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Post-Graduate Training Program

The JFK University Community Counseling Center graduate internship and counselor in training (CIT) programs provide interns and CITs with the opportunity to complete their mandated practicum and licensure hours and prepare for the state licensing exam. The programs require a one-year (four quarters) commitment. Currently, the program offers two start dates, one in fall and the other in spring. Participants are required to work at least 20-25 hours per week, which includes a minimum of 10 client hours per week, paperwork, supervision, and trainings.

Interns and CITs in this program are exposed to a variety of clinical experiences, including offering individual, youth, couple, family, and group counseling, and leading psycho-educational workshops on a wide range of issues. Additionally, interns and CITs get relevant experience working systemically in a school-based setting and in other community-serving programs, such as the Family Resiliency Project, Positive Behavioral Team (Concord Center), and Saratoga Senior Center (Sunnyvale Center).

JFK University Community Counseling Centers provide comprehensive training to introduce interns and CITs to policies and procedures and familiarize them with HIPAA compliancy regulations and Valant, an electronic medical record keeping system. In addition, on-going clinical training supports their growth as mental-health clinicians by covering topics related to theory, cultural competency, law and ethics, crisis and trauma, depression, parenting issues, countertransference, and various other issues that often occur in therapy. Supervision is offered at the Centers by licensed professionals in professional clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, social work, and psychology.

Internship Highlights

At the Centers, interns and CITs will:

  • Train on Valant, electronic medical records (EMR) software, which tracks and maintains client information and scheduling
  • Have access to a designated counseling room for meeting with clients
  • Facilitate a weekly therapy/psycho-educational group
  • Be listed on the Centers’ intern biography page
  • Receive didactic training on topics of interest

Education Required

  • Master's or doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology, or a related field

Experience Required

  • Successful completion of pre-master's/doctoral practicum/internship at a mental health facility
  • Demonstrated experience in providing individual, adolescents, family, couples, and/or group psychotherapies
  • Bilingual skills and or fluency in Spanish is strongly favored
  • School-based counseling (strongly favored)
  • Mental-health treatment for returning citizens

License, Certification, Registration

Must be registered as ONE of the following:

  • Marriage and family therapist intern (IMF) with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Professional clinical counselor intern (PCCI) with the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences
  • Psychological assistant with the CA Board of Psychology

Apply by contacting a Center near you:

Concord Community Counseling Center: Jes Moniz at (925) 798-9240
Oakland Community Counseling Center: Debra Sheppard at (510) 444-3344
Sunnyvale Community Counseling Center: Rebecca Pegoda-Hallock at (408) 524-4900