Program Information: CAARE Diagnostic &Treatment Center, Department of Pediatrics

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1771
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of California, Davis Children's Hospital
Department: CAARE Diagnostic &Treatment Center, Department of Pediatrics
Address: 3671 Business Drive
Sacramento, California 95820
Country: United States
Metro Area: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville, CA
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 916-761-6713
Fax:
Email: dmblacker@ucdavis.edu
Web Address: http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/children/clinical_services/CAARE/Internships.html
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since: 2000
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Dawn Blacker
Chief Psychologist: Anthony Urquiza Suffix
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 7
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Use of UCDMC library which includes electronic databases, electronic journals and the ability to borrow books from numerous libraries across the state of California. Possible research time depending on intern's interest and focus.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns generally arrive at the clinic between 8:00 and 8:30 AM and spend the day attending didactics, supervision, performing psychological testing and therapy. With COVID-19 and SIP procedures, some of tasks will be conducted remotely.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Pacific Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/28/2021
Interview process description:

Interview format includes a group/group interview; interview with a supervisor; meeting with interns; and lunch.There may be a happy hour event as well.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: We have matched with interns from a variety of programs across the nation.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 500
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

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.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other: Severally Mentallly Ill

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: TFCBT and PCIT or CBT for Psychosis

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Depending on intern's interest, there are some research opportunities. All interns will learn at least one EBT if not two.

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at: www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/children/clinical_services/CAARE/Internships.html  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 151 153 161 146
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 39 45 61 68
Total number of interns: 7 7 8 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 7 8 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 3 7 8
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 5 4 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 7 7 8 8
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 5 0 5 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 33 28 52 25
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 5 3 6 8
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 1 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 5 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 1
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 1 0 1
Medical School: 0 0 0 5
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 1 0 0
Independent Practice: 2 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0