Claret Center offers resources for faith-based communities and organizations who are navigating change, plotting new growth, and seeking ways to empower their people.
Our consulting services include:
- Circle work
- Communication Skill Development
- Transition Support
At Claret Center, mental health and personal growth go hand in hand. That’s why we offer psychotherapy, workshops, and professional development that support wholeness in mind, body, and spirit.
Our psychotherapists are highly skilled and compassionate individuals trained in a variety of approaches, offering support for many issues including the following:
- Change Management
- Caregiver burnout
- Conflict Management
- Grief and Loss
- Marriage and family issues
- Negative thoughts
- Poor self-image
- Relationship difficulties
- Self-defeating behavior
- Stress management
- Transformational Growth
More on psychotherapy at Claret Center here.
Diagnostic and assessment service
Diagnostic and assessment services, including interviews, questions, and tests designed to identify an individual’s strengths and areas of challenge. They are tailored to the particular interests and needs of religious communities.
We offer Spiritual companionship one-on-one and in group settings. We are available to form new groups to fit the specific needs of organizations and communities. Our offerings include unique opportunities to explore inner meaning with creative processes such as painting, writing, dance, music, and meditation. More here.
Our year-long psychotherapy practicum includes on-the-job experience as a Parish Counselor. Supervisors and students form a treatment team, optimizing available resources for clients—and for each other. Students see clients, maintain clinical files, collect fees, and market the program. On occasion, students may offer psycho-educational workshops.
To ensure personal as well as professional growth over the course of the year, the practicum includes an ongoing weekly learning community that includes both individual and group supervision. Supervisors and peers support each student in finding an approach to therapy that maximizes unique personal style and gifts.
Applications for the practicum are accepted in February. Please send a cover letter, resume, and three letters of reference, to Dr. Allan Schnarr.
Our nine-month Spiritual Direction Internship has been offered for almost 30 years. This is a unique opportunity to develop deep listening skills and compassionate care for self and others. The program is experiential in nature and is facilitated in small groups. You can download a Spiritual Direction Flyer 2021 (PDF) with more information here. The application is available for download here: Spiritual Direction Application Form 2021(PDF).