California Department of State Hospitals-Metropolitan (DSH-M) is a forensic psychiatric inpatient hospital in Los Angeles County, housing over 800 individuals. The patient population is diverse as to ethnicity, nationality, gender, socioeconomic status, and psychiatric diagnoses. DSH-M patients include both criminally and civilly committed psychiatric inpatients. Legal commitments represented include not guilty by reason of insanity, incompetent to stand trial, offenders with mental disorders (prison to hospital transfers), parolees, and civilly committed patients who are too dangerous or gravely disabled to be managed in a less secure setting. Training emphasizes on developing assessment, treatment, and consultation skills. Interns have opportunities to conduct therapy using diverse treatment approaches and modalities, depending on their interests and the availability of supervisors. Interns co-lead psychoeducational and process groups. Each intern also carries at least two long-term treatment cases throughout the training year. Didactic seminars are held throughout the year with sections on multicultural issues, ethics, psychological assessment, psychotherapy, trauma, forensic psychology, report writing, neuropsychology, forensic case law, special populations (e.g. sex offenders, geriatric), and supervision. Interns also attend continuing education workshops provided at DSH-M. While one goal of internship is to develop strong general clinical skills, specific rotations are available on forensic and civil commitment units. Benefits include vacation, dissertation time, professional development time, sick time, and health, dental, and vision insurance.