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Consultation and Assessment Team (CAT)

Internship Opportunities

2425 Bisso Lane, Ste 200
Concord, CA 94520

Placement Openings

2 placements available for 3rd or 4th year PhD and PsyD Practicum trainees.

  • 24 hours per week
  • Required: Wednesday and Thursday 9am-12pm
  • Requires completion of assessment classes and some experience working with significantly disturbed children & adolescents.
  • BAPIC approved program.
  • Placement begins September 6, 2023 and ends June 21, 2024

Program Description

The Consultation and Assessment Team conducts psychological evaluations on children who have been removed from the home due to severe abuse and/or neglect to answer diagnostic questions and to aid with treatment and placement planning. CAT also conducts psychological evaluations of parents who have had their children removed in order to evaluate if an underlying mental health condition is implicated in the abusive behavior, determine treatment needs, assess risk factors and assist with family reunification planning (including input as to whether it is safe to proceed with reunification, vs, terminating parental rights). All families are involved with the Child Welfare System, and referrals come from Children and Family Services social workers, or from Intensive Care Coordinators (ICCs) who are part of Contra Costa County Children’s Mental Health. Consultation with social workers and the gathering of extensive collateral information is also necessary. Trainees produce detailed written reports, which go to the court, addressing treatment recommendations, risk assessment and reunification planning.

Trainees will receive assessment-specific didactic, individual and group supervision. Additionally, they will participate in didactic training and case conference with Central Child & Adolescent Services program. Trainees will complete full clinical intakes from October 2023-January 2024 for the outpatient clinic and throughout the training year for client’s who are referred for psychological evaluations.

Although this is primarily an assessment site, trainees will have the option to carry one ongoing therapy case, arranged in coordination with the Central Child & Adolescent Services program during the year.

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume and 3 letters of reference by BAPIC 2023 deadline to:

Winnie Huynh, Psy.D.
Consultation and Assessment Team
2425 Bisso Lane, Ste 200
Concord, CA 94520