The Psychiatric Inpatient Program within the California Medical Facility (previously known as DSH-Vacaville) is a licensed inpatient psychiatric treatment program located inside a prison. There are 218 acute & 178 intermediate treatment beds for male offenders. Male inmates from throughout California are referred for evaluation, acute stabilization, and brief treatment. The focus of training is on the comprehensive psychological assessment of patients, and many patients are referred to the facility specifically for diagnostic clarification. Interns receive intensive training in psychological assessment, including neuropsychological, personality/diagnostic, and suicide and violence risk assessment. Interns also receive clinical training and experience in individual and group psychotherapy. Interns are part of an integrated team of professionals for service delivery, participating in interdisciplinary treatment teams, co-facilitating group therapy, and working with consultative services. Interns receive the following weekly training seminars: Case Conference, Clinical Issues, Neuropsychology, and Personality/Diagnostic Testing. All psychology staff members are involved in the training program. Clinical services are conducted in English and Spanish, part of a program commitment to culturally competent training and service provision. The internship provides an excellent training basis for candidates with career goals that involve correctional, forensic, and/or assessment-based clinical or consultative work.
Please note that the 2020-2021 internship brochure is currently not availabe online at this time, however applicants can email Tamara Sanchez-Barker at Tamara.Sanchez-Barker@cdcr.ca.gov for a copy of the brochure.
The 2019-2020 internship brochure can be located within the job bulletin for the position found at the following link:
Alternatively, you can access it directly at: