Discover Our Professional Development Opportunities

For more than 40 years, the Center has trained undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate students for careers working with children and families in community mental health settings. We are an approved provider of mandatory continuing education courses in California by the American Psychological Association and the Board of Behavioral Sciences.  Our classes are taught by resident and community professionals who are experts in community mental health care for children and families.  All of our staff learn current intervention and assessment strategies as well as other professional topics of interest.  The Center is widely known as one of the best training organizations for entry level and licensed professionals. Trainees provide services at all Center locations. 

Our Current Training Programs


APA-Accredited Psychology Doctoral Internship

The main office is at our Northridge - Zelzah location.
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Psychology Postdoctoral Residency

Residency in child abuse, trauma, and early intervention programs at the Northridge - Balboa location.
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1st and 2nd Year Social Work Internships

At the Northridge – Zelzah and Balboa locations (MSW students must be referred to us by their graduate program).
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Psychology Practicum Placements

Placements at the Northridge – Balboa location.
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Recreation Therapy Internship

At Northpoint School in Northridge.
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Because of the expertise of our supervisory staff and the cultural and linguistic needs of many of our clients, the Center is able to offer unique training experiences for English/Spanish bilingual students who wish to enhance or refine their skills in providing services to Spanish-speaking families.


The Center does not offer a formal MFT internship program.  MFTIs are considered to be entry-level staff and they receive the required hours of supervision in preparation for licensure.  If you are seeking an MFT internship, please return to the opening page of the Website and click on “Careers” for a list of current openings and application procedures.  The North Hills location does offer training to MFT trainees in the Psychology practicum placements.

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