“I’m excited to be part of this amazing program that will not only facilitate the opportunity for those seeking to be licensed, but will provide access to mental health services for many.” — Veronica Zacarias, LCSW, Therapist Supervisor, Mental Health Career Program

Immigrants Rising’s Career Development Program will provide undocumented professionals in California with the career-specific hands-on training, professional development, and mentoring they need to launch their careers.

Mental Health Career Program

Receive supervision, training, and mentorship from licensed therapists and gain hours towards your licensure in California while providing pro-bono mental health services to undocumented individuals.

Program Benefits

  • Direct career experience
  • Accumulate supervision clinical hours
  • Mentorship and supervision from a licensed therapist
  • Professional and leadership development training
  • Connection to Immigrants Rising’s network of professionals
  • Stipend to support participation in the program

General Requirements

  • Have completed a master’s degree in one of the following:
    • Social Work
    • Marriage and Family Therapy or related mental health field
    • Counseling
  • Have one of the following unexpired associate registrations in California:
    • Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW)
    • Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT)
    • Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC)
  • Foreign-born
  • No permanent residency (green card) or citizenship in the U.S.
  • Committed to spending approximately 15 hours/week at host site from October 2021 through June 2022
  • Committed to attending monthly half-day professional development trainings hosted by Immigrants Rising

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