Post-Graduate Residency Program at Centus

Now Recruiting Pre-licensed Mental Health Clinicians for 2023

Could a Post-Graduate Residency Program with Centus be your next step in building your counseling career? If you have a master’s in counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy and have licensure candidate status in Colorado for any of these disciplines, this valuable opportunity is for you. You will get high-quality training and supervision at no cost to you, and you’ll be paid to serve.

Who Is This Residency For?

We’re searching for candidates from diverse backgrounds who are passionate about working with underserved communities. Cultural humility and engagement along with spiritual assessment and integration are the key focal points of our two-year training course, with the ultimate goal of logging the qualifying hours necessary for Colorado licensure in your discipline.

The benefits of our program include:

Our Curriculum Includes

Trauma-Informed Care

Cultural Humility and Engagement

Clinical Assessment for Spiritual Resources

Recognizing Cultural and Spiritual Barriers to Recovery

Integrating Cultural and Spiritual Beliefs

Clinical Treatment Modalities

And, more...

What residents are saying about the program…

"I am passionate about serving traditionally underserved individuals and communities of all ages, particularly within the LGBTQIA community. I believe the residency program at Centus is an excellent fit for me because they offer a diverse training curriculum with numerous opportunities for professional and personal growth and development."
Suzanne Ramirez, MSW, SWC
"I was given an opportunity with Centus to continue to serve the adolescent population. Centus is providing me direct supervision and guidance to earn my LCSW. The residency program is allowing me to meet with clients in a clinical and therapeutic way as a social work candidate while working towards my LCSW."
Tara Benegas, MSW, SWC

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes. Licensure candidate status in each respective discipline is required for this Post-Graduate Residency Program (counseling, social work, or marriage and family therapy).

Centus has applied for and received designation as a Community Mental Health Clinic with the State of Colorado and completed licensure as a Behavioral Health Entity.

The designation and licensure from the State will allow the residents, under direct supervision, to serve clients covered by Medicaid.

Year 1 Training Curriculum:

  • Intro to LGBTQ+ Behavioral Healthcare, Josh Parker, MSW, LCSW
  • Intro to Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Dawn Crosswhite, MSW, LCSW
  • Multiculturalism, Cultural Humility, and Implicit Biases, Dr. Kinette Richards, Ph.D., NCC
  • Intro to Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy, Rev. Dr. Mark Killmer, Psy.D., M.Div., LMFT
  • Intro to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Patti Schramm, MSW, LCSW
  • Intros to CBT & DBT, Denise Killmer Magoto, MA, LPC, LAC, Ph.D. Candidate
  • Intro to Susan’s School Counseling Program & Intro to Synergetic Play Therapy, Georgia Angelo, MSW, LCSW.
  • Trauma-Informed Care, Melissa Schwappach, MA, LPC, NCC
  • Intro to IMAGO Relationship Therapy, Paul D. Bretz, D.Min, LCSW, MHSA
  • Intro to Military Cultural Competency, Tiffany Morgan, BA in Psychology, US Navy Vet, CEO of Warrior Now https://warriornow.org/
  • Intro to Motivational Interviewing & Working with Addictions, Denise Killmer Magoto, MA, LPC, LAC, Ph.D. Candidate

Year 2 residents will have access to up to $1,000 to put towards additional training in obtaining advanced training, certification, and/or additional licensure, i.e. Licensed Addiction Counselor.

We require a minimum of 15 outpatient clinical hours per week. In addition, 1 hour of individual and 2-3 hours of group supervision is required per week.

No – this is not a position requiring crisis assistance. The clinical work in this residency is for hours of your choosing. You may set your own availability, creating your own flexible schedule. You can choose to work some weekend or evening hours or not.

Consultations and training will be a blend of in-person and virtual meetings. In-person meetings may be in various community office locations or school sites in the Denver area. Virtual meetings will occur via HIPAA-compliant Zoom video conference.

There are no fees for applying or being accepted to the Centus Post-Graduate Residency Program. However, the fees associated with the candidate’s application to the State of Colorado is the prospective resident’s responsibility, as obtaining candidacy status is a job position requirement.

Upon completing this program, we’d be delighted to consider you for a full-time Licensed Clinician position with Centus.