Callen-Lorde Community Health Center is global leader and nationally recognized premier provider of health care to LGBTQ communities. Our behavioral health clinic’s Graduate Student Training Program prides itself for focusing on culturally competent affirmative psychotherapy, psychiatry, and case management services.
Our Graduate Student Training Program aims to give students the experience and skills needed to fulfill the behavioral health needs of all populations with a special focus on LGBTQ and underserved communities. Students will gain competency in working with LGBTQ populations, the ability to work with individuals dealing with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI), substance use, and dual-diagnosis, and the ability to work on an interdisciplinary team within a primary care setting. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about the connection between mental health and physical well-being, learn about transgender and gender non-conforming (TG/GNC) care, foster professional development, and gain the ability to use electronic medical records.
Callen-Lorde’s behavioral health clinical placement is based on experience and competitive interview. Students MUST be available to be at placement sites from 9-12pm on Fridays.
Programmatic Goals and Competencies:
Goal #1: The development of advanced clinical skills through the integration of theory, research, and practice with a focus on LGBTQ populations.
Goal #2: Students will gain competency in work with diverse populations including patients who vary in age, socioeconomic status, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression and level of functioning within an outpatient setting.
Goal #3: Students will develop a professional identity through work with an interdisciplinary team in an integrated outpatient care setting.
Goal #4: Students will develop a strong administrative background using electronic health records in an interdisciplinary healthcare setting.
*The 2017-2018 (Sep-May) training year application cycle will open on Feb 1, 2017.
*Candidates with clinical experience, experience with LGBTQ communities, experience with SPMI and substance use, and strong administrative skills encouraged to apply.
Munib Raad, LCSW is a psychotherapist and the behavioral health student training coordinator at Callen-Lorde Community Health Center. As part of the interdisciplinary
behavioral health team, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) consultation team, he facilitates a DBT skills training group and is interested in research areas around spirituality and resilience within the LGBTQ community. In his individual work, Mr. Raad utilizes an integrative framework combining psychodynamic, behavioral, and skills-based interventions within a social justice framework. Furthermore, Mr. Raad has worked with LGBTQ adolescents and young adults engaged in the Callen-Lorde Health Outreach to Teens (HOTT) program, and advocated for gender non-confirming youth and youth of color to access affirming mental health services. Mr. Raad also coordinates the behavioral health graduate student training program at Callen-Lorde, by developing LGBTQ curriculum to educate future mental health professionals, and providing individual and group supervision to graduate students. Finally, Mr. Raad serves as a clinical consultant for the New York City LGBT Center by providing individual supervision to graduate students completing their clinical placements. Mr. Raad received his Masters in Social Work from New York University and Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College. Most recent academic conferences include presentations at Rutgers University, New York University, the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) and the Blaton-Peale Institute and Counseling Center.
Kate Filmore is Clinical Coordinator at Callen Lorde’s Behavioral Health Clinics. Kate completed post-graduate programs in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, SIFI, DBT Intensive Training, and Mindfulness Based CBT. Kate’s behavioral health interests include personality disorder assessment and treatment, scheme/transference focused interventions and management of persistent mental illness. Kate’s clinical and managerial work is informed by social justice and strengths-based theory. Kate is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with an MSW from NYU-Silver School of Social Work, BA in Special Education from National Louis University, and BA in American Studies from Eugene Lang College. Kate previously worked as a clinical coordinator and psychotherapist at a LGBTQ group home and an inpatient psychiatric social worker on Bellevue’s “First Break” and Dual Diagnosis units.