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    Qualifications for Prospective Applicants

    To be considered for an internship position, applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program in psychology from an APA-accredited program. Additionally, all applicants must have completed all coursework, practicum training, and comprehensive exams. Prospective interns must be certified as eligible for internship by their graduate school. Applicants must have a minimum of 500 combined assessment and/or intervention hours at the practicum level.

    Preferred Qualifications
    In addition to these basic requirements, we favor applicants with the following characterizes:

    • Graduate school transcripts reflect a pattern of high academic achievement
    • Strong letters of recommendation from graduate school advisors and supervisors
    • Well-developed clinical competencies (e.g., intake evaluations, assessment, consultation, psychotherapy, etc.) for the level of training
    • Seeking an internship site that heavily emphasizes training and supervision
    • Knowledge and experience with psychodynamic/psychoanalytic theory and intervention (or strong interest and willingness to learn)
    • Training goals and professional interests fit well with our available positions
    • Experience working with interdisciplinary teams and/or in hospital settings
    • Experience working with marginalized patient populations and complex cases
    • Ability to provide psychological services in Cantonese or Spanish
    • Unique background or life experiences that influence professional interests
    • Contribution to the diversity of internship in terms of background and interests
    • Professional demeanor with excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Submitting an Application
    To apply, you must submit an AAPI online application. Your application will not be considered complete until all supporting documents have been received. The deadline for submitting an application is November 5th and the application portal will close at midnight PST. A completed application contains the following supporting documents:
    • Current curriculum vitae
    • Three letters of reference (at least two from clinical supervisors)
    • Official transcripts from graduate school(s)
    • A cover letter that identifies the position(s) to which you're applying
    • Your training goals and how our program can help you achieve these goals

    Description of Training Positions
    We have a total of 10 positions. The Adult Track is comprised of five separate tracks listed as "registered programs" on the online ranking portal. Please, indicate the track(s) to which you are applying in your cover letter (in bold print). We ask that you apply to no more than two positions.

    Our Adult Track training positions are as follows:
    • 226211 – Inpatient Psychiatry
    • 226212 – Adult Neuropsychology
    • 226213 – Health Psychology
    • 226214 – Women’s Mental Health
    • 226215 – Program Administration

    The Child and Adolescent Track (APPIC# 226216) includes five areas of concentration offered under one "registered program" on the online portal. Please indicate your preference for the areas of concentration in your cover letter (in bold print). You will be considered for no more than two positions.

    The Child and Adolescent Track areas of concentration are as follows:
    • Neuropsychology and Educational Testing
    • Child Psychotherapy and Assessment
    • Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Service
    • Pediatric Primary Care (Cantonese-speaking preferred)
    • Community Health Clinic (Spanish-speaking preferred)

    Interview Process
    Once all completed applications have been reviewed, invitations for on-site interviews will be sent to applicants via email by December 15th. Applicants will be interviewed by the Director of Psychology Training and/or the Director of Child and Adolescent Training, clinical supervisors, and current interns. Interviews will be held during the months of December and January.

    APPIC Match
    CPMC will be participating in the APPIC Match and our site number is 2262. We adhere to all APPIC policies regarding the intern application and selection process. At no time will we solicit or provide any ranking-related information. Internship positions that remain unfilled after Phase I will be offered in the APPIC Phase II Match.

    Answers to FAQs
    Please review the following information, which may answer some common questions:
    • The internship has full APA-accreditation and is also an APPIC member.
    • We adhere to the policies and procedures for participation in the APPIC Match.
    • Applications and rankings must be submitted through the online portal.
    • On November 5th, the application portal will close at midnight PST.
    • Incomplete applications will not be reviewed by our selection committee.
    • Letters of recommendation must be uploaded through the Reference Portal.
    • Graduate school transcripts are sent to AAPI Online Transcript Department.
    • Due to the large number of applicants, we will not email you to confirm receipt of your application, but you can verify through the online portal if your application is complete.
    • After a review the completed applications, we will contact applicants by December 15th to schedule interviews in December and January.

    A Final Message from our Director

    Dear Applicant:

    We welcome you to apply to our APA-Accredited Psychology Internship Program in clinical psychology at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). We're proud to offer an intensive training program to ten psychology interns for the upcoming training year, providing a wide range of training opportunities and serving a diverse group of children, adolescents, and adults throughout San Francisco. We strive to meet the highest standards for education, training, supervision, and administration for our program and to create a diverse and enriching environment where interns feel respected and supported.

    Our internship program has a long tradition of psychodynamic and psychoanalytic training. We are seeking applicants with grounding in this theoretical orientation or, at minimum, strong interest and willingness to learn. We provide a wide range of psychological services in various hospital-based settings and interns learn to utilize an integrative approach that incorporates biopsychosocial, cognitive-behavioral, interpersonal, existential, systems, and other perspectives.

    We are hosting an Informational Open House on October 12th from 6:30-8:00 PM at our Outpatient Mental Health Clinic located at 2323 Sacramento Street, 2nd Floor. At this event, potential applicants will have an opportunity to meet with faculty and current interns and learn more about the training program. Refreshments will be served. To RSVP, email Stephanie Espinosa or call the clinic at (415) 600-3247. Please, plan to join us if you can. Good luck with your internship search. Please, feel free to email me with additional questions.

    Sincerely,
    Jeremy E. Bornstein, Ph.D.
    Director of Psychology Training
    CPMC Department of Psychiatry
    California Pacific Medical Center
    2323 Sacramento Street, 2nd Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94115
    Phone (415) 600-1499
    BornstJX@Sutterhealth.org