Program Information: Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1134
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: UCLA - Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Department: Department of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences
Address: 760 Westwood Plaza, Room #37-360A
Los Angeles, California 90095
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA
Distance from Major City: in Los Angeles
Phone: 310-794-5715x
Fax: 310-825-6483
Email: rsena@mednet.ucla.edu
Web Address: https://education.semel.ucla.edu/clinical-psychology-training-programs/internship/
Brochure Website's Address: https://education.semel.ucla.edu/clinical-psychology-training-programs/cptp-internship-brochure/
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Rhonda Sena Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Robert Bilder Ph.D., ABPP-CN
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 49
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 32
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 19
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 39300
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): See brochure: https://education.semel.ucla.edu/clinical-psychology-training-programs/cptp-internship-brochure/ for additional details. Interns are eligible to receive $1000 in educational funds.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site See brochure: https://education.semel.ucla.edu/clinical-psychology-training-programs/cptp-internship-brochure/
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

After an initial round of APPI applications review, a group of applicants will be selected and invited for Virtual Interviews. This is a full day event on either Friday, January 7 or 14, 2022. Applicants will be notified in early December if they are invited, and will be able to request their preferred interview date.

For more details see website: https://education.semel.ucla.edu/clinical-psychology-training-programs/internship/

US citizenship is not required for applicants from US doctoral programs on F1 visas. US citizenship or permanent residency is required for applicants from doctoral programs outside US.

 

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 a large program and have matched with many programs.
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: Yes
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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 Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not 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: Two reports of comprehensive neuropsychological evaluations are required for application to the following tracks: Pediatric Neuropsychology, Adult Neuropsychology, Geriatric Psychology‐ Neuropsychology, Lifespan Neuropsychology, Cultural & Bilingual Neuropsychology Lifespan, Health and Behavior, Major Mental Illness
Program Description

 

The internship program plays a significant role in the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital and Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior. Interns are involved in a wide range of clinical activities, seminars and research in the Adult, Child, and Geropsychiatry Divisions. Psychology faculty co-lead many of the clinics and programs within the institution. The internship has been accredited by APA continuously since 1963.

The mission of Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, in association with the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffin School of Medicine at UCLA and the Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior, is to develop and maintain an environment in which education and research are integrated with exemplary patient care. The vision of the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital at UCLA is to serve the healthcare needs of our community, our patients and their families through excellence in research, education, and the provision of neuropsychiatric and behavioral health services. The RNPH and Semel Institute are a major tertiary care settting for behavioral health needs in Los Angeles County, which has a population of approximately 10 million.

The internship provides opportunities in assessment, intervention and consultation to children, adolescents, adults and older adults in inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient settings. Although the majority of training takes place within RNPH and the Semel Insitute, there are also opportunities to provide community outreach.

The primary goal of the training program is to provide a year of intensive exposure to a wide variety of clinical experiences.  The training is designed to maximize the personal growth of each intern, and is primarily not directed at specialization, although interns are expected to develop proficiency in the focus of their track. In the beginning of the year and in November and March, interns, with the help of their advisor, design a program both to supplement and complement previous training.

Since clinical experience is designated as the first priority, treatment, supervision, consultation, and assessment experiences are given priority in the assignment of the intern’s time. Seminars are geared toward clinical service and founded in research. The integration of service and research is an important emphasis of the program and interns may elect to do four hours of research per week.

 

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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://education.semel.ucla.edu/clinical-psychology-training-programs/internship/  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 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 291 395 310 285 353
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 112 123 127 119 145
Total number of interns: 16 16 17 19 19
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 16 16 17 19 19
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 15 16 16 16 17
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 1 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 16 16 15 17 19
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 1 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 1 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 4 6 5 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 161 238 271 203 151
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 1 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 15 16 15 16 17
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 3 1 2 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 11 11 11 16 15
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 1 0 1
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 2 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 1 0 0 2
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 2 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0