Program Facilities and Resources

The Danielsen Institute is fortunate to have a generous endowment from Albert and Jessie Danielsen which supports the Clinic, Clinical Training Programs, Research Center, and Academic Programs in the Boston University School of Theology. The remainder of the budget comes from fee income generated from counseling, testing services, and training outreach sites. As a state-licensed mental health center affiliated with Boston University, the Danielsen Institute Clinic also has access to many university resources, including the University Human Resources Office, the General Counsel’s Office, purchasing services, information technology services, facilities and maintenance services, telecommunications services, etc.

The administrative needs of the Danielsen Institute are overseen by an administrative team led by Lauren Kehoe, M.A, Director of Administration and Finance. Lauren oversees several Program Coordinators and front desk staff that provide essential functions including client accounts and billing, building and equipment services, client check-in, paperwork tracking, and liaison with the university around payroll, human relations, compliance, etc.

The Danielsen Institute is housed in a converted brownstone on the Boston University Charles River Campus.  The facilities consist of a waiting room, administrative offices, a staff room for meetings and presentations, clinical offices, two staff kitchens, a group therapy room, and an open work station on the third floor.  All trainees have their own office with a computer and dedicated phone number with voice mail.

As we are part of Boston University, its offices of Environmental Health and Safety and Space Management regularly ensure that our facilities are ADA-compliant.  Because the building is a historic brownstone with stairs, the back of the building has a ramp that allows for access to the lower level offices and ADA-compliant restroom facilities, as well as the group room.  Any client who cannot navigate stairs or otherwise requires those accommodations is seen on that level.  As a Massachusetts Department of Public Health licensed facility, the Institute is also required to be inspected biennially by the Department of Public Safety as a condition of that licensure.

Interns have their own office which includes a computer, a phone with confidential voicemail, and a high speed internet connection, as well as the necessary AV equipment and secure platform for the provision of telehealth and telesupervision. The main office provides other office resources, e.g., a copier/scanner, fax machine, etc. The clinic has a secure server on which interns can write and store clinical documents. Interns receive a detailed Policies and Procedures Manual; they also have access to our small library of professional books and a growing archive of journal articles. The testing library includes all the materials necessary for psychological testing. There are various group rooms available for special meetings, and two kitchens for storing and preparing food. We currently have several audio recorders and webcam video recording technology.

Interns receive a stipend of $36,000 paid in monthly increments. As employees of the university, interns have access to a wide range of university benefits, e.g., email, libraries, fitness facilities, health insurance, and tuition remission. Some employee payments are required for health insurance and for the fitness center. Details regarding university benefits may be obtained by contacting the Human Resources Office at 617-353-2380. Interns accrue leave time, including vacation and sick time, according to Boston University personnel policies.  Interested parties can contact the Danielsen Institute for details of these policies (, 617-353-3047).

The internship represents the first year in a two year training track; the second year is a postdoctoral fellowship which provides additional training in our areas of specialization and hours toward licensure.  The current postdoctoral stipend is $42,000, and the leave time accrual is the same as that for the internship.  Interns must successfully complete their degree and internship to participate in the postdoctoral fellowship.