Academic Teaching & Training
If you are a student or professional looking to learn more about clinical training, internships, supervision, or group co-leadership, there is some helpful information below.
The postgraduate internship program at the Coché Center, LLC began in 1987 and has been an integral part of our practice ever since. The program is directed by Judith Coche, Ph.D., A.B.P.P.
Barter for Service: The internship is an "even" trade: learning and experience for service and supervision. No money changes hands.
Duration: Internship contracts usually run between early September and early August. Monthly hours vary between 10 and 40 and internships last one to two years. Two-year training programs are suggested to maximize professional development.
Supervision: Interns are provided with individual supervision as needed.
Co-Lead Opportunities: Interns are able to become co-leads for group therapy groups, with Judith Coché, Ph.D. (A.B.P.P, F.A.G.P.A.). The center provides group specializations in short and long term group psychotherapy for both individual adults and couples.
Accreditation: The internship meets certification training requirements for many professionals.
Application Process: In order to apply, applicants need to have or be working on a M.A., M.S.W., R.N., Ph.D., or M.D. and a high level of motivation to learn group psychotherapy. Applicants are evaluated on their level of experience, motivation to excel, and potential in contributing as a group therapist.
Applicants need to submit the following information: a current C.V. and a letter of intent indicating the function of the internship in their career development. Send application and questions to [email protected] or call (215) 731-1908.
Onsite Professional Training
Training at the Coché Center for students and colleagues in the mental health profession began in 1975. In the past twenty years, Dr. Judith Coché and staff have presented more than 300 courses and workshops for colleagues, students, clients, and the business community.
Workshops: Workshops and courses are held regularly and discussion and lecture topics tailored to the needs of the attendees. Each course varies in length, from a half-day to extended full day sessions. Locations vary from academic to vacation destinations.
Supervision: Dr. Judith Coché has practiced psychotherapy and clinical supervision with both male and female psychotherapists for over twenty years. She is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania and New Jersey and a certified Clinical Supervisor in Family and Couples Psychotherapy from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, a Certified Group Psychotherapist, a Fellow of the American Group Psychotherapy Association and of the Human Services Center of the Philadelphia Society of Clinical Psychologists.
The Flavor of Learning: A variety of didactic and experiential, verbal, and non verbal, serious and lighthearted moments create an atmosphere for change and learning at many different levels. Handouts, videotape material, demonstrations, and sharing create a powerful grid for both quick insights and cemented change.
Topics Available: Due to Dr. Coche's range of interests and expertise, topics vary widely and can be adapted to the learner's needs. Here are some common areas of interest:
Individual Psychotherapy and Supervision Issues
Couples and Family Psychotherapy Training
Couples Psychotherapy Training
The Business of Practice
Use of Dogs as a Therapeutic Assistant