at Christian Heart Counseling Christian Heart Counseling is committed to providing quality mental health counseling to a variety of clients struggling with a variety of life circumstances. As a part of our commitment to meeting those needs, we welcome the opportunity to train counselors to be more effective in those efforts.
Christian Heart Counseling accepts interns at our Stillwater location who are pursuing their Master’s degrees in disciplines such as LMFT and LPC/LPCC. Clinical Interns gain experience providing counseling to individuals, couples and families. Clinical Interns are provided with weekly supervision with a licensed mental health professional who is also a board approved supervisor. Students may indicate their interest at any time of the year. Our ability to receive new interns is based on our capacity to support the student, physical space, as well as overall fit of skills and values between the intern and organization. Christian Heart Counseling internships typically last 1 year with an expectation of 15 hours per week. Preference will be given to individuals who are interested in long-term career opportunities meeting the mental health needs individuals, couples and families in the community. Clinical Interns are accepted throughout the year. At this time, internship positions are unpaid.
Christian Heart Counseling clinical fellowship positions are for individuals who have successfully completed a Master’s degree in a discipline such as Marriage & Family Therapy and Clinical Psychology, but have not yet completed the state required practice hours for licensure. Clinical Fellows gain experience providing counseling to individuals, couples and families. Clinical Fellows are provided with weekly supervision with a licensed mental health professional who is also a board approved supervisor. The Fellowship position will encourage the development of professional areas of interest as well as the development of professional identities as therapists. Clinical Fellows receive regular supervision with an LMFT therapist, group consultation, and unique opportunities for training. Clinical Fellows are accepted throughout the year, with an expectation of 20-30 hours per week, and requires flexibility in hours to meet clients and supervisors when they are available. Christian Heart Counseling Clinical Fellowship positions are paid.
Training is a significant aspect of internships and fellowships at Christian Heart Counseling. In addition to the primary learning derived from close supervision of therapy cases, education for interns and fellows regular trainings on various psychotherapy topics. Topics may include: Multicultural awareness, Healthy Boundaries, Therapist Self-Care, Crisis Management, Law & Ethics, HIPAA & Confidentiality, Clinical Documentation, Transference and Counter-transference, Couples & Family Therapy, Development of one’s Professional Identity, Professional Specialty Development, and other clinical issues of importance. Trainings are offered by the Internship Coordinator as well as other Christian Heart Counseling therapists as available. For more information or to express interest in a CHC internship or fellowship, Submit your cover letter, resume, and references to email@example.com.
ABOUT THE SUPERVISOR
Supervision for Christian Heart Counseling Interns and Fellows is provided by Internship Coordinator and Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), Lambers Fisher. Lambers obtained his Masters of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary. Lambers has a passion for strengthening couple and family relationships through premarital counseling and marriage enrichment – including overcoming infidelity and divorce prevention. He also uses his client-centered and solution focused therapy style to help children and adolescents overcome behavioral struggles and adjust to difficult life transitions.
Lambers also has a Masters of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary. Lambers’ desire is to help people experience spiritually directed and emotionally healthy lives, while also making intentional efforts to help clients with varying beliefs in their efforts to make significant progress in their lives in a supportive and encouraging way. Lambers is a Board Approved Supervisor for the MN Board of Marriage & Family Therapy and the MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy. Lambers has been counseling for 15 years, and has been supervising counselors (in professional as well as lay capacities) for 10 years.
Lambers is an adjunct instructor at Crown College teaching such courses as Diversity in Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Theories in Counseling, and Counseling for Pastors and Church Leaders. That being said, he does not see supervision as an opportunity to extend lectures on counseling theory outside of the classroom. Rather, Lambers’ Supervision provides unique opportunities for professional development and practical support and guidance as therapist learn how to put their learning into practice. Lambers makes every effort to balance fun and optimistic encouragement with a realistic ever-growing awareness of the needs of the clients as well as the therapists. Similarly, therapist balance and self-care are valued and discussed throughout supervision.