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Argosy University : San Francisco Bay 

Practicum Information Form

I. AGENCY INFORMATION

Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services—Guidance Clinic

Date Completed:

8/30/05

Address:

2200 Fairmont Drive

City, State, Zip:

San Leandro , CA 94578

Phone

510-667-3000

Fax:

510-667-3005

Agency Website address:

www.acbhcs.org

List multiple agency programs/sites:

 

Director of Training:

Dorothy Griffin, Ph.D.

Director Degree and CA License #:

PSY 9265

Director Phone:

510-667-3000

Director email:

dgriffin@acbhcs.org

Other contact person information:

Madeleine Nelson, LCSW, Chief, Guidance Clinic

 

II. PRACTICUM TRAINING PROGRAM BASICS

A. Year Level Openings

Estimated

2 nd Year ( Grad School ) Practicum Openings

 

3 rd Year ( Grad School ) Practicum Openings

2-3

-Total Practicum Openings

 

-Total Pre-Doc Internship Level Openings

2

B. Students at Agency

 

Number of Practicum Applicants last year

19

Number of Current Argosy Practicum Students

0

Number of All Current Practicum Students

2

Number of Current Argosy Pre-Doc Interns

 

Number of All Current Pre-Doc Intern Students

 

C. Practicum Dates and Times

 

Beginning Date

9/6/05

Ending Date

6/30/06

Number of weeks for practicum

43

Hours per week for practicum

16-20

Required days and times at agency

W 8:30-1:30

D. Stipend : Is there Stipend? If yes, amount per year?

no

*Note: 2 nd year practicum is 16 hours and 3 rd year is 16 up to 20 hours per week.

Minimum of 38 weeks required with maximum of 52 weeks.

 

III. AGENCY DESCRIPTION: Please describe below.

The Guidance Clinic is located in the Alameda Co Juvenile Hall building in San Leandro . The clinic provides mental health services to delinquent wards of the juvenile court. These services include psychodiagnostic evaluations, crisis evaluation, individual and family therapy and group therapy. The clinic has a adolescent sex offender treatment program and a day treatment program.

 

A. Population: Indicate estimated % of clients in each category.

%

Gender

%

Life Cycle

90

Male

 

Infants (0-4)

10

Female

5

Children (ages 5-12)

<1

Transgender:

94

Adolescents (ages 13-17)

100%

Total

1

Adults (18-64)

 

 

 

Seniors (ages 65+)

 

Ethnic/Cultural Identity

100%

Total

50

African American

 

 

5

Asian American

 

Other Identified Groups

25

Euro-American

10

Gay/Lesbian:

15

Hispanic/Latin American

5

Disabled Population:

<1

Native American

0

International:

 

Other :

 

Other:

100%

Total

 

(Note, above will not total 100%)

 

Populations Treated

 

 

85

Individual

 

Functioning Level of Clients

0

Couples

25

Severe Dysfunction (i.e., psychotic, severe personality or substance abuse dx)

5

Families

70

Moderate Dysfunction (i.e., moderate personality dx, anxiety, depression)

10

Groups

5

Mild Dysfunction (i.e., adjustment dx, transitions, growth)

100%

Total

100%

Total

? Others notes about populations :

 

 

 


B. Specialty Areas: Mark an X next to all specialties that apply at agency.

 

Behavioral Medicine

 

Hospital

 

Psychology of Women

 

Health Psychology

 

Community Mental Health Clinic

 

Disabilities

 

Psychopharmacology

x

Forensics

 

Gay/Lesbian

x

Pediatrics

 

Management/Administration

 

Multicultural Therapy

 

Infant/Parent

 

Program Evaluation

 

Spirituality/Psychology Integration

 

Family

 

Vocational/Career Development

 

Death/Dying/Bereavement

 

Geropsychology

x

Psychological Assessment

 

Domestic Violence

 

School Based

 

Neuropsychological Assessment

 

PTSD/Trauma

 

College Based

 

Psychology of Men

 

Serious Mental Illness

 

Bilingual in treatment

 

Others (specify):

 

IV. PRACTICUM TRAINEE RESPONSIBLITIES AND FUNCTIONS

A. Treatment Modalities performed by student: (Mark X in all that apply.)

x

Individual Therapy

x

Crisis Intervention

 

Couples Therapy

x

Brief Therapy

x

Family Therapy

x

Long Term Therapy

x

Group Therapy

x

Psychological Assessment

 

Community Intervention

 

Neuropsychological Assessment

x

Consultation/Liaison

x

Case Management

x

Others (specify): Charting Progress

? Describe practicum trainee duties and responsibilities : Trainees are responsible for psychodiagnostic evaluations, individual, family and group therapy, case management, crisis intervention, consultation, participation in mandatory student training and staff meetings. Caseload of two evaluations per month, 2-3 therapy cases, 1 group or crisis intervention responsibilities.

 

V. ASSESSMENT and PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING

A. Assessment Overview

 

Will trainee have opportunity for assessment/testing experiences?

Yes

Is there additional supervision/training for assessment/testing?

Yes

Percentage of practicum time allotted for providing assessment services:

50

Estimate of average # of Test Batteries completed per year:

15

 

B. Assessment Modalities performed by student: (Mark X next to all that apply.)

x

Projective

x

Intelligence

x

Personality

 

Neuropsychological

x

Academic

x

Vocational

x

Other: Substance abuse

? Describe the Assessment Program : Court ordered psychological evaluations on adjudicated youth. Evaluations much be completed within a brief period of time. Participate in bi-monthly assessment seminar.

 




VI. TRAINING/SUPERVISION PHILOSOPHY and OBJECTIVES : A. Please describe below.

To provide a supportive training experience that includes didactic training and clinical supervision. Throughout the year, attention is focused on the trainees' professional development. Our program assists trainees in developing skills in clinical assessment and diagnosis, develop skills in intervention, enhance skills in working with various disciplines in collaborative manner, develop testing skills.

 

B. Supervisor Licenses: Please note the number of supervisors with the following licenses.

6

*Licensed Psychologists (PsyD/PhD/EdD)

1

MFT

1

*Psychiatrists

4

LCSW

1

Other: LVN

*Note: Primary Supervisor must be a licensed provider at the doctoral level of training. Primary Supervisor may be individual or group supervisor & must sign or co-sign evaluation forms for students.

 

C. Supervision and Training

Hours per week

Individual Supervision

1-2

Group Case Consultation

1.5 bi-monthly

Didactic Training

1.5 weekly

Other:

1.5 assessment seminar

Total hours Training/Supervision

4-5

 

D. Methods of Supervision : (Mark X next to all that apply.)

 

Live Observation

x

Process Notes

 

Two Way Mirror

 

Case Reviews and Discussion

 

Videotapes Review

x

Audiotape Review

 

Other:

 

E. Theoretical Orientations of the Supervising Staff (check all that apply)

x

Biopsychosocial

 

Jungian

x

Cognitive Behavioral

 

Narrative

x

Family Systems

 

Psychosocial Rehabilitation

 

Feminist

x

Psychodynamic/analytic

 

Humanistic/Existential

 

Transpersonal

 

Integrative

 

Recovery Based Model

 

Others (specify):

? Comments on theoretical orientation :

 

 

F. Training Emphasis Areas: Please fill out the following classifications below to assist us in differentiating practicum placements. Indicate with “X” areas where substantial training program and experience exists such that it would qualify for graduate program practicum in these training emphasis areas.

 

Community/Multicultural

 

Cognitive Behavioral

 

Health Psychology

x

Assessment

x

Forensic Psychology

 

 

Geriatric

 

Family/Child

 

Gender

 

Psychodynamic

 

Not Applicable

 

Others (specify):

? Please add specific information regarding all Emphasis Area(s) you checked: Psychodiagnostic evaluations for juvenile court working collaboratively with probation department, courts, school.

 

VII. PRACTICUM APPLICATION PROCESS FOR STUDENTS

Application Deadline:

2/1/06

Selection Date Estimate:

3/3/06

Standard required materials

Vita, Letter of Intent, 3 Letters of Recommendation

Agency specific materials:

Graduate transcripts

Preferred Experience:

Experience with adolescents and children

Preferred Coursework:

Completion of assessment classes before the start of placement, coursework in child development

Interview Process: (keep those that apply, erase rest)

Individual Interview, Group Interview, Vignettes

Other application/interview information:

Group orientation meeting followed by individual interview by 3 staff members.

 

VIII. Verifying Information: I verify that the above information is current and accurate.

Date:

8/30/05

Directors Name:

Dorothy Griffin, Ph.D.

*Directors Signature:

DG

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