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Momentous Institute, powered by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas, is a nonprofit focused on building and repairing social emotional health for kids and families since 1920. The organization serves 6,000 kids and family members directly each year through education and mental health programs. In addition to our direct work with kids and families, we invest in research, program development, and training — all in an effort to help far more children than we could ever serve directly. 

Training Program Goals

The goals of this rotation are to:

  • Broaden knowledge of family therapy models based on systemic and interaction concepts
  • Promote reflective habits that enable fellows to evaluate how their own assumptions influence their actions
  • Sensitize and enhance the fellow's knowledge and skills in working with clients of diverse SES, racial, and cultural backgrounds

Fellows see families and groups in both the first and second year of training. Fellows will participate in a discussion of readings or other clinical material and participate in clinical teams. As a team member, each fellow will rotate between being the primary therapist and observing team member.

Fellows can work with individuals, couples, and families with a variety of concerns and from diverse backgrounds. They work as primary therapists with clients while joining with other fellows/residents/staff to form teams that provide a context for learning and collaboration around therapy. The staff encourages a collaborative context for learning and invites informal and formal feedback about training, supervision, and other aspects of our organization.

Requirements for good standing include compliance with all weekly training activities, including provision of clinical services, and successfully meeting the expected outcomes for each training objective.