Site Name: Family Programs Hawaii
Department: Family Strengthening Center
The interview is set for 45 minutes. The interview is comprised of our selection committe, which consist of the Internship Training Director or designee and at least 2 other Licensed Supervising Clinical Psychologists. The interview will start with a summary of the internship program and will allow the applicant to ask any questions about the program. The application will then be asked how the Family Strengthening Center's Internship program would meet their interest and their training needs and how their experiences adn education are consistent with the Family Strengthening Center mission. The selection committee will then be given a chance to ask any training questions to the applicant.
The Family Strengthening Center (FSC) is a non-profit community mental health Center whose mission is to protect children and facilitate healthy development by strengthening their families. Through its parent organization, FSC is accredited by the Council on Accreditation, a nonprofit accreditor of human services since 1977. The Center provides services statewide with psychological evaluations offered on all of the Hawaiian Islands. The FSC is also a training center and provides Clinical Psychology Practicum, Mental Health Practicum, Doctoral Psychology Internship and Post-Doctoral Psychology Fellowship training. This Doctoral Internship provides 2,000 hours of supervised Doctoral Psychology Internship training with at least 500 hours of direct services. This more than qualifies for the required Internship training for the Psy.D. and Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology for most universities, and for licensure in most States including Hawaii. The Training Salary is $27,000 a year with Full Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance coverage and two weeks of Paid Time Off with 13 paid holidays. The Center is staffed by five on-site Licensed Clinical Psychologists for supervision. Master-level licensed therapist are also part of the treatment services staff. The FSC is a paperless Center with all forms, psycholgoical tests and all records stored on-line and are accessable remotely. Each Doctoral Intern will be provide a laptop/Tablet computer for their use during their internship year. There is also office and IT support services available. Upon completion of training, the Interns can earn a Certificate of Completion as a trained Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Therapist, and a Certification in Child Maltreatment.
The Internship training includes opportunities in the following areas:
(training opportunities continued)
Opportunity to obtain exposure to the family court system and develop experience as an expert witness in child maltreatment
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.