Mental Health Training Program

**This program is currently on hiatus** Please check back for future opportunities


Providing specialized training in the treatment of dual diagnosis for students in Master’s and Doctoral degree programs in psychology, MSW, MFT, and other social welfare 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.

About the program

Students provide individual 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 for doctoral students to administer psychological testing contingent on availability of referrals, prior training in this area, and outside supervision. 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 physicians about medication referral and course of treatment. With supervision and support, our students participate in a full range of clinical activities.

The need for Mental Health Students/Interns

The student therapists who train with us receive the opportunity to partner with our clients and join them on their journey to reclaim their lives. The Mental Health Training Program provides essential help to our clients with co-occurring disorders 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.

Please check the BAPIC website for more information about our training program and the BAPIC process.