Medmom Training Programs


August 2017-February 2018 Training Cycle

MedMom is an interdisciplinary child development clinic that serves children and youth by addressing their developmental, socio-emotional, behavioral, and learning needs. We provide integrated services covering various professional disciplines including Developmental Pediatrics, Special Education, Speech and Language Pathology, Psychology, Occupational Therapy, and Physical Therapy.

We are now accepting applications for the next training cycle in the following tracks:

Therapy Track: We require at least 16 hours per week of combined direct service, administrative work, supervision, and training. Counseling or psychotherapy coursework is mandatory. Trainees will be matched to programs and services based on student interest and current needs at the clinic. This may include group intervention programs, school-based services, executive skills coaching, community mental health services for pediatric oncology patients (PGH-Circle of Hope), and low fee clinic-based services. Didactic training will cover clinical assessment, ethics of clinical practice, risk and crisis management, family-systems approach, clinical interventions with young children, clinical interventions with teens, and interdisciplinary practice.

Assessment Track: We require at least 16 hours per week, which includes direct service, scoring, report-writing, administrative work, didactic training, and clinical supervision. Trainees will assist in conducting comprehensive evaluations and executive functioning assessments. They will be trained in a neuro-developmentally informed approach, which emphasizes an understanding of the underlying constructs and processes that affect learning, behavior, interpersonal functioning, and adaptation. Trainees have to be prepared to carry out intensive report-writing duties and to deliver work output within specified deadlines. Didactic training will cover principles and constructs in neuro-developmentally informed assessment, procedures for clinical interview and test administration, observation, diagnosing developmental disorders, and the collaborative helping approach.

Training and Supervision: Clinical Supervision at MedMom integrates 3 essential skillsets: capacity for reflection, clinical/technical competency, and awareness of the implications of power and culture in human interaction. Our supervision structure provides for weekly group supervision with a Primary Supervisor, specific program supervision or “cliniquing” on a weekly basis, monthly didactic training, interdisciplinary trainings, and case conferences. There is a minimum requirement of 6 months, even if the hours are in excess of required school practicum hours.

Tuition Fees: Fees are collected to help the clinic cover the costs of providing a comprehensive clinical training program that is up-to-date with international standards of clinical practice. Interns are charged a training and supervision fee of Php 5,000 per 6-month cycle.

Contact Information- For inquiries about MedMom’s Child and Family Psychology Clinical Training Program, please send your CV and letter of intent to: Joanna Herrera, Psy, RPsy, Head of Psychological Services, MedMom Institute for Human Development. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Telephone No: (02) 727 0565.