“The mission of Southern California Counseling Center is to provide high-quality psychological counseling to those of limited income as well as to offer exceptional training within a supportive environment for Center counselors and supervisors, and to develop and maintain responsive programs meeting the psychological needs of Southern California’s multi-cultural community.”
Gail Wilburn – Executive Director
At our annual community retreat last fall, we introduced a new center-wide training called the Community Resiliency Model (CRM). Previously available only to counselors enrolled in the SCCC advanced Trauma and Resiliency training course, basic resiliency skills are now taught to first-year counselors, thus enabling virtually all counselors to begin applying these essentials skills with their clients.
SCCC has identified an ongoing commitment to having therapeutic conversations about diversity and multicultural perspectives, especially in relation to the diverse client population we serve. To nurture that conversation, we recently hosted Dr. Ken Hardy, a well-respected national leader in the field. Ken spent a whole day with the wider SCCC community: counselors, supervisors, staff, board members, alumni counselors, community counselors in training, as well as some staff from our hosts in Watts, Watts Labor Community Action Committee (WLCAC). For over a year, SCCC and WLCAC have been working in partnership to provide the Watts community with a variety of counseling services.
The Southern California Counseling Center offers individual, couples, and family counseling. Serving several LAUSD area schools, children see counselors on-site during school hours. Those children are welcome to invite their family to SCCC for free counseling after school. SCCC also offers a 10-week Best-Practice Parenting class several times throughout the year.
Community Counselor Certification, Class #45 graduation December 19, 2015. Twice yearly SCCC offers a 6-month training course that provides counseling skills to those working in community settings, often in non-traditional counselor roles.