Program Information: Berkeley Psychology Internship Consortium

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2537
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: UC Berkeley
Department: Berkeley Psychology Internship Consortium
Address: 2121 Berkeley Way
Fourth Floor
Berkeley, California 94720
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 512-587-2466
Fax:
Email: drsheapilgrim@gmail.com
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address: https://gse.berkeley.edu/academics/professional-programs/school-psychology-internship
Primary Agency Type: School District
Additional Agency Types:
  • Consortium
  • School District
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Shea Pilgrim
Chief Psychologist: Kate Perry
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Position Information
Start Date: 08/10/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
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,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): N/A
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are typically working with clients (school age youth, pre-K through 12th grade), conducting psycho-educational assessments with individuals and providing interventions (mental health and/or behavioral) for individuals and groups. They engage in consultation with other service providers, teachers and administrators and serve on school teams that meet to address the needs of students and the school system. They are available to support with crisis interventions.
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? Yes
Details of the above affiliations We are partially affiliated with UC Berkeley's School Psychology doctoral program. Program faculty are on the Training Committee and provide didactic seminars and group supervision. Applicants who are students in UC Berkeley’s School Psychology doctoral program are given additional weight.
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, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/12/2021
Interview process description:

Interviews take place over the course of one full day during the second week in January. If an in-person interview is not possible, virtual interviews are conducted instead. Interviews are conducted by a Committee that consists of the Training Co-Directors, one primary supervisor from each school district/site, and at least 2 additional members of the B-PIC Training Committee. Both individual and group interview sessions are conducted using a standard set of questions, although members of the committee may ask additional questions of applicants as appropriate. Requests to meet with specific staff are welcome. 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: N/A. This will be our first year participating in the match.
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: Yes
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: Yes
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 150
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 150
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Not Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Not 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: N/A
Program Description

The aim of the Berkeley Psychology Internship Consortium (B-PIC) is to provide high quality training to doctoral interns who are dedicated to providing comprehensive psychological services to children and families in school settings. B-PIC offers a full-time Internship that begins in August and ends in June (10.5 months), following the school year calendar of the member school districts. Interns are required to complete 1,500 hours of training during the internship year. B-PIC is designed to prepare interns for independent practice and to meet California state School Psychology certification requirements. 

B-PIC is a collaborative partnership between UC Berkeley’s School Psychology program and three school districts who collectively have a goal and commitment to the training and education of student interns in the field of School Psychology. UC Berkeley faculty provide administrative support for the program as well as didactic training and support to interns. Each School District provides interns with the full range of clinical and training experiences necessary for them to develop the professional competencies required of school psychologists and health service psychologists. 

The overall theoretical orientation of B-PIC is developmental-ecological. This perspective recognizes that the growth, development, and functioning of individuals must be understood in context. By context, we refer to both relationships and interactions with others and the characteristics of the environments in which they learn and live and these concepts are embedded in our training seminars and reflected in the ways that services are delivered to children and families. 

The broad education and training objectives are aimed at developing the full range of competencies that are expected of Health Service Psychologists. Interns further develop and refine their competencies while working as part of multi-disciplinary teams to coordinate and deliver school-based psychological services. Depending on the placement site, interns have access to training experiences across a wide range of ages (preschool through adult), types of psychopathology, and treatment settings. Their work includes, but is not limited to, psychological assessment, intervention, and consultation. They also assist in the development of prevention programs, provide early intervention with at-risk youth, and deliver comprehensive and intensive mental health treatment for individuals with clinical diagnoses and related educational impairments. In-depth training in the areas of legal and ethical standards, professional values and attitudes, and communications and interpersonal skills is provided during regular supervision hours and incorporated into monthly training seminar presentations. It is expected that interns conduct themselves in accordance with the highest national, state, and local standards for ethical and legal practice.

Specific internship goals include the following:

a)     further developing the communication and interpersonal skills that will enable them to effectively function as a health service psychology provider in school settings;  

b)     further developing awareness of ethical and legal standards and professional values in professional practice;

c)     further developing and refining assessment and diagnostic skills in the areas of cognitive, educational, socio-emotional, and behavioral functioning;

d)     further developing the ability to select and deliver appropriate evidence-based interventions targeting mental health, social-emotional learning, behavior, and academic skills, effectively monitor progress following implementation in classrooms/schools, and make subsequent recommendations based on response to interventions;

e)     further developing consultation and collaboration skills through interactions with parents, educators, administrators, and other relevant professionals by serving on interdisciplinary teams; and 

f)      learning how to utilize current research and scientific knowledge to make data-based decisions about assessment, interventions and treatment, understand implementation in classrooms/schools, monitor client progress, and make subsequent modifications/recommendations based on response.

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults:
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients:
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: 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: 3
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 3
Total number of interns: 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 3
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 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
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 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 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 0 0