Program Information: Clinical & Student Training

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2491
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Child & Family Center
Department: Clinical & Student Training
Address: 21545 Center Pointe Parkway
Santa Clarita, California 91350
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA MSA
Distance from Major City: 20 miles North of Los Angeles
Phone: 661-259-9439x3031
Fax: 661-259-9658
Email: amy.warren@childfamilycenter.org
Web Address: http://www.childfamilycenter.org/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.childfamilycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/CFC-Doctoral-Internship-Brochure-2021-2022_Final.x38826.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Amy Warren
Chief Psychologist: Kelly Dorsey
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/29/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 15 paid Agency holiday days including the Agency winter break, which occurs during the week between Christmas and New Year’s.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns’ schedules may vary from day to day. Intern’s daily activities include providing individual, collateral, and family therapy, psych assessment, participation in supervision (individual and/or group), didactic seminars, and team meetings. Additionally, interns engage in case consultation, provide crisis intervention, and complete clinical documentation for to services provided. Due to COVID-19 health and safety concerns and in adherence to state/federal mandates, some or all of the internship activities may occur through telehealth (e.g., therapy, assessment, supervision, didactics, meetings).
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: 12/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 01/08/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:
How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: California Southern University The Chicago School of Professional Psychology- Los Angeles
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
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: C&FC requests that applicants with testing experience submit a copy of a testing report they have completed with removal of all identifying information (e.g., name and address of examinee, etc.). If the applicant has no prior formal testing experience a sample report complete as a class assignment will suffice. Applicants must obtain full legal clearance from the Department of Justice (DOJ) and related California entities prior to the start of the internship year. Internship appointments are contingent upon obtaining full legal clearance and approval from Child & Family Center’s Human Resources Department. Please note that Interns, are required to receive the flu shot during flu season. Opportunities are provided by the Agency to receive the flu shot free of charge.
Program Description

Child & Family Center is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit public-benefit corporation and provides community-based mental health, substance use, and domestic violence services. Its headquarters are in Santa Clarita, California in the County of Los Angeles. It also operates outpatient clinics in Santa Clarita and Palmdale, California and a confidential domestic violence shelter in the Santa Clarita Valley. It is Medi-Cal and Drug Medi-Cal certified in the state of California, Medicare-eligible provider through the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and has other various third-party funding arrangements (e.g., grants, Cal OES).

Dedicated to meeting the behavioral health needs of children, adolescents, adults, and their families, a range of services are provided such as counseling, intervention services, and parent education. Professional training is offered to all staff, members of the community, and mental health interns and trainees. The Agency’s mission is to change lives and heal relationships by helping people thrive through education, treatment, prevention and advocacy. The Agency is committed to evidence-based practices, client outcomes, staff training and development, linguistic/cultural competency, and continuous quality improvement.

The mission of Child & Family Center’s Doctoral Psychology Internship Program is to provide comprehensive professional psychology education and training that supports evidence-based knowledge acquisition and exceptional skills development for tomorrow’s psychologists.

By participating in the C&FC Program, Interns acquire requisite clinical skills to change lives and heal relationships while developing their professional identity as psychologists. This occurs through didactic experiences, individual and group supervision, and active involvement in learning opportunities within a multidisciplinary community mental health setting. The Program is designed to broaden the Intern’s experience and build competence with clinical theory and the principles and practice of psychology focusing on these Aims:

  • Provide comprehensive, evidence-based clinical training that prepares Interns to become skilled and compassionate clinicians in the professional practice of psychology.
  • Offer exposure to varied clinical experiences, structured training, and supervision that support the cultivation of foundational and functional competencies for the successful, ethical and skillful delivery of psychological services. 
  • Grow expertise in clinical assessment, diagnosis and treatment, integration of science and practice, and understanding of cultural diversity and individual differences.
  • Gain experience in working with diverse populations and specialized service areas to enhance their understanding of themselves as clinicians.
  • Prepare Interns for transition from student to professional role so they may possess attitudes essential for lifelong learning, inquiry, and problem-solving as psychologists in the context of an evolving body of scientific and professional knowledge.

*Please note that due to health and safety concerns related to COVID-19 and in adherence to state/federal mandates, some or all of the internship activities may occur through telehealth (e.g., therapy, assessment, supervision, didactic seminars, meetings). Child & Family Center recognizes that the pandemic containment and associated State/Federal responses are ongoing and fluid and the Agency continues to monitor the latest science and requirements put forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), California Department of Health Care Services/Department of Public Health, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to inform the Agency’s COVID-19 Safety Plan. If you have questions about the nature of training and service delivery at the time of application please email the Director of Training for an update on the Agency’s COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
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: Yes
Other: Children in Foster Care

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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
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:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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.childfamilycenter.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: 5 5
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 4 4
Total number of interns: 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 0 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 1 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 1 0 6
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 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 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 0
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 1 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 0 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 1 0