Post-Masters or Second Year Students in MSW/MFT Programs &
Doctoral Practicum Students
Discovery Counseling Center of the San Ramon Valley is a community based non-profit organization serving the San Ramon Valley for over 50 years. Discovery Counseling Center pledges to be a mental health agency of full inclusion where staff, clients and members of our diverse community can thrive.
Discovery Counseling Center’s mission is to be the community’s leader in mental wellness by
- Providing affordable, high quality, culturally informed and accessible counseling services and programs;
- Offering excellent and highly regarded training for future mental health professionals;
- Creating greater awareness of the prevalence of mental wellness issues in our community and the importance of early treatment;
- Serving as the community’s advocate in securing adequate funding and resources for the treatment of mental wellness issues
School Based Track
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/PCC’s and a stipend is offered to Trainees.
Clinic Training Track
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.
Post-Masters or Second Year Students in MSW/MFT Programs
Doctoral Practicum Students
Associates or Doctoral Students 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 and Doctoral students must be third- year.
SPP (Sports Psychology Program)
Similar to the SCIP or School Based Counseling Intervention Program which seeks to provide early and effective intervention on mental health, the Sports Psychology Counselor, supervised by a licensed therapist is placed at each of the district high schools in an effort to provide mental health support to athletes and athletic departments. The Counselor is available for a total of 10-15 hours per week to provide one-on-one assessment and mental skills/mental health counseling with student athletes, consultation with coaches, group work with and presentations to sports teams on an as-needed basis.
The agency provides individual and group supervision by licensed Psy.D. PhD., 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
“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!!”
Phone (925) 837-0505
Fax (925) 837-0568