Below are some of the agencies at which interns have had external site placements while at PTI.
Call the ones you are interested in for an interview. Let them know you are from PTI.
This is not a complete list and we would be grateful for your input regarding any of these agencies – updated contact information, availability to PTI interns, positive experiences, whether or not they are still in business, etc.
A IS FOR APPLE: Autistic children, http://www.aisforapple.org
ACHIEVE KIDS: Special Ed School. Classroom assistance & “mental health therapy.”Palo Alto (650)494-1200; Mt.
ADOLESCENT COUNSELING SERVICES: Palo Alto schools-Roni G. supervisor (650)424-0852
ASPIRANET: San Jose, 588A Blossom Hill, San Jose, CA 95123 (408)410-9552 Work with families of autistic children.
Contact: Janelle Schmidt, program manager; firstname.lastname@example.org ; mostly social work now. Possible psychotherapy
experience in future.
BILL WILSON CENTER: Santa Clara, Many opportunities including crisis lines. Own supervision. Centre for Living with
Dying under their umbrella.
CASSY: Los Gatos High School; Counseling and Support Services for Youth; Contact Liz Schoeben: email@example.com; (650)521-5311; www.cassybayarea.org Bi-lingual a plus
CENTER FOR HEALTHY DEVELOPMENT: Families and Children—general clinical services. 100 Winchester Blvd
Suite 260; Santa Clara; internship information: (408) 985-8115 ext. 203; www.chdsv.org
CHAMBERLAIN CHILDREN’S SERVICES: 1850 Cienega Road Hollister, CA 95023, (831) 636-2121
Residential treatment center for 6-18 year olds, stipend offered. Contact: Sallie (831)636-2121 x233 and Vercilla Chacon x234. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Flexible.
COMMUNITY HEALTH AWARENESS COUNSELING: Mt. View (650)965-2020
COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS: Domestic Violence & Rape Crisis Services & Shelter; San Jose, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, Hollister email@example.com (408)779-2113
CRESTWOOD CENTER: Willow Glen on Fruitdale Ave. Locked facility – Groups only; Low functioning, highly disorganized patients, delighted to have psychotherapy volunteers. Goal is to work with patients in the realm of present-ing.
Somatic experience, art therapy, movement therapy.
CRISTHA McAULIFF SCHOOL: Saratoga. Cupertino School District. Luoise- Principal (408)253-4696
CUPERTINO SENIOR CENTER: Contact LaDonna x421 before making contact. Karen Goss (408)777-3155
DARTMOUTH MIDDLE SCHOOL: Sandy Bretz, school counselor (408)264-1122, coordinates referrals; 1-2 paid
positions at $20-25/hr, Kids come during class time; counseling on site at school, bring your own supplies; Angie Burch
worked there 2002 and 2003, Angela Congdon 2006, also Amy Powell & Dannica Knapp.
EMQ: Eastfield Ming Quong, www.emqff.org Many PTI trainees/interns have found paying jobs
EMMANUEL CONVALESCENT HOSPITAL: Art Spencer (408)356-3116
GARDNER CENTER : Lots of programs to volunteer for; lots of training provided, some required. Some paid positions.
Lots of programs to volunteer for. Lisa Arieta (408)287-6200, 195 East Virginia Street, San Jose / 160 E. Virginia St. Suite
280, San Jose
HEALTHY START: Family Learning Center. Carol Chen; Phone: (408)535-6545 x13248. Healthy Starts office hours 8-4 pm. The Family Learning Center houses Adult Ed, a Preschool,
Healthy Start and others, and is open till 10 pm. Can see people later than 4 p.m, arrange w/ Healthy Start ahead of time.
You can work with any age you want. You can choose to work with elementary, middle, or secondary aged children. You
are welcome to work with individual children, run groups, teach parenting classes at night, do family therapy after school.
Parents often speak Spanish; there may be an interpreter available. There are two rooms at Healthy Start for sessions.
During the day, counselors usually see children at the school they attend.
JUNIOR COLLEGES: (any of them) counseling with students, groups, etc. Canada College~we made new connection
with Canada College recently, may be interested in relationship with PTI
KAISER CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY: in San Jose; Hire in Jan/Feb. for Sept start; Full time, paid, benefits; http://residency.kp.org/ncal/mental_health_training/internships/mft/index.html
LOS GATOS RECREATION DEPT.: Create a class. Senior Center (groups); offer classes in personal growth, Mommy &
LOS GATOS-SARATOGA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Ann Morton, senior coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org; Paid
$40/session in 2006
LOS GATOS SENIOR CENTER: Linda Gallo email@example.com groups, classes; includes services to Terraces (senior living committee)
MOMENTUM FOR MENTAL HEALTH: Phuong Troung was there, Apply to HR online-attention Jessica May, internships available
NEXT DOOR SOLUTION: Used to be WOMA. Domestic violence training and many volunteer opportunities; Training
is required for all volunteers who work directly with domestic violence victims. www.nextdoor.org 234 East Gish Road;
San Jose, CA 95112-4724; (408) 501-7550.
OASIS CARE, INC: Provides intensive outpatient mental health services and day rehabilitation to adults with severe mental illness who reside at Riviera East Valley Pavilion (EVP), a 72 bed State licensed residential care facility
Prefers 3 days/week 20-40 hours
No compensation offered
San Jose CA 95116
Office: 408-347-3103 408-347-3120
Oasis Care, Inc.
101 Jose Figueres Av. San Jose CA 95116
Office: 408-347-3103 Cell: 408-313-1723 Fax: 408-347-3121
PATHFINDER SCHOOL: Glen Harris, principal, (408)251-3000, San Jose. Angela was there in 2006
PATHWAYS: 510 S Mathilda Ave; Sunnyvale, CA 94086; (408) 739-2171 Groups (Alcoholism, Addictions) Contact
PATHWAYS HOSPICE: 585 N. Mary Ave., Sunnyvale- Grief and loss. Christine Merriman (408)730-5900
SANTA CLARA COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES: 333 W. Julian; San Jose, 95110; (408) 491-6300; Mon-Fri (8:00AM –
5:00PM). Call for info.SANTA CLARA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT: Contact: Kathy Marek (408)230-3820 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pays interns hourly wage, may allow overage of
hours to be supervised by PTI
STARLIGHT COMMUNITY SERVICES: Children and Adolescents. 1885 Lundy Ave., Ste. 223, San Jose 95131. Susan
Reynolds/Glenda Gomez (408)284-9000
ST. LAWRENCE ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL: Philip Dolan, principal, sets up clients; groups and individuals; paid stipend, flexible.SUICIDE AND CRISIS HOTLINE; call Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, Eddie Subega
SUNNYVALE SENIOR CENTER: Contact LaDonna x421 before making contact. Jerard Manuel (408)730-7365
SUPPORT NETWORK FOR BATTERED WOMEN: 1257 Tasman Drive, Suite C Sunnyvale, CA 94089; volunteer@
TERRACES: Nelson Rodriques 408-357-1107; email@example.com
TODDLER AND ME: Working with toddlers. Los Gatos Recreation. Coordinated through Mary Sweeney, one of our
licensed therapists x437. Contact Mary Sweeney at PTI x437.
VILLAGES: San Jose
WE CARE: Provides support groups for nurses recovering substance abuse. Meet 1.5 hrs/week. Sharon Lutman PTI x424.
Need exposure to 12 step recovery and relapse prevention. Contact Sharon Lutman at PTI x424.
WILLOW GLEN MIDDLE SCHOOL: Larry Lane, principal
WILLOWS SENIOR CENTER: Diane (408)277-5536. in Willow Glen
YWCA: Support Network for Battered Women;Tasman & Lawrence in Sunnyvale. Also a shelter. Denice Henderson. YWCA of Silicon Valley/RAPE CRISIS CENTER ; Contact Mary Dirid