Eden Leaders Institute (Eden Leaders) has been training leaders in psychology, counseling, and social work since 1995. We have graduated two to eight candidates a year. All passed their license examinations and pursue the career path of their choice. Eden Leaders contracts with Eden Counseling and Consulting (Eden Counseling) to provide Practicum, Internship, and Residency Training for future Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers as defined by The Commonwealth of Virginia Licensing Boards.
Eden Leaders Institute trains in an Integrationist Model incorporating research evidenced interventions in a manner consistent with and empowered by Christian Faith and Disciplines. Students acquire clinical hours through face-to-face and Online service delivery. Eden Counseling and Consulting serves all ages, ethnicities, and faith groups, though Eden Counseling is known as a distinctly Christian outpatient practice. Students may see cash pay and Medicaid funded patients. They are not eligible in Virginia to see most insurance funded patients. To garner the requisite hours for licensure, Students participate in the Psychological Testing Program. They conduct Diagnostic and Feedback Interview and administer psychological tests and prepare psychological testing reports. This experience provides extensive diagnostic training, necessary to pass the state license examinations.
Residency at Eden Leaders Institute
Eden Leaders employs full time and hourly residents to provide flexibility of Residency engagement. 100% of all Residents who have completed our program have passed the Licensing Examinations.
Residents apply by sending a Curriculum Vitae, Letter of Intent, and Statement of Faith to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . Eden Leaders and Eden Counseling serve a large number of clients and patients who seek to engage a counselor who is a practicing Christian. As a Faith Based organization, Eden Leaders prefers to hire students with this orientation. We serve a broad sector of individuals who identify with the Christian faith, and many who are not interested in integrating faith with psychotherapy. We value having therapist whose backgrounds and practices represent the many diverse expressions of Christian Faith.
Eden Leaders has no budget other than the services contracted with Eden Counseling and the beneficence of Eden Counseling. Therefore, all residents of our training program contract to serve for at least 18 months as full time therapists, or 24 months if they negotiate less than full time. Their employment may be in either Eden Counseling or Eden Leaders Institute, depending on their need for debt forgiveness. There is currently a debt federal education forgiveness program for individuals who work 30 or more hours for 10 years for a non-profit entity. Eden Leaders provides this opportunity.