The UC Davis CAARE Center Internship has 4 tracks: CAARE Center Only Track; Trauma Adolescent Mental Illness (TAMI) Track; Child Maltreatment & Neurodevelopment (CMN) Track; and Juvenile Justice Foresnic Psychology (JJFP) Track.
The CAARE Center serves children and caregivers with a history of physical abuse, sexual abuse, and/or neglect. Services include individual and group therapy, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, psychological evaluations, child welfare evaluations, and consultation to local public agencies. The CAARE Center only track is a full-time, one-year psychology internship where the interns receives training and experience in assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, treatment delivery, case presentation, cultural competence, consultation, and ethics. Interns learn PCIT; TF-CBT and conduct court ordered evaluations. The importance of empirically-based knowledge in these areas is emphasized.
The TAMI track has two slots. The TAMI track is a collaboration between the CAARE Center and Department of Psychiatry, SacEDAPT with a focus on treatment of trauma in youth (and their families) who are in the early stages of a psychotic illness. Interns will spend 50% of their time at the CAARE Center and 50% at SacEDAPT. Interns will be learn TF-CBT; CBT-P; and the gold standard of assessment for psychotic disorders.
The CMN track is a collaboration between the CAARE Center and the MIND Institute. Interns will be trained in PCIT and neurodevelopmental assessments.
The JJFP track is a collaboration with the CAARE Center and Sacramento County Probation Department. Interns will be trained in TF-CBT and forensic evaluations.
Upon completion of the training program, our graduates are expected to be able to competently assess and treat children with a variety of presenting concerns, and in particular to have expertise in working with those children that have a history of trauma exposure.
Special encouragement is given to those applicants with a strong interest in in the field of trauma; severe mental illness; neurodevelpmental disorders; and juvenile justice. For further information, please see our brochure located at www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/children/clinical_services/CAARE/internships.