluate clinical supervisees on a yearly basis and invite feedback as supervisors
  • Ensure that supervisees submit all required paperwork, and review their supervisees’ progress notes,
  • Transfer/Termination Summaries for clinical content.
  • Co-sign reports and letters written by any trainees
  • Sign receipts for insurance purposes as the Supervising Clinician.
  • Monitor supervisees’ caseloads and addresses issues related to low caseloads, frequency of cancellations/no-shows, delinquent fees, boundary issues, and countertransference
  • Model and ensure appropriate standards of ethical and professional conduct.

Policy:
In collaboration with the executive director, clinical director, clinical coordinator and other supervisors, the CS offers their leadership and participates in the development and implementation of policies relevant to clinical issues and the mission and growth of the agency. They also monitor clinicians’ and trainees’
compliance with TCP policies, and participate in the development and implementation of corrective measures in the case of supervisees’ non-compliance with TCP policies.

Training:
In collaboration with the clinical director, the clinical supervisor assesses their trainees’ professional development needs, and participates in the development of training plans to meet these needs.

Accountability:
All supervisors are supervised by the clinical director. Supervisors meet monthly with the supervisory team and individually with the clinical director, and with the executive director as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • PA Licensed Psychologist, LCSW, LPC, LMFT
  • Demonstrated competence around social justice in clinical practice, delivery of trans-affirming, racially just, and gender equitable therapy, issues of social location, person of the therapist, and intersectionality.
  • Significant demonstrated knowledge of mental health and trauma-informed therapy in an outpatient setting with low-income women and transgender/gender non-conforming communities
  • Excellent clinical judgment, ability to hold the complexity and clinical nuances around clinical work and at times dual role dynamics; ability to respond appropriately to staff around crisis intervention or ethical dilemmas
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multi-tiered systems and to provide leadership and representation of clinical issues within the agency and in collaboration with the clinical director and executive director.

Trans and gender non-conforming/non-binary clinicians, clinicians of color, EMDR clinicians, and bilingual clinicians are especially encouraged to apply.

If you are interested in becoming part of our team and are committed to our mission, please send your resume and a cover letter indicating your interest to ed@therapycenterofphila.org

Volunteer Opportunities

We are always looking for volunteers to support our programs and operations. We request that all volunteers:

  • Be over 18 years of age
  • Agree to abide by Therapy Center of Philadelphia’s confidentiality agreement
  • Be willing to work during business hours on weekdays
  • Not be a current client of Therapy Center of Philadelphia

Below are some areas where we could use your help:

  • Office support –  Routine office tasks like filing, shredding, etc.
  • Project support – for therapy groups, workshops, and training
  • Event outreach – with women’s events, gay pride, cultural events
  • Fundraising events – help publicize, organize, and manage
  • Host a fund raising house party in support of Therapy Center of Philadelphia

If you are interested in volunteering with TCP, please fill out the contact form on this page.

Donations

If you would like to send a donation by check, please make your check out to:

Therapy Center of Philadelphia
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 1004
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Therapy Center of Philadelphia is a United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania agency.

If you contribute to the United Way at work, you may earmark your support for TCP by specifying Agency: Therapy Center of Philadelphia – Donor Code #1201