Clinical Psychology Practicum

Clinical psychology practicum positions are available for masters and doctoral psychology students

2024-2025 Training Year
All positions have been filled, training year runs 8/12/24-8/8/25
2025-2026 Training Year
Application process and deadlines will be posted in October 2024. Here is a tentative schedule for those that prefer to plan ahead.

January 1, 2025: Applications begin to be submitted
February (Date TBA): SCAPTP schools application deadline
February 28, 2025: non-SCAPTP schools application deadline 
January-March 2025: Interviews
August 11, 2025: Training year begins
August 11-15, 2025:
Orientation
August 7, 2026: End of training year

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of a licensed clinician, this position provides individual therapeutic services to clients in our counseling, Brain Bootcamp, and College Connection programs. This position allows delivery of services to clients virtually for the training year, with no in-person client contact hours required by our agency. However, trainees are required to meet expectations of their individual school programs. Optional: Trainees may choose to see clients in-person in any of our office locations (Woodland Hills, Simi Valley, and/or Bakersfield).

Benefits of Training at Learning Dynamics:

Staff and trainees at Learning Dynamics work closely together as a collaborative, strength-based team. Trainees work with a diverse range of clients with different presenting problems in a supportive setting. Examples include prenatal and postpartum issues, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, work stress, relationship challenges, and adjustment disorders. Students at our agency have a unique opportunity to learn therapeutic interventions targeted at strengthening executive functioning skills that are beneficial to a range of clients with unique learning styles. In addition to live supervision, client consent forms include permission to video tape sessions to provide enhanced supervision and training abilities.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

Individual work schedules vary depending on the needs of the program(s) served. Allocation of hours must remain consistent with agency policies. Practicum positions require an average of 12-16 hours weekly; this includes a minimum of 5 (masters-level trainee) or 10 (doctoral-level trainee) client contact hours each week. Trainees’ regular schedules will include having the availability to meet with clients on at least two weekday evenings (till 8:00pm) or on Saturdays. Psychology trainees have flexibility in adjusting their own schedules; provided their schedule does not conflict with expected attendance at meetings and trainings. This includes weekly didactics (Wednesdays at 9am) and supervision (typically Fridays and one other day). Trainees must attend orientation from 9am-3pm daily from 8/11/2025-8/15/2025, with part of this orientation occurring in-person and part virtually. Trainees must attend in-person quarterly staff development events. This is a one-year, part-time, unpaid position (08/11/2025-08/07/2026). In addition to agency holidays, trainees 5 days of sick leave and one personal day.

Required Education and Experience:
  • Must be a current master’s or doctoral student in psychology, social work, or related discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Must be practicum eligible, and completed at least one year of clinical practicum
Preferred Education and Experience:
  • Minimum of two years of experience working in community mental health
  • Minimum of one year of experience conducting therapeutic interventions in Spanish
Additional Eligibility Qualifications:
  • Interns are responsible for fingerprinting costs and must maintain and provide a copy of current malpractice insurance coverage.
  • Trainee must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and automobile insurance coverage
  • Proof of current COVID vaccination.
Application Procedures:

Send CV, cover letter, unofficial transcript, and names of three professional references
to: Human Resources, Attn: Lizeth Lopez, M.S., Psy.D. at hr@learningdynamicsinc.org.

Submit all application materials by February-Date TBA (SCAPTP schools) or February 28, 2025 (non-SCAPTP schools). Virtual Interviews will be held on select dates in January, February, and March 2025. For questions call (310) 855-3276 or email hr@learningdynamicsinc.org.

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