University Counseling Services (UCS) is proud of its long tradition of offering quality training experiences to graduate students from CSUN and other universities and programs. UCS trains approximately 20 students each year from graduate programs in psychology, psychiatry, social work, and college counseling or student services.
UCS has been providing training for graduate students in psychology since the fall of 1968 and currently serves as the community mental health center for the approximately 36,000 students at the university. We offer a pre-doctoral internship program that is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The staff at UCS is multidisciplinary with psychologists, counselors, a social worker, psychiatrist, psychiatric residents, pre-doctoral psychology interns, graduate assistants and administrative support staff working in a team setting. We have a graduate student assistantship whose role is to provide supervision and mentoring support for the day-to-day operation of one of our peer education programs. The UCS Psychiatry Residency Program provides a mandatory fourth-year rotation for psychiatric residents in the UCLA-San Fernando Valley residency program.