The Sanville PhD in clinical social work creates innovative leaders and critical thinkers in the field of mental health and social policy. Sanville students have a curiosity for going beyond received knowledge to expand theory, practice, and social engagement. Click to learn more.
Individual LearningTogether with a faculty mentor you will design your own educational plan that reflects your interests and honors your learning style.
Collaborative EnvironmentIn our colloquia and seminars you will be part of a close-knit community of adult learners building a foundation for innovative research.
Clinical ConsultationWeekly consultations with an advanced practitioner will provide you with the focused support to build strong practice skills.
Statewide ConvocationsJoin students and faculty from around the state three times a year (sites alternate between Los Angeles and the Bay Area) to discuss trends in the profession and hear presentations on topical issues.
Based on the core curriculum of our doctoral program in clinical social work, the Sanville Certificate in the Integration of Theory and Practice is designed to help practitioners innovate in diverse communities.
In year one of the two-year program, you will explore the latest advances in the areas of attachment, neurobiology, relational theories, and methods of treatment. In year two the focus is on psychodynamic theories and methods of treatment, including ego psychology, Jungian theory, object relations theory, and self psychology.
Learning takes place in scholarly and supportive case-focused seminars, integrating theory with case material brought to the seminar by group members. Cultural factors are continually interwoven in discussions of theory and its applicability to particular patients or clients. Click to read more!
The Sanville Institute has faculty in both the greater Los Angeles area and the Bay area, and we’re open to students throughout the state.