Training & Development

For professionals with a heart to serve

We produce a variety of trainings from decades of experience that equip individuals to serve underrepresented communities.

As a previous Texas Counseling Association (TCA) licensure board liaison and current TCA president, our Executive Director — Dr. Bacon — ensures every training is inclusive, collaborative, and mindful of diverse backgrounds.

Whether you’re a counselor, in a professional organization, or just someone who wants to help, we will show you what it takes to uplift the next generation.

Transformation in disenfranchised neighborhoods won’t happen unless we equip the individuals willing to serve them

A continuing education unit (CEU) or continuing education credit (CEC)

Best practices to directly apply in your workplace

A deeper understanding of how to better serve underrepresented people

Knowledge to increase skills and broaden scope of practice

With every training, you and your team will receive…

We offer trainings specifically for mental health professionals like licensed professional counselors (LPC), licensed social workers (LMSW/LCSW), and licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT) . Every training revolves around trauma-informed care, culturally competent care, working with underserved populations, and demonstrating leadership in the mental health industry. Mental health professionals in Texas are eligible to receive a continuing education credit (CEC).

Mental Health Practioner Training

our areas of expertise

Crime victims have experienced enough unfortunate experiences and trauma. For professionals who work intimately with these crime victims, we want to make sure you have the tools and knowledge to give them quality care. Trainings include information on integrated care models, how to inform victims of their rights, assist in their recovery, and continue to be an advocate in their communities.

Crime Victims Practitioner Training

About half of youth raised in foster care end up finishing high school. And less than 3% graduate from a 4-year college*. We support your efforts as a foster care service provider by teaching you college admission processes, financial aid opportunities, and exit housing options for your students. Our hope is that you empower more youth in foster care to graduate high school and enroll in college.

Foster Care Service Provider Training

*Reference — National Foster Youth Institute

Are you working either directly or indirectly with first-generation students through TRIO Programs? Let’s make a difference in helping our youth go to college! We cover a wide variety of topics including but not limited to legislative and regulatory requirements, helping students receive financial aid, and best practices for cultivating academic achievement and college readiness.

TRIO Training

Internship Requirements:

  • A minimum of 10 hours per week on-site
  • A minimum of 2 school semesters
  • Attend monthly practice-wide trainings
  • Maintain progress notes in a timely manner
  • Maintain required documentation in a timely manner
  • Perform intake assessments
  • Create treatment plans
  • Update weekly service report
  • Meet weekly for supervision
  • Submit 3 individual development plans per semester to chart growth and areas of improvement
  • Travel to other sites in the city*
  • Attend a minimum of 1 outreach event per month
  • Possible stipend available

Graduate counseling students have the opportunity to complete an internship or field placement requirement through our Counseling & Wellness Division. It’s a great way to gain first-hand experience in the mental health industry and make a difference.

Internship Opportunities for Graduate Students

Important Dates:

Seeking Spring Internship

  • Due date to submit application:
    October 1st

Seeking Summer Internship

  • Due date to submit application: March 1st

Seeking Fall Internship

  • Due date to submit application: June 1st

internship application

(*depends on needs)

Let’s serve the underserved, hand in hand

see upcoming events

Go to our Events Page to see when and where we’ll host upcoming trainings. We’re grateful for your heart to serve!