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Practicum, Internship and Fellowship Programs

Training & Consultation for continuing education and other workshops.

Community Mental Health Practicum

This practicum offers students in psychology and social work programs experience in community based mental health, with a strong emphasis on current empirically validated treatment approaches within child and adolescent mental health. The practicum is designed to prepare graduate students via clinical experiences, instruction, and supervision for transition from student to professional within the field of community mental health. Students will develop knowledge of current mental health service delivery programs offered in Ventura County, including school-based services and Wraparound. Students will actively participate in a multi-disciplinary team and engage in collaborative treatment planning with multiple community partners to manage the multiple and complex issues surrounding the mental health treatment needs of children and adolescents.

To be considered for our 2017-18 Practicum Training year, you must meet the following requirements:

• Be enrolled in either a social work (MSW) or psychology (Psy.D. or Ph.D.) graduate program (please note we do not offer practicums for MFT students or Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling students)
• Have a valid driver’s license
• Have a class schedule that allows for a 3-day-per week, 20-hour practicum
• Social Work students: our practicum year typically begins in early September and ends in early May
• Psychology Doctoral Students: our practicum year typically begins in early August and ends in late June

Psychology Doctoral Students:  It is recommended that your complete application package is received in our office by February 1st, 2017.  Our interviews will begin in March of 2017.

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Download the 2017-18 Practicum Application

For additional information contact: 
Kimberly Bennett, Ph.D., Director of Community Based Services
Phone: (805) 366-4301
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

APA Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship - Campus Based

This one-year pre-doctoral internship prepares doctoral candidates through clinical experiences, instruction, and supervision for transition from student to professional within the field of clinical child and adolescent psychology. Internships are available in residential treatment, emergency shelter, and day school treatment programs. Supervised experience is gained in providing individual and family therapy, facilitating psycho-educational groups, and administering psychosocial assessments and psychological evaluations. The program is accredited by the American Psychological Association and a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. Eligibility requirements include enrollment in a graduate program accredited by the American Psychological Association and participation in the computer matching system of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.

The Clinical Child and Adolescent Doctoral Internship 2017-18
Pre-doctoral Application at Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (AAPIC)

For additional information contact: 
Robert Kretz, PsyD
Phone: (805) 366-4208
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
or
Sally Voorhees
Phone: (805) 366-4103
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship - Campus Based

This two-year post-doctoral psychology fellowship provides advanced training in child and adolescent clinical psychology with emphasis on community mental health. Topics include cognitive-behavioral interventions, crisis management, brief and long-term psychotherapy, group therapy, and consultation. Supervised training experiences which meet licensing requirements for the state of California are a central component of the fellowship. The fellowship program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. Eligibility requirements include completion of a doctoral degree from an institute of higher education accredited by the American Psychological Association or other regional accrediting agency and completion of a pre-doctoral internship which meets standards of Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.

Postdoc Program Brochure 2017-19 (PDF)
Post-doctoral Application (PDF)

Robert Kretz, PsyD
Phone: (805) 366-4208
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
or
Sally Voorhees
Phone: (805) 366-4103
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)



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