Graduate level psychology and social work trainees and interns receive valuable training working with our highly diverse LGBTQ population. Our year long program meets all Board of Behavioral Sciences & Board of Psychology licensing laws. Interns are supervised by licensed clinicians who generously donate their time.
The training program is a 12 month commitment with two start dates: June OR September.
Interns and trainees are required to be on-site for a minimum of 20 hours per week and must be willing to complete 8-10 client hours between Monday and Friday each week, with one evening required.
The Clinical Services Training Program recruits pre and post-graduate interns and trainees in M.F.T., L.C.S.W., Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs starting in December.
Submit your application online today!
Our training program and Mental Health Clinic host an annual open house, in January, for trainees, interns, and field placement coordinators.
This is a great opportunity to learn more about our program, community work, and tour the facility. Check our Upcoming Events for the date in January.
Weekly Mandatory Meetings
- Clinical Didactic Trainings
- Group Supervision
- Professional Development Group
- Clinical Program Meeting
The Professional Development Group is a unique opportunity for the intern or trainee to explore personal aspects of training as a psychotherapist. The group helps pre-licensed individuals expand their sense of themselves as therapists and integrate what they are learning in the Training Program.
In this group participants will look at their own relationship to the profession, to their peers, to their work with clients, and to one’s growing identity as a professional in the field.
Didactic Training Topics
- Assessment and Diagnosis
- Attachment Theory
- Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy
- Clinical Issues with HIV+ Clients
- Couples Therapy
- Crisis Intervention
- Cultural Case Formulation
- Diversity Training
- Erotic Transference
- Establishing the Therapeutic Alliance
- Harm Reduction
- LGBT Sexuality
- LGBT Youth
- Professional Identity Development
- Psychodynamic Issues
- Sexual Outsiders, BDSM, Kink
- Socio-cultural Issues in Therapy
- Therapy with LGBT Clients
- Trauma Work
- Transgender Clients