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CONTRA COSTA COUNTY SITES

Site
Phone
Contact
Website
Last Updated
Center for Adaptive Learning
(925)-827-3863
Nancy Perry, PhD
12/18/2006
Contra Costa College
(510)235-7800 x4244

Dr. Steve Greer

11/2006
Contra Costa County Psychiatric Emergency Services
(also known as Contra Costa Regional Medical Center)
(925) 370-5704
Kevin Gebken, MFT, Internship Coordinator and Robyn Draper PhD
1/2007
Contra Costa Mental Health, East County Child/Adolescent

(925)957.5150

Donna Wigand, LCSW, Director
www.cchealth.org
Fall/ 2004
Contra Costa County Mental Health – Mental Health Division

(925)957.5150

Donna Wigand, LCSW, Director
Fall/ 2004
Community Services Bureau
(510) 374-3455
Alberto Orellana, Mental Health Manager
6/2007
Discovery Counseling Center of San Ramon Valley
(925)837.0505
Kathy Kane, LCSW
2004
Family Institute of Pinole
(510)-741-7286
Bart Rubin, PhD
http://members.dslextreme.com/users/familyinpinole/
2/2007
Family Stress Center

Concord : 925. 827.0212

Antioch : 925. 706.8477

Richmond : 510. 568.4880

TBA
Fall/2004
Familias Unidas

(510)412.5930

Alexis Adorador, Executive Director/ Clinical Supervisor
Lorena Huerta
www.familias-unidas.org
6/2007
Kaiser Hospice of Vallejo & Martinez 925-229-7802

Joan Engelbart

www.Kp.org
5/2007
La Cheim BHS (510)596-8125 Dr. Ernest Valfer http://www.lacheim.org/
6/2007
La Cheim TBS 510-222-3946 Dr. Ron Levinson or Constance Cazenave http://www.lacheim.org/
5/2007
New Connections Counseling and Recovery Services

(925)363.5000


Leo Kidd, MFT ext. 125
http://www.newconnections.org/
5/2007
New Directions Counseling Center (925) 798-7500 Michael Rubino, III, PhD, Executive Director www.NDCounselingCenter.org
5/2007
St. Mary’s College of California (925) 631.4364 Sheri Richards, M.S., MFT, Director www.stmarys-ca.edu.  
STAND! Against Domestic Violence Richmond: (510)236.8972 ext. 16 or Antioch (925)757.8101 ext. 15 Linda Day Williams, MFT       www.standagainstdv.org  
West County Child & Adolescent Services (510) 374-3261 Jennifer McDowell, PhD, Agency Training Director n/a  
Women’s Therapy Center (510)845-3007 (Elena) (510)524-4822 (adminstration line) Elena Moser LCSW www.womenstherapy.org 1/2007

County
Contra Costa County
Name of Organization:
Center for Adaptive Learning
Type of Agency:
Private Non-Profit
Location:
3227 Clayton Road Concord, CA 94519
Client Population Served:
Adults with neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders.
Services Provided:
Individual and Group Counseling to help the consumers understand and come to terms with thier challenges, to learn to identify their feelings and communicate them in a positive way, to overcome the fear of failure and to gain self-respect. Crisis internvention andongoing support is provided to particpants and their families.
Contact Person:
Nancy Perry, PhD
Telephone:
925-827-3863
Email:
Theoretical Orientation:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other techniques found effective with this population.
Specialized Populations/Services:
Adults with neurobehavioral and neurodevelopmental disorders such as adults on the autism spectrum, PDD-NOS and NLD.
Special Remarks:

Applying: The site takes up to 3 practicum students at a time.   Trainees are selected by review of resume, evaluation
of experience and an interview.
Supervision/ Training: 3-4 hours a week of supervision and training in the form of 1 hr of individual supervision or 2 hours of group supervision, in services 4-6 x's a year, weekly case conferences, quarterly meetings and weekly peer groups.
Client Hours: 8 direct client contact hours.
Other: 2-3 hours of administrative duties.

Link to Agency:
www.centerforadaptivelearning.org

update 12/2006

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County:
Contra Costa County
Name of Organization:
Contra Costa College
Type of Agency:
School
Location:
2600 Mission Bell Drive
Client Population Served:
Ethnically and racially diverse group of students ages 18-80 (with the majority in the 18-30 old range) who reside in the West Contra Costa area
Services Provided:
Counseling to assist students with planning and decisions which affect their educational, career and personal goals. 
Contact Person:
Dr. Steve Greer
Telephone:
510-235-7800 x4244
Email:
Theoretical Orientation:
Eclectic based on a person centered approach.  It also includes psychodynamic, Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy. 
Specialized Populations/Services:
Students
Special Remarks:
Applying: The site takes 1-2 Practicum Students annually.  Students are accepted in the fall and spring semesters.  Send applications to the Department Chair of Counseling. 
Supervision/ Training: 2-5 supervision and training and 2-5 administrative duties and record keeping. Training approach is a practical hands-on model while working in conjuction with permanent counselors.  The department feels that participatory learning is most effective and students ma at times work inconjuction with other counselors to learn specific techniques of a particular orientation. 
Client Hours: 10-15 direct client contact. 
            Other: Students may have the opportunity to work with and observe an individual counselor for training purposes.
Link to Agency:
http://www.contracosta.edu/Counseling/counseling.htm

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County:
Contra Costa County
Name of Organization:
Contra Costa County Psychiatric Emergency Services
Type of Agency:
County Hospital
Location:
2500 Alhambra Ave, Martinez CA 94553
Client Population Served:
Clients of all ages, ethnic backgrounds, various primary languages, socio-economic conditions, with a variety of medical conditions as well as dual diagnoses.
Services Provided:
Patients are usually in some chronic or immediate crisis situation that requires some service and/or intervention. Each team of professionals has helpful input in the client’s case.
Contact Person:
Kevin Gebken, MFT, Internship Coordinator
Telephone:
(925) 370-5704 (Wednesdays only)
Email:
kevingebken@earthlink.net
Theoretical Orientation:
Multidisciplinary team approach
Specialized Populations/Services:
Mentally ill and dually diagnosed clients sent or brought in by local police, hospital professionals; voluntary walk-ins
Special Remarks:

Training and Supervision: For detailed information about this site click on this link http://argosysf.tripod.com/ccregmedcenter.pdf.

Application Process: Deadline for application is 3/31/07. See above link for detailed information on the application process.   

Link to Agency:
Use the above email address to contact Kevin and discuss your applying to this site.

2005, Updated 1/2007

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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:
www.cchealth.org

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County:
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:
Contra Costa County Mental Health – Mental health Division
Type of Agency:
County Mental Health
Location:
1340 Arnold Dr., Ste. 200, Martinez, 94553
Client Population Served:
Contra Costa County residents with psychiatric conditions
Services Provided:
Advocacy, housing assistance, day treatment in community settings, dual recovery program, short term therapy, medication support.
Contact Person:
Donna Wigand, LCSW, Director
Telephone:
925.957.5150
Fax:
925.957.5156
Theoretical Orientation:
Cognitive-behavioral, brief therapy model
Specialized Populations/Services:
Psychiatric emergency services, services for youth and family, emergency foster care, screening/assessment/evaluation of problems exhibited by children
Special Remarks:
Collaborative with county probation, Employment and Human Services Dept., school districts and family members
Link to Agency:
www.cchealth.org

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County:
Contra Costa County
Name of Organization:
Community Services Bureau
Type of Agency:
County Community Action Center
Location:
2425 Bisso Lane, Ste. 120, Concord, CA 94520
Client Population Served:
Children in school sites, including preschool aged children and their families
Services Provided:
Outpatient mental health services to children and their families; mental health assessment, play therapy, family therapy, staff training on mainstreaming and social integration techniques.
Contact Person:
Alberto Orellana, Mental Health Manager
Telephone:
(510) 374-3455
E-mail:
aorel@ccccsd.org
Theoretical Orientation:
Object Relations and emphasis on attachment
Special Remarks:
The mental health team works in collaboration Contra Costa Health Services Agency, Mental Health Division. As part of mental health services, a paid internship plus mileage reimbursement is available in a variety of preschool sites throughout Contra Costa County. The internship program provides clinical supervision and specialized training in child development, play therapy, sand play Therapy, prevention and ongoing treatment. A 1 year commitment to Community Services Bureau as a Mental Health Intern is required. Applicants are encouraged to apply at any time during the year. Click for a Brochure.
Link to Agency:
www.ccccsd.org

2005, updated 6/2007

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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:
www.discoverycenteronline.com
driving directions/map available on website

2004

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County:
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:
Family Institute of Pinole
Type of Agency:
Training and treatment center serving the mental health needs of residents of West Contra Costa County
Location:
668 Quinan St., Ste., 200, Pinole 94564
Client Population Served:
All family members in WCCC who are effected by child abuse/domestic violence. Medi-Cal clients are served here as well.
Services Provided:
Parenting classes, high quality psychotherapy, trauma related services to all family members effected by family violence. New intensive MDFT program for high risk teens.
Contact Person:
Bart Rubin, PhD
Telephone:
510. 741.7286
Other Supervisors:
Davida Cohen
Theoretical Orientation:
Systems, postmodern, narrative, multicultural issues and gender are emphasized
Specialized Populations/Services:
Children/adolescents, adults, families, couples, outcome research
Special Remarks:
Practicum and internship placement. CAPIC member. Family systems and child treatment coursework is preferred, as is prior experience with children. Eight hours of supervision using live, one-way mirror modality and video tapes. One hour staff meeting/support group. Extensive issues of gender, racism and oppression from the core of theoretical approach. Students of color strongly encouraged to apply.
Link to Agency:
http://members.dslextreme.com/users/familyinpinole/

Fall/04, 2/2007

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County:
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:
Family Stress Center
Type of Agency:
Community based organization serving CCC
Location:
2086 Commerce Ave., Concord, 94520
315 G Street, Antioch, 94509
3701 Barrett Ave., Richmond, 94805
Client Population Served:
Children and their families
Services Provided:
Numerous!! See website for information (anger management, child abuse treatment, post adoption support groups to name a few)
Telephone:
Concord: 925. 827.0212
Antioch: 925. 706.8477
Richmond: 510. 568.4880
Theoretical Orientation:
Multidisciplinary
Specialized Populations/Services:
Dual diagnosed adults, victims of crime, grandparents
Special Remarks:
This site offers a wide array of services to the county. Bilingual services are available. Please contact the agency of your choice to express your interest and to request specific materials.
Link to Agency:
www.familystresscenter.org

Fall/04

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County:
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:
Familias Unidas
Type of Agency:
Proactive, community based
Location:
205 39th St., Richmond, 94805
Client Population Served:
Multicultural communities of Contra Costa county emphasizing the Latino community
Services Provided:
Counseling, advocacy, and information services. Programs include mental health, education and prevention, youth development, and HIV/AIDS services.
Contact Person:
Alexis Adorador, Executive Director/ Clinical Supervisor
Lorena Huerta
Telephone:
510.412.5930
Theoretical Orientation:
Milieu
Specialized Populations/Services:
Bilingual and bicultural emphasizing the Latino community. Seniors, adults, children and adolescents experiencing emotional distress due to external factors such as unemployment, job stress, problems with children, and crisis in the family. People without insurance or Medi-Cal are eligible for services with this agency.
Special Remarks:
A commitment to 9 months or 1 year. Spanish speaking and culutrally competent students. There are no application deadlines. Site takes students in September and May. Please send a resume to the attention of Alexis Adorador, MFT at the above address.
Link to Agency:
www.familias-unidas.org

11/06 updated, 6/2007

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County:
Contra Costa, Solano, Sonoma, Napa, portion of Alameda
Name of Organization:
Kaiser Hospice of Vallejo & Martinez
Type of Agency:
Hospital
Location:
1761 Broadway, Vallejo , CA 94589; 200 Muir Rd. Martinez
Client Population Served:
Diverse Hospice patients come from 600,000 medical member population for the North East Bay Region of Kaiser Permanente
Services Provided:
Anticipatory in home counseling, bereavement to hospice patients, family, Kaiser and non-Kaiser members in the community. School outreach programs on grief processing, telephone support phone calls,
Contact Person:
Joan Engelbart, LCSW, JD
Telephone:
925-229-7802                      
Email:
Joan.Engelbart@kp.org
Theoretical Orientation: 
mainly humanistic/existential
Specialized Populations/Services:
Berevement counseling for children and families
Special Remarks: 
Flexible schedules, minimum 8 Hrs per week for one year commitment.  Paid internship ($25.00 per day). MFT supervision and training, group supervision, 6-week bereavement group facilitation.
Link to Agency:
www.Kp.org

2/05, updated 1/2007, 2/2007, 5/2007

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County:
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:
La Cheim BHS- Behavioral Health Services Program
Type of Agency:
Private non-profit mental health agency
Location:
1 Bolivar Dr. Berkeley, CA 94710
Client Population Served:
Adults that suffer from severe emotional disturbances
Services Provided:
Individual and group therapy with severely mentally ill
Contact Person:
Dr. Ernst Vlafer- Adult Behavior Health Services Program
Telephone:
510-222-3946 
E-Mail:
erast@lacheim.org       
Theoretical Orientation: 
Cognitive Behavioral, Harm Reduction some Psychodynamic and Humanistic.
Specialized Populations/Services:
Adults that suffer from severe emotional disturbances. Primarily, BHSserves clients that currently exhibit poor social behavior, which places their placement at risk or prevents them from moving from a higher to a lower level of placement.
Special Remarks: 
More information on Treatment philosophy and Mission Statement.

80% direct client contact 20% supervision and training 10% administrative duties and rcord keeping. Site offers monthly seminars, bi-weekly case conferences and weekly meetings and peer groups.

This is a paid practicum experience. There is also paid opportunities for recent graduates to work with children and their families in the TBS program. Contact Dr. Levinson 510-222-3946 regarding this.

Website:
http://www.lacheim.org/

4/2007, updated 5/2007, 6/2007

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County:
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:
La Cheim TBS
Type of Agency:
Private non-profit mental health agency
Location:
2853 Groom Dr. Richmond, CA 94806
Client Population Served:
Individual and Group Therapy with children, adolescents and young adults ages 2-21.
Services Provided:
Individual and group therapy with severely mentally ill
Contact Person:
Dr. Ron Levinson or Constance Cazenave
Telephone:
510-222-3946 
E-Mail:
tbsdirector@hotmail.com      
Theoretical Orientation: 
Cognitive Behavioral Techniques. Other theoretical orientation of supervisors: Phenomenological-Existential, Humanistic, Structural Family and Narrative.
Specialized Populations/Services:
Children and adolescents that suffer from severe emotional disturbances. Primarily, TBS serves clients that currently exhibit poor social behavior, which places their placement at risk or prevents them from moving from a higher to a lower level of placement.
Special Remarks: 
La Cheim’s mission is to provide a safe, structured, learning and therapeutic environment for clients with educational, behavioral, and emotional needs, affording an opportunity for academic, social, and emotional growth. 
Practicum students are required to be there 20 hours a week with 12 direct client contact hours,  4 supervision and training hours and 4 administrative duties and record keeping hours.  La Cheim takes 20 practicum students a year and a student can enter at any time. 
The training philosophy is based on the experiential approach. They strive to develop in each of our trainees the ability to work effectively to solve the critical problems of our clients. Through the use of group process training and shadowing each trainee learns and benefits from the experiences of qualified staff who embrace the collective approach. Their philosophical belief is that there is a potential for growth in our clients as well as our staff and trainees. The team concept has proven to be very successful within the agency. They will continue to utilize systematic observation processes and explanations of unique interventions as well as strong assessment and evaluation processes weekly, monthly and quarterly in our system of training.

This is a paid practicum experience.

Website:
http://www.lacheim.org/

11/06, updated 5/2007

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County:
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:
New Connections Counseling and Recovery Services
Type of Agency:
Behavioral Healthcare Agency
Location:
Adolescent AOD Treatment Programs (Concord)
Perineatal Treatment Program (Concord)
(The following programs are now closed: W. Contra Costa County Juvenile Drug Court (Richmond), School based programs, and the Adolescent AOD Treatment Programs Pittsburg ).
Client Population Served:
Children and adolescents
Services Provided:
Adolescent Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment , Adult Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment, Perinatal Treatment Program
Contact Person:
Leo Kidd, MFT
Telephone:
(925)363.5000 ext. 125
Fax:
(925)363.5075
E-mail:
lkidd@newconnections.org
Theoretical Orientation:
Psychodynamic; Family Systems; Behavioral
Specialized Populations/Services:
Children and adolescents ; adults; women with young children
Special Remarks:
Applicants with bilingual and/or bicultural skills and an interest in diversity are encouraged to apply. This site previously provided school counseling which will end on June 2007. They will have only drug and perinatal program which is a less organized training then the school counseling was.
Link to Agency:
www.newconnections.org

2004, updated 2/2007, updated 4/2007, updated 5/2007

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County:
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:
New Directions Counseling Center
Type of Agency:
Non-profit organization
Location:2118 Willow Pass Road #500 Concord, CA
Client Population Served:
All people regardless of ethnicity, religion or gender, and focus efforts to help those who have few resources available to them.
Services Provided:
Individual counseling for adults, adolescents and children, couples, family therapy.
Contact Person:
Michael Rubino, III, PhD, Executive Director
Telephone:
(925) 798-7500
Theoretical Orientation:
Psychodynamic, eclectic
Specialized Populations/Services:
PTSD, retirement, developing social skills, children and teens at risk, anger management for teens, foster children, community work with the Concord Police Department.
Special Remarks:
Practicum openings in September, January and May. 1 year commitment. Site is looking for dedicated, team players with an open mind. Students have reported good training experiences with this agency.
Link to Agency:
www.NDCounselingCenter.org

2005, 5/2007

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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:
www.stmarys-ca.edu.

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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:
www.standagainstdv.org

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County: 
Contra Costa
Name of Organization: 
West County Child & Adolescent Services
Type of Agency: 
Outpatient community mental health clinic
Location: 
303 41st Street, Richmond, CA. 94805
Client Population Served:
Serving ages 4-18 and their families 
Services Provided:
Outpatient psychotherapy, family therapy and outreach services.
Contact Person:
Jennifer McDowell, PhD, Agency Training Director                  
Telephone:
(510) 374-3261
Theoretical Orientation:
Eclectic
Specialized Populations/Services:
Languages: Spanish, Laotian, Mien. Children and adolescents.
Special Remarks:
Opportunity to provide individual, couples and family therapy; working with children and adolescents ages 4-18 years; multi-cultural agency.
Link to Agency:
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County:
Contra Costa
Name of Organization:
Women’s Therapy Center
Type of Agency:
Non-profit organization that offers affordable therapy and in-depth training to the SF bay area community
Location:
501 Kearney St., El Cerrito 94530
Client Population Served:
Women, adolescent girls and couples
Services Provided:
Women’s clinic, adolescent girls’ program and couples’ clinic
Contact Person:
Elenda Moser LCSW
Telephone:
510-524-4822 (administrative line), Elena Moser- 510-845-3007
E-mail Address:
admin@womenstherapy.org
Theoretical Orientation:
Psychodynamic and relational
Special Remarks:
Two year intensive training program runs from the beginning of September to the end of august and requires ~15-20 hours/week. Wednesdays from 9-4 are required. Students are required to be in their own therapy or have extensive depth therapy experience. Applications are due by the beginning of March and it is strongly suggested that students attend the informational meeting held at the end of January. Download agency application from the website or contact agency to request application.
Link to Agency:
www.womenstherapy.org

fall/04, Updated 1/2007

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