Doctoral internship Program - exclusively affiliated, APA-Accredited (September 5, 2023 - August 23, 2024 one-year, full-time 2000 hours)
Since 2004, the Wright Institute's Integrated Health Psychology Training Program (IHPTP) has provided a much needed and highly sought-after clinical psychology training experience in primary care. IHPTP is an APA-Accredited exclusively affiliated internship program of the Wright Institute in collaboration with partnering community health organizations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Goals of the Internship Program include the acquisition of competencies in preparation for practice in health service psychology (HSP) as set forth by the Commission on Accreditation - Profession-Wide Competencies in 1) the integration and application of science and practice 2) ethical and legal standards 3) individual and cultural diversity 4) professional behavior 5) professional communication and interpersonal skills 6) assessment 7) treatment planning and intervention 8) supervision 9) consultation and interprofessional /interdisciplinary skills.
Training and practical application of the program’s stated training goals spans from the orientation period and continues throughout the year within the yearlong seminars; weekly individual and group supervision, case conferencing, live supervision, and daily clinical experiences obtained in the program’s integrated primary care setting. The training program is structured so that it is sequential, cumulative and increases in complexity and breadth over time.
IHPTP trainees and supervisory staff work in participating health centers providing integrated behavioral health services for an underserved, diverse adult patient population to deliver fully integrated, patient-centered care. Services include:
Exam room consultations
Brief evidence-based individual intervention
Evidence-based Group Intervention
Program Training Seminars
Monday Seminar Series (rotating training modules throughout the year)
- Psychopharmacology Training
- Pain, Opiate Use and Substance Use Disorders Training
- Biopsychosocial Trauma Informed Care
- Aging Well –Older Adult Cognitive and Emotional Wellness
Thursday Seminar Series Interns will learn skills and interventions for providing culturally responsive care in primary care to patients from diverse cultural backgrounds, underserved and marginalized communities who are most impacted by social determinants of health (SDOH).
Friday (2nd each month) Diversity & Multicultural Dialogue Series Interns will learn skills and interventions for providing culturally sensitive care to patients from diverse cultural backgrounds, underserved and marginalized communities.
Supervision Seminar Series Seminars will cover key domains of supervision including legal and ethics overview, key supervision competencies, guidelines, relationships, professionalism, diversity, evaluation and feedback. Experiential activities will be included.
Supervision Includes 4 hours weekly of individual and group supervision
Partnering Health Centers (Contra Costa and Alameda Counties)
Lifelong Medical Care https://lifelongmedical.org
John Muir Health https://www.johnmuirhealth.com/for-physicians/family-medicine-residency.html
Stipend is $28,432 and $2,400 to be used towards health insurance premiums. In addition to the federal holidays, interns receive 10 days of personal time-off for the year.
IHPTP is specifically looking for highly motivated, self-aware clinicians who are eager to work with a diverse community with complex medical and psychological needs. We seek applicants who have strong basic skills in standard assessment, brief intervention and group therapy skills in addition to the personal characteristics necessary to function in the internship. Our selection criteria are based on goodness-of-fit with our practitioner-scholar model. We look for intern applicants whose training goals match sufficiently the training IHPTP provides. If you do not meet the minimum assessment and/or intervention hours (listed in the APPIC directory and admissions data below) we encourage you to apply anyways and/or you can reach out to the program director to see if you would be a good fit as a potential applicant. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and identities are encouraged to apply. Since IHPTP places interns in a medical setting, there are several guidelines to know about when considering a position at IHPTP: Interns must be fully immunized including the COVID-19. Health Screening and background checks are required.