Psychology Internship

We currently have seven full time positions available for second year interns only. Unfortunately, we do not offer practicum hours.

To develop excellent clinical skills in order to work effectively with varied populations in both a long and short term framework. In addition, interns will acquire skills to consult and teach in a medical setting. Interns will become knowledgeable in working directly with managed mental health care, Medi-Cal, Medi-Care and private pay.

Responsibilities

Direct clinical services: Assessment and referral as well as short and long-term therapy with approximately 20 patients per week (32-40 hours weekly).

The population includes:

  • Adults
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Couples and families

Teaching medical residents how to identify psychosocial issues, assessment and appropriate referral in the community.

Lecturing in the area of behavioral science for bi-weekly noon conferences. Topics to include: attention deficit disorders, depression, anxiety, somatic disorders, substance abuse and mental status exams.

Opportunities to work in a residential drug treatment program, as well as co-facilitating groups in the medical center. Interns can also provide psychotherapy to nursing home patients in the community.

Psychology interns will be observed treating patients via videotapes on a weekly basis. and will receive 2 hours of individual supervision and 2 hours of group supervision weekly.

Wednesdays group supervision: 10:00-11:00AM and 2:00-3:00PM.

Qualifications for Acceptance

  • Self motivated
  • Ability to work independently
  • Previous counseling experience
  • Openness to supervision that addresses patient and therapist dynamics
  • Ability to work as a team player
  • Assertiveness in varied professional situations with physicians
  • Desire to take risks and accept challenges in a professional environment

Internship begins Sept 1, and ends Aug 30th each year.

Stipend

There is no stipend at this time, but two meals per working day are provided.

Contact

Jim Pathman, PhD

801 South Chevy Chase Drive, Suite 201
Glendale, CA 91205
(818) 500-5577
Email: Jim.Pathman@ah.org