Training Mental Health Professionals

Washburn Center’s training program prepares tomorrow’s brightest children’s mental health professionals.


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A Sought-After Training Ground

Each year, 75 -80 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students from across the country complete internships at Washburn Center.

Our internship program ensures that the next generation of child psychologists and social workers are trained in a best practice model that will enhance their effectiveness and better serve children throughout their professional careers.

The United Health Foundation Training Institute at Washburn Center for Children

The United Health Foundation Training Institute at Washburn Center for Children provides introductory and advanced training to children’s mental health clinicians, interns and professionals in related fields such as education, pediatrics, health care, child welfare and childcare.

The impact

In partnership with the United Health Foundation, Washburn Center for Children has launched an innovative, children’s mental health training program that will:

  • Enhance the emotional health of children and families
  • Increase training opportunities for  professionals working with children throughout the country
  • Develop a nationally recognized clinical training site for children’s mental health interns

In its first two years, this innovative initiative – made possible through a $3 million grant from the United Health Foundation – has provided 18,264 hours of training and consultation to 817 professionals and trainees in 23 states.

To learn more or view upcoming trainings visit: www.washburntraininginstitute.org