Alafia Mental Health Institute

(323) 293-8771

Agency Description

Alafia Mental Health Institute (AMHI) was established to provide holistic mental health services to children, youth and families in the foster care system and those meeting medical necessity. Our services are designed to increase psychological functioning of children/youth, reduce maladaptive behavior and reduce disruption in the lives of the population served.

Agency Mission

Alafia's mission is to provide excellent services in the areas of mental health, prevention, early intervention, and education for low income and underserved and underprivileged population.

Population

Alafia Mental Health Institute serve a broad spectrum of children, adolescents, and families of varied ethnicities, cultural backgrounds, and socioeconomic levels. Alafia serves underserved, low-income and ethnic minorities. Alafia provides mental health services to children in foster care homes and their families.

Staff (#, Degree, Prof. Lic.)

# of Psychologists: 2

# of Psychiatrists: 2

# of LMFT: 3

# of LCSW: 2

OVERALL Match Process Internship Info

PREDOC POSITIONS NUMBER UNFUNDED NUMBER FUNDED ANNUAL STIPEND START DATE END DATE HOURS PER WEEK HOURS PER YEAR
Half-time 0 4 3000 09/03/2019 08/28/2020 24 1500
Full-time 0 4 6000 09/03/2019 08/28/2020 40 2000
PREDOC POSITIONS IND. SUPERVISION HRS/WK GRP. SUPERVISION HRS/WK
Half-time 1 2
Full-time 2 4

CURRENT Match Phase Needs

This Data is Informational Only. The Official Track and Available Position data is provided on the InternFit platform.

TRACK NAME TYPE NUMBER OF INTERNS
Santa Rosalia Clinic UNDETERMINED/MULTIPLE 3
Lancaster Clinic UNDETERMINED/MULTIPLE 4
Gardena Clinic UNDETERMINED/MULTIPLE 1

Required days and times

Monday through Friday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Training and Education Offered

Alafia views the internship as professional training and development. The purpose of the internship is to provide students the opportunity to practice the discipline of psychology under the supervision and guidance of clinical professionals. The internship is designed to provide high quality clinical training. Alafia gives interns they opportunity to engage in the following areas: 1. Assessment, treatment and consultation within range of treatment modalities. 2. Opportunities to work with other professionals. E.g. physicians, social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists. 3. Cognitive-Behavioral. 4. Diverse ethnic populations 5. Develop professional identity

X-Cultural Training

Opportunties:

Multicultural training is provided through in-service, and participation in conferences, workshops and reading.

Language(s) staff can use in the delivery of clinical services:

English and Spanish

Responsibilities

The Psychology Intern works with clients to complete an assessment, diagnosis, and develop a mutually agreed upon treatment plan. The Psychology Intern provides ongoing mental health services, as outlined in the Client Care Coordination Plan, utilizing LAC DMH approved Evidence-Based Practices. The Psychology Intern provides guidance and instruction to case managers whose responsibility it is to provide non-clinical supportive services. Throughout the training year, the interns are expected to doing the following: 1. Pursue knowledge and understanding of the mission, goals, objectives and methods of operation within the agency. 2. Function professionally within ethical and legal standards. 3. integrate and apply knowledge, theory, skills, interventions of psychology.

Prerequisites

Required/Desired Experience:

DMH experience, EBP training, and basic clinical experience in testing and counseling.

Brief Description of Requirements:

Interns should have ability to express and conceptualize clinical problems as well as provide adequate documentation for services provided.

Application Procedures

Alafia follows the CAPIC Uniform Application procedure. The following additional information is required in order to complete intern application as it is required for intern records based on the Department of Mental Health, federal, and state regulations: 1. Application (Personnel Record) 2. University Information – Documentation of Enrollment 3. Degree and transcripts (degree accepted at start, must order official transcripts to be sent to HR) 4. Emergency Contact Information 5. Background Clearance Form 6. Criminal Record Statement 7. Live Scan Clearances 8. Health Screening & TB Test Clearances (report that is within one year of start date is acceptable) 9. First Aid and CPR (done before start date) 10. Completed W-9 Form 11. Completed I-9 Form (with copy of Social Security card & California Driver’s License) 12. Copy of Current Auto Insurance Card 13. Rendering Provider form with NPI Number

Interview Process:

Interviewees are interviewed by Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisors and/or training assistants individually or in a group. Interviewees will be requested to conceptualize a case and develop a treatment plan using the cognitive behavioral therapy treatment model.

What we are looking for:

An applicant should be intelligent, emotionally mature and have integrity. He or she should be open to new experiences and interested in personal and professional growth. Majority of services are provided in the field, therefore applicants should be flexible and willing to provide field based services.

Additional application docs required (if any)

  • Experience
  • Transcripts - Graduate

Other information:

See Internship Contract available at the start of internship
  • County - Los Angeles
  • Contact Person Title - Regional Clinical Director
  • Contact Person - Lummy Galbusera, M.S.
  • Dir. of Training Title - Clinical Supervisor
  • Dir. of Training - Woodruff Johnson, PsyD

  • Last Updated - 15 November 2019

  • Number of Applicants Last Year - 40

  • Participating in CURRENT Match process - Yes

  • CAPIC Program ID - I-308
  • CAPIC Member Since - 2010
  • Region - So. Cal
  • Internships Status - Half/Full
  • Statuses approved by CAPIC
    • Half-Time 1 Year - Yes
    • Half-Time 2 Years - No
    • Full-Time 1 Year - Yes
  • CAPIC Internship Types Available:
    • Half-Time 1 Year - Yes
    • Half-Time 2 Years - No
    • Full-Time 1 Year - Yes

Primary Location

  • Executive Director - Colleen Anderson
  • 3756 Santa Rosalia Drive Suite 628
  • Los angeles, CA 90008
  • Phone - (323) 293-8771
  • Fax - (323) 293-8771

Training/Clinical Services Offered

  • Assessment
  • Brief
  • Crisis
  • Family
  • Group
  • Individual
  • Outpatient
  • Psych. Testing