Training

Current Training Programs

We offer multiple training programs throughout the year. Due to the COVID19 pandemic, we have transferred all the training online; unfortunately, we were forced to pause some seminars.

 

Currently, we offer two training programs: the Psychotherapy Training Program, and the Neuropsychology Training Program. In addition, we have a volunteer program (currently at capacity) and the Mentorship program.

 

Volunteer Program (at capacity, waiting list only)
Mentorship Program (at capacity)
Internship Program (2 seats available)
Psychotherapy Training Program (2 seats available)
Neuropsychology Training Program (at capacity, waiting list only)

 

Volunteer Program

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The volunteer program is open all year long. The volunteer program is open to prospective clinicians eligible to register with the BOP or the BBS and able to commit for about 10 hours per week. The goal is to train skilled interns to develop a genuinely ethical and integrated approach to serving the community while excelling in their profession. It privileges license-eligible candidates by exposing them to a culturally diverse population while learning how to treat a wide range of comorbid mental and medical conditions often overlooked. Examples of current clients include homeless individuals diagnosed with chronic diabetes and schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and Guillain-Barré syndrome in low socio-economic families, advanced dementia and chronic pain among the geriatric population, and many others.
The volunteer program also aims to provide affordable individual and family counseling to people who do not have the resources to access private care to receive specialty behavioral treatments.

Admission
Prospective therapists (interns and licensed) are welcome to apply. Selection of the best candidates who match the purpose and goals of the volunteer program are selected once per month.

Procedure
Clinicians who intend to participate must register using the below button

Requirements & Qualification

1) AMFT/ACSW/APCC:

  • A Master's degree and current registration with the BBS
  • At least ~500 hours of direct client care
  • A computer with the following characteristics:
    • fast internet connection
    • a laptop (or desktop) computer with at least an i5 CPU processor
    • A pair of headphones (with microphone)
    • A webcam
  • Letter of recommendation (must be letterhead and hand-signed) from your supervisor indicating:
    • Location of your practicum or internship, including starting date and end date
    • Number of hours of direct clients' care of individual psychotherapy or counseling (excludes supervision)
    • Number of hours of direct clients' care of couples psychotherapy or counseling (excludes supervision)
    • Number of hours of direct clients' care of family psychotherapy or counseling (excludes supervision)
    • Number of hours of direct clients' care of group psychotherapy or counseling (excludes supervision)
    • Any complaint received from clients in your care and how it was resolved.
  • Good standing with the BBS.
  • Absence of any board complaint.
  • Availability to volunteer for at least 10 hours per week (excludes supervision and seminars)
  • Must commit for at least 12 months
  • A copy of the DSM-5 manual.
  • A copy of your transcript sent directly to our office from your school
  • Application form
  • A non-refundable administrative fee of $35

2) Psychologists:

  • Master's degree and current enrollment in a doctoral psychology program, or completion of a Doctoral program in psychology from a regionally accredited university.
  • At least ~750 hours of direct client care.
  • A computer with the following characteristics:
    • fast internet connection,
    • a laptop (or desktop) computer with at least an i5 CPU processor
    • A pair of headphones (with microphone)
    • A webcam
  • Letter of recommendation (must be letterhead and hand-signed) from your supervisor indicating:
    • Location of your practicum or internship, including starting date and end date, and number of hours of direct clients' care (excludes supervision and charting)
  • Absence of any board complaint
  • Availability to volunteer for at least 10 hours per week (excludes supervision and seminars)
  • Must commit for at least 12 months
  • A copy of your transcript sent directly to our o