The Loyola Clinical Centers (LCC) is one of the only interprofessional graduate training clinics in the United States. Through its partnership with Loyola University Maryland's graduate programs, it provides a unique approach to clinical training that emphasizes comprehensive care and commitment to community. Whether you learn, work, or teach at the LCC, you will have the opportunity to contribute to both greater knowledge in your field and the Greater Baltimore community.
This dual emphasis on scholarship and hands-on experience creates a highly relevant clinical education, one that employs the latest, empirically supported treatment, but is also immersed in the compassionate, personal, and community aspects of clinical work. At the heart of the LCC is a strong collaboration between faculty and student, institution and community. As they complete their practitioner-based curriculum, students work closely with experienced faculty and expert supervisors to diagnose and treat a wide range of difficulties.
The Jesuit approach to educating women and men for and with others encourages teachers to walk alongside students in the learning process, taking into account the context of the learner and the intellectual and affective experience of learning; reflecting, from various perspectives, on the meaning of learning; expressing learning through action; and evaluating learning through various means, including genuine changes in the learner his or herself.
Students who complete their clinical training at the LCC are uniquely prepared to begin their professional careers as balanced, compassionate individuals committed to improvement on both an individual and community level—as well as at a competitive advantage for externships and jobs among their peers. At the same time, faculty members are able to perform a service to their community, while offering important supervision and support to future clinicians. The LCC encourage a broad-based approach to diagnosis and treatment that inspires collaboration among clinicians, and takes into account the many factors that affect a person's wellness at each stage of their life.