The Sanville Institute
The Sanville Institute for Clinical Social Work and Psychotherapy (formerly the California Institute for Clinical Social Work) provides doctoral education and ongoing professional growth for post-master’s-level clinicians, at learning centers in Northern and Southern California. In operation since 1977, we offer a PhD in clinical social work, with an emphasis on the integration of clinical theory and practice in cultural context. The educational program is designed to be flexible, individualized, and to support a wide range of research interests. Our mission is to enable students to practice as clinicians, supervisors, administrators, teachers, writers, and researchers to meet the ever-changing needs of our diverse society. The Sanville Institute is a non-profit organization with a rich history of innovation, and is currently undertaking the application process for accreditation from the Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC).