Site Name: Alameda Family Services
Department: Behavioral Health Care Services
Tentatively, interviews will take place as needed between Dec. 3, 2021 and Jan. 21, 2022. This dates will be updated once Match dates are posted in August. As APA guidance for the interview process is still forthcoming, it is uncertain as to whether interviews will be conducted remotely or onsite this year. Agency and APA guidance may require slight adjustments to the interview format to accommodate any requirements. Typically, the initial interview is a 2 hour group interview. This interview is conducted by two of our clinical training staff, including the training director, program coordinators, and clinical supervisors. Some candidates may be asked to meet for for an individual interview, including a role-play scenario, conducted by a member of our training team. Generally, those invited to a second interview are offered an opportunity to meet with current training program members. Applicants will be notified of interview offers via e-mail.
Applicants needing accommodation during the interview process are encouraged to e-mail the program.
Alameda Family Services (AFS) is a non-profit community agency serving the city of Alameda and the East Bay since 1969. AFS strives to improve the emotional, psychological, and physical health of children, youth, and families through a variety of targeted programs. AFS is a captive site and offers an one-year full-time internship program for pre-doctoral students in psychology at the Wright Institute. Interns play a key role in the mission of the agency by providing services to children, youth, families, adults, and couples within a variety of programs based on need and interest. Clients range in age from birth to older adults with a primary focus on working with children, adolescents, and their families. The training program utilizes video and narrative reflecting teams in addition to more traditional individual and group supervision to facilitate clinician growth and learning. One unique quality of the AFS internship is the focus on narrative therapy, with emphasis on cultural and systemic issues relevant to the community we serve.
Interns will find a dedicated learning environment with a significant number of work hours dedicated to training, supervision, and professional development. The program also values teamwork and regularly holds events dedicated to promoting a culture of support, collaboration, and fun.
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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.