Dr. Dan Sartor

I’m delighted to introduce you to the clinical training program at Trinity Christian College Counseling Services! Trinity’s counseling center provides counseling and psychological services to the college’s diverse student body through its clinical training program, which offers practicum and advanced practicum experiences for graduate students in clinical psychology and practicum and internship experiences for graduate students in clinical mental health counseling. My prayer is that our clinical trainees will grow personally and spiritually as they participate on our team in a clinical training experience designed to enhance mental health knowledge, hone clinical skills, and deepen each counselor’s reservoir of experience for becoming a competent mental health professional. Trinity is a wonderful place, and the student life division is hospitable and collaborative! I’m eager to introduce you to the Trinity community to explore whether Trinity Counseling Services might be your next step of clinical training! Highlights of our training program include the following:


Hands Holding a Seedling and Soil ca. 2000Training is Central to Trinity Counseling Services’ Mission

Trinity Christian College’s Counseling Services exists to promote emotional wellbeing, relational health, and spiritual vitality for each sector of the college’s diverse student body through clinical counseling and related services, thereby supporting the college’s educational mission involving the whole person. Additionally, Trinity Counseling Services provides clinical training for professional counselors in a manner consistent with the mission and philosophy of the college and the highest standards of practice in professional counseling.


Up to 300 Hours of Direct Client Contact During the Academic Year
  • Diverse Client Population: 36% of the Trinity Christian College Counseling Center’s clients identify as ethnic minorities
  • Diverse Clinical Issues: Depression, Anxiety, Panic, Post Traumatic Stress, Suicidality, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Personality Disorders, Relationship Issues, Bereavement, Personal Identity, Sexuality Issues, Spirituality Issues, Career and Vocation
  • Diverse Modalities of Service: Intake Assessments, Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy, Campus Outreach Presentations, Consultations with Faculty and Staff, Couples Therapy
  • Experience in providing brief and longer-term psychotherapy
Weekly Supervision with a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Professional Counselor
  • Weekly 1-hour face-to-face clinical supervision with a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and LCPC entailing review of therapy session recordings
  • Weekly 1.5-hour group supervision and in-service training aligned with clinical application of weekly readings, podcasts, or videos on topics relevant to clinical work with emerging adults, attachment theory, trauma-informed care, spiritual issues, integrating faith, and treatment planning
Development of Attachment-Focused and Trauma-Informed Treatment Orientation
  • Guidance in developing diagnostic competence with the DSM-5 in psychotherapy
  • Training in trauma-informed and attachment-focused case conceptualizations and interventions in clinical work
  • Facilitation of application of an additional theoretical approach (e.g., Cognitive Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) of the trainee’s choice to be integrated with attachment approaches to therapy