Masters Level Student Training Program

The mission of the Masters Level Student Training Program is to provide in-depth, comprehensive training in the provision of clinical services to a diverse population of adults and children in a large community mental health agency. We believe that all future mental health professionals need to demonstrate competency in:

• Assessment, diagnosis and treatment of chronic severe mental illness and emotional/behavioral problems in adults, adolescents and children utilizing evidence based interventions

• Ethical and legal responsibilities of mental health professionals

• Cultural / ethnic / gender-sexual orientation/religious/class diversity

• Professional and personal interactions with others

• Community outreach

Our students work primarily within our Adult or Child and Family divisions, however, placement opportunities may also be available in our crisis houses and our Suicide Prevention Center. We provide direct, practical experience with the range of clients and problems found in a community mental health center. With intensive supervision and formal teaching presentations, students gain much knowledge and experience from our practical, hands-on approach. We emphasize both depth and breadth of experience, and focus on quality of supervision and teaching.

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Once you have completed the application form, please e-mail it along with your resume to

Applications will be accepted starting February 1, 2017 for training year 2017-18
(September 6, 2017 - May 31, 2018).

For MFT Trainee placement positions:

Deadline for application submission: 2/28/17
Interviews will take place: 3/1/17 - 3/27/17
Placement decisions made on or before: 4/3/17

For MSW Intern placement positions:
Submit applications starting: 3/1/17                                                                                  Interviews will take place: 3/6/17 - 5/5/17
Placement decisions are made by the schools.

For questions about our Master's Level Student Training Program, please contact:

Linda O'Connor, LCSW
Training Director
(310) 751-5284

Download our Masters Level Student Training Program brochure