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Internship Opportunities

BHC Alhambra Hospital Doctoral Psychology Training Program

BHC Alhambra Hospital Doctoral Psychology Training Program is a member of California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC). We offer full time internship positions through the CAPIC website. We also offer doctoral psychology practicum training as well as training for MFT interns.

Nature of Hospital and Population Served:

BHC Alhambra Hospital is a private, for-profit psychiatric hospital offering both inpatient and outpatient services. The inpatient services include four distinct programs; Pediatric, Adolescent, Adult, and Assessment & Referral. The adult unit provides rapid stabilization, brief treatment models for acute psychiatric disorders as well as dual diagnosis (psychiatric and chemical dependency). The Adolescent and Pediatric units offer rapid stabilization, brief treatment for acute psychiatric disorders as well as dual diagnosis services. The inpatient programs are locked and the hospital is a 5150 designated facility in the County of Los Angeles.

The Assessment & Referral office provides telephone and face-to-face crisis evaluation for inpatient treatment, psychosocial evaluations, individual follow-up while patient is hospitalized and other duties related admission and referrals.

Partial Hospitalization and Intensive Outpatient Treatment Programs are designed to address the psychiatric and dual diagnosis needs of adults who require additional day treatment in a less acute environment as inpatient. The program focuses on maintaining, stabilizing, and preventing relapse of psychiatric disorders and chemical dependency.

Program Director:

Dr. Joseph Dadourian is the Director of Psychology and Clinical Training. He is a licensed Psychologist as well as a licensed Marriage Family Therapist and Clinical Social Worker, with special interest in the impact of trauma and stress on human functioning. He has extensive experience in Violence Prevention & Threat Assessment and Crisis Management particularly with designing and implementing Critical Incident Stress Management Services, Grief Response Interventions & Psychological First Aid/ Resiliency for a variety of traumatic events from workplace violence to downsizing to death in the workplace.

Application Process:

For the full time doctoral psychology internship apply through CAPIC (www.capic.net). For doctoral practicum students and MFT interns email [email protected] with C.V. and note of interest, (When sending C.V. as an attachment please label it with your last name, CV, Graduate Program, BYU, for example SmithCVBYU.doc.) A Master’s Degree in psychology, social work, counseling or related field is preferable for this practicum.

Please email Dr. Dadourian with all questions related to the internship program at [email protected]