StarVista Training Program

StarVista Training Program Information

StarVista offers a wide variety of clinical training opportunities to the full spectrum of mental health trainees and interns. As a member of Bay Area Practicum Information Collaborative (BAPIC) and the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC), StarVista provides professional training to psychology doctoral practicum and internship students.

Additionally, StarVista provides professional clinical training to marriage and family therapist trainees/interns, social work interns, associate clinical social workers, and AOD interns.

The StarVista Clinical Training Program is an organized professional program with the goal of providing quality professional training and supervised experience that will afford each trainee and intern the opportunity to build cultural, ethical, and clinical competence in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, adults, and their families within a multicultural and multidisciplinary, community mental health setting.

Trainees and interns are selected from various clinical psychology, marriage and family therapy, and social work programs. Post-doctoral interns, marriage and family interns, and associate clinical social workers that are registered with the Board of Psychology (BOP)and/or Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) are also considered.

StarVista’s professional staff includes psychologists, marriage and family therapists, social workers, and highly trained paraprofessionals in the areas of mental health, child development, and substance abuse issues. Supervision is provided primarily by licensed psychologists (Doctorate in Clinical, Counseling, or Educational Psychology), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social workers (LCSW), and licensed professional clinical counselors (LPCC).

StarVista occasionally offers LIVE (Learning through In-Vivo Experience), which is a unique counseling and training opportunity for both client and counselor can only be offered to a select few clients due to distinct scheduling requirements. LIVE training entails a series of scheduled one-way mirror observation sessions that are observed and recorded by a supervisor and clinical service team. Interns are provided in-the-moment supervision and feedback via an earpiece.

The StarVista Clinical Training Program begins August 2017. Orientation dates and time TBA. Weekly in-service didactic training seminars are required throughout the training year, with a requirement for some interns to participate as a presenter once during the year. All StarVista interns are required to be available on Tuesday's for didactic training and group supervision. Evening availability may be required depending on program placement.

StarVista internship requires a 20 hour/week minimum commitment for a twelve-month period. Necessary accommodations will be reviewed and approved by the Training Program. Interns will be given up to four weeks of scheduled time off. Trainees and interns working in schools may be required to take their scheduled time off during corresponding school placement holiday breaks; usually two weeks during winter holiday, one week during spring break, and one week during summer.

Please submit an online inquiry or contact Dr. Melissa Guariglia, with any questions about StarVista’s Training Program at trainingprogram@star-vista.org.

Application Process

StarVista accepts rolling applications throughout the academic year. As program needs may change throughout the year, we encourage those interested to submit an online inquiry or application.

We begin accepting applications, for our 2017-2018 training year, in the winter.

In order for your application to be considered you must complete an online application.  In addition, you must  submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and 3 letters of recommendation. All application materials can be directly attached to the online application. 

While we may contact you prior to receiving all of your application materials, you will not be able to begin your placement until all materials have been received.

Please apply as soon as possible, as applications will be reviewed in the order they are received!

CAPIC Predoctoral Intern Applicants Specific StarVista Programs will be accepting both half and full time Predoctoral Interns for the 2017-2018 training year.

CAPIC Match Schedule

CAPIC Application Link

BAPIC Doctoral Practicum Applicants Specific StarVista Programs will be accepting Doctoral Practicum Students for the 2017-2018 training year, please see the online application for specific program information.

BAPIC Match Information 

All Other Applicants Many StarVista Programs accept Alcohol and Other Drug Interns, Masters Level Trainees and Interns. Application Link

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until positions are filled

Interviews: Interviews scheduled until positions are filled.

Post Degree Applicants Many StarVista Programs accept Post Doctoral and Post Degree Interns. If you are post degree and are looking for a placement, you may qualify for an unpaid or paid position at StarVista. Be sure to review these listings for paid opportunities.  All paid application materials should be submitted as specified in the listing of interest. If you are interested in accruing hours and are post degree (MFTI, ASW, or Post Doctorate), please submit online application materials when applying for an unpaid internship position. 

Application Deadline: Applications accepted until positions are filled. 

Interviews: Interviews scheduled until positions are filled. Application Link