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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.

Applicant Requirements:
To be considered for our 2018-19 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 training year typically begins in early September and ends in early May.

Psychology Doctoral Students:
It is recommended that your complete application package is received in our office by February 1st, 2018.  Our practicum training year typically begins in early August and ends in late June.

Download the 2018-19 Practicum Application

Adobe Acrobat® Reader is required to complete the application. If you do not have Acrobat Reader you can download and install it for free at this link: https://get.adobe.com/reader/.

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)

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APA Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship

This one-year 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 either the residential treatment and Non-public school track or community based services track. 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 Commission on Accreditation of 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.

Download the Clinical Child and Adolescent Doctoral Internship 2018-19
Download the Doctoral Application at Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (AAPIC)
Download the Program Policies and Procedures
Download Professional Wide Competencies

Adobe Acrobat® Reader is required to complete the application. If you do not have Acrobat Reader you can download and install it for free at this link: https://get.adobe.com/reader/

For additional information about Casa Pacifica’s Psychology Doctoral Internship Program 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)

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation (CoA):
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

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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, trauma with attachment within a Neurorelational model, cognitive-behavioral interventions, crisis management, brief and long-term psychotherapy, group therapy, and consultation. Supervised training experiences meet licensing requirements for the state of California and 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.

Download the Post-doctoral Application
Download the Post-doctoral Brochure
Download the Post-doctoral Training Manual

Adobe Acrobat® Reader is required to complete the application. If you do not have Acrobat Reader you can download and install it for free at this link: https://get.adobe.com/reader/.

Robert Kretz, Psy.D.
Phone: (805) 366-4208
E-mail: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

or
Myra Saltoun, Ph.D.
Phone:  (805) 366-4100
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)

Questions related to Casa Pacifica’s membership status should be directed to the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC):
17225 El Camino Real, Suite 170
Houston, TX 77058
(832) 284-4080
.(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
www.appic.org



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  • California Alliance of Child & Family Services – Accredited Member
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges – Accredited Member
  • Council on Accreditation – Accredited Member
  • Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers – Accredited Member
  • American Association of Suicidology – Accredited Member