Behavioral Health Internships

Solano County Behavioral Health hosts a dynamic internship program for Master's level clinical students and Doctoral psychology students.
If you have any questions about the program, please contact our Internship Coordinator at [email protected].

Program Overview

Led by Behavioral Health Chief Deputy Director, Emery Cowan, LPCC, Solano County Behavioral Health assists over 7,000 children, youth, and adults each year who are experiencing a psychiatric crisis or who have significant mental health and/or substance use challenges. Solano County provides a wide array of options for direct therapy experiences due to the diverse programs and communities served. There are options to work with children, families and adults through the outpatient programs. Solano County is one of the 5 most diverse counties in the country with a goal to diversify the workforce to meet these populations needs.

With internship opportunities funded by Mental Health Services Act, Solano County Behavioral Health will provide internship opportunities and stipends to students completing Master’s level programs and Pre- and Post Doctoral Interns in the fields of Health Services Psychology, counseling, and social work. Stipends will be awarded to students providing services to the unserved/underserved communities in the County. The interns will be placed in County operated programs and will be provided clinical supervision and support. The Internship Program Coordinator will focus on bilingual/bicultural recruitment with the goal of building an ongoing relationship with institutions of higher learning to build a culturally and linguistically competent workforce.

Solano County Behavioral Health is active with many transformational teams and committees to improve cultural humility and equity, move towards a trauma informed and trauma healing environment focusing on wellness and recovery for both consumers and staff.

Our Mission
To serve our diverse community impacted by mental health and substance use challenges in holistic ways that reinforces hope, wellness, and empowerment to live a fulfilling life.

Our Vision
To provide quality, innovative, culturally responsive care that supports and honors each persons’ authentic self and unique journey to recovery.

Our Values

  • Hope
  • Resilience & Recovery
  • Voice & Choice
  • Community Inclusion
  • Diversity, Equity, Justice

There will be no disparities for individuals or groups of individuals in accessibility, availability, or quality of mental health services provided.

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