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Dakota Counseling Institute
910 W. Havens
Mitchell, SD 57301

Agency Description

Dakota Counseling Institute is a private non-profit community mental health center which serves the residents of Davison, Sanborn, Aurora, Hanson and Brule counties. The staff of Dakota Counseling Institute consists of clinical psychologists, clinical social workers, doctoral level psychology graduate students, a consulting psychiatrist, a consulting psychiatric nurse and case managers. The major services provided by Dakota Mental Health Center include:

  • Outpatient assessment and treatment
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Consultation and community education
  • Emergency services
  • Liaison services

Staff Information

Administrative Supervisor

Roswitha Konz

Position Information

  • Direct pay training site (not contracted with USD)
  • Stipend: $18.00 per hour (12 months)
  • Hours per week: not to exceed 20 hours per week
  • Number of placement positions: 2-3
  • Estimated distance from Vermillion: 132 miles
  • Prior training & experience required of trainees: prepracticum and assessment courses
  • Prior training and experience preferred of trainees: master's degree
  • Strengths of this practicum experience: diverse clientele with respect to age, race, and SES; range of presenting problems

Training Opportunities

M = major emphasis (all trainees involved)
O = options for trainees (based on trainee interest or skills)

Populations Activities Special Areas
elders O individual therapy M HIV/AIDS O
adults M family therapy O eating disorders O
adolescents M couples therapy O developmental disabilities O
children M group therapy physical disabilities O
ethnic minorities (specify: Hispanic, Native American) M community outreach O PTSD O
gay/lesbian/bisexual O consultation/liaison O forensic O
low income M crisis intervention O sexual offenders O
homeless O brief psychotherapy O sexual abuse O
inpatients long term therapy O geropsychology O
outpatients M cognitive assessments O SPMI M
residential O personality assessments O SED M
English as second language O neuropsych assessments substance abuse M
immigrants/refugee O case management domestic violence O

Proportion of Practicum Time

Proportion of practicum time spent in a typical month

  • Therapy: 70%
  • Assessment (including conducting/scoring/preparing reports): 15%
  • Receiving supervision: 10%
  • Consultation: 5%