Peer Educators

As part of our suicide prevention efforts, we recruit City College students as Peer Educators. Peer Educators serve as a link between the student body and the Mental Health Counseling Center, promoting the personal and academic success of all students by supporting overall wellness. Peer Educators conduct presentations and host numerous de-stress events throughout the academic year, educating the campus community on mental health in effort to reduce stigma associated with diagnoses and increase help seeking behaviors.

All students are welcome to apply! We offer course credit through Work Experience and work-study through the Veteran Affairs Office. Applications are accepted shortly before each semester. For more information, contact: Peer Educator Coordinator, Abby at aweisman@sdccd.edu.

Graduate Level Training and Supervision

The Mental Health Counseling Center provides training and supervision to graduate students interested in direct clinical or administrative practice. City College holds a memorandum of understanding with the University of San Diego Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program, Alliant International University Marriage & Family Therapy Program, California State University San Marcos and San Diego State University Master of Social Work Programs. Graduate students are typically at our center 20 hours a week, beginning either in summer or fall semesters and are provided with the following opportunities:

Clinical

  • Assessment
  • Crisis intervention
  • Brief individual, couples, family, group counseling
  • Case management
  • Education and early prevention services campus-wide

Administrative

  • Program development
  • Stigma reduction campaigns
  • Wellness and prevention events campus-wide
  • Grant writing

Training and Supervision

  • Group supervision 2 hours a week
  • Individual supervision 1 hour a week
  • Additional training opportunities