Apply to join SCCC

Submit an application to join a vibrant community
of counselors who are driven to bring mental
health care to everyone who needs it.

How to Apply

We are no longer accepting applications for the June cohort.

The Counselor Training Program is currently being held online with virtual training and supervision.

Please read our Applicant Fact Sheet to ensure you can commit to our program requirements before submitting your application.

Because SCCC deals with the most personal and sensitive areas of clients’ lives, we believe it is important for us to also get to know you in a personal way. In addition, we want you to learn about us. The first step in the application process is usually an invitation to attend a tour at our Center, but since we are currently closed due to stay-at-home orders, we invite you to watch these videos​ to learn more about us and our current approach to telehealth.  Our start dates for training are usually in January, March, June and September.

Early Acceptance
Early acceptance application deadline: Thursday, March 2nd.
Individual interviews to take place through Friday, March 24th.
Evaluation Group Interviews: Tuesday, March 28th and Wednesday, March 29th.

Standard Acceptance
Accepting applications from Friday, March 3rd to Thursday, April 13th

Standard acceptance application deadline: Thursday, April 13th.
Individual interviews to take place through Friday, May 12th.
Evaluation Group Interviews: Tuesday, May 16th and Wednesday, May 17th.

Program begins: Thursday, June 22nd at 4pm

The Application Process for Licensure-Track Counselors (LMFT, LPCC, LCSW) and Paraprofessionals – Requirements and Expectations

After your application has been submitted, the remainder of the application process is as follows:

Initial Interview – Your submitted application will be reviewed and if deemed appropriate, you will receive an email inviting you to an initial interview. This interview is 30-45 minutes and is conducted by two co-interviewers.

Evaluation Group – Should you pass the initial interview, you will be invited to participate in a 2-hour Evaluation Group Interview. This interview consists of exercises that will help us understand your knowledge of yourself, your empathic responses, self-awareness of defenses and biases, ability to be open, willingness to learn, and your style of giving and receiving feedback in a group setting. All SCCC counselors participate in group supervision so we believe that it is important for you as well as for us to get a sense of how this type of group interaction will be for you.

Until further notice, all interviews will be conducted online.

SCCC is a unique organization that offers a broad range of counseling experiences, cutting-edge training, high-quality supervision from a variety of disciplines, and a supportive community of counselors and administrators. This atmosphere of community service makes the Center a very exciting and creative place that can add a new dimension to your life, personally and professionally.

If you have additional questions, please email Matthew Shima at [email protected].

We are not currently accepting applications.  Please check back soon for information about our next cohort dates.