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A clinical, PhD program and a two-year certificate program serving master’s-level mental health professionals in northern and southern California.


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Catalog 2014-15

Dissertation Library


Jean Sanville – A Life in Dialogue

Chet Villalba recipient of SCSSW Day-Garrett Award



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The application process consists of curriculum vitae, a personal statement, self assessment, transcripts, letters of reference, and an application fee.
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Our faculty represents the best in the field for their understanding of clinical theory and practice.
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Continuing Education

The Sanville Institute offers continuing education courses at various locations and in a variety of formats throughout the year .
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 The Sanville Institute is a private non-profit, state-approved, unaccredited school, that is approved by the State of California’s Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education ( to operate a doctoral program. “Approved” means compliance with state standards as set forth in the California Private Postsecondary Education Act of 2009 [California Education Code, Title 3, Division 10, Part 59, Chapter 8, §94897(l)].

Disclosures and other information relating to approval and accredition are here:      Statement of State Approval