News • February 21, 2022

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences connects students with local agencies

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences connects students with local agencies

Riverside, Calif. (Feb. 18, 2022) – More than 30 Southern California based agencies—ranging from school districts to nonprofits organizations—gathered on Feb. 17 for a practicum luncheon hosted by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at California Baptist University.

Graduate counseling psychology students were eager to connect with agency representatives to find their fit in the field. CBU requires counseling psychology students to complete 400 practicum hours.

“Amongst the busyness of life, you chose to give your time today to students who are preparing to live their purpose in the service of others,” Dr. Antonio Mejico, interim program director for the Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, told the representatives. “The success of our program is contingent upon the collaboration between our esteemed community providers and our institution.”

Michelle Guerrero, a counseling psychology graduate student, wants to work with people who have eating disorders. Guerrero said she was excited to connect with potential job sites.

“It’s a great networking opportunity,” Guerrero said. “I am so thankful CBU provides it.”

Britney Callins, a graduate student in the counseling psychology program, said attending the luncheon was an important step in continuing her career.

“I just love helping people and listening to people’s stories and seeing people grow and develop,” Callins said. “I think this is the perfect opportunity to do that.”

Diana Negrete (‘21), associate marriage and family therapist, attended the event for Mighty Oak Community Counseling Center in Riverside. She said that being open-minded is a must for students entering the field.

“Being able to be coordinated and open to learning new skills and techniques is key,” Negrete said.

The counseling psychology program is in its 40th year.

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