Program Information: Clinical Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2009
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Kern Behavioral Health and Recovery Services
Department: Clinical Services
Address: P.O. Box 1000
2001 28th Street
Bakersfield, California 93302
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA
Distance from Major City: 100 miles north of Los Angeles
Phone: 661-868-7852x
Fax:
Email: jquiton@KernBHRS.org
Web Address: http://www.kernbhrs.org/
Brochure Website's Address: https://b289acfd-f20d-4c8f-9af7-8d9fba5412e8.filesusr.com/ugd/ae18ee_65aa6caa9c2543e28743fe11507854cf.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited on Contingency
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Marie Joy Quiton-Buaya
Chief Psychologist: Marie Joy Quiton-Buaya
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 08/02/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 42387
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Professional meeting leave, in-service training programs, dissertation release time, professional development time; health, dental and/or vision care is available; interns are eligible to accrue up to 6 days of paid sick leave per year.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Each training site has uniqueness to its schedule but a typical day generally includes appearing to one's work station (office or cubicle) at 8:00 A.M.. Days often begin with an interdisciplinary team meeting/case conference. Formal face-to-face individual and group supervision as well as briefer as-needed consultations with supervisors comprise 1-3 hours of the day. The remainder of the day is focused on client appointments (individual, group, family therapy, psychological testing). Clinical documentation is entered into electronic medical records and generally comprises 15-20% of time spent serving clients. Interns have frequent contact with other interns during the day as well as other interdisciplinary staff. Interns are allowed a 1-hour lunch generally during the noon hour as well as 15 minute breaks in the morning and afternoon and complete the training day and leave at 5:00 P.M.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? 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: 11/27/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/13/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Pacific Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2021
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified of their status concurrently by phone, mail, and/or e-mail. Interviews will be conducted in early to mid January. Applicants will interview with rotation supervisors on site according to clinical prefreence. Phone interviews are available under special circumstances. A remote interview using distance technology is a possibility. The interview process will last approximately 4 hours. Requests to meet with individual staff can be accommodated.

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: Alliant International University, Antioch University, Phillips Graduate Institute, Argosy University, Fuller Theological Seminary, University of La Verne, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, California Lutheran University, Midwestern University, Virginia 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: 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 application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited 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: Please refer to Kern Behavioral Health & Recovery Services Internship Brochure
Program Description

200911 Forensic Adult/ Foster Care Rotation:

One intern will receive two half-time rotations - the KernBHRS Forensic Services Team and the KernBHRS Foster Care Team.

Forensic Services Team: The intern will gain experience in conducting evaluations for the courts, conducting therapy of mentally ill and dually diagnosed offenders.  This rotation will also involve interdisciplinary work with a variety of other professionals in a rehabilitation model of court-mandated treatment emphasizing recovery and relapse prevention.  The team also serves as the psychological testing center for KernBHRS; interns will perform test batteries and gain experience providing test feedback to clients and other professionals.

Foster Care Team: The intern will gain assessment and intervention experiences with child and adolescent foster youth. Treatment models include Trauma Focused CBT, Treatment Foster Care and Functional Family Therapy.  This is a multidisciplinary team that also serves as a training site for the UCLA-Kern Psychiatric Residency and Child Psychiatry Fellowship programs; interns, residents, and fellows train alongside each other.  The team provides crisis intervention, assessment, treatment planning, and other outpatient treatment services to foster youth as well as foster families and birth families in a variety of settings including emergency shelter, school settings, family homes and in-office.

 

200912 Forensic Adult/ Adolescent Emphasis Rotation:

One Intern will train with Forensic Services Team’s Conditional Release Program (CONREP), an interdisciplinary treatment team serving court-ordered adults, and Juvenile Probation Psychiatric Services, an institutional setting for juveniles ages 13-18. 

Forensic Services Team: The intern will gain experience in conducting evaluations for the courts, conducting therapy of mentally ill and dually diagnosed offenders.  This rotation will also involve interdisciplinary work with a variety of other professionals in a rehabilitation model of court-mandated treatment emphasizing recovery and relapse prevention.  The team also serves as the psychological testing center for KernBHRS; interns will perform test batteries and gain experience providing test feedback to clients and other professionals.

JPPS Team: The intern will serve juvenile offenders ages 13-18 in a juvenile hall facility. Training will include assessment, psychological testing, crisis intervention, and individual and group therapy with many different diagnostic categories.  Interns will be exposed to various treatment issues and modalities, including crisis intervention, and will gain competence in legal and psychiatric settings.

200913 Forensic Adult/ Children, Adolescents, and Families (CAF) Rotation: 

One intern will receive two half-time rotations - the KernBHRS Forensic Services Team, and the KernBHRS Children’s Outpatient Teams

Forensic Services Team: The intern will gain experience in conducting evaluations for the courts, conducting therapy of mentally ill and dually diagnosed offenders.  This rotation will also involve interdisciplinary work with a variety of other professionals in a rehabilitation model of court-mandated treatment emphasizing recovery and relapse prevention.  The team also serves as the psychological testing center for KernBHRS; interns will perform test batteries and gain experience providing test feedback to clients and other professionals.

Children’s Outpatient Team:  The intern will become a member of an interdisciplinary child/adolescent/family outpatient mental health service team. The team provides a variety of services including Therapeutic Behavioral Services, Functional Family Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, and Aggression Replacement Training in the office, school settings and family homes.

 

200914 Children, Adolescents, and Families (CAF)/ Adolescent Emphasis Rotation (JPPS Rotation):

One intern will receive two half-time rotations - the KernBHRS Children’s Outpatient Team and the Juvenile Probation Psychiatric Services (JPPS) Team.

Children’s Outpatient Team: The intern will become a member of an interdisciplinary child/adolescent/family outpatient mental health service team. The team provides a variety of services including Therapeutic Behavioral Services, Functional Family Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, and Aggression Replacement Training in the office, school settings and family homes.

JPPS Team: The intern will serve juvenile offenders ages 13-18 in a juvenile hall facility. Training will include assessment, psychological testing, crisis intervention, and individual and group therapy with many different diagnostic categories.  Interns will be exposed to various treatment issues and modalities, including crisis intervention, and will gain competence in legal and psychiatric settings.

 

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:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income:
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: 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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary:
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://www.kernbhrs.org/  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
Number of Completed Applications: 30 16 29 28
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 24 15 21 26
Total number of interns: 4 2 4 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 0 1 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 2 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 2 3 2
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 0 0 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 84 8 14 11
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 4 1 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 1
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 1 0 1