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Older Adult Mental Health

Internship Opportunities

2425 Bisso Ln. Suite 100
Concord, CA 94520

Placement Openings

  • 3 MFT or MSW trainees and interns
  • 16–20 hours per week, Monday through Friday
  • Required day: Wednesdays from 10:00 am–4:00 pm. (9am-4pm 3rd Wednesday of the month for Countywide Trainings). Remaining days and times TBD
  • Placements available September through June

Program Description

Older Adult Mental Health serves seniors throughout the county with teams that provide outreach, engagement and on-going services to the most imperiled seniors in the county. Services are both home- and community-based. In addition, Contra Costa Mental Health integrates the IMPACT Program model in primary care clinics in each region of the county. Short-term cognitive therapy is provided in the clinics to a set of older adults with medical diagnoses of diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, and/ or chronic pain and who additionally show signs of depression and possible suicide risk. These outreach and clinic-based services will lay groundwork for more comprehensive services and increased service volume in the future. Also, under Older Adult Mental Health is the Senior Peer Counseling program, which trains and supervises older volunteers to work with Seniors throughout Contra Costa County. Senior Peer Counseling includes the English, Spanish, and Chinese speaking volunteer programs. Bilingual, bicultural, and male trainees are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Mail cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation by February 15, 2014 to:
Heather Sweeten-Healy, LCSW
Older Adult Mental Health Program
2425 Bisso Ln. Suite 100
Concord, CA 94520
925-521-5655 office
925-521-5639 fax