Bilingual Training Programs
Bilingual Training Programs
Improving and Enriching Lives
 

While all of our programs strive to provide culturally competent services some of our program specialize in providing services to monolingual clients. Bilingual speaking interns interested in becoming part of a bilingual-bicultural treatment team are strongly encouraged to apply to one of the programs below.

Acute Care

Spanish speaking interns are strongly encouraged to apply to Del Sur Crisis Center in Chula Vista or Esperanza Crisis Center in Escondido.

Adult Outpatient

South Bay Guidance Center and Maria Sardinas Center offer services to the culturally diverse population of San Diego's South Bay Region. Given that both South Bay Guidance Center and Maria Sardinas Center are located near the US-Mexico border, the majority of the clients are Spanish monolingual and/or dominant, and acculturation stressors are highly prevalent. As a result, South Bay Guidance Center and Maria Sardinas Center utilize a cross-cultural model of assessment and intervention provided by a multi-disciplinary and bilingual/bicultural team in order to serve this population in a culturally congruent fashion. Spanish speaking interns interested in becoming part of a bilingual-bicultural treatment team are strongly encouraged to join our South Bay team.

Child, Youth and Family Programs

Spanish speaking applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to Nueva Vista Family Services.

CalWORKs Behavioral Health Center

The Step Forward Program provides short-term and long-term outpatient mental health services to participants in the CalWORKs Welfare-to-Work program.  All groups are offered in English and Spanish.  Individual services are offered in other languages including, but not limited to, English, Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, and Cambodian.  Spanish, Vietnamese, and Cambodian speaking interns are strongly encouraged to apply.