Education & Training

We know that a good education is the key to a career in behavioral healthcare. These universities, colleges, and vocational centers offer many opportunities for degrees, continuing education, and training.

Training Resources

Opioid Workforce Expansion Program - Paraprofessionals Grants to train behavioral health-related paraprofessionals, such as peer support specialists, to address the...
The PCP Fellowship is a year-long clinical education program for primary care providers who wish to receive advanced training in primary care psychiatry. The programs primary goal is to provide mentorship and teaching in primary care psychiatry.
PCP...
The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) continually updates its website to present the best and newest resources and information relevant to integrated primary and behavioral health care. Check out some of these new resources...
SAMHSA report shows conversion therapy not appropriate for minors, offers methods to support LGBTQ and gender non-conforming children
Released Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is...
The California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC) is an association of clinical psychology doctoral programs and doctoral internship training sites throughout the state of California. Created in 1991, CAPIC’s founders recognized that by working...
The California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions (CIBHS) was established in 1993 to promote excellence in mental health services through training, technical assistance, research and policy development. Local mental health directors founded...

Education Resources

The FACES Summer Medical Academy, hosted by PHI's FACES for the Future Coalition, is a tuition-based, two-week intensive summer experience located in Oakland, CA, designed to expose high school students to the fields of medicine, nursing, and allied...
The California Future Health Workforce Commission has announced bold recommendations to eliminate the projected shortfall of primary care health providers, nearly eliminate a severe psychiatry shortage, and bolster the pipeline of students and...
Monday, April 15 and Tuesday, April 16, 2019  Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport
2500 N Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA 91505
Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder: SAMHSA Advisory
Opioid misuse is a significant problem in the United States. According to the 2014 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 914,000 people age 12 or older used heroin in the past year and 4.3...
​This website is a comprehensive search engine designed for students who are interested in learning more about Psychology programs around the country.
You can see the site here:http://www....
The mission of the Center for Reducing Health Disparities is to promote the health and well-being of diverse communities by pursuing research, training, continuing education, technical assistance, information dissemination within a prevention, early...
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest membership organization of professional social workers in the world, with 132,000...
NAMI California is a grass roots organization of families and individuals whose lives have been affected by serious mental illness. We advocate for lives of quality and respect, without discrimination and stigma, for all our constituents. We provide...
Join the Mental Health America of Los Angeles today! Your donation helps young adults and adults with mental illness live with quality and equality.
Mental Health America of Los Angeles (MHA) is dedicated to promoting mental health recovery and...
The mission of the Center for the Health Professions is to transform health care through workforce research and leadership development.
Since 1992, the Center for the Health Professions at the University of California, San Francisco has offered ...
The academic community and the public social services joined forces in 1990 to create the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC)—considered the most ambitious such collaboration in the country at the time. 
Today, CalSWEC is the nation’s...
The California Psychological Association (CPA) is a 501(c)(6) non-profit professional association for licensed psychologists and others affiliated with the delivery of psychological services.
CPA was founded in Los Angeles in 1948 initially to work...
The mission of CalMHSA is to provide member counties a flexible, efficient, and effective administrative/fiscal structure focused on collaborative partnerships and pooling efforts in:
Development and implementation of common strategies and programs...
The California Latino Psychological Association (CLPA) is dedicated to advocating and serving the mental health needs of the Latino community. CLPA is invested in the clinical, research and academic issues related to Latino Psychology. The CLPA...
The California Board of Psychology (BOP) protects the safety and welfare of consumers of psychological services.
The BBS is responsible for consumer protection through the regulation of Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT); Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW); Licensed Educational Psychologists (LEP); Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (...

Loan Repayment Programs

SLRP increases the number of primary care physicians, dentists, dental hygienists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, pharmacists, and licensed mental/behavioral healthcare professionals practicing in federally...
County Medical Services Program (CMSP) Loan Repayment Program  
The CMSP Loan Repayment Program increases the number of primary care physicians, psychiatrists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and dentists practicing in medically...

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