The Sky Center is staffed by experienced supervisors who provide intensive training to graduate interns of social work and counseling as well as advanced training for practicing clinicians, physicians, and school counselors. This training program, unique in New Mexico, utilizes a team approach with one-way mirror direct observation and live supervision.

Training consists of:

  • Culturally competent approaches that recognize the differences and uniqueness of all families
  • Practical skill based interventions to help families address serious issues and experience change
  • The whole village concept that invites multigenerational, extended and blended families to protect a youth from risk
  • Mindful awareness strategies that build therapeutic presence and emotional resiliency skills necessary for letting go of client stories

Hundreds of graduate students have received training in family and group therapy at The Sky Center. Over 90% of these therapists stay in New Mexico and continue to serve local communities with their newly developed specialized skills and cultural competencies.

If you are a rising second year Master’s Degree student or Social Work Advanced Standing student, please access the necessary forms by clicking on the links below.

Download internship application > Download reference form > The Sky Center Calendar > Clinical Internship Description >  Expectations of Trainees >

Advanced Studies

If you are an interested post-graduate clinician, we offer a limited number of positions and hours for people who have already obtained a graduate degree in counseling, or related field, and are interested in family therapy training and collecting hours towards licensure. Please note that Advanced Studies tuition is $1,000 with payment plans available. If you meet this description and are interested in our Advanced Studies program, please submit a cover letter and resume. In your Advanced Studies cover letter, please include the number of post-graduate, supervised in-session hours you have obtained to date, what license you are working towards, plans for taking your licensing exam or if you have already passed your licensure exam and when. Please submit digitally or via U.S. mail to one of the following addresses: or The Sky Center, PO Box 6004, Santa Fe, NM, 87502