Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1902
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Child and Adolescent Services (CAS) Multicultural Clinical Training Program/ University of California, San Francisco/ Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Address: 1001 Potrero Avenue
Box 0852
San Francisco, California 94110
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 415-206-4444
Fax: 415-206-3142
Email: barbara.stuart@ucsf.edu
Web Address: http://psych.ucsf.edu/zsfg/casmctp
Brochure Website's Address: http://psych.ucsf.edu/sfgh/casmctp
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Medical School
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Barbara Stuart
Chief Psychologist: Marina Tolou-Shams
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 13
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Professional leave related to dissertation defense, graduation, professional presentations and conference attendance
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Typical work day consists of a blend of patient care hours, individual supervision, clinical case conference and seminars plus administrative duties related to patient care.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/26/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/01/2021
Interview process description:

Applicants will be contacted by administrative staff to arrange interviews. All interviews will be conducted virtually. Allow approximately 4-5 hours for the interview process. The interview will include two interviews with faculty & staff, tour, and time with current doctoral interns. Acceptance for internship is contingent upon successfully fulfilling UCSF and ZSFGH required fingerprint screening and deemed suitable for working with children and youth.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler University - Chicago University of California - Berkeley Pepperdine University Yeshiva University/Ferkauf Carlos Albizu University-Miami Campus Utah State University Wright Institute Yeshiva University/Ferkauf Wright Institute Palo Alto University Howard University PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium Hofstra University The New School Florida International University Vanderbilt University Seattle Pacific University George Washington University Florida International University Pepperdine University Chicago School of Psychology Seattle Pacific University University of San Francisco William James College Yeshiva University/Ferkauf Wright Institute Georgia State University
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: No
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
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 Accepted
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: Applicants from combined Clinical Psychology and School or Counseling Psychology programs are welcome.
Program Description

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Child and Adolescent Services Multicultural Clinical Training Program (MCTP) at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG) offers an APA-accredited, one-year clinical child psychology internship in health service psychology, based on the Scholar-Practitioner Model. Thus our program is grounded in serving the needs of the local community with a commitment to research that is taught and valued particularly, though not exclusively, in the service of clinical practice.

We hold an ideal of professional excellence grounded in theory and empirical research, informed by experiential knowledge and motivated by a commitment to social justice and ethical conduct. At ZSFG we encourage students to become not just consumers of knowledge but also agents of change who contribute to the advancement of individuals, communities, organizations, and society.

The internship program is embedded in the Division of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in UCSF’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. ZSFG is a Level 1 Trauma Center and public service hospital committed to serving low-income and culturally diverse populations and those from marginalized communities. Clinical services are linked to the Community Behavioral Health System of the San Francisco Department of Public Health. The MCTP was accredited by the American Psychological Association in 2007 and reaccredited by the APA Commission on Accreditation in 2013 and 2019. The next site visit is in 2029.

The MCTP is designed to train clinical psychologists who are committed to serving children, youth and families from low-income and diverse ethnic and cultural groups. Over the last several years, 89% of our graduates have obtained positions in academic health centers or hospital centers providing care to underserved children and families. The MCTP provides specialized training and leadership in multicultural psychology and equity, diversity and inclusion best practices as we work to break down barriers that clients and their families often encounter in their attempts to access culturally appropriate, high-quality evidence-based care.

Training is intended to provide experience across the entire developmental spectrum of 0-24 years of age and provides specialized training in:

  • Culturally-informed, empirically-supported treatments
  • Diversity, equity and inclusion best practices
  • Structural competency
  • Evidence-based assessment
  • Services delivered in community settings
  • Trauma-informed systems
  • Posttraumatic stress disorder
  • Behavioral and emotional dysregulation
  • Immigrant health
  • Primary care behavioral health
  • Early childhood developmental evaluations
  • Pre-adoptive evaluations
  • Eating disorders
  • Juvenile justice and behavioral health
  • Positive parenting and trauma-informed parenting
  • Trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Child-parent psychotherapy
  • Family therapy

Each applicant is evaluated in the following areas:

  • Clinical training, including experience in assessment and psychotherapy with children, youth and families
  • Overall excellence as a developing psychologist as shown by breadth and depth of experiences and letters of recommendation
  • Demonstrated interest and experience working with underserved and diverse communities
  • Demonstrated interest and experience in community mental health
  • Demonstrated interest and experience with children, youth and families impacted by acute, complex and/or chronic trauma
  • Essays that reflect clear theoretical foundations and strong case conceptualization skills
  • Progress toward dissertation completion
  • Research interest as documented by training obtained and activities completed (presentations, publications, and/or grants)


FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

Daman Pannu

Training Program Coordinator

Division of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

UCSF Department of Psychiatry at ZSFGH

1001 Potrero Avenue

Building 5, 6B

San Francisco, CA  94110

Daman.Pannu@ucsf.edu

415-206-4306

Reference: CAS MCTP INTERNSHIP

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
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)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:
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: http://psych.ucsf.edu/zsfg/casmctp  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: 166 172 245 162
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 53 48 60 61
Total number of interns: 9 9 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 9 9 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 3 4 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 6 6 2 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 9 9 6 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 1 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 41 111 69
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 9 9 0 6
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 4 0 0
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 2 0 4 1
General Hospital: 0 5 0 2 4
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 5 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 1 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 0 0 1
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