WPPSC was first formed in order to promote conversation on the role of spirituality in mental health, and to subsidize the cost of counseling for persons who could not afford it. The board’s original intention was keep things simple by not actually hiring clinicians to work for WPPSC. However, as we’ve become increasingly aware of the limited options in Waco for counseling and social work internships, the board has shifted this policy. Interns in the area of social work are required to work for an organization, as opposed to within a private practice. In January of 2013 the board approved my recommendation that WPPSC be allowed to hire interns to provide services which meet our mission, provided they have proper supervisory relationships related to their fields.
Although this adds a bit of complication to WPPSC’s bookkeeping, we have our own CPA board member, Lisa Hull, who has already provided guidelines for this shift, and has agreed to oversee the implementation.
The board and I are very confident that WPPSC is going to be extending it’s work significantly thanks to this shift in policy.
We remain grateful to all of you who have been supporting this work since it’s inception.