|•||Teaching an evidence-based approach of Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy;|
|•||Supporting an appreciation for the range of psychotherapeutic perspectives;|
|•||Appreciating the importance of culture in our work, and|
Students who participate in the program will:
• Develop a solid understanding of the unique psychosocial needs of the LGBT community; • Obtain comprehensive knowledge of the psychosocial impacts of HIV, • Learn risk prevention and reduction skills; •
Develop excellent clinical assessment skills that inform treatment planning consistent with requirements of Medi-Cal and other publicly funded contracts; and
Become aware of the importance of flexibility in treatment approaches, especially approaches used in community mental health care settings that emphasize care management" for clients with chronic disorders who require ongoing care.
Many of the trainees' clients will have HIV/AIDS and suffer from a variety of mental health and substance abuse concerns. More than two-thirds of these clients are low income and rely on Medi-Cal and Medicare. Though a growing number of our clients are members of the sexual minority community for whom HIV is not a central issue, clients with HIV/AIDS and clients who do not have HIV often struggle with similar issues having to do with health related concerns, social connection, gay identity, stigma, depression, and substance abuse.
The traineeship requires a 20–22-hour per week commitment from mid-August until mid-July. This is a rich and demanding internship so we strongly prefer that applicants have some prior direct clinical experience such as -- individual/group psychotherapy, clinical intakes, case management, crisis intervention, etc. -- as well as knowledge and experience of issues affecting the LGBT community. Those who have completed their graduate degree and are seeking supervised experience towards licensure will also be considered for a trainee position.
The practicum includes two hours per week of group supervision and one hour per week of individual supervision from an agency licensed mental health professional. If possible, trainees will be matched with supervisors by discipline according to their school requirements and/or trainee preference. Trainees will also participate in a professional leadership/competence group on a monthly basis and will be given the opportunity to meet individually on a weekly basis with a community-based practicing consultant.
PsyD and PhD applications: postmarked no later than February 13, 2013
MFT and MSW applications: no later than March 1, 2013
Applications sent after these dates will be considered only if trainee positions remain available after on-time applications are processed. Since AHP typically receives many more applications than available positions, all applicants are strongly encouraged to apply before the postmark deadline dates.
Please send application packages to:
Michelanne Baker, PsyD and Mary Beth Reticker, LMFT
UCSF Alliance Health Project
1930 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94102