Student Professional Development Program

The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (DMH) Student Professional Development Program involves a training partnership with accredited professional schools that places students in a wide variety of clinical and administrative settings. In addition to the learning that occurs while in their professional placement, students have opportunities to participate in a wide variety of trainings. Stipends may be available to students who intend to be employed after graduation in the Los Angeles County public mental health system. As a result of their placement within DMH, many students have become permanent employees or one of its contract providers. For more information about the program, contact us at (213) 251-6870.

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Additional Forms

All documentation should be mailed to:

Student Professional Development Program
Laura Reid
695 S. Vermont Ave. , 15th Floor
Los Angeles , CA. 90005

Contact SPDP

Luis Escalante, MSW
Telephone: 213-251-6882
Snail Mail: Student Professional Development Program
695 S. Vermont Ave., 15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005

Jeff Gorsuch, Psy.D.
Snail Mail: Student Professional Development Program
695 S. Vermont Ave., 15th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005