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Internships

Pacific Clinics offers internships for graduate students of psychology, social work, and marriage and family therapy. We also offer programs for those seeking licensure to become a psychiatric technician, and clinical mental health placements for student Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners. General questions can be directed to:  626/463-1021, ext. 1401.

Psychology

The Pacific Clinics Doctoral Psychology Internship Program trains interns to provide community-based mental health services to consumers of all ages. Seasoned professionals from a broad range of disciplines guide the program and provide supervision to the interns. We invite candidates enrolled in an American Psychological Association-accredited Ph.D. or Psy.D. graduate psychology program to apply. The internship has been APA accredited since 1988 and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). In 2017, the psychology internship was awarded an additional 10 years of APA accreditation status. 

To apply, you must fill out the APPIC on-line Internship Application, available at http://www.appic.org.

For detailed information regarding the pre-doctoral internship program at Pacific Clinics, please refer to our brochure.

For additional questions please contact Dr. Valeria Romero at
varomero@pacificclinics.org or at (626) 463-1021 ext 1459.

If you have any questions regarding our psychology intern program accreditation status, you may contact:

The Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979

Social Work

Pacific Clinics’ nationally recognized Social Work Internship Program offers:

  • A supportive learning environment for acquiring skills in many facets of community behavioral health services for families and individuals of all ages.
  • Exposure to a client population that is ethnically, culturally, socially and religiously diverse.
  • Intensive training and curriculum with an emphasis on culturally sensitive client engagement, diagnosis, substance abuse and treatment.
  • Onsite mentoring by highly experienced staff committed to the success of students and clinicians.
  • Attractive career opportunities in clinical and supervisory positions at Pacific Clinics.

The internship program partners with the University of California, Los Angeles; University of Southern California; California State University, Los Angeles; California State University, Long Beach; and others to arrange internships for MSW interns.  If you are interested in obtaining an internship, please have your graduate institution’s agency liaison contact Pacific Clinics’ Director of Social Work Training, dgolden@pacificclinics.org or call (626) 463-1021 ext. 1401.

Psychiatric Technicians (PT)

At Pacific Clinics, licensed psychiatric technician (PT) candidates receive valuable clinical training in a variety of community settings among diverse populations and age groups. In partnership with Mt. San Antonio College, the program rotates candidates through a variety of Pacific Clinics sites leading to their PT degree and licensure.

PT candidates acquire practical field experience in crisis intervention, medications administration and consumer education. Working under the supervision of highly experienced behavioral health professionals, candidates also participate in counseling and several treatment interventions with individuals and families.

For more information, please contact:

Vicki Broussard, LPT
Coordinator of Nursing Services
626/967-1667
vbroussard@pacificlinics.org

Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT)

Pacific Clinics offers Marriage and Family Therapy graduate training positions primarily in the San Gabriel Valley (Pasadena, Monrovia, Santa Fe Springs, Rosemead, El Monte, and other locations). Other positions depend on availability such as at Rancho Cucamonga or other sites.

MFT Trainees can expect to work with adults with an array of diagnoses such as schizophrenia, psychosis disorders, depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorders. We also serve children dealing with issues related to ADHD, oppositional, conflict, and mood disorders.

The MFT Practicum program begins in September of each year. It is a year-long, 20-hours-per-week training program aimed to provide student trainees with clinical, team oriented, real-world experience.

To Apply:

Submit your resume with cover letter stating areas of interest (population and geographic locations) to:

Michael Mikulski, LMFT
Director of MFT Training
mmikulski@pacificclinics.org

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (NP)

Pacific Clinics was awarded a grant from the State of California, Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) to expand the capacity of PMHNP programs. These programs develop and implement mental healthcare workforce development strategies to address regional needs by strengthening recruitment, training, education, and retention of the public mental health system workforce.

The PMHNP internship program partners with the Azusa Pacific University; California State University, Los Angeles; and California State University, Long Beach.

For more information about the program, contact Andrew Sanchez, Director of Nursing and Director of Nurse Training, at asanchez@pacificclinics.org.