Graduate training opportunities

photo of valerie, lisa, erika and corinna

Valerie Valdivieso, Lisa Nunez, Erika Pereda, and Corinna Sales (trainees for 2019-20)

Social Work/MFT/LPCC Traineeship

Counseling & Psychological Services at San Diego State University serves as a training site for graduate students who are working toward master's degrees in Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy, or as Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (LPCCs). Licensed professionals provide quality supervision and training, including individual and group supervision, live supervision from behind a one-way mirror, and review of recorded sessions. Additional consultations are provided for ASPIRE (our short-term AOD intervention), biofeedback, and teaching, and two hours of didactic training are provided each week. Learning opportunities focus on the provision of multiculturally-competent short-term individual, couples, and group therapy, assessment and triage, crisis intervention, prevention/psycho-educational presentations, and teaching.

For more information about our training program, please read our brochure (MS Word file). Candidates for the MFT/Social Work traineeship must be SDSU graduate students, and should contact their department for further information on the application process. All candidates must submit unofficial transcripts as an application requirement. Questions regarding the MFT/Social Work traineeship should be directed to Manuel Rivera, MFT at 619-594-5220 or [email protected]

Prospective Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

Counseling & Psychological Services has applied for provisional membership in the Association of Psychology Post-Doctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).  If we are approved for membership, our internship brochure will be made  available for review here, but it is important to note at this time that we do not know whether or not we will be participating in the upcoming APPIC internship match cycle.  This website will be updated as new information becomes available regarding our membership status.  If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Doug Thomson at 619-594-5220 or [email protected]