Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Hall-Mercer Community Mental Health Center

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Clinical Training


Hall-Mercer Community Mental Health Center provides comprehensive outpatient services to Philadelphia residents in need.  Hall-Mercer provides a range of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and mental illness. 


Trainees in the Hall-Mercer program may participate in a range of clinical rotations.  Rotations include adult intake clinics, child intake clinics, child, adolescent and adult outpatient therapy, social rehabilitation groups, a therapeutic pre-kindergarten program, a child and parent center, adult medication clinics and a day program for adults with intellectual disabilities.


Trainees will be expected to:

  • Participate in weekly individual supervision
  • Participate in a weekly training and/or case consultation
  • Participate in assigned rotations
  • Maintain a caseload of 5-7 therapy clients

Trainees are encouraged to indicate areas of interest but will be assigned to rotations based on availability and need.  Trainees are expected to participate in a diverse range of clinical activities with different clinical populations.


Additionally, we can only accommodate students who are available during our regular business hours, generally 8 am – 7 pm, Monday through Friday.  Exceptions cannot be made at this time.


In order for us to select our next cohort of trainees, please write a 1-2 page personal statement with information about your personal background, relevant previous experience, clinical interest and training goals.  In your statement please address your interest in community mental health and Hall-Mercer specifically. Click here to submit your resume and admission statement.


If you are selected for an interview, you will hear from us via email by February 15th, 2016.