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Careers and Internships


Psychology/MFT Training Program

Straight Talk Outpatient Clinic has built a reputation as one of the premier training facilities for students in a Master’s level program leading to licensure as a Marriage and Family Therapist by the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Our supervisors have been with the program for over 20 years and are well-respected licensed Psychologists. If you are interested in more information regarding our training program please contact Kathy Walker, Outpatient Program Director at 714-828-2000 or through email at kathyw@straighttalkcounseling.org

Currently STC has partnerships with the following academic institutions:

California State Fullerton Clinical Psychology and Counseling Department
Azusa Pacific University
Vanguard University
Pepperdine University
Alliant University
Argosy
Chicago School of Psychology
Chapman University

Practicum Requirements

Practicum Requirements for Straight Talk Community Clinic in Cypress are as follows:

Student Requirements: One year Commitment. Minimum 17 hours a week (includes: weekly staff meeting (Wednesdays 12-1p), 2 hours a week in a Cypress Elementary school and individual & group supervision) Attend 4 all day Saturday Training workshops (September-October). Students are required to see clients 2 evenings per week until 9pm. Daytime group and individual supervision.

Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-9pm, Friday 11am-8pm, Saturday 11am-4pm

Agency Description: Broad Spectrum of population served (individuals, couples, families, children & groups).

Theoretical Orientation: Psychodynamic, CBT, Family Systems, Object Relations

Possible Stipend: No

If interested in Straight Talk for Practicum please fax your resume and cover letter to
714-828-2396 attention Cypress Clinic Director.


Campus and Community Services Program (CCS)

Straight Talk Clinic provides counseling services to local schools, providing at-risk students with a safe haven to address the problems they may face during childhood and adolescence. The services are offered in coordination with school staff and administration.

Straight Talk’s program offers the resources of a local community mental health organization that serves as a great support to school psychologists, counselors, teachers, administrators and other personnel who interact with at-risk students, but are limited in time or expertise.

Campus and Community Resources

  • Campus and Community Resources
  • Counselors located on campus 
  • School Personnel have access to Licensed Therapist for Consultation
  • Emergency Response Team
  • Referral Network for Families
  • Community Clinic

Program Staff

The program is staffed with Marriage and Family Therapy Masters-level post graduate interns working under the close supervision of licensed therapists. Counselor-interns attend supervision on a weekly basis. They work closely with school personnel and carryout the management of cases which may include parent consultation, intake and evaluation, individual and group counseling sessions, collaboration with school personnel, and referrals to outside resources as appropriate.

All staff is experienced counselors and has undergone a thorough interview and background screening process. Additionally, interns are trained on district-specific policy and procedure, child abuse reporting, dynamics of dysfunctional families, drug and alcohol education, depression, general counseling approaches with at-risk students, and intervention strategies.

Straight Talk’s permanent supervisory staff of experienced Marriage and Family Therapists and Psychologists are directly involved in the training and oversight of all of our campus counselors.

If interested in a therapist position in our Campus and Community Services Program please fax your resume to 714-828-2396 attention to Campus Counseling Services. Resumes are accepted from June-August and the CCS program runs from October to June. There is a minimum of 12 hours a week (not including supervision).

To learn how Straight Talk’s Campus and Community Services Program can be included in your school, call us at (714)828-2000.

 

 

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