Training Department

Natasha Molony, PhD
Training Director 

If you have any questions related to the Training Department, including our application process, deadlines, open positions, and other training questions, please utilize the Contact Us page to email or call Training Director Natasha Molony, PhD.

Brochure

To download our Training Program brochure, please click here.

 

Supervisors

Please visit our Supervisors page to learn about our Clinical and Functional Supervisors.

 

Training Programs

 

Alameda County Outpatient Services (ACAS, ACCYS, CAS, and IICOP)

        1. Alameda County Adult Services (ACAS): 

    • Outpatient community mental health services for adults over 21 years in age with moderate to severe mental illness with Medi-Cal and/or Medicare insurance as well as those funded for services through the CalWORKS program.
    • Clients in our clinic come from a wide variety of cultures and often have multiple diagnoses and chronic psychosocial stressors.
    • Services provided include:Half-time clinician caseload is approximately 11-13 clients and documentation is according to Alameda County Medi-Cal and Medicare standards.
      • weekly individual therapy in the Fremont, Hayward, and occasionally Pleasanton offices, as well as in the community on a case by case basis
      • group therapy
      • case management
      • collateral
    • Clinicians will participate in weekly didactics in the form of presentations, discussions, and experiential work in order to expand clinical knowledge and facilitate clinical development.
    • Office hours are M-T 8:00am-7:00pm and F 8:00am-6:00pm
    • Typical workday will vary, but be about 9 hours with 1 hour for lunch
    • At least one evening will be required (staying until 7pm) 

       

        2. Alameda County Children & Youth Services (ACCYS):  

    • Outpatient community mental health services for ages ranging from 0-21 years
    • Services include: family therapy, individual therapy, group, collateral sessions, case management
    • Location: Based out of Fremont office, but also includes our offices in Pleasanton, Hayward as well as school visits, home visits and field visits throughout Alameda County (Fremont to Oakland)
    • Home visits, field visits and school visits will require travel
    • Typical caseload will be 11-13 clients and documentation is according to Alameda County Medi-Cal standards.
    • Office hours are M-T 8:00am-7:00pm and F 8:00am-6:00pm
    • Typical workday will vary, but be about 9 hours with 1 hour for lunch
    • At least two evenings will be required (staying until 7pm)
    • Typical referrals consist of behavioral challenges, difficulty adjusting, acting out behaviors, difficulty in parent-child relationships, relationship issues, and transitional difficulties.
    • Didactics consist of training in child development, use of varying therapeutic techniques, crisis and suicide management, use of play therapy techniques, attachment, and other topics relevant to children and teens.

 

        3. Comprehensive Assessment Services (CAS):

    • Location: Fremont office
    • Provide services: on site, other clinics (Hayward and Pleasanton), field visits, school visits
    • Caseload: 3-4 active assessment cases
    • Types of cases: children (age 5) to adult; referral questions vary and often involve a combination of cognitive, psychological, and neuropsychological testing to assess differential diagnosis, cognitive impairment
    • Collaborate with referral sources, families, school, and other providers in conducting assessment, gathering information and providing feedback on reports
    • Didactics: mostly focused on administration, scoring, and interpretation of tests; integrated report writing; providing feedback; conducting behavioral observations
    • Required hours: evening hours are required at least 1 day per week to be available for testing children.

 

        4. Integrated Intensive Community Outpatient Program (IICOP):

    • IICOP is a pilot program for Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services as an implementation of ‘California’s Bridge to Health Care Reform’.
    • The program is designed to offer clients an integrated treatment plan including multiple services. When relevant, services are provided in places where clients are most likely to access mental health care, such as their homes.
    • As a trainee, you will acquire knowledge, skills, and experience in: outreach and engagement, case management, individual and group psychotherapy, medication assessment and management, and consultation.

 

Behavioral Consulting Services (BCS):

  • Location: We try to assign cases based on your residence but we provide services in the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and Contra Costa.
  • Population served: Focus is developmental delays (e.g. Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, cerebral palsy, etc.). Services are provided in-home and evening hours may be required.
  • Didactics are weekly and topics revolve around Applied Behavior Analysis (e.g. operant conditioning, functional behavior assessment, etc.) which is the framework of services.
  • Travel between clients and office is required, and an operable vehicle is mandatory.

 

Contra Costa Behavioral Health Treatment Programs (CCBHTP):

  • Contra Costa Behavioral Health Treatment Programs is a fulltime or halftime placement where you are assigned 1 to 3 of the following programs located in our Concord and Pittsburg offices. The population served has been diagnosed with severe psychiatric disability, often times concurrent with substance abuse. Placement in PHP and CSP will include rotating evening and weekend crisis phone coverage and working on minor holidays.  Opportunity to work on weekends is available.
    • Outpatient Services: including individual psychotherapy mainly with adults as well as the opportunity to conduct couples, family and group psychotherapy (SMART Recovery, Relationships, Health and Wellness, and Aftercare).
    • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): an outpatient day treatment program that works from within a therapeutic milieu to stabilize mental health clients who have been discharged from a hospital and to prevent hospitalization of clients who manifest the signs of decompensation. PHP services include: group and individual psychotherapy, psycho-education, and transitional services.
    • Community Support Program (CSP): a multi-disciplinary treatment team providing psychiatric, clinical, and intensive case management services to clients diagnosed with a severe psychiatric disability who are difficult to engage, homeless or at risk or homelessness, and/or are diagnosed with a co-occurring substance abuse disorder.
  • Didactic training will feature psychosocial assessment, differential diagnosis, intake and treatment planning, trauma informed care, crisis intervention, risk assessment and safety planning, group process, CBT for psychotic disorders, and severe psychiatric disorders.Didactic training will feature psychosocial assessment, differential diagnosis, intake and treatment planning, trauma informed care, crisis intervention, risk assessment and safety planning, group process, CBT for psychotic disorders, and severe psychiatric disorders.

 

South Asian Community Health Promotion Services (SACHPS):

  • Location: Fremont office
  • Provide services: on site, other clinics (Hayward and Pleasanton offices), field visits, school visit and home visits in Alameda County (from Oakland to Fremont)
  • Populations Served: South Asians (India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Iran, Burma and Sri Lanka) all ages
  • Type of services: Early Intervention, Prevention, consultation, presentations, groups, and outreach
  • Didactics: mostly focus on working with the South Asian population, play therapy, bullying, group therapy, mental health consultation, family therapy, outreach
  • Required hours: evening hours are required one day per week and to be available for outreach on the weekend as needed

 

School-Based Services (SBS):

  • Location: Tri-Valley (Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton)
  • SBS Program Office located in Pleasanton (supervision, office clients)
  • Populations Served: School-Age (5-21) and adults involved in the lives of students (e.g., parents, school staff, administrators)
  • Services Provided: Prevention, Early Intervention, Mental Health Consultation, Groups, Outreach, and Medi-Cal Treatment Services.
  • Typical day is 9am to 6pm with a 1 hour lunch break; some evening hours are required as well as some required school events throughout the year.
  • Didactics are weekly and include topics relevant to working in schools (e.g., Mental Health Consultation, Systems level work, Suicide and Bullying, Group Therapy, Child Psychiatry, etc.)
  • Travel between school site and office is required, and an operable vehicle is mandatory.                                                                                                                     

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT TRAINING AT THE HUME CENTER:

Requirements for Hume Center Trainees:

  • The 2015-2016 training year is August 10, 2015 through August 26, 2016.
  • Practicum students are expected to accrue between 700 and 1000 hours.
  • Full-time predoctoral interns and postdoctoral fellows are expected to accrue between 1500 and 2000 hours.
  • Specific expectations vary by program. Please see the descriptions of each program for more information. 

 

Benefits:

  • Three weeks of paid time off (PTO), ten holidays, and two cultural holidays
    • PTO is not to be taken during the last month of the training year
  • Please note that our BAPIC and CAPIC listings indicate that we no longer offer a stipend for Practicum and Predoctoral Internships, however, we are able to provide daily reimbursement for costs accrued. 

 

 

Hours:

  • 40 hours/week for full time interns and post-doctoral fellows.
  • 20 hours/week for full time practicum trainees (unless otherwise arranged with your school).
  • Meeting requirements will depend on your program assignments.  

 

 

Stipends for Standard Trainee Positions:                                                      

POSITION                                                           STIPEND                                             

PRACTICUM                                                        ***
                               
INTERN                                                                ***  
                                                             

POST-MASTERS                                                 $20,800.00

POST-DOC                                                          $20,800.00    

                                                                                               

*** Please note that our BAPIC and CAPIC listings indicate that we no longer offer a stipend for Practicum and Predoctoral Internships, however, we are able to provide daily reimbursement for costs accrued. 

 

Application Process

The Hume Center is a member of CAPIC and BAPIC and abides by their application calendars and procedures.

 

Trainees may be placed in one or two of the following programs described above. Placements are contingent on program needs and trainee interests/qualifications. 

 

Required application materials:

  • Cover letter clearly stating department interest(s)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official graduate school transcript (unbroken seal)
  • If applying for the Assessment program, please also submit two sample psychological assessment reports.
  • If applying for the Behavioral Consulting Services, please also submit one sample report with behavioral interventions.
  • If applying for a pre-doctoral internship through CAPIC, please also submit the CUA and CERF located on the CAPIC website.  

 

 Deadlines:

  • Practicum: BAPIC deadlines apply
  • Pre-doc interns: CAPIC deadlines apply
  • Post-doctoral fellows: March 15.  Afterwards, rolling deadline until positions filled.

 

Send application materials to: 

 

Training Department

The Hume Center
       5776 Stoneridge Mall Rd., Ste 340

Pleasanton, CA 94588


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Office: (925) 223-8047

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