Program Information: Psychology Training Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1162
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Saint John's Child and Family Development Center
Department: Psychology Training Program
Address: 1339 20th Street
Santa Monica, California 90404-2033
Country: United States
Metro Area: Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA
Distance from Major City: about 10 miles from Los Angeles Downtown
Phone: 310-829-8708
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Private General Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Olga Belik
Chief Psychologist: Olga Belik
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/22/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 40019
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Reimbursement toward pre-approved professional trainings Up to 5 days of paid professional development time
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical day will include a face to face individual supervision/currently approved by the CA Board of Psychology during COVID19 "Order Waiving Face-to-Face Supervision Requirements for Psychology Trainees", 2-3 clients (individual and/or group) and a training (clinical or psychological assessment). Typical week will be described in great detail during the mandatory Open House in January.
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?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: 11/01/2021 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: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2022
Interview process description:

Applicants are required to attend one Virtual Open House (via Zoom or Microsoft Teams). Open Houses in 2022 will be held on Fridays: 01/07, 01/14, 10am - 12:00 noon. Open Houses will include detailed program overview, meeting with the Training Director, clinical supervisors, program supervisors, past and current psychology interns. 

Applicants are required to participate in virtual (Zoom or Microsoft Teams) interviews. No phone interviews will be offered. Interviews will take place between 01/06/22 and 01/20/22. Multiple available days/times could be offered for the interview.

Spanish-speaking applicants will be offered additional Open House and interview time allowing for specific review of the training relevant to the bilingual practice of psychology.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Document available upon request
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: Yes, by start of internship
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
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 Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
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: Please know that required 400 hours reflect a combination of intervention and assessment hours. We require 3 letters of recommendation. Must obtain full legal clearance from the DOJ and related California entities prior to the start of the internship year. Applicants must be employment authorized to work in the US.
Program Description

Saint John's Child and Family Development Center (CFDC) provides training in clinical child and adolescent psychology in a multicultural community mental health setting within the larger Saint John’s Hospital. Over the course of the training year, interns develop skills that allow them to determine whether evidence gathered through direct clinical interaction supports or contradicts the applicability of normative research findings to particular clinical cases. Interventions are then developed and modified accordingly.


The internship program promotes skill development within the nine primary areas of profession wide competencies (1) Research and Integration of Science and Practice (2) Ethical and Legal Standards (3) Individual and Cultural Diversity (4) Professional Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors (5) Communication and Interpersonal Skills (6) Assessment (7) Intervention (8) Supervision (9) Consultation and Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Skills.


Psychology Interns are trained and obtain certification in a number of Evidence-Based Treatment approaches. Interns are provided with opportunities to work in various departments and clinics within the Center. These include Outpatient program, Birth-to-Five, School-based Ind/Family Therapy, and Youth Development Project.

Interns also might participate in select Hospital clinics, offering consultation to families coping with parental cancer, Cleft Palate Clinic, and newly developing Bariatric Comprehensive Center.

Interns attend 4 weekly seminars and clinical team meetings addressing Psychotherapy, Assessment, Consultation/Liaison, and Professional Development. Interns receive a min of 4 hours of supervision each week from licensed psychologists, including Bilingual psychologists. In order to complete the internship requirements interns need to receive 2,000 hours of supervised clinical experience by the end of the internship year. Supervision is based on the Integrated Developmental Model (Stoltenberg, McNeill & Delworth, 1998) and Competency-Based Models. All supervisors and doctoral interns are trained in the above supervision models.

Spanish-Speaking Doctoral Psychology Interns are provided with ongoing additional trainings and support relevant to their bilingual practice. We maintain a strong commitment to the provision of culturally relevant training and supervision experience for bilingual psychology interns. We match Spanish Speaking Psychology Interns with Spanish Speaking clinical and psychological assessment supervisors. In addition, Spanish-Speaking Doctoral Psychology Interns are provided with ongoing "Bilingual Consultation Group."

Please refer to our website for further program description:


Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)

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:  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: 198 197 145 149 161
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 43 44 45 40 42
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 0 3 3 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 1 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 0 1 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 6 6 6 10 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 18 34 43 25 32
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 1 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 4 3 5 3
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 3 3 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 2 1 3
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 1 0
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 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0