The Multicultural Psychology Internship Program is a training site based in a community mental health center serving a primarily minority population (Latino/as). Our primary mission is to provide services that are clinically-sound, culturally-responsive, and linguistically-appropriate. Supervision is offered from numerous perspectives, including cognitive behavioral, family systems, psychoanalytic, and dialectical behavioral. The client population covers the full spectrum of ages and diagnostic categories. Many of our clients have a history of complex trauma. Interns are expected to participate in a weekly clinical seminar which includes didactic instruction and case presentations throughout the year. Interns also participate in the weekly Case Consultation Team, Clinical Seminar, Case Formulation and Superivsion Seminar, DBT seminar, Multicultural seminar, Consultation and Research seminar (covering program evaluation and consultation) and a 6 month Medical Integration rotation (1 day a week), . Supervision is offered in weekly individual and group meetings for all psychotherapy cases and psychological testing assignments. The clinic and internship program faculty strive to maintain a respectful and supportive training environment.
Intern Candidate Requirements
Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology at an accredited university or professional school and be approved by the school training director for the internship. You must have a master’s degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and be fully bilingual (English and Spanish). All coursework and comprehensive examinations must be completed by the time of application submission. A minimum of 600 hours of practica training is acceptable at the time of application, but we prefer candidates with at least a 1,000 practicum hours. The internship is full time for 12 months beginning in September with a stipend of $26,000.
Internship Completion Requirements
In order to successfully complete the MPIP internship, the following criteria must be met:
1. Completion of 2,000 hours of training
2. By the end of the internship year, achievement ratings of 4 ('very good’) or higher on all competencies outlined by the program and measured on our evaluation form
3. Two formal case presentations (written and oral)
4. Completion of three full assessment batteries