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Doctoral Practicum Program


Cerritos College Psychological Services provides short-term therapy services on campus in the Student Health & Wellness Center (SHWC). Trainees provide Cerritos College students with brief individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention, classroom presentations or workshops, and assist with Psychological Services outreach and mental health promotion events on campus.  Such health promotion events may include presentations on Stress Management and Coping with the Holiday Blues.     


Due to the high clinical demand of our students, trainees must have their masters degree and have had previous clinical experience to be considered for placement, with letters of recommendation from a previous clinical supervisor. Trainees must have completed previous clinical experience treating clients, preferably treating adults/young adults in academic settings. Trainees must also be able to work with diverse populations, especially Latinx, Veterans, LGBTQ, students with disabilities, and students from various cultural backgrounds. Along with multicultural sensitivity, trainees must be able to work independently and professionally in their role as doctoral trainees at Cerritos College Psychological Services.


Five positions for the Academic Year.


Trainees are required to be present when SHWC is open in order to provide services on campus. Please refer below for SHWC hours of operation. Direct service hours must be managed within these hours. Meetings and supervision will also be scheduled during hours of operation.

Fall and Spring Hours of Operation

Day Hours
Monday 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday 8 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday 8 AM to 4:30 PM

APPLICATION PROCESS – DEADLINE February 25, 2022 (SCAPTP Uniform Deadline)

  1. Send to College Psychologist:
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Three Letters of Recommendation (one letter from previous supervisor familiar with your clinical work)
  2. To be completed once position accepted:
    1. Live Scan Fingerprinting and Tuberculosis Testing (Costs borne by the student)
    2. Cerritos College Application


11110 Alondra Blvd

Student Health

Norwalk, CA 90650

Phone: (562) 860-2451 Ext. 2321 (press option 3)

Fax: (562) 467-4076


College Psychologist

Humberto Hernandez, Ph.D.

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