Clinical Training

One of the primary benefits of an Antioch education is the unique opportunity to expand beyond traditional academic instruction in the classroom to incorporate experiential learning within the curriculum of every program. Students in AUSB’s Doctorate in Clinical Psychology Program start out by gaining clinical experience through the Practicum sequence, and then complete a one-year full-time internship during their fifth year.

Students are advised to seek out clinical placements early in the program, so they can accumulate the required minimum of 1000 Practicum Training hours throughout the four years. Once the Practicum and requisite coursework are completed, students need a one-year, full-time pre-doctoral internship (or two years of half-time internship) to graduate. This traineeship provides students with the opportunity to enter fully into the role of a clinical psychologist in the community, working as part of a team, with the mission of serving marginalized and underserved populations.

As interns, students often find their identities as colleagues in a larger community of helping professionals and begin to see more clearly their emerging role as a psychologist-in-training. Most of the internship training sites are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and meet the membership criteria of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) or the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC).

Hands-On Clinical Training

Antioch University Santa Barbara

Practicum Sites

Antioch University Santa Barbara is a member of the Southern California Psychology Training Programs (SCAPTP), providing access to over 70 practicum training sites in the region, including:

Community Counseling Center of San Luis Obispo: Providing central coast mental health services

Brooks Institute: Providing personal counseling services for the campus

Santa Barbara Unified School District: Providing in school services for children and their families

Community Health Justice: Providing services in Los Angeles County Central Jail

Santa Barbara County Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services: Placements within adult and/or child services

Antioch University Santa Barbara

Predoctoral Internship

Students in our program are required to complete a one-year, full-time predoctoral internship (or two years of half-time internship) to graduate. This in-depth experience provides students with the training required to enter fully into the role of a clinical psychologist, working as part of a team to serve clients in a wide range of settings.

Through their internships, students often discover their identities as colleagues in a larger community of helping professionals and begin to see more clearly their emerging role as a psychologist-in-training.

 

Antioch University Santa Barbara

Current Placements

AUSB’s predoctoral PsyD students will gain clinical experience at a variety of prestigious internship sites during the 2015-16 academic year, including:

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Alafia Mental Health Institute (CAPIC)
  • BAART Programs (CAPIC)
  • BHC Alhambra Hospital (CAPIC)
  • Case Western/University Counseling Services, Ohio (APPIC)
  • Children’s Institute, Inc., Los Angeles (APPIC)
  • Coalinga State Hospital–California Psych Intern Consortium, Fresno (APPIC)
  • Counseling West (CAPIC)
  • EB Psychotherapy (CAPIC)
  • Girls Inc. Alameda County (CAPIC)
  • Life Skills Treatment Program (CAPIC)
  • Providence Community Services (CAPIC)
  • University of Washington–Tacoma (APPIC)

All internship training sites meet the membership criteria of either the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) or the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC).

“I have gained experience in conducting psychological assessments, interviews, and writing evaluation for both Probation and Child Welfare Services in Spanish. I’ve significantly expanded my knowledge in a variety of psychological assessments. These include cognitive (WAIS-IV, WISC-IV), projective (RCS, TEMAS, TAT), personality (MCMI, MACI), substance abuse (PADDI, SASSI), and memory (WMS-III, TOMAL). My internship has instilled a strong interest in continuing in the forensic field.”

Martha Ruiz
Internship at Santa Barbara County Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health Services in the Juvenile Justice Unit

Internship Tips for Success

Complete practicum logs and evaluations in a timely manner to help with the internship application process. Use the summer months to work on these details as well.

In both your internship applications and interviews, you will be asked to talk about the development of your professional identity within the context of your academic and clinical training.

AUSB faculty and staff are committed to your professional and academic success, and we are here to provide feedback and guidance throughout your experience.

 

“I have gained a wealth of knowledge in working with personality testing, behavioral testing, intelligence testing, client interviews, and evaluating court files, at times making me feel like a detective. My experiences at ADMHS have inspired me to pursue a career in forensic assessment.”

– Jennifer Newhard
Practicum at Santa Barbara Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health Services