Discovery Counseling Center 
of the San Ramon Valley
Contact Us
(925) 837 0505
discoverycounseling@discoveryctr.net
2018-2019 CLINICAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Post-Masters or 2nd Year Students in MSW/MFT Program

Doctoral Practicum Students

The Discovery Counseling Center is a nonprofit community-based counseling center serving the San Ramon Valley. Established in 1969, Discovery Counseling Center provides a wide range of  outpatient mental health services for all ages, children through seniors, in our clinic; multiple programs in partnership with the San Ramon Valley Unified School District. The Discovery Counseling Center is committed to providing affordable mental health services and to offering high quality training for the mental health professionals of the future. The Discovery Counseling Center is located in Danville, California.
PLACEMENT OPTIONS
SCHOOL-BASED: Interns in the School Counseling and Intervention Program (SCIP) work in the schools with at-risk youth in individual, group and parent counseling. Interns are assigned to schools in the San Ramon Valley School District, and will be affiliated with elementary, middle or alternative schools. The internship is approximately 10-12 clinical hours (2 school days) plus 5 hours of training and supervision per week, with 10-month commitment. Applicants should have a minimum of 1 year's experience involving children and be able to work independently during the school day (supervision is off-site). This option might be applied toward MFT/PPS hours as well. The internship begins in late August and ends in mid June. This is a paid position for Registered MFT interns and a stipend is offered to Trainees. 
CLINIC: Interns in this program work with adults, children, couples and families in our clinic. Additional responsibilities may include community outreach and participation in agency events. Psychological testing oppurtunities may be negotiated. The internship is 15-20 hours per week including a minimum of 10 clinical cases and 3 hours of supervision, with a 12-month commitment. Some evening and/or weekend hours are expected. Applicants must be a registered intern or 3rd year doctoral student with significant clincial experience. 

CLINIC: Interns in this program work with adults, children, couples and families in our clinic. Additional responsibilities may include community outreach and participation in agency events. Psychological testing oppurtunities may be negotiated. The internship is 15-20 hours per week including a minimum of 10 clinical cases and 3 hours of supervision, with a 12-month commitment. Some evening and/or weekend hours are expected. Applicants must be a registered intern or 3rd year doctoral student with significant clincial experience. 


SCHOOL/CLINIC COMBINATION: Interns may choose to work in both the schools and clinic. These interns will carry a caseload consisting of one school and 5 clinic clients. Training and supervision are the same as above. Interns must be post-masters or 3rd year doctoral level. 

The agency provides individual and group supervision by licensed Psy.D., MSW, and MFT staff. Bi-weekly didactic trainings are conducted by staff and professionals from the community on a wide variety of topics relevant to the treatment of children and families.   
The agency provides individual and group supervision by licensed Psy.D., MSW, and MFT staff. Bi-weekly didactic trainings are conducted by staff and professionals from the community on a wide variety of topics relevant to the treatment of children and families.   


 MFT Trainees and Interns 
*Please submit a letter of intent, resume and two letters of reference to: 

Discovery Counseling Center 

 

Attention: Carol Axton, LMFT
115A Town and Country Drive 
Danville, CA 94526
Carol@discoveryctr.net
Phone: (925) 837-0505 ext. 407
Fax: (925) 837-0568

*Email or mail-in application


Doctoral Students 

*Please submit a letter of intent, resume and two letters of reference to:


Discovery Counseling Center 


Jennifer Oellerich, PsyD

115A Town & Country Drive 

Danville, CA 94526

 JenniferO@discoveryctr.net

Phone: (925) 837-0505 ext. 311

Fax: (925) 837-0568


*Email or mail-in application

We are members of Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC). For BAPIC applicants, please follow uniform application guidelines and procedures. These can be found at http://www.bapic.info 

 

Application Deadline: Until all positions are filled

Interviews begin in late January 

Please apply early 

"I have gotten so much out of my time at Discovery! The school placement has been very fulfilling and has taught me so much. The supervision has been awesome and the support incredible. I love the emphasis on a positive intern/staff community; I feel I can totally focus on my learning experience. The didactic training has been excellent as well. You cant go wrong here!!" 


-Doctoral student