Clinical and Counseling Psychology Training

Similar to how some of the best hospitals in the world are teaching hospitals, Good Heart Recovery is a teaching treatment center. Utilizing the most innovative and intimate teaching methods, we work with Master’s and Doctoral-level students to further advance the overall clinical abilities of the therapeutic field. Using best practices and one of a kind associate traineeship protocols, the Santa Barbara therapeutic community acknowledges Good Heart as a highly sought after site to gain clinical hours in the field of mental health and addiction.


At Good Heart Recovery, trainees can gain up to their full 1,300 hours of direct and non-direct clinical hours in one year during their graduate program.


We offer several types of clinical supervision including group, individual and triadic every week.

“My clinical training at Good Heart Recovery has exceeded my expectations in many ways. The support I feel is unwavering through all the growth it takes to become a clinician, especially in the field of recovery. I feel I am encouraged to authentically be myself while I do my work, which is incredibly valuable. My training also teaches me important lessons about working as part of a team for the benefit of all the clients under our care. It is nothing short of remarkable.”
Santa Barbara Detox
Natalie Alderson, AMFT
Clinical Case Manager
Associate Marriage and Family Therapist


All of our students and associates meet monthly with our three clinical co-founders, who are all clinicians holding various degrees, in addition to their general supervision requirements for their program and the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Each of these three individuals also serves as CEO, Clinical Director, and Spiritual Director of Good Heart Recovery.

We offer two different types of training positions:

  • Clinical Primary Therapist positions
  • Clinical Case Manager positions


Good Heart Recovery’s Clinical and Counseling Psychology Training Program accepts applications on a rolling admission status. There is no charge to apply, interview, or at any time during the program. Please send your resume to and someone from our executive staff will get back to you within 48 hours with information on our available training positions.