There is a minimum requirement of a one-year commitment to our program. In addition, participation in individual and/or group supervision is provided with ongoing core curriculum training. Trainee and intern applications are accepted year round for placement in January and August. Doctoral placements are limited and applications are accepted year round. All applications are reviewed; students will then be invited to a group interview, and then a final individual visit. Upon program acceptance you will be expected to complete a summer orientation/training program. FSA serves clients days, evenings, and weekends therefore interns who are available evenings and weekends are appreciated.
The clinical internship program is designed to provide ongoing evaluation and enhancement of competency levels in your clinical knowledge, skills, and judgment. Clinical interns have daily access to assigned clinical supervisor(s), and your program administrator(s). They will be scheduled to receive weekly clinical supervision by assigned clinical staff, as well as opportunities to further refine existing ideas and skills. Structurally, the internships are designed to provide a comprehensive, organized sequence of training, direct clinical experience, and professional opportunities to grow in a mission-driven, community-based non-profit organization.
Internship opportunities and requirements consist of:
- Counseling individuals, couples, and families
- Crisis intervention
- School-based youth counseling (grades K-12)
- Co-facilitating clinical groups
- Co-facilitating parenting classes
- Co-facilitating preventive psycho-education groups for middle schools
- Co-facilitating adolescent substance abuse group
- Co-facilitating adolescent anger management group
- Co-facilitating domestic violence survivors group
- Co-facilitating domestic violence batterers treatment group
- Co-facilitating veterans group
- Diagnostic Assessment Training
- Therapeutic monitored visitation
- Residential Transitional housing programs:
- Counseling battered women & their children,
- Counseling homeless families
- Counseling emancipated youth & young adults (ages 14-24)
- Weekly clinical supervision
- Bi-monthly educational seminars
Family Service Agency of Burbank provides a comprehensive
training program working with a culturally and socioeconomically diverse
population. Students and Interns have the opportunity to gain experience in
multiple therapeutic modalities which include but not limited to, school based,
domestic violence, residential, and agency programs. Within these programs are
opportunities to provide individual, conjoint, family and group therapy while working
with clients ranging from ages 1-90.
The theoretical orientations most often used in therapy are Family
Systems, CBT, Psychodynamic, Client Centered, Solution Focused, and Post
Modern- Narrative, Existential and Humanistic orientations. Consideration for
the application of a theoretical orientation is determined in collaboration
with the supervisor and therapist while examining the client’s presenting
problem, culture and need.
Students must be Masters level or higher graduate program,
currently enrolled in a practicum class, and in good standing with their
educational institution. Interns must be registered with and in good standing
with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS). We are a placement for
competent, collaborative, professional therapists who are well suited to
working in a fast paced diverse community based mental health center.
Clinical Director: Supervision
George W. Holbrook MFT
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Mr. George Holbrook, FSA’s Clinical Director, has been in the behavioral health field for over 25 years. He has extensive training and experience in the fields of education, clinical training and supervision, and general management and clinical program administration. Mr. Holbrook has spent over two decades serving the mentally ill and building a stellar reputation in the field of substance abuse. Since 2000, in his role as Clinical Director Mr. Holbrook has served as an executive member of our management team, directly supervised interns, provided one-on-one, couples, and family care, and lead a diverse group of professional clinical supervisors gathered to provide pre-licensed professionals on-going evaluation and enhancement of competency levels in their clinical knowledge, skills, and judgment.
Mr. Holbrook currently serves as the Corporate Director of Health Information Systems and HIPAA Privacy Officer at Pacific Clinics, the largest outpatient Department of Mental Health contractor in Los Angeles County. In this role, Mr. Holbrook is responsible for overseeing all Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act (HIPAA) activities, including complete agency compliance with Federal and State confidentiality legal standards.
Mr. Holbrook has also taught college level courses such as; the treatment of substance abuse, clinical assessment and interviewing skills, theory of counseling, and clinical law and ethics. We are grateful for Mr. Holbrook’s profound contribution and commitment to the quality treatment of FSA’s youth, adults, and families.