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Behavioral Health Staff: Intern & Trainee Program


Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Intern/Trainee Program

The BHRS Intern Program provides training opportunities for psychology interns, masters-level trainees, alcohol and drug certificate program students, and psychiatric residents each year. Students are welcome to attend any of the five didactic training seminars throughout the county. There are bi-monthly psychiatric grand rounds that are open to all staff and students. Regular in-service training and specialized staff training are also available for students to attend.

Cultural Stipend Internship Program

Cultural Stipends are available for those who are able to help provide services to underserved populations within our system of Older Adult, Adult, and Youth Services. Each stipend is up to $7,000 for a student who works 24 hours or more in their placement. Stipends will be pro-rated if the student works between 20-24 hours per week. Students who work less than 20 hours per week at their placement do not qualify for the stipend. Recipients of the stipend are required to participate in Health Equity Initiative (HEI) meetings and work on an HEI project for a total of 2 hours per week, as negotiated between the trainee/intern and the HEI co-chair.

2016 Cultural Stipend Internship Program Final Projects:

Placement Opportunities

Some opportunities are with our Regional Clinics, which serve adults and youth within a geographic area. Other opportunities are with units that serve specialized populations of older adults, adults and youth throughout the County. Along with the required supervision hours, trainees have weekly didactic seminars and are included in clinical case consultations and in-service training.

Field Placements for MFT, MSW, and Alcohol and Drug Certification Program Students

Information about field placements for next FY 2024-2025 will be posted here. BBS registered MSW and MFT graduates interested volunteering for licensing hours and supervision can also review these materials to see which sites work with post-graduates.

BHRS Clinical Placement 24-25

Practicums for Doctoral Students

Information for students in Doctoral Programs who are looking for practicum placements will be posted here. 

Pre- or Post-Doc CAPIC Internships

For Doctoral students who are seeking Pre-Doctoral or Post-Doctoral Internship placement, see the San Mateo Medical Center Psychology Training Program.

Please note: we are a member of California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC) and follow their guidelines and procedures.