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Older Adult Mental Health

Internship Opportunities

2425 Bisso Ln. Suite 100
Concord, CA 94520

Placement Openings

  • 1 MFT or MSW trainee or intern
  • 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 provides a continuum of care to seniors throughout Contra Costa County with teams that provide outreach, engagement, and on-going services to the most imperiled seniors in the county. Our Intensive Care Management Program consists of three multidisciplinary teams who provide community-based services to individuals diagnosed with a chronic and severe mental illness in their homes, board and care homes, shelters, etc. In addition, Older Adult 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 moderate to severe 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. The internship opportunity would be with the Intensive Care Management Program.

To Apply

Mail cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation by 4/1/16 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