Program Information: Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) - Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2136
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI)
Department: Behavioral Health
Address: 2400 Moorpark Avenue
Suite 300
San Jose, California 95128
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Distance from Major City: 0 miles from San Jose; 50 miles south of San Francisco
Phone: 408-975-2730x143
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 & Lead / Director: Anthony Miner
Chief Psychologist: Nira Singh
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/03/2023
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: 43680
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Partial gym membership reimbursement Partial cell phone reimbursement Mileage reimbursement
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Individual therapy (office-based and community-based), psychological assessment (including neuropsychological assessment and asylum evaluations), clinical documentation, didactic training, participation in clinical rotations, etc. Live supervision is required periodically (minimum of 1 time per evaluation period), either with a supervisor in the room, 1-way mirror, audio, or video recording review. 1 hour of primary one-on-one supervision, 1 hour of delegated testing supervision, and 2 hours of group supervision are provided each week. Additional supervision is provided during certain rotations (e.g., peer supervision, etc.).
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: 11/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/09/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/16/2023
Interview process description:

The AACI Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology is a member of the Association of Psychology Post-doctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). We abide by the APPIC policies regarding doctoral internship applications, selection of candidates, and notification of their application status. All applicants are required to register for the APPIC Match and submit their applications online according to the procedures adopted by APPIC.

Each of the following items is required for consideration for interview candidates:

- A cover letter that describes your interest in the training program at AACI, as well as your comfort level and experience with providing community-based therapy services in a client’s home or other community environment(s), and the specific program(s) to which you are applying (AOA, F&C, CST, and/or IBH) and why. Applicants who do not include this information in their cover letters will not be considered for an interview.         

-Current Curriculum Vitae

-3 Letters of Recommendation (minimum of 2 from past practicum supervisors).

-Copy of Graduate School Transcripts

-Copy of a de-identified integrated psychological assessment completed by the applicant (mock reports completed in a university classroom will not be accepted). WAIS-IV or WISC-V administration preferred as a part of the sample submitted.


Applicants will be notified via email by December 9th, 2022 if they will be invited for an interview. Interviews will be conducted from January 16th - January 31st, 2023.  The format of the interview process includes both individual and group. Requests to meet with specific staff are invited.  

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: Duquesne University, University of Denver, Adler University-Chicago, Chicago School of Professional Psychology-Anaheim, Texas Woman's University, Emory University, University of Washington, Pepperdine University, Palo Alto University, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology-Stanford Consortium (PAU), Nova Southeastern University, University of Detroit Mercy, Alliant International University (CSPP)-San Francisco, University of La Verne, Argosy University-Southern California, Northern Arizona University, Alliant International University (CSPP)-San Diego, John F. Kennedy University, Fuller Theological Seminary, University of Northern Arizona
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
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 Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited 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: Proof of COVID-19 Vaccination and booster, Background check, TB test, LiveScan fingerprinting.
Program Description

Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) is Santa Clara County's largest community-based organization focused on the Asian community, but serving a multicultural clientele with various clinical presentations. Our mission is to improve the health, mental health and well-being of individuals, families and the Asian community by 1) providing an array of high-quality health and human services, 2) sharing expertise about the Asian community's needs and best services delivery practices, and 3) providing Asian leadership in advocating on key health and human services issues.  AACI's Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology prepares interns to provide culturally and linguistically diverse clinical services to children, adolescents, adults and older adults in outpatient settings, which includes individual, group, and family psychotherapy, assessment, crisis intervention and stabilization, case management, community outreach in a culturally and developmentally adaptive manner, and professional development and advocacy.  AACI is also a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with integrated behavioral health services at primary care.  Our Behavioral Health staff is versed in over 30 different languages (agency wide >40) to address the diverse cultural and linguistic needs of the Santa Clara County population. Services under the Behavioral Health Department include mental health, integrated behavioral health at primary care, substance abuse prevention and treatment, problem gambling, torture and trauma, refugee and immigrants, domestic violence, HIV education/prevention, and advocacy services. Direct clinical services are provided in the clinic, community, school and home-based settings to minimize access barriers, decrease clients' symptoms, enhance clients' functioning at home, school and the community, link clients with appropriate social services and community resources, and assist family members or relatives in providing support. Many of our services are publicly funded and compliant with Medicare and Medicaid/MediCal guidelines. The aim of AACI’s Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology is to train the next generation of culturally-sensitive mental health providers to effectively work with underserved members of the community in a trauma-informed and holistic manner. We welcome diverse interns from all cultures, religions, and ethnic backgrounds.

For the 2022-2023 training year, we have the following available internship positions available:

Adult/Older Adult (AOA) Program: 2 positions

Family & Children (F&C) Program: 1 position

Center for Survivors of Torture (CST) Program: 1 position

Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) Program: 2 positions

Program Rotations (required):

Peer Supervision Rotation (3-month duration; all intern placements)

Description: Functioning as a supervisor for an assigned practicum student, which will be in addition to clinical supervision already in   place;  *Note:  Another hour of supervision will be provided each week by a licensed psychologist during this rotation.

Integration Group Rotation (3-month duration; all intern placements)

Description: Skills-building group facilitation and support for an AACI program that focuses upon integration of physical and mental health. Content for group will either be the pre-approved Acheiving Whole Health (mind/body/spirit) curriculum, or a different integration topic that has been pre-approved by the Associate Director of Internship & Training.

 Program Rotations (optional):

DV (Domestic Violence) Client Assignments

Description: Case assignments from AACI’s Asian Women’s Home (AWH), which can include individual therapy and/or group rehabilitation.

CST (Center for Survivors of Torture) Client Assignments 

Description: Case assignments from AACI’s Center for Survivors of Torture (CST), which can include individual therapy and/or group rehabilitation.

Outreach Participation

Description: Opportunities to engage prospective clients in the community and through other means.

Televisit Participation

Description: Opportunities to provide clinical groups for senior population that utilizes an audio-only platform

 Additional Group Facilitation

Description: Skills-building group facilitation and support (skills-building). This optional rotation doesn't require an integration topic. Requires pre-approval from Assoc. Director

Note: All intern program placements (AOA, F&C, CST, & IBH) will require travel. It's expected that you have a working vehicle to travel to and from community locations for client contact. You'll be required to provide a copy of your auto insurance and driver’s license as part of our onboarding process. While caseloads may vary depending on program placement, it can be expected that at least half of your caseload will be at community locations (client’s home, other outside locations, etc.).


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
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
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%)


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:

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
Number of Completed Applications: 22 27 53 71 105 103
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 15 20 23 32 24 43
Total number of interns: 3 3 4 4 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 4 4 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 0 1 3 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 4 3 3 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 4 4 5 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 1 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 1 4 4 0 6
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 4 98 14 25 29
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 0 0 1 1 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 3 1 3 4 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 1 1 2
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 1 1 0 1 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 0 0 1 0 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 1 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 1 1 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 2 0 0 0 0