Central California Psychology Internship Consortium (CCPIC)
Central California Psychology Internship Consortium has five agencies that provide internships with stipends:
Coalinga State Hospital - $36,000 Stipend
Valley State Prison for Women - $38,000 Stipend
Porterville Developmental Center - $36,000 Stipend
San Quentin State Prison - $41,352 Stipend
State Center Community College District - $20,000 Stipend
Sutter Center for Psychiatry - $18,000 - $20,000 Stipend
W. Gary Cannon Psychological Service Center-PSC - $18,000 Stipend
CCPIC is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association. For more information on the accreditation process, please visit APA’s website:
APA’s contact information is:
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Commission on Accreditation: 202-336-5979
INTERNSHIP DETAILS:DEPARTMENT OF STATE HOSPITAL – COALINGA
3 Full Time Funded Positions Available
The Department of State Hospitals – Coalinga (DSH-C) specializes in the treatment of Sexually Violent Predators (WIC 6600), Mentally Disordered Offenders (PC 2972), and California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) Mentally Ill Prisoners (PC 2684). DSH-C currently houses approximately 1041 patients with 83.7% being Sexually Violent Predators (SVP), 11.5% being Mentally Disordered Offenders (MDO), and 4.8% being Mentally Ill Prisoners (MIP). The facility includes 32 living units, a psychological assessment center, a medical clinic, treatment and education group areas, arts and crafts workshops, a music center, a graphic arts center, computer labs, and a patient library.
Interns will be part of multidisciplinary treatment teams, facilitate cognitive-behavioral groups, provide individual therapy, complete intake tasks for new admissions, and conduct a variety of assessments.
The Clinical Psychology Internship Program provides interns with training that focuses on development of clinical, diagnostic, and assessments skills that can be generalized into any future employment setting, while also providing training in a forensic setting. Experiences are also provided in the areas of consultation and professional development to assist the intern in becoming a professional within the field of psychology.
The internship year is divided into three, four-month rotations: Admissions, Assessment, and Mentally Disordered Offender (MDO). The rotation schedules will be determined at the beginning of the year and will be based on the intern’s past experiences and their current needs.
1. Admissions Rotation (WIC 6600) – Interns will complete intake assessments (Admissions Psychological Assessment, Suicide Risk Assessment, Diagnostic Formulations, Psychology sections of the patient’s Treatment Plan), observe Treatment Plan Conferences with the goal of being able to run a conference as the team lead, and updating Treatment Plans as necessary.
2. Assessment Rotation– Interns will further develop their test administration skills, clinical interviewing and test feedback skills, diagnostic skills, report writing/test integration skills, and consultation skills with Treatment Team members. Interns will also have the opportunity to be exposed to new testing instruments. Interns will be required to complete a minimum of 6 assessments during this rotation.
3. MDO Rotation (PC 2972) – Interns will complete intake assessments, act as the team Psychologist for a small caseload of patients, update Treatment Plans, attend shift change meetings, consult with unit staff, co-facilitate groups for this program, and provide short-term individual therapy as clinically warranted.
In addition to the three rotations, interns will have duties that span the duration of their internship.
1. Individual Therapy – Interns will provide therapy for one year to a minimum of 3 patients. All individual therapy clients will be referred by their Treatment Team and screened by a member of the Internship Committee.
2. Group Therapy – Interns will be assigned to a Sex Offender Treatment Program (SOTP) group for the duration of the internship year and will co-facilitate additional groups that will be assigned based on their past experiences and current needs.
3. Supervision – Interns will be required to attend two hours of group supervision, one hour of individual supervision with their rotation supervisor, and one hour of individual supervision with their primary supervisor.
4. Training – Interns will attend training sessions every Friday. One Friday a month, the training will be held by GSPIA in Fresno (full day). All other Friday trainings will occur at Alliant International University-Fresno with the Central California Psychology Internship Consortium. Interns will be provided a calendar at the beginning of the internship year that will be updated frequently. In addition to consortium trainings, DSH-C will offer site specific trainings during the course of the year.
Special Requirements of Applicants:
Applicants must have training and experience in Psychological Testing/Assessment. They must have experience in diagnosis and clinical interviewing. It is preferable that applicants have prior forensic experience and be able to demonstrate appropriate boundaries working in this therapeutic environment. Applicants must be able to pass a DOJ/FBI background check, state employment physical, and drug screen. All offers of internship are contingent upon the successful completion of the pre-employment screenings.
All applicants must submit an original state application to be considered for an interview.
The state application can be found at: http://jobs.ca.gov/Profile/StateApplication
State applications must be mailed to:
Coalinga State Hospital
P.O. Box 5000
Coalinga, CA 93210
The stipend for the internship program is approximately $36,000. Health insurance, vision/dental coverage, vacation/sick time are also provided.
Catherine Sanchez, Psy.D.
Janet L. Kasdorf, Ph.D.
Doriann Hughes, Psy.D.
Michael Manbeck, Psy.D.
Maria Piccillo, Psy.D.
David Mwangi, Psy.D.
Jyana Wechsler, Psy.D.
Scott Van de Putte, Ph.D.
The stipend for the internship program is $38,000. Health insurance, vacation, and sick time are also provided.
California Department of Correction (CDC) is the number one provider of Mental Health Services in the State of California. Valley State Prison for Women (VSPW) operated by the CDC, was activated in May 1995. Tied for the title of the "world's largest women's prison", VSPW is located in the geographical center of California. Besides its size, VSPW is also the newest female prison in the state. Psychology Department programs occupy much of the modern medical infirmary complex as well as other office space throughout the prison. The Psychology Department consists of a dozen psychologists working as a part of the total mental health program with more than forty staff members. The Chief of Mental Health Services at VSPW is a clinical psychologist.
VSPW house the only Segregate Housing Unit (SHU) programs in the state as well as all the felons whom are expectant mothers in Northern California. Valley State Prison had a large population of inmates with serious mental disorders. There is also a large concentration of life prisoners doing their time here; most of who require forensic evaluations for the Board of Prison Terms.
Newly arriving inmates are all psychologically screened for Axis I mental disorders and for Developmental disabilities. Psychology staff then assesses those with positive scores. Cognitive neuropsychological testing opportunities abound. Projective and other personality tests are also performed.
Prisoners who are diagnosed are then assigned to one of several mental health programs. Most treatment is provided in the general population, which is a rich laboratory to develop individual and group therapy skills. Interns will begin as co-therapists in group settings. some therapy modalities are similar to those used in community mental health settings. Other treatments are tailored for offenders with co-morbid Axis II disorders.
The female SHU is a unique setting with its own unique psychological press. Women housed there have the worst behavior in California, by definition. we have severely mentally and developmentally disabled inmates in several mental health programs in this building. These clients require both a high level of care and super maximum security.
Besides the Life Prisoners, other inmates require forensic evaluations pursuant to various laws. For example, child abuse perpetrators require reports before release. Other inmates are committed provisionally for 90 days to state prison and return to the judge with a psychological report. Mental hospital transfers also require forensic reports, according to the penal code.
Internship training takes place within a developmental model with a goal of producing generalist psychology practitioners who have demonstrated the capability to function autonomously and responsibly. Through exposure, mentoring, and supervised practice, interns increase knowledge and proficiency in the application of psychological principles to psycholegal issues, in the generalization of core clinical skills to persons with severe and persistent mental illness, and in the practice of psychology in a multidisciplinary, forensic, inpatient setting.
The internship is designed to encourage each pre-doctoral candidate to build a professional identity that capitalizes on his or her capabilities, interest and style. Interns will take part in the diverse diagnostic and therapeutic challenges with incarcerated female offenders. They are encouraged to test skills and reappraise theoretical constricts in a supervised training environment and to evolve their own identity as a vital member of the interdisciplinary Mental Health Service Delivery System (MHSDS) team. The MHSDS seeks to optimize the functioning of seriously mentally disordered inmates.
Diversity of training is promoted through participation in a variety of therapy and assessment experiences in different treatment units. Interns are expected to participate in all levels of the MHSDS, including, The Reception Center Program, Correctional Clinical Case Management, System and Administrative Segregation and Security Housing Unit, and the Enhanced Outpatient Program.
Sandy Schulte-Day, Ed.D. - Site director
Individual and group psychotherapy, psychotherapy supervision
Lori Williams, Ph.D.. - Clinical Supervisor
Individual and group psychotherapy, psychotherapy supervision
Sharon Snow, Psy.D. – Clinical Supervisor
Claudia Corgiat, Ph.D. - Clinical Supervisor
Sheri Rossi, Ph.D. - Psychologist
2 Full Time Positions Available
The stipend for the internship program is $36,000.
Porterville Developmental Center (PDC) is located in the southern San Joaquin Valley next to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada, 50 miles north of Bakersfield and 75 miles southeast of Fresno.
Porterville Developmental Center is operated by the California Department of Developmental Services to provide a wide range of treatment and rehabilitation services to over 800 developmentally disabled clients. Porterville Development Center includes a nursing facility program, adult intermediate care programs, and forensic services. Forensic clients include adults and adolescents, most of whom are civil court commitments, for law violations determined to be not suitable for the youth or adult correctional system. Many have major mental disorder diagnoses.
Administrative organization at PDC is of two types: medical and registered nurses are centralized staff along with teachers and rehabilitation therapists. Residence nursing staff in several psychiatric technician classes, social workers, psychologists, and recreation therapists are assigned to the respective programs.
The medical staff currently numbers 15 including 2 psychiatrists, 1 neurologist, 1 ophthalmologist, and several pediatricians. The psychology staff presently numbers 17 (11 licensed).
Degree of supervision may vary depending on previous clinical experiences. To give the intern an opportunity to obtain a broad range of experiences differing techniques and concepts, clinical supervisors with established competencies in particular specialties are provided. Each intern will have a primary supervisor to serve as a mentor through their learning process.
Intensive immersion in the inpatient unit setting (35-44 clients per unit) within secure treatment perimeter is Porterville Developmental Center's internship stock in trade. As an intern, you will provide, at the level appropriate for your stage in your training course to becoming a psychologist, psychological services to the population on that unit. This will include assessment and evaluation, report preparation, interdisaplimary treatment team functions, and group and individual psychotherapy, With this context, a six-part training strategy has been devised:
1. To provide training and experience in the selection and application of treatment modalities and intervention methods;
2. To provide residential facility based experiences covering a wide variety of developmental, mental health, and psychosocial problems;
3. To develop and sharpen psychological assessment skills with special attention given to neuropsychological and forensic problems, preparation of reports to assess clients charged with crimes, and meeting the needs of courts and counsel;
4. To familiarize the intern through active participation with the operation, activity, organization, and function of the interdisciplinary treatment team;
5. To provide opportunities to develop research skills and to conduct research that has clinical relevance, including completing personal dissertation as needed.
6. To provide experiences in program development and administration involving working with management and quality assurance services.
THE INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE
Interns are employed at the facility Monday through Thursday. Since the internship is considered to be a full time experience, you can expect to work 40 hours a week. The particular schedule of these hours is worked out between each intern and his/her supervisor. Two days, Wednesday and Friday include didactic and group supervision components, so that all interns should plan on being on duty those days.
One half day a week is devoted to a seminar program consisting of regular meetings on research design and research evaluation, psychological assessment, psychotherapy, behavior therapy, neuropsychology and ethical and professional issues. Videotape equipment is available for a variety of uses. This is in addition to Friday sessions in Fresno for their didactic training.
Gary Miller, Ph.D. - Training Director
Meri Coleman, Ph.D. – Training Committee Supervisor
Meri Coleman, Ph.D. – Training Committee Supervisor
Diana Vang, Ph.D. – Training Committee Supervisor
Ed Cerny, Ph.D. – Training Committee Supervisor
H. Travis Boreen, Ph.D. – Training Committee Supervisor
Lananh Nguyen, Ph.D. – Training Committee Supervisor
4 Full Time Funded Positions Available
San Quentin State Prisonis California's oldest and best known correctional institution. The prison houses approximately 4,000 male inmates and includes a reception center for new commitments, a parole violator unit, administrative segregation units, endorsed population units, and a minimum security work crew unit. It is also the state's only death row facility for male condemned inmates.
There are approximately 1,000 inmate/patients in the Mental Health Program at San Quentin which includes the seriously mentally disordered as well as mildly to moderately mentally disordered inmate/patients. There is also a licensed Crisis Treatment Center on site. Diagnoses include psychotic and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and adjustment disorders, along with chronic substance abuse, medication and treatment compliance issues, cognitive and developmental disabilities, and problems associated with Activities of Daily Living. Inmate/patients represent considerable diversity in cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
Interns will gain clinical and assessment experience with acute and chronically mentally ill inmates in an outpatient setting and inpatient crisis setting. Interns will also have the opportunity to gain training and experience with differential diagnosis, crisis intervention, psychopathology, and malingering of psychopathology. In addition, they will learn about mental illness associated with criminal behavior and the subsequent legal and ethical issues involved with a correctional population.
The internship year is divided into 4 rotations, including:
- Diagnostic (mild to severe psychopathology, variety of custody levels)
- Group Treatment (mild to severe psychopathology, variety of custody levels)
- Crisis Management/Inpatient Treatment
- Administrative Segregation Unit which houses inmates with behavioral concerns.
There are also year long trainings in the following:
- Psychological Testing/Assessment rotation in which interns will complete up to 6 full psychodiagnostic assessment batteries
- Individual Treatment (mild to severe psychopathology, variety of custody levels) with a caseload of up to 10 clients.
Interns will provide direct services during all rotations with emphases as indicated. Direct services include short and long term individual therapy, group therapy, case management, completion of intakes on new arrivals, crisis intervention, assessing suicide and violence risk, and psychological testing.
Interns will also participate in:
- Two hour weekly Clinical/Forensic Didactic Trainings
- Interdisciplinary Treatment Teams
- Weekly Mental Health Department Meetings
- Various Team Meetings
- Bi-monthly APA approved CE Presentations
- Monthly Suicide Prevention Conferences
- Bi-monthly Difficult Patient Management Conferences.
Licensed psychologists and psychiatrists are always available to the interns for consultation. In addition, the interns will have at least two hours of individual supervision per week and two hours of group supervision per week. They will also be given the opportunity to provide supervision for psychology practicum students.
Special Requirements in Background or Training: Must have prior training and/or courses in Assessment/Psychological Testing and clinical interviewing. It is preferable, but not necessary, for the applicant to have had some exposure to forensic/correctional psychology. The qualified applicant should be open to understanding this unique population and have a good sense of self with the ability to maintain appropriate boundaries in therapeutic and supervisory situations.
Unacceptable Factors: A history of felony arrests or relatives currently incarcerated in California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation system. Past or current problems with ethical or disciplinary review boards.
Major Goals of the Training Experience:
- Gain experience and knowledge in assessing and treating incarcerated individuals with multiple and/or major diagnoses (including both Axis I & II).
- Establish and/or enhance a wide range of therapeutic modalities and techniques.
- Gain proficiency in psychological testing and assessment and report writing.
- Develop an ability to integrate multiple sets of data into a case conceptualization or formulation.
- Gain experience working with persons from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
- Develop an ability to work within an institutional bureaucracy, specifically a correctional setting.
- Gain an understanding of theoretical and applied forensic psychology.
- Develop a professional identity.
- Develop a better understanding of clinical and professional strengths and weaknesses.
- Gain experience presenting relevant Clinical/Forensic psychology topics and case formulations.
Institution Mission Summary: San Quentin State Prison houses approximately 4,000 inmates who range from minimum to maximum security, including the state’s only male inmate population condemned to death. The facility operates as a reception center whose purpose is to process incoming inmates within a 60 to 90 day period after processing legal, medical and psychological, developmental, etc. issues and assigning them a classification score. The facility also houses medium (Level III) security inmates in the general population, who also have medical, psychological and behavioral concerns.
Mental Health staff at San Quentin State Prison currently consists of approximately forty licensed psychologists, fourteen psychiatrists, and ten licensed social workers, ten psychiatric technicians, four recreation therapists, as well as four practicum student, four interns, and four post-doctoral fellows. The facility also has a licensed hospital which provides a wide range of medical and psychological services for inmates in the Department of Corrections.
San Quentin State Prison is located in San Quentin, California in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. It is approximately 18 miles north of the city of San Francisco, 14 miles west of Berkeley and 80 miles west of Sacramento.
Once screened, applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview.
Stipend: Approximately $40,000.00 per year, plus Health/Dental/Vision insurance, vacation/sick time
For more information on SQSP visit our website: http://www.cdcr.ca.gov/Facilities_Locator/SQ.html
Chera Van Burg, Ph.D. – Site Training Director
Caroline Herndon, Ph.D. – Psychologist, Supervisor
Karen Lippman, Psy.D. – Psychologist, Supervisor
Kimberly Miscia, Psy.D.– Psychologist, Supervisor
Robert Steiner, Psy.D – Psychologist, Supervisor
4 Full Time Positions Available
The stipend for the internship program is $20,000.
The Psychological Internship Training Program at Fresno City College and Reedley College offers 4 full-time, 1 year, pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology with a broad range of experiences. Interns are placed at the Psychological Service Centers at both campuses. Fresno City College offers experience with an inner city population, and the Reedley College Campus offers experience with a rural community population. Interns spend 25 to 30 hours per week at one campus site and 8 hours per week at the second site, depending on the intern's major or minor focus.
The purpose of the Psychological Service Program is to meet the health needs of members of the college community. The populations served range in age from 18 to 65 with the mean age of 28. The interns work in conjunction with counseling and health services. The psychological services offer assistance to students and staff in a number of areas including: personal growth, crisis assistance, problems in living, relationship and family issues, A wide range of pathological problems are addressed with students from varied socio-economic backgrounds; the majority being ethnic minorities from low SES addressing cultural identity and stress related issues.
The psychological services of a community college campus are necessarily diverse. It is essential to provide mental health services of both a preventive nature, as well as direct services for individual students when needed. The need for diversity in psychological services has led to the development of the two distinct components of the program: (1) Preventive Services, and (2) Direct Services.
1. Preventive Service Component: Preventive services consists of four areas: (1) consultation, (2) dispersion of information, (3) guest lecturers, and (4) referral network assistance. The in-service training for the prevention service component will focus on each of the four areas:
A. Consultation: An ongoing problem-solving interaction which utilizes psychological principles and knowledge to enable faculty, administration and other staff to more effectively meet the needs of the college community. Interns participate in consultation in two areas: (1) Student-centered, consultation where a faculty or staff member has a work-related problem with a particular student, and,
(2) Program-centered consultation provides input in the areas of instruction, administration, and counseling.
B. Dispersion of Information: Interns participate in the research and dissemination of information concerning psychological principles to heighten awareness of faculty and administration.
C. Guest Lecturer: Interns participate in providing in-service training by utilizing classroom settings for lectures, lead discussions, and conduct workshops for students, faculty, and the Psychological Service Program staff to promote understanding of mental health issues important to the college community.
D. Referral Network Assistance: Interns function as referral agents by establishing a liaison relationship with several off-campus resources and agency providers assisting the college community when indicated.
II. Direct Services Component: The in-service training for the Direct Services component consists of five major areas and interns are expected to have experience in these areas: a) Psychotherapy, (b) Group Therapy, c) Crisis Intervention, and d) Psychological Assessment. Although services are provided to predominantly adult populations, interns can have many family problem cases that are paramount, which result in interns providing psychotherapy with adults, adolescents, children and parents.
Long-Term Psychotherapy: The staff and interns provide long-term psychotherapy for clients who will benefit from this treatment modality. Psychotherapy is utilized for the treatment of neuroses, psychoses, personality disorders, relationship difficulties and for victims of violence and abuse. Implicit in this approach is a concrete analysis of the range of individual orientations used including Psychoanalytic, Cognitive/Behavioral, Person-Centered, Reality, Gestalt and Social Learning perspectives of therapy. Individually tailored treatment plans are initiated for each client.
B. Brief and Individual Therapy:
Brief therapy is a relatively short-term intervention that is applicable to individual counseling, family therapy, crisis intervention, institutional management and organizational development. Interns and staff utilize a wide range of orientations with clients in order to achieve effective and desired goals. The brief therapy model delineates (1) six to eight sessions of supportive therapy throughout the crisis; (2) an extension of services under emergency conditions, or when a referral is pending; or (3) referral to other agencies for clients requiring further treatment not offered at the Psychological Service Center (i.e., inpatient drug treatment services, etc.)
C. Group Therapy:
A variety of group therapy sessions are offered. Group sessions are conducted by interns to promote personal growth in areas such as Stress Management, Behavior Modification for Addictions, Interpersonal Relationships, and Self-Esteem. In conjunction with Counseling Services, interns serve as resource persons for group counseling in areas such as Career, Learning Assistance and Personal Issue Groups.
D. Crisis Intervention:
A coordinated team approach is utilized to effectively deal with on-campus crisis situations. Interns participate as members of the Crisis Intervention Team, which includes psychologists, trained counselors, district police, and nursing services. The intern assists the team by providing extensive 24-hour on-call crisis coverage to the campus community.
E. Psychological Assessment:
Psychological Services is responsible for overseeing testing and assessment for the State Center Community College District. This responsibility is shared by the interns, the Disabled Students Program staff, the Counseling Program staff, and Psychological Services. Testing and assessment involves preventive and direct service programs. Preventive programs focus on testing associated with personal growth, self-understanding and learning disability. Direct services are related to the identification of psychopathology and involve psychological assessment in order to obtain mental status, make differential diagnosis, develop a treatment plan, and answer referral questions or make appropriate referrals as needed. Tests currently employed are the MMPI-2, MCMI-II, TAT, Rorschach, Bender-Gestalt and WAIS-III.
Cases are often referred for psychological assessment to obtain a formal evaluation of the client's mental status. Interns are exposed to the various instruments and techniques for testing and/or measuring characteristics, (e.g., projective tests, achievement tests, diagnostics, personality inventories and tests of intellectual and mental ability). Once interns have organized and evaluated collected information, they will obtain additional information, and then formulate a working hypothesis for treatment and therapy.
Brian Olowude, Ph.D., - Director
Cross Cultural, Brief Therapy, Forensic
Gareth Houghton, Ph.D. - Psychologist I
Chronic and acute pain management in outpatient settings, dynamic orientation, clinical hypnosis, mood and anxiety disorders.
2 Full Time Funded Positions Available
Sutter Center for Psychiatry (SCP) is a part of the Sutter Health Care System that is located in east Sacramento, CA. SCP is a inpatient and outpatient treatment facility serving the urgent needs of children ages five through older adults. SCP operates from the perspective of a Recovery model, thus emphasizing the needs of the patient first while integrating a variety of health and mental health programs, including Child & Adolescent Program, Latency Program, Adolescent Partial Treatment Program, Sutter Counseling Center (serving outpatient children and adolescents), Adult Care Unit, Adult Intensive Care Unit, Chemical Dependency Services; Chaplaincy Training Program.
Interns provide a variety of psychological services to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults. These include comprehensive psychological assessments, trauma assessments, treatment and consultation, crisis intervention and suicide assessment, brief and long term individual psychotherapy, comprehensive treatment planning with a multidisciplinary team, and co-facilitation of psychotherapy groups (for example, Trauma-Focused CBT). Interns will participate in a variety of trainings, and will be expected to present training themselves. Among the variety of psychiatric conditions present in this population are Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder, Chemical Dependency, Conduct Disorder, Psychotic Disorders, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, impulse control difficulties, organic issues, and various Personality Disorders.
Interns will have the opportunity to participate in discussions of cases and issues encountered in an inpatient psychiatric hospital and a community clinic, which offers longer-term psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and their families.
Florina Yuger, Ph.D. - Site Training Director
George Rosenfell, Ph.D. - Supervisor
Lynn Thull, Ph.D. - Supervisor
4 Full Time Positions Available
The stipend for the internship program is $17,000.
The Psychological Service Center (PSC) is a training facility that offers a spectrum psychological services to our community. Doctoral-level graduate students and psychological interns, under licensed supervision, provide all the clinical therapies. Community members can receive individual, family, marital and group psychotherapy; consultation; psychological testing and assessment via several core programs including the Integrative-General Clinical Program, the Brief Therapies Program, the Depth Psychotherapy Program, Child and Family Program, the Sex Offender Treatment Program, and the Domestic Violence Treatment Program. In addition to providing these services, trainees participate in didactics, program development, and program evaluation to support the development and refinement of professional practice competencies.
Interns at the PSC will be involved in two specific intervention rotations, each of which will meet on a weekly basis for two hours of group supervision. Each intern will be involved in a minimum of two rotations. Each rotation will also include one hour per week of individual supervision, for a total of two hours of individual supervision per week. One of the two specific rotations will also include supervision concerning psychological assessment. Moreover, interns participate in a weekly grand rounds-format Case Conceptualization Seminar where difficult cases are explored from various treatment orientations. Interns take turns presenting and facilitating group discussion about these complicated cases, with a licensed psychologist supervising the seminar. It is the goal of the internship that, interns will be facile in their ability to conceptualize even the most complicated cases from three different orientations by the end of the internship program.
Overall, the internship at the Psychological Service Center provides the intern with a well-rounded learning experience designed to enhance and augment didactic information and learning in a practical manner. It is an intensive experience working with a wide-range of pathology from a multitude of orientations and perspectives. The clientele at the PSC is multi-cultural and quite diverse, as the Central San Joaquin Valley is a rich agricultural region with a wealth of ethnicities and languages. This provides a rich learning experience for the intern, as both intervention and assessment techniques are developed to adapt to the cultural diversity of the region.
Diana M. Concannon, PsyD, PCI - Interim Director
Julie Olsen, Psy.D. - Primary Intern Supervisor
Greg Cherney, Ph.D. - Primary Intern Supervisor
Psychodynamic/Depth Psychology Intervention
Jill Hobel, Psy.D. - Sex Offender Treatment Program Intervention
Lynette Bassman, Ph.D. - Primary Intern Supervisor
Health Psychology Intervention
Richelle Barb, Psy.D.- BIP and Assessment Supervisor
Thomas Shaffer, Ph.D.- Clinical & Forensic Assessment
Mark Barnes, Ph.D. - Intervention Clinical Psychologist
Ecosystem Child and Family Program