Department : Deptartment of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1709
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Loma Linda University School of Medicine
Department: Deptartment of Psychiatry
Address: Loma Linda University ~ Behavioral Health Institute
Department of Psychiatry
1686 Barton Rd, Box E
Redlands, California 92373
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA
Distance from Major City: 70 miles east of Los Angeles
Phone: 909-558-9547
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Private General Hospital
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Antonia Ciovica
Chief Psychologist:
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 46000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Tuition reimbursement for 8 units during the internship year; fitness center membership; contributions to retirement; paid jury duty service
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site There are several rotations that the intern may be assigned to, and each rotation has a different workflow. As an example, an intern may spend the first half of the day on the geriatric psychiatric inpatient unit, participating in rounds with psychiatry residents and medical students, attending treatment team, and conducting individual consults or psychological assessments. In the afternoon, the intern may participate in one of the specialty medicine clinics (e.g., CHF, Diabetes, Continuity of Care) conducting behavioral health screenings, consultations or follow-up therapy sessions, and consultations with other health providers.
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: 11/15/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
A Virtual Interview is:
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 1/10/2024
Interview process description:

All applicants are notified of their interview status by email on or before the December deadline date. Interviews are scheduled for the 2nd through 4th week in January. Interviews include a group meeting with the Training Director and faculty members in which you will be provided with a general program overview, 2-3 individual interviews with training faculty, and a group meeting and hospital tour with the current interns.

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Azusa Pacific University, Rosemead, University of Florida, University of Washington, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Stanford PGSP Consortium, George Fox University, Alliant CSPP
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: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 2
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited 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: Appointments of applicants to internship positions are contingent upon the applicants satisfying certain eligibility requirements (e.g., background check, drug screening). These procedures are carried out after the Match and solely for matched interns. If matched with us, please plan on moving to the area approximately 2 weeks prior to Sept 1st, so that all hiring-related activities can be completed prior to Sept. 1st.
Program Description

Our goal is to train entry-level generalist psychologists that have been exposed to various clinical contexts in which professional psychologists work. In addition to developing core competencies in the general areas of clinical psychology, each intern will gain experience in a particular area of concentration. Further, we emphasize direct experience with patients at various stages of development, with a wide breadth of presentations and demographic characteristics, in varied contexts and service delivery systems (i.e., outpatient mental health, psychiatric inpatient, medical setting), and employing a variety of modalities of approaches, which we believe prepares interns to enter comfortably into a range of professional roles and settings. Examples of the aforementioned medical setting include outpatient services in the areas of cardiology, diabetes, rheumatology, women’s health, smoking cessation, bariatric, and primary care. The inpatient opportunities include psychiatric (e.g., adolescent and geriatric) and palliative care.We believe this approach to training helps interns articulate a strong professional identity, and fosters a commitment to "whole-person care," namely, a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective in clinical care. All interns develop core competencies in psychological assessment and diagnosis, psychological intervention, supervision, professional consultation, and program evaluation/development. The elective concentrations are designed to provide interns with exposure to more specialized areas of clinical psychology and/or populations with specific needs, including those with co-morbid medical and psychiatric diagnoses in a medical care setting. In keeping with LLU's mission statement (, applicants who show interest and commitment for the integration of religion and spirituality within the practice of psychology are strongly encouraged to apply.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

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


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

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 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 126 97 65 95 63 58
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 31 32 28 31 30 30
Total number of interns: 5 4 4 2 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 2 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 1 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 4 3 2 4 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 0 4 2 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching: 0
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 3
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 1
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0