Discovery Counseling Center’s Clinical Training Programs are designed to expand and refine skill sets in brief and long-term psychotherapy. The programs are open to Master’s and Doctoral level Graduate Students as well as Postgraduates and individuals registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) as an Associate MFT, and Board of Psychology as a Psychological Associate.
Please see below for a description of each program and information on how to apply.
School Based Track
Our School Counseling and Intervention Program (SCIP) is designed to offer clinical experience working with children grades K-12 in the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. The program is a 10-month commitment and offers approximately 10-12 clinical hours (2 school days) plus 5 hours of training and supervision per week.
Applicants should have a minimum of one year’s experience involving children and be able to work independently during the school day. The program begins in late August and ends in mid-June and includes a stipend to MFT Trainees and Doctoral Practicum students. This is a paid position for Registered Associate MFT/PCC’s and Registered Psychological Associates.
Clinic Training Track
Our Clinic training track involves a 12-month commitment, carrying a varied clinical caseload of 12-15 clients per week, 2 hours of group supervision, 1 hour of individual supervision and didactic training opportunities. This track offers the opportunity to work with individuals of all ages, couples, families and group work. Opportunities to engage in agency events are offered.
Applicants must be Registered as an Associate with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) or Board of Psychology (BOP) and have significant clinic experience.
SCIP/Clinic Dual Track
Our dual track SCIP/Clinic program offers a combination of working 1 or 2 days in a school-based setting along with carrying a caseload of 5 clients in the clinic. This program is open to individuals Registered as an Associate with the Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), Board of Psychology and advanced level Doctoral Practicum students.
The Discovery Counseling Center Clinical Psychology Internship is designed to expand and refine skill sets in brief and long-term psychotherapy. The program is open to Predoctoral interns who will be working with individuals of all ages, couples, and families in our clinic.
Interns may have the opportunity to conduct psychological testing for children and adolescents. Predoctoral interns take a lead role in the didactic training component and are asked to conduct training throughout the year. In addition, predoctoral interns may have the opportunity to provide consultation to schools and community groups and to work with Program Directors on program planning and evaluation.
At Discovery Counseling Center, we are committed to offering high quality training and supervision that secures the next generation of successful therapists.
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!!”
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