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The Mental Health Training Program at HealthRIGHT 360 provides specialized training in the treatment of dual diagnosis for students in Master’s and Doctoral degree programs in psychology and social welfare from many graduate programs in the Bay Area. Our practicum program is part of the Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative.
Practicum students learn evidenced-based treatment models, which include Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Skills training, and Seeking Safety to effectively treat our clients in both outpatient and residential treatment settings. In the upcoming year, the agency is also committed to increasing the use of Mindfulness-based treatment interventions in clinical programming.
Students provide individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy and skills-based groups to clients in early recovery from co-occurring disorders. All students will have an opportunity to facilitate or co-facilitate groups, and many start their own groups at some point during the training year. There are also opportunities to administer psychological testing contingent on availability of referrals. Students assist the counseling staff in determining and addressing issues of potential self-harm; thus, they are able to intervene in crisis situations. They attend and participate in team meetings and consult regularly with our agency psychiatrists about medication referral and course of treatment.
Due the limited availability of mental health staffing due in large part to fiscal restraints, the psychology students are able to provide much needed mental health services to individuals who might otherwise be denied. The Mental Health Training Program provides essential help to our dually diagnosed clients and trains the next generation of psychotherapists in the specialized principles and application of treatment for a very significant segment of the mental health population.
If you are interested in applying for the HealthRIGHT360 Mental Health Training Program, please email an application packet which includes a cover letter, curriculum vita, graduate transcripts, and two letters of recommendation by February 22, 2013 to Dr. Jennifer Banta, Mental Health Training Director.
Offers will be made to candidates on April 15, 2013.
If you have any questions regarding the Mental Health Training Program, please contact Dr. Banta by phone (415-590-9451) or email. Thank you for your interest.
At this time, we are only accepting applications for San Francisco programs.