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Counseling Psychology Practicum Sites

14th Street Clinic & Medical Group
Aldea Children and Family Services
Bay Area Community Resources Program: New Perspectives
City of Freemont Youth and Family Services
Contra Costa Mental Health, East County Child/Adolescent
Discovery Counseling Center of Ramon Valley
La Familia Counseling Service
New Connections Counseling and Recovery Services
Progress Foundation
Sierra Vista Child and Family Center
Solano County Health and Social Services
STAND! Against Domestic Violence
St. Mary's College of California
Valley Memorial Hospital - Legends Unit - Bonita House





County:  
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:  
STAND! Against Domestic Violence
Type of Agency:  
Comprehensive non-profit
Location:  
Richmond/Antioch offices
Client Population Served:
Youths (0-17) and their families who have been exposed to domestic violence  
Services Provided:
Support services, shelter, children´s services, counseling services, legal, prevention,
employment services
Contact Person:
Linda Day Williams, MFT
Telephone:
Richmond: (510)236.8972 ext. 16 or Antioch (925)757.8101 ext. 15
Theoretical Orientation:
Object Relations/Family Systems/Solution Focused
Specialized Populations/Services:
Anger management groups for abusive partners, many services available in Spanish
Special Remarks:
Comprehensive website, please visit
Link to Agency:
http://www.standagainstdv.org


County:
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:
Contra Costa Mental Health, East County Child/Adolescent
Type of Agency:
Non-profit community mental health
Location:
Antioch
Client Population Served:
Adults with serious mental disabilities; children/adolescents who are seriously and
emotionally disturbed; anyone without health care or with Medi-Cal who lives within the
county who requests services
Services Provided:
Mental health services for adults and youths and families; crisis services
Contact Person:
Administration:  Donna Wigand, LCSW, Director. 1340 Arnold Dr., Ste 200 Martinez,
CA 94553
Telephone:
(925)957.5150
Fax:
(925)957.5156
Other Supervisors:
Dependent upon site and program
Theoretical Orientation:
Family Systems/Crisis Intervention/Behavioral
Specialized Populations/Services:
Severely disturbed; Mental health for adults, youth & families, children and adults over
60; Mental health crisis services
Special Remarks:
Comprehensive website, please visit
Link to Agency:
http://www.cchealth.org

County:
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:
New Connections Counseling and Recovery Services
Type of Agency:
Behavioral Healthcare Agency
Location:
Contra Costa County elementary, middle and high schools; W. Contra Costa County
Juvenile Drug Court (Richmond); Adolescent AOD Treatment Programs (Concord and
Pittsburg).
Client Population Served:
Children and adolescents
Services Provided:
School Counseling; juvenile drug court; adolescent AOD treatment
Contact Person:
School based: Barbara Petterson, MFT, (925)363.5000 ext. 139
Juvenile drug court: Leo Kidd, MFT, (925)363.5000 ext. 125
Adolescent AOD: Cally Martin, MFT, (925)363.5000 ext. 129
Telephone:
Noted above under contact persons
Fax:
(925)363.5075.
Theoretical Orientation:
Psychodynamic; Family Systems; Behavioral
Specialized Populations/Services:
Children and adolescents
Special Remarks:
Placement runs September through June. Applicants with bilingual and/or bicultural
skills and an interest in diversity are encouraged to apply.
Link to Agency:
http://www.newconnections.org

County:
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:
Discovery Counseling Center of San Ramon Valley
Type of Agency:
Private Agency/Community Resource
Location:
115-A Town and Country Drive, Danville, CA 94526
Client Population Served:
Residents of San Ramon Valley
Services Provided:
Mental Health Services; Prevention and Recovery Services; School-based counseling and
intervention; Family Services
Contact Person:
Kathy Kane, LCSW
Telephone:
(925)837.0505
Fax:
(925)837.0568
Other Supervisors:
Diana Li-Repac, PhD., Chief Psychologist
Theoretical Orientation:
Psychodynamic; Behavioral; Family Systems
Specialized Populations/Services:
All 29 elementary, middle and high schools in the county; families and youth;
comprehensive mental health services (anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, etc.);
clay therapy.
Special Remarks:
Experience with children and families preferred. Requires 2 yrs clinical experience for
Interns; coursework in child development/psychopathology, counseling theory and
techniques, group therapy.
Link to Agency:
http://www.discoverycenteronline.com
driving directions/map available on website

County:
Solano
Name of Organization:
Solano County Health and Social Services
Type of Agency:
Community Mental Health
Location:
(Fairfield) 1745 Enterprise Dr., Fairfield, CA., 94533
(Vallejo) 355 Tuolumne St., Vallejo, CA., 94590
Client Population Served:
Seriously mentally ill youth and adults; children; disabled adults and older adults; low-
income families residing within Solano County
Services Provided:
older and disabled adult services; eligibility services; employment services; public health
services; substance abuse services; special investigations
Contact Person:
Sandy McQuillan, MFT
Telephone:
Vallejo (707) 553.5311
Fairfield (707) 421.7700
Vacaville (707) 469.4500 or toll free (800) 400.6001
Theoretical Orientation:
Brief Therapy, Family Systems, Solution Focused
Specialized Populations/Services:
Employment and financial assistance; family preservation and reunification; children´s
services designed to address issues around child abuse and neglect; independent living
skills
Special Remarks:
Comprehensive website, please visit. Experience gained in Cal-Works, Medi-Cal; Drug
and Alcohol
Link to Agency:
http://www.solanaoemployment.com

County:
Alameda
Name of Organization:
City of Fremont Youth and Family Services
Type of Agency:
Community, non-profit
Location:
Youth and Family Services, 39155 Liberty St., Suite E500, Fremont, CA., 94537
(Different sites within Fremont, Newark and Union City)
Client Population Served:
Alameda county residents, children, adolescents, adults, senior citizens
Services Provided:
DV counseling and shelters; truancy and teen issues; diversion counseling; trauma/crisis
counseling; crisis intervention; family and parenting intervention; infant/toddler program
Contact Person:
Lisa Gioia, MFT, Clinical Supervisor
Telephone:
(510) 574.2111
Fax:
(510) 574-2105
Other Supervisors:
Sharada Bise, M.A.
(510) 574-2100
Theoretical Orientation:
Brief therapy; Family, Group, Individual
Specialized Populations/Services:
No one is turned away
Special Remarks:
Practicum/Internship. Must be enrolled in or have completed a masters or doctoral
program in counseling or a related field. Prefer candidates with some employment or
volunteer experience with children or teens. All interns participate in a 20 hour
orientation training, monthly in-service training program, and weekly individual & group
supervision.
Link to Agency:
http://www.ci.fremont.ca.us

County:
Alameda
Name of Organization:
La Familia Counseling Service
Type of Agency:
Community based, non-profit
Location:
26081 Mocine Ave., Hayward, CA., 94544
Client Population Served:
Central focus of the agency is Latino families; services are open to all
Services Provided:
Emphasis on advocacy, education and community mental health to low- and mid-income
residents in the Hayward community. Emphasis as well on providing quality
psychotherapeutic training to graduate students attending the local freestanding
professional schools and universities.
Contact Person:
Luann DeVoss, Ph.D., Dir. Of Training
Telephone:
(510) 881-5921
Fax:
(510) 881.5925
Theoretical Orientation:
Psychodynamic, Family Systems. Theory of Infantile Sexuality
Specialized Populations/Services:
Services open to all
Special Remarks:
Prior clinical experience, course work in psychotherapy, and an interest in
psychodynamic and family systems theory. 2 hrs. individ. supervision, 1 hr staff mtg, 1.5
hrs. didactic seminar, 1.5hrs case conference, 1 hr follow-up case conference. Didactic
seminar broken into 5 units for the year: orientation; basic psychodynamic concepts;
family therapy; child therapy; and theory of infantile sexuality. Case conferences use
microanalysis, videotape, or informal case presentation formats
Link to Agency:
http://cecp.air.org/teams/greenhouses/lafamilia.htm

County:
Marin
Name of Organization:
Bay Area Community Resources, Program: New Perspectives
Type of Agency:
Community non-profit
Location:
Gateway Project—Berkeley and West Contra Costa
New Perspectives--Marin
Client Population Served:
Elementary, middle and high school youth and their families
Services Provided:
Individual and group counseling; family counseling and parent education; trained and
supported peer conflict managers within the school sites; drug/alcohol education and life
skills; DOA intervention and prevention; crisis support to the schools
Contact Person:
Keith Burrell, MFT, East Bay Programs Dir. Of Training, 3219 Pierce Ave., Richmond,
CA 94804.   kburrell@bacr.org.
Beth Hossfeld, MFT Marin Program Clinical Coordinator, 171 Carlos Dr., San Rafael,
CA 94903     bhossfeld@bacr.org.
Telephone:
Keith Burrell (510) 559-3013
Beth Hossfeld (415) 444-5580
Theoretical Orientation:
Psychodynamic or that of interest of intern
Specialized Populations/Services:
School based program
Special Remarks:
A strong desire to learn and a commitment to supporting youth is especially important.
Link to Agency:
http://www.bacr.org/jobs/jobs.htm

County:
Alameda
Name of Organization:
Valley Memorial Hospital – Legends Unit – Bonita House
Type of Agency:
Non-profit Corporation
Location:
Berkeley Creative Living Center, space provided by the First Congregational Church of
Berkeley, 2340 Durant St., (corner of Dana and Durant) in Berkeley, CA.
Client Population Served:
Dually-diagnosed adults and older adults
Services Provided:
The Bonita House is a program through Valley Memorial Hospital´s Legend Unit, and is
located in Berkeley. There are several programs available to clients who are just being
released from psychiatric facilities. Please visit website for comprehensive details. First
practicum position is in the Berkeley Creative Living Center, which is a client-centered
program based upon the needs of those who attend it. Most have been diagnosed as
having mental illness, ranging in abilities and backgrounds.  The goal of the CLC
program is not to “cure’ its members, but to support them in more effectively living their
lives with the greatest degree of independence.
Contact Person:
Jim Meyers, MFT
Telephone:
510.548.2269 or email:  clc@bonitahouse.org.
Other Supervisors:
Katerina Razakis, LCSW in the Livermore location: 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore,
CA., 94550.   (925) 373-8038
Theoretical Orientation:
Psychodynamic (group and milieu psychotherapy)
Specialized Populations/Services:
Dual diagnosed adults. There are numerous other programs, please visit website for
specifics. At this time, the only trainee (specified 1st Practicum placement, BBS
approved) site available is at the Bonita house.
Special Remarks:
1 hour individual, 2 hrs group supervision per week. The CLC placement meets the BBS
requirements for Marriage and Family Trainee and intern clinical experience. No stipend;
15.5 hours a week time commitment for 12 months.
Link to Agency:
http://www.bonitahouse.org/jobs.html

County:
Stanislaus
Name of Organization:
Sierra Vista Child and Family Center
Type of Agency:
Private, non-profit (501c3) organization
Location:
1400 K Street, Modesto, CA. 95354
Client Population Served:
Children and families
Services Provided:
Foster Care; Group Homes; Child abuse prevention; ADHD support; Family Counseling;
Mental Health
Contact Person:
Suzanne Maison, MFT
Telephone:
(209)550.5858 or K Street Site at (209) 523.4573
Fax:
K Street; (209)550.5866
Theoretical Orientation:
Behavioral; Family Systems
Specialized Populations/Services:
Children, ages birth through 14 yrs who are experiencing emotional and/or behavioral
difficulties at home, school or in the community; medication services; family counseling,
education and support.
Special Remarks:
This agency offers comprehensive services and is worth checking out.
Link to Agency:
http://www.sierravistacc.org/health


County:
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:
St. Mary´s College of California
Type of Agency:
College Counseling Center
Location:
PO Box 5217, Moraga, CA.  94575-5217
Client Population Served:
Diverse college students/ Undergraduate and graduate level students. Catholic, Liberal
Arts College
Services Provided:
Serve as consultants to faculty, staff, administration, resident assistants and other
students. Typical areas of outreach include education/awareness presentations related to
drug/alcohol use, food issues (eating disorders), multi-cultural communication,
date/acquaintance rape, as well as providing direct, individual and group counseling to
students.
Contact Person:
Sheri Richards, M.S., MFT, Director; Counseling Center, St. Mary´s College. Please send
a letter of intent, 2 letters of reference, and current CV.
Telephone:
(925) 631.4364
Other Supervisors:
John DiMartini, Ph.D., Training Director
Theoretical Orientation:
Psychodynamic
Specialized Populations/Services:
Eating disorders; alcohol and drug use/abuse; brief therapy; multi-cultural counseling;
crisis evaluation; diagnosis and case formulation and treatment planning.
Special Remarks:
Particular attention is given to students with experience working with college community.
Intern and practicum trainees receive an honorarium of approximately $100/monthly (for
9 months). The senior staff is committed to facilitating each intern´s transition from
trainee to professional psychologist.
Link to Agency:
http://www.stmarys-ca.edu.

County:
Napa and Solano
Name of Organization:
Aldea Children and Family Services
Type of Agency:
Non-Profit Organization
Location:
PO Box 841 Napa or 2310 First St., Napa, CA. 94559
Client Population Served:
Children, families and adults with developmental disabilities in Napa and Solano
Counties
Services Provided:
Outpatient Services (Solano, ages 4-18; Napa, ages 3 to adult); School-based day-
treatment program for high school students; youth diversion program; 24-7 level 12
residential treatment facility for SED (severely emotionally disturbed) children; non-
public school.
Contact Person:
Dan Peters, Ph.D., Clinical Director
Telephone:
(707) 253.0123 or (707) 224.8273 ext. 67
Fax:
(707) 253.8118
Other Supervisors:
Program specific (see details on website)
Theoretical Orientation:
Milieu; Family Systems; Behavioral; Feminist Theories and Brief Psychodynamic
Therapy
Specialized Populations/Services:
Crisis intervention; medication management; liaison with other county providers; art
therapy; psychological evaluation.
Special Remarks:
Letter of intent, two letters of reference and a resume are required and should be sent to
the Director
Link to Agency:
http://www.aldeainc.org.

County:
Napa
Name of Organization:
Progress Foundation
Type of Agency:
Non-profit corporation
Location:
720 Randolph St., Napa, CA 94559 or
368 Fell St., San Francisco, CA 94102
Client Population Served:
Homeless population, (youth, individuals and families)
Services Provided:
The goal is to link up homeless individuals and families with the kinds of services they
need to enable them to begin thinking about living in transitional and permanent housing
situations.
Contact Person:
Napa: Steven Boyd, LCSW, Clinical Director, Napa
Telephone:
(707) 255.3711
Fax:
(707) 255.8571
Other Supervisors:
Site/program dependent
Theoretical Orientation:
All three services offer a therapy approach based on the principles of social rehabilitation
Specialized Populations/Services:
Homeless population experiencing acute psychiatric episode; those released from locked
units;  
Special Remarks:
Programs are a part of the Napa County mental health system and accept referrals from
county personnel
Link to Agency:
http://www.westsong.com/bahanapa/progress/

County:
Alameda
Name of Organization:
14th Street Clinic & Medical Group
East Bay Community Recovery Project
Type of Agency:
Non-Profit drug and alcohol rehabilitation program
Location:
1124 International Blvd., Oakland, CA. 94606 or
22971 Sutro Street, Hayward, CA. 94541
Client Population Served:
Adults, couples, families, multicultural, HIV/AIDS.
Services Provided:
(Practicum) Brief therapy, consultation, crisis intervention, family/group therapy,
individual therapy, intake screening, testing and evaluation
Contact Person:
Susan Sky
Telephone:
(510) 533.0800
Fax:
(510) 533.0300
Other Supervisors:
Paul Gaiser, PsyD
Theoretical Orientation:
The general clinical orientation is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. A
medical/psychological approach that works to address the needs of the whole person.
Efforts are made to involve the client´s family in support/rehabilitation of the client.  
Specialized Populations/Services:
Mostly opiate addicts—can include dual diagnosis; severe medical problems.
Special Remarks:
Students applying for internship must be approved for internship-level training.
Link to Agency:
http://www.ebcrp.org

County:
Alameda
Name of Organization:
Parental Stress Service, Inc.
Type of Agency:
Community based, non-profit, serving a diverse population of children/families
Location:
1727 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, #109 Oakland
39155 Liberty St., Ste #F600, Fremont
22455 Maple Court, STE #402, Hayward
Client Population Served:
Alameda County families who have abused or are at risk of abusing their children
Services Provided:
Family therapy, Individual therapy and intake screening
Contact Person:
Nancy Morosohk, LCSW
Telephone:
(510) 893.9230 ext. 217
Fax:
(510)893.2074
Theoretical Orientation:
Cognitive and Behavioral, Systems
Specialized Populations/Services:
Crisis hotline, parent education classes, Grand Rounds at Eden Hospital (Castro Valley)
Special Remarks:
Practicum and Internship opportunities available. $1000 stipend towards relevant
educational materials/conferences. 20hrs/week for one year.
Link to Agency:
http://www.psshelps.org

County:
Santa Clara
Name of Organization:
Adolescent Counseling Services
Type of Agency:
501c3 Non-profit
Location:
4000Middlefield Rd., Room FH, Palo Alto, CA 94303
Client Population Served:
Adolescents, their families and their communities; multicultural
Services Provided:
Group Home (Caravan House); On Campus Counseling Program and an Adolescent
Substance Abuse treatment program
Contact Person:
Ann Brown, LCSW
Telephone:
(650) 424.0852
Other Supervisors:
Martha Chan, LMFT
Theoretical Orientation:
Brief therapy; crisis intervention; individual/group/family therapy; testing and evaluation
Specialized Populations/Services:
Students at five secondary schools in culturally diverse communities in the mid-Peninsula
area. Divorce, substance abuse or chronic illness issues.
Special Remarks:
Practicum and Internship opportunities. Agency has been in existence since 1975, and is
collaborative with services within the community.
Link to Agency:
http://www.acs-teens.org

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