Thank you for your interest in clinical training with Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (CSS). Certified by the American Association of Suicidology, CSS offers a variety of counseling services to the community including: individual, couples, family and group counseling for children, adults and older adults. Responsibilities of therapists include assessment, diagnosis, and development of treatment plans for individuals, couples, and families with the utilization of supervision. Applicants who are accepted can expect to carry a full client caseload. In addition, everyone will do one 4-hour shift on the agency’s 24-hour
telephone crisis line each week. Interns will also attend weekly individual supervision and one weekly group supervision as assigned. It is also a requirement that interns complete didactic trainings and follow all record keeping protocols established by the agency.
Our internship incorporates the following:
• Comprehensive training on our crisis line
• Weekly didactics on topics such as working with grief, older adults, families, and treatment planning
• A range of clients and modalities
These elements provide a unique and highly regarded training program.
The Agency’s supervisors come from richly varied clinical backgrounds. CSS offers ongoing training and
supervision to the supervisors. Given the Program’s distinct clinical settings, a variety of treatment modalities are utilized which are contingent upon the specific needs of the client(s), the individual supervisor’s orientation and the intern’s areas of interest.
CSS is looking for persons who are interested in learning about suicide prevention, committed to personal
and professional growth, take a social justice approach to the work and are able to ask for support when
needed. Interns who successfully complete our program gain valuable skills that will serve them for their
entire professional lives.
To apply for our training program, please complete and submit the following application, letters of
recommendation and your resume.