Department : Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1927
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Marin County Health and Human Services
Department: Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Address: Marin County HHS
3270 Kerner Blvd.
San Rafael, California 94901
Country: United States
Metro Area: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Distance from Major City: 15 miles N of San Francisco
Phone: 415-473-4274x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Rebecca Stein
Chief Psychologist: Marta Flores
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 09/04/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): $100/month additional stipend differential for interns with bilingual fluency in Spanish or Vietnamese.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Days vary but a typical week includes 2.5 days of direct service in individual therapy or skills groups and related supervision, 1 day on crisis stabilization unit/access intake team, .5 evidence-based practice consultation/supervision and case conference, 1 day of didactic/assessment trainings, and .5 in community advocacy/research or other competency development.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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? Yes
Details of the above affiliations The 2 SMI-Recovery Track positions are affiliated with Palo Alto University's Diversity and Community Mental Health PhD program and open only to applicants from that program. Palo Alto University supported and collaborated in the accreditation of the program in 2013, funds the 2 position stipends, and provides the internship access to research library and testing resources.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Optional
A Virtual Interview is: Optional
Interview notification date: 12/22/2023
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Interview invitations are extended by email after the application closing date and interviews are scheduled by email in December for dates in January. Interviews will be conducted remotely, either via telephone or teleconference, and we may have an option for in-person interviews for those interested (TBD). These will include individual interviews with 2-3 members of our training faculty and a group meeting with our current interns and training director for general information and Q&A. Contact information is also provided for past/current interns for additional questions. Interviews will be scheduled in early-to-mid January of 2024. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University at Buffalo, University of Texas - Austin, Purdue University, Our Lady of the Lake University, University of Oregon, University of Vermont, Washington State University, Palo Alto University (PhD), Palo Alto University Stanford PsyD Consortium, Wright Institute, University of La Verne, Alliant International University, Argosy University, John F. Kennedy University, Adler University, University of San Francisco, University of Nevada - Reno, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
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): 3
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: Cover letter should detail why you seek training in public service psychology. Submit references from 3 professionals who know your clinical work including a recent practicum.
Program Description

We prepare psychologists for professional practice in public mental health and to provide emergency and continuing care to a diverse client population with a wide range of challenging behavioral health needs. Services include mental health evaluation, crisis intervention, community outreach, consultation, and psychotherapy for individuals, families, and groups. All interns gain supervised clinical experience in crisis stablization (pending return to in-person services), intake assessment, general outpatient practice, and community-based service delivery to a broad-range population. Each intern spends approx. 1.5 days working within an interdisciplinary team. Candidates apply to the specific tracks for which they are qualified: Latino Family Health: (Bilingual fluency in Spanish and English required) Interns provide behavioral health services to child, adolescent, adult, and older adult clients in outpatient mental health and community settings. Training emphasizes strengths-based, family-oriented interventions that address effects of trauma, immigration, acculturation and socioeconomic disparities. Practice opportunities include school-based interventions, in-home services to seniors, work with juvenile probationers, and psycho-education outreach via live broadcast, online, and printed media. STAR Mental Health Court: Interns provide services to adult mental health clients who are in the criminal justice system and Mental Health Court. Interns work with law enforcement, medical and mental health providers in the clinic, jail, and in the community, gaining supervised experience in assessment, trauma-informed treatment, and assertive case management. PAU SMI Track: This track is affiliated with the Diversity and Community Mental Health program, Pacific Graduate School of Professional Psychology at Palo Alto University, and open only to students currently enrolled in the PhD/DCMH program at PAU. Interns receive supervised training in providing integrated psychology services to adults and older adults with serious/persistent mental illness.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

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


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

Spanish-language outreach through broadcast and print media; in-home services to seniors (pending return to in-person services); Vietnamese-language community outreach and program development; crisis/triage assessment

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: 100 95 79 78 97 61
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 38 39 37 25 39 43
Total number of interns: 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 4 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 2 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 5 6 6 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 2 1 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 3 3 7 4 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 25 16 24 8 18 17
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: 4
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 1
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 1