Program Information: Department of Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1142
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Department of State Hospitals-Napa
Department: Department of Psychology
Address: 2100 Napa-Vallejo Hwy.
Napa, California 94558-6293
Country: United States
Metro Area: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Distance from Major City: 50 miles north of San Francisco
Phone: 707-253-5070x
Fax: 707-253-5341
Email: Kaitlyn.Eichenberger@dsh.ca.gov
Web Address: https://www.dsh.ca.gov/Napa/Internships/Clinical_Psychology/index.html
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.dsh.ca.gov/Napa/Internships/Clinical_Psychology/index.html
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 1980
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Kaitlyn Eichenberger
Chief Psychologist: Tony Rabin
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 70
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 47016
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Paid Educational Leave, On Site Fitness Center
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site An intern would typically spend the morning on an inpatient treatment unit where they work 20 hours per week. They would likely attend a "change-of-shift" meeting and then co-facilitate a treatment group. Other unit-based activities might include conducting individual therapy, a suicide or violence risk assessment, or writing a court letter. In the afternoon, interns do assigned readings for seminars and then attend internship seminars, attend treatment planning conferences on their unit, conduct psychological assessments, meet with an individual therapy patient, or attend one of the 5 hours of supervision interns receive each week.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? 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: 11/16/2020 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:
Interview process description:

The most competitive applicants are offered interviews. Invitations to interview are made by email on or before 12/15/20. All interviews are held in January. Due to COVID-19 all interviews for the 2021-2022 training year will be conducted remotely. Applicants are interviewed individually by two members of the Internship Advisory Committee. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Alliant University/California School of Professional Psychology/San Francisco Antioch University of New England Argosy University/Twin Cities Azusa Pacific University Florida Institute of Technology Fuller Graduate School of Psychology George Fox University Miami University/Ohio Nova Southeastern University PGSP/Palo Alto University Rutgers/The State University of New Jersey University of California, Berkeley University of Denver University of Indianapolis Wright Institute
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: Yes
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 100
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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 program subscribes to a "general practitioner" training model with emphasis on public service to the severely mentally-ill. Focus is upon theory and practice of psychological assessment and treatment, particularly as applied to a severely disturbed, forensic and civilly-committed inpatient population. Seventy-five percent of the 1200 patients at DSH-Napa receive treatment under forensic commitments, the majority of which are Incompetent To Stand Trial, and Not Guilty By Reason Of Insanity. The remaining 25% are civilly-committed. This is not a formal forensic internship per se, and there are no opportunities to conduct evaluations for the courts. Orientation to forensic psychology includes an intern forensic seminar series and hospital-wide forensic trainings. Opportunities to conduct violence risk, competency and malingering assessments as well as to write periodic progress reports to the courts. Orientation to neuropsychological assessment and screening in intern assessment seminar. Opportunity to conduct 4 full neuropsychological assessment batteries if skills in cognitive/emotional assessment at expected level. Internship year divided into two, 6-month rotations. Interns spend 20 hours per week on an inpatient unit performing duties of inpatient psychologist (e.g. individual psychotherapy, group treatment, treatment planning and evaluation, consultation, crisis intervention, development and implementation of behavior plans). Interns also treat a minimum of three patients in long-term individual psychotherapy. Treatment orientation of training staff is largely psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral. DSH-Napa is unusual for a forensic training site in that we provide training in psychodynamic/psychoanalytic approaches to case formulation and treatment of severely mentally ill patients. In addition, DSH-Napa has a vibrant DBT program that provides interns with opportunities to work on 3 comprehensive DBT treatment units.  Interns may also co-facilitate DBT skills groups that are offered throughout the hospital.  Interns complete 8-10 full psychological assessment batteries during training year. Interns attend three, 90-minute seminars per week. Finally, interns receive a minimum of 4 hours of individual, face-to-face supervision per week, including 1 hour for assessment, 1 hour for work at the rotation site (inpatient unit), and 2 hours of individual psychotherapy supervision. Interns also participate in a 5th supervisory hour, which is group supervision.

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients:
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: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy:
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Assessment includes violence risk, sexual violence risk and suicide risk assessment.

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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: https://www.dsh.ca.gov/Napa/Internships/Clinical_Psychology/index.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: 137 118 117 114
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 29 25 25
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 2 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 16 10 10 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 81 29 16 12
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 1 1 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
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 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 3 0 2 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
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 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 1 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0