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WELCOME TO THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTERNSHIP PROGRAM!!

PROGRAMS

The Ventura County Behavioral Health Department is dedicated to providing a comprehensive training opportunity in the public mental health. The internships include a wide range of exposure to clinical experiences in assessment, intervention and case management. Students will work within an integrated, multi-disciplinary, community based behavioral health system. We pride ourselves in the design of our program which provides comprehensive clinical experiences, excellent supervision and supplemental seminars and conferences. 

Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship

Currently the department does not offer clinical training for Pre-doctoral Interns. For Post-doctoral employment, please see the County of Ventura's Human Resources website at Employment List and search for the following job classification: Staff Psychologist.

Doctoral Practicum

Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH) provides doctoral level practicum opportunities in an outpatient public mental health setting. Advanced students with previous mental health experience and/or previous practicum hours are given priority in the recruitment process due to the severity of our population.

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Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Clinical Training

Currently there are no openings for PMHNP training positions. For any questions regarding possible future opportunities you can contact vcbh.internships@ventura.org.

Master of Social Work Internship

Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH) provides MSW intenship opportunities in a variety of outpatient mental heatlh clinics and program located throughout the County of Ventura. Experience and training is provided in public mental health services.

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Marriage and Family Therapy or Professional Clinical Counseling Traineeship

Ventura County Behavioral Health (VCBH) currently provides traineeship opportunities in outpatient public mental health for students enrolled in graduate MFT or PCC programs. The department follows all State licensing regulations and educational requirements.

MFT or PCC Associate opportunities are provided within the department in the form of employment. One would apply for these experiences through the Ventura County Human Resources website (http://agency.governmentjobs.com/ventura) – For recent graduates the job classification is a Behavioral Health Clinician I.

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Mental Health Associate Internship

The Mental Health Associate Internship provides experience related to the employment position of a Mental Health Associate (case manager).

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Drug and Alcohol Counseling Internship

Currently there are no openings for Drug and Alcohol Treatment Counseling students. For any questions regarding possible future opportunities you can contact vcbh.internships@ventura.org.

Research Assistant

Currently there are no openings for Research Assistants positions. For any questions regarding possible future opportunities you can contact vcbh.internships@ventura.org.

Employment Information

Please download this information sheet if you have completed your degree or training program and are interested in applying for employment with VCBH.

Employment Process Information

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