CRF has programs serving children, adolescents, and their families located throughout San Diego County. Services are provided in a variety of settings, including clinics, schools and homes. Most of the CYF programs accept both practicum and intern level students.
Students learn all aspects of treating and providing therapeutic interventions for children, adolescents and families. There are opportunities to receive AAMFT approved supervision for MFT students in an approved program. Students will participate in a multidisciplinary team and learn to interact with various systems that youth are involved in, i.e., school, probation, and social services. Students will learn to conduct comprehensive assessments of the family and diagnose the youth with a DSM IV diagnosis. Students will be exposed to treating a range of diagnoses: Adjustment Disorder, Behavioral Disorders, Major Mood Disorders, and Thought Disorders.
In addition, specific treatment planning around the needs of the family and youth will be taught. Students will conduct individual, group, and family therapies. At some sites, there are limited opportunities for psychological testing. The students will be guided to performing all duties throughout their tenure. This guidance is tailored to the experience and needs of each student. Spanish speaking applicants are strongly encouraged to apply to Nueva Vista Family Services or our CARE program. Tagalog or Vietnamese speaking students are encouraged to apply at our CARE program.