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Training Opportunities

Field instruction provides the opportunity for students to integrate theory learned in the classroom with the application of acquired knowledge and skills in a professional setting while receiving the support of both professors and experienced clinical staff.  It is our belief at Santa Anita Family Service that the best services can only be provided in our communities when skilled professionals assist in the training of the professionals to come! 

Why Santa Anita Family Service’s Training Programs?

Since 1951, Santa Anita Family Service’s mission has been to foster healthier families through high quality social service and mental health programs.  An important part of these programs has been the excellent training and supervision to students provided by Santa Anita Family Service staff. Many of these staff members have worked decades in their field of expertise in private practice and agency settings, completed research in their area of study, and provide further instruction as professors in several local universities. As a result, Santa Anita Family Service’s training programs have resulted in collaborative relationships with area universities in the fields of psychology, social work, human services, business administration, communication, and human resources disciplines.

Training Programs Available

  • Clinical Practicum
    • Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Traineeship
  • Social Work Internships – Micro (Case Management) and Macro Placements
    • Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) Internship
    • Master of Social Work (MSW) Internship
  • Business Administration Internship

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Traineeship Program

Santa Anita Family Service provides an intensive and supportive, broad based mental health training program for MFT Trainees from many local graduate schools. Training opportunities are available at our Monrovia site. This is an unpaid training opportunity.

Students receive supervised clinical experience in providing individual, conjoint, family, and group psychotherapy and psychoeducation to adults, adolescents, and children within the community. Clients include mandated and self-referred individuals who are suffering from a vast variety of mental health concerns. Students are trained in conducting bio-psycho-social intake assessments, diagnosis, treatment planning, and report writing. They also learn case management and case conferencing skills. Additionally, students are trained, and encouraged, to outreach to other professionals within the community.

One hour of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision are provided by the clinical staff each week. Students receive training classes focusing on professional issues relevant to the growth and development of beginning clinicians at various times throughout the training year.

The training commitment is 12 months (January – December, April – March, June – May, or August – July). Students are expected to devote at least 18 hours each week, including two evenings (approx. 4pm to 9pm) or one evening and one Saturday (approx. 9am to 1pm). The mandatory day for training and staff meetings is Wednesday (9am to 4pm) for the first 6 to 8 weeks, then Wednesday (9am – 12pm) thereafter.

General Application Requirements for Clinical Students

  • Email Danae Powers, LMFT: danaep@santaanitafamilyservice.organd request our application materials. Return application questionnaire and curriculum vitae to Danae Powers, LMFT: danaep@santaanitafamilyservice.org upon completion.
  • Applications are due by:
    • October 1st for January start
    • February 15th for April and June starts
    • May 15th for August starts
  • Interview with a Santa Anita Family Service staff member
  • If accepted into the program, students will need to provide the following before their start date:
    • A LiveScan fingerprinting clear result from within 2 months prior to their start date (paperwork will be provided by Santa Anita Family Service upon acceptance into the program)
    • A photocopy of their last school degree
    • Evidence of reliable transportation (i.e., current vehicle insurance policy)
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish or English/Asiatic language is highly desired
  • All students must be 21 years of age or older

Social Work Internship Program

Santa Anita Family Service provides a supportive, broad based social work training program for BSW and MSW interns from many local schools. Training opportunities are available at our Monrovia site. This is an unpaid training opportunity.

Students receive field internship hours for their BSW or MSW degree. Internships include case management; including participating in a collaborative process of assessment, planning, facilitation, care coordination, and evaluation. Additionally, students will be provided opportunity for advocacy, community education, and resource development.

One hour of individual supervision is provided by the clinical staff each week.

The training commitment is nine months (September – May). The mandatory day for staff meetings is Wednesday (9am to 10am) and for training is Wednesday (1pm to 4pm) for the first 6 to 8 weeks.

General Application Requirements for Social Work Interns

  • Email resume and cover letter to Teresa Johnson, LMFT: terij@santaanitafamilyservice.org
  • Applications are due by April 1st
  • Interview with a Santa Anita Family Service staff member
  • If accepted into the program, students will need to provide the following before their start date:
    • A LiveScan fingerprinting clear result from within 2 months prior to their start date (paperwork will be provided by Santa Anita Family Service upon acceptance into the program)
    • Evidence of reliable transportation (i.e., current vehicle insurance policy)
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish or English/Asiatic language is highly desired
  • All students must be 21 years of age or older

Business Administration Internship Program

Santa Anita Family Service provides a supportive business administration training program for students from many local 4-year schools who are interested in non-profit and/or clinical businesses. Training opportunities are available at our Monrovia site. This is an unpaid training opportunity.

Students will receive internship hours for their bachelor degree. Internships are tailored to focus on each student’s chosen discipline (e.g., human resources, marketing, public relations communications). Additionally, students will be provided opportunity for advocacy, community education, and resource development.

The training commitment is nine months (September – May). Students are expected to devote 15 hours each week during normal business hours (Mondays through Thursdays, 9am to 5pm and Fridays, 9am to 12pm).

General Application Requirements for Business Administration Interns

  • Email resume and cover letter to Danae Powers, LMFT: danaep@santaanitafamilyservice.org
  • Interview with a Santa Anita Family Service staff member
  • If accepted into the program, students will need to provide the following before their start date:
    • A LiveScan fingerprinting clear result from within 2 months prior to their start date (paperwork will be provided by Santa Anita Family Service upon acceptance into the program)
    • Evidence of reliable transportation (i.e., current vehicle insurance policy)
  • Bi-lingual English/Spanish is highly desired
  • All students must be 21 years of age or older

SUPERVISOR OPPORTUNITIES

Paid and/or unpaid Supervisor positions may be available.

Supervise Clinical Practicum Students

Qualified Supervisors:

  • Possess a current and valid California license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC), or Licensed Psychologist, for at least 2 years prior to the commencement of supervision; and
  • Have practiced psychotherapy or directly supervised trainees, interns, or associate clinical social workers who perform psychotherapy as part of their clinical practice in 2 of the past 5 years immediately preceding the commencement of supervision.

LCSWs, LMFTs, and LPCCs must also:

  • Complete a 6-hour supervision training within the 2-year period immediately preceding supervision and every renewal period when supervising.

LPCCs must also:

  • Complete the following additional training and education:
    • Six semester units or nine quarter units specifically focused on the theory and application of marriage and family therapy; or
    • A named specialization or emphasis area on the qualifying degree in marriage and family therapy; marital and family therapy; marriage, family, and child counseling; or couple and family therapy.
  • No less than 500 hours of documented supervised experience working directly with couples, families, or children.
  • A minimum of six hours of continuing education specific to marriage and family therapy, completed in each license renewal cycle.

To apply, please submit curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Danae Powers, LMFT: danaep@santaanitafamilyservice.org.

Supervise Social Work Interns

Qualified supervisors will hold an MSW degree in good standing and have at least 2 years of work experience since degree was conferred.

To apply, please submit curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Teresa Johnson, LMFT: terij@santaanitafamilyservice.org.