Student Internship Field Placements

Placement opportunities are available at several county behavioral health services locations which provide diversified options for students with 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 six Mental Health Services Act (MHSA)* General Standards (WIC § 5813.5(d); 9 CCR § 3320): 

  1. Community Collaboration
  2. Cultural Competence
  3. Client Driven
  4. Family Driven
  5. Wellness, Recovery, and Resilience Focused
  6. Integrated Service Experience , enhances professional, clinical and collaboration skills.

* also know as Prop. 63.


 

Field Placement Opportunities Academic Year 2020 - 2021

MFT Track

Juvenile Hall sign

Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall
840 Guadalupe Pkwy., San José 95110
Juvenile Hall offers the unique opportunity to work with incarcerated juveniles. You will be able to work in teams and collaborate with Probation and Juvenile Court.

Las Plumas Behavioral Health Clinic building

Las Plumas Behavioral Health Clinic
1650-K Las Plumas Ave., San José
This is an outpatient mental health clinic that serves children, adolescents, and families. Las Plumas provides you with the opportunity to work with Juvenile Probation and Social Services while providing services to youths and their families.

Sunnyvale Clinic Building

Sunnyvale Behavioral Health Clinic
660 South Fair Oaks Ave., Sunnyvale
This is an outpatient clinic serving families and children (ages 0 – 18) who suffer with mental health illness. You will have the opportunity to work directly with a psychiatrist as well as special needs and educational programs.

Contact Information:

Chiaki Nomoto, LMFT
Student Intern Program Coordinator
Learning Partnership Division
1075 East Santa Clara Street, 2nd Floor
San Jose, CA 95116
Phone: 1 (408) 792-3944
E-mail [email protected]
Website: www.sccbhsd.org/internship

MSW Track

Behavioral Health Clinic downtown building

Downtown Behavioral Health Clinic
1075 E. Santa Clara St., San José
This is an outpatient clinic that provides rehabilitation and counseling, case management, and medication services for adults with severe mental illness.

Elmwood Correctional Facility building

Elmwood Correctional Facility
701 S Abel St, Milpitas, CA

Office of Supportive Housing building

Office of Supportive Housing (OSH) Homeless Team
3180 Newberry Dr., San José
The Office of Supportive Housing (OSH) is tasked with ending chronic homelessness. OSH’s efforts focus primarily on the provision of permanent supportive housing and intensive case management to achieve this goal. This setting is ideally suited to MSW students with interests in both macro and micro social work.

Las Plumas Behavioral Health Clinic Building

Las Plumas Behavioral Health Clinic
1650-K Las Plumas Ave., San José
This is an outpatient mental health clinic that serves children, adolescents, and families. Las Plumas provides you with the opportunity to work with Juvenile Probation and Social Services while providing services to youths and their families.

 

BSW Track

Zephyr Self-Help Center interior

Zephyr Self-Help Center
1075 East Santa Clara Street, San José
Self-Help Centers provide a safe, confidential and supportive environment for those dealing with mental illness. Operated by and for mental health consumers, these Centers provide support for individuals who want to take control of their lives. Individuals who share a disability have something to offer each other which cannot always be provided by traditional services. The Centers are run by welcoming and friendly consumer staff, who provide services with respect and dignity. The Centers are drop in and you may stop by anytime during our open hours.​

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