SHIELDS’ commitment to supporting training is reflected through various initiatives both locally and nationally. More specifically, SHIELDS has an established history of presenting our innovative programs as models for other agencies across the country and serves as a national externship training site for Functional Family Therapy. Additionally, SHIELDS functions as a Teaching Institute for the University of Southern California School of Social Work and as a captive practicum site for Pepperdine University’s clinical doctoral students.
SHIELDS for Families is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. SHIELDS for Families maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.