Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Hall-Mercer Community Behavioral 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 13th, 2014.  Interviews will occur throughout the month of February and selections will be made by the first week in March, 2015.