Employment Resources

Our members and partners offer jobs, internships, residencies, and volunteer opportunities for anyone interested in a career in behavioral healthcare.

Employment Resources

Earning your master’s degree in psychology can open up a whole new world of career opportunities. While a bachelor’s degree can land you entry level positions, a master’s degree will allow you to enter the workforce with specialized, tangible skills.

Our college experts have ranked 48 of the top online master’s programs for students pursuing a flexible Psychology program at the link below.

The WWT Technical Assistance Center ensures public mental health agencies are prepared to recruit, hire, train, support, and retain multicultural clients, family members, parents, and caregivers as employees within the public mental health system.

The Health Professions Education Foundation improves access to healthcare in underserved areas of California by providing scholarships, loan repayments, and programs to health professional students and graduates who are dedicated to providing direct patient care in those areas. In return for this support, recipients agree to provide direct patient care in a medically underserved area (MUA) of California for a period of one to four years.

The Planning Council is mandated by federal and state statute to advocate for children with serious emotional disturbances and adults and older adults with serious mental illness; to provide oversight and accountability for the public mental health system; and to advise the Administration and the Legislature on priority issues and participate in statewide planning.

Working with the California Department of Mental Health (DMH), the California Mental Health Directors Association (CMHDA) and other stakeholders, the Planning Council convened a Human Resources Summit in March 2000. Through a collaborative process, key decision-makers identified the following areas of focus in addressing workforce shortages.

To address the public mental health workforce issues, the MHSA included a component for Mental Health Workforce Education and Training (WET) programs. In 2008, the former California Department of Mental Health (DMH) developed the first WET Development Five-Year Plan, which covered the period April 2008 to April 2013 and provided vision, values and mission for state and local implementation of WET Programs.

CASRA is a statewide organization of private, not-for-profit, public benefit corporations that service clients of the California public mental health system.  Member agencies provide a variety of services that serve to enhance the quality of life and community participation of youth, adults and older adults living with challenging mental health issues.