Program Information: Behavioral Health Care Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2415
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Alameda Family Services
Department: Behavioral Health Care Services
Address: 2325 Clement Avenue, Suite A
Alameda, California 94501
Country: United States
Metro Area: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Distance from Major City: 15 miles east of San Francisco, CA
Phone: 510-629-6367x
Fax: 510-865-1930
Email: jwu@alamedafs.org
Web Address: http://www.alamedafs.org
Brochure Website's Address: https://alamedafs.org/assets/files/2e-behavioral/2021/Internship_Brochure_2020.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jennifer Wu
Chief Psychologist: Jennifer Wu
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/22/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns can expect to spend a significant portion of any given workday engaged in providing direct services to individuals, couples, and families at our community counseling clinic or one of our off-site locations. Other work time is generally be spent participating in supervision, case consultation, didactic and experiential training, documentation of clinical work including assessment and treatment plans, screening and engaging potential clients, planning and facilitating therapy groups, and other tasks related to the ongoing provision of mental health services
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Details of the above affiliations Alameda Family Services is affiliated with the Wright Institute; We offer 2-3 full-time internship positions for Wright students.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/03/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

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.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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: No
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:
Dissertation Proposal Approved:
Dissertation Defended:
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
School Psychology
APA-Accredited
CPA-Accredited
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited
Ph.D Degree
Psy.D. Degree
Ed.D. Degree
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:
Program Description

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.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban:
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
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:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
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:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research:
Administration:
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: www.alamedafs.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 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 18 18 20 25 29
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 18 14 15 16 21
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 2 3 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 3 3
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
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 1 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 1 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 2
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 2 0