An internship with CPLA requires MFT trainees and interns to commit to work 2 days per week at an assigned school for one school year (August-June). Schools are located throughout Los Angeles from the South Bay to the San Fernando Valley. In one school year, counselors can expect to receive approximately 250-300 face-to-face child hours. Individual and/or group supervision is provided. Monthly workshops are mandatory and cover various topics such as bullying, self-injury, play therapy, and grief. CPLA’s well-earned reputation for support and supervision makes us a highly sought provider of internship opportunities by both students and universities. This enables us to place only the truly dedicated and reliable counselors who want to work with children and who will work as partners within the collaborative school environment.
Where you plan to be living next August as sometimes the address on your application/resumes are mailing addresses and not where you reside.
All days each week you would be available to work for us from 7:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Feel free to also indicate which days would be better for you.
Attach your resume or CV as a file. Be sure to indicate if you speak additional languages besides English.
Provide 3 references, ideally professional, with contact information, how long they have known you, and in what capacity.
Please include a small photo (so we can remember you!) in your email.
Indicate when you can begin working with us: Immediately, or as available, or August.
Please provide information on hours required by your university for: Face to face hours, Total hours, Relational hours, and Group hours
Please provide specific supervision requirements for your degree or status as an MFT including weekly, individual and group
We will contact you to set up an interview once all required items have been received.
“I came to work for CPLA because of Monica’s and Therese’s compassionate hearts for the children they work with. They have inspired several counselors including myself to work in schools and provide in-school counseling for kids that might not receive it elsewhere or who need the extra support during hardships they face day in and day out. They believe the success of every student every day is important as I do.”