Offering a stimulating and
satisfying training experience
in community and clinic settings.

The Center offers experiences that place our trainees in the heart of public mental health care, assuring not only a successful learning experience but also daily opportunities to make a difference in the lives of the people they serve.

Training Programs

Our current training programs include:

Training in Public Sector for Psychiatry Residents

Physicians who are training to become psychiatrists are offered experiences in community mental health in the mental health and developmental disability services provided by the Center through our psychiatric resident and fellow program.

Training in Behavior Analysis and Intervention

The Center is committed to meeting the needs of people with developmental disabilities as well, and offers clinical training in the principles of applied behavior analysis in public sector settings, including practical experience in the design and implementation of behavior intervention programs.

Training for Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

Advanced nurse practitioners who wish to become experts in mental health treatment are offered training in both child/adolescent and adult psychiatry at the Center. Practitioners can receive assistance in preparing for recognition as Advanced Practice Nurses by the Texas Board of Nurse Examiners, as well as preparation for the Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Adult Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner exams.

Training for Counselors and Other Healthcare Professionals

Evidence-based mental health care is provided by many professional disciplines with a variety of specialized skills. For that reason, the Center offers training programs in a wide variety of disciplines, including clinical psychology, social work, licensed professional counseling, occupational therapy, speech/language therapy, and physical therapy.

Research Training

Trainees who wish to be involved in community-based clinical research have the opportunity to collaborate with current studies or to develop new ones with the assistance of Center staff. Grant development staff is also available to pursue funding. Learn more about our research training.


Our clinical mentors have dedicated time in their schedules to support and supervise trainees to help them develop into national leaders in public sector mental health care.


Are you interested in enrolling in one of our programs?
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