Campbellsville University’s Phillips Graduate Institute’s Stipend Program located at the Los Angeles Education Center in Chatsworth, CA is in partnership with various academic institutions, governmental entities, and community agencies in addressing the need for qualified and diverse mental health service providers. Phillips has collaborated since 2005 with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the Greater Los Angeles MFT Consortium in recruiting students trained under the values of the Mental Health Services Act for employment post-degree in public mental health centers. Phillips was also a leader in establishing a statewide network of educational schools to deliver from 2010 to 2018 the California educational stipends to graduate students committed to serve regions in promoting the goals of the Workforce, Education and Training Plans utilizing the funding through the Mental Health Services Act.
Phillips is now working with the Southern Counties Regional Partnership to deliver cost-supportive stipends to graduate students in the field of numerous mental health disciplines and to those individuals training to become peer specialists. The ten counties of the regional partnership have combined resources to promote mental health professionals to serve their underserved communities. The professionals include clinical psychologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, social workers, marriage and family therapists, and professional counselors.