Learning Partnership

1075 East Santa Clara Street, 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95116-2244
Phone: 1 (408) 792-3900
Fax: (408) 792-2158
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Training Program:

Learning Partnership provides trainings for the Behavioral Health Services Department staff and its contractors' staff. Additionally, it oversees one of the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) components, Workforce, Education and Training (WET), which includes providing training for consumers and family members. WET activities will include scholarships for mental health related certificate, school programs, and developing mental health career pathways for consumers and family members.

Intern Programs:

Student Intern Program:

Learning Partnership oversees the department's Student Intern Program that is dedicated to training students in both clinical and community work in a public behavioral health setting. Placement opportunities are available at several county behavioral health sites which provide diversified options for students of varying interests and competencies. Students have an opportunity to train as a clinician, be part of a clinical treatment team, and/or participate in program development. All placements support the fundamental concepts of the MHSA, enhances professional, clinical and collaboration skills. Graduate level internships are available for students enrolled in MSW or MFT programs. Undergraduate level internships are limited.

Peer Intern Program:

The Peer Intern Program provides an opportunity to consumers and family members to receive valuable work experience and training in a supportive environment. The Program provides placement into a variety of programs within the Behavioral Health Services Department, along with trainings to develop skills and receive supervision to maximize a successful entry/re-entry into the workforce.

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