TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

 

2019-2020

Post-Masters or Second Year Students in MSW/MFT Programs
Doctoral Practicum Students

The Discovery Counseling Center is a nonprofit community-based counseling center serving the San Ramon Valley. Established in 1971, Discovery Counseling Center provides a wide range of  outpatient mental health services for all ages, in our clinic and several programs in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. The Discovery Counseling Center is committed to providing affordable mental health services and to offering high quality training for the mental health professionals of the future.

PLACEMENT OPTIONS

 
 
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SCHOOL-BASED 

Counselors in the School Counseling and Intervention  Program (SCIP) work in the schools with at-risk youth in individual, group and parent counseling sessions. Associates are assigned to schools in the San Ramon Valley School District and will be affiliated with an elementary, middle school, high school or alternative school. The program is approximately 10-12 clinical hours (2 school days) plus 5 hours of training and supervision per week, with a 10-month commitment. 

Applicants should have a minimum of one year's experience involving children and be able to work independently during the school day. This option might be applied toward MFT/PPS hours as well. The program begins in late August and ends in mid- June. This is a paid position for Registered Associate MFT’s and a stipend is offered to Trainees. 

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CLINIC 

Counselors in this program work with adults, children, couples and families in our clinic. Additional responsibilities may include community outreach and participation in agency events. The program is 15-20 hours per week including a minimum of 10 clinical cases and 3 hours of supervision, with a 12-month commitment. Some evening and/or weekend hours are expected. Applicants must be a registered associate or third- year doctoral student with significant clinic experience. 

SCHOOL/CLINIC COMBINATIONS: Associates may choose to work in both the schools and clinic. These associates will carry a caseload consisting of one school and five clinic clients. Training and supervision are the same as above. Associates must be post-masters or third- year doctoral level. 

The agency provides individual and group supervision by licensed Psy.D., MSW, and MFT staff. Bi-weekly didactic trainings are conducted by staff and professionals from the community on a wide variety of topics relevant to the treatment of children and families.   

Application Deadline: Until all positions are filled

Interviews begin in late January

MFT Trainees and Associates

Please submit a letter of intent, resume and two letters of reference to: 

Discovery Counseling Center 

Attention: Carol Axton, LMFT

115-A Town and Country Drive 

Danville, CA 94526

Carol@discoveryctr.net

Phone: (925) 837-0505 ext. 407

Fax: (925) 837-0568

*Email or mail-in application

Doctoral Students

Please submit a letter of intent, resume and two letters of reference to: 

Discovery Counseling Center 

Attention: Kathy Kane, LCSW

115-A Town and Country Drive 

Danville, CA 94526

KathyK@discoveryctr.net

Phone: (925) 837-0505 ext. 307

Fax: (925) 837-0568

*Email or mail-in application

We are members of Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC). For BAPIC applicants, please follow uniform application guidelines and procedures. These can be found at http://www.bapic.info   

"I have gotten so much out of my time at Discovery! The school placement has been very fulfilling and has taught me so much. The supervision has been awesome and the support incredible. I love the emphasis on a positive intern/staff community; I feel I can totally focus on my learning experience. The didactic training has been excellent as well. You can’t go wrong here!!" 

-Doctoral student