Paradise Valley Hospital/ Bayview Behavioral Health

(619) 426-6310

Agency Description

Our facilities serve the community with a wide range of behavioral health programs that include inpatient and outpatient. The hospital provides a wide range of services that address the following: depression, bipolar disorder, psychosis, chemical dependency, family issues, and trauma. We utilize group, individual counseling, milieu therapy, and psychological testing. Interns will also have the opportunity to provide individual therapy with long-term clients in our outpatient program and will work closely within a multi-disciplinary treatment team.

Agency Mission

To provide the highest quality continuum of care and service to our patients, their families, our staff, and our treatment providers. To embrace a recovery model in treating our patients.


We work with an ethnically diverse population suffering with chronic mental illness. Diagnostic categories include: schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression, personality disorders, PTSD and dissociative disorders.

Staff (#, Degree, Prof. Lic.)

# of Psychologists: 2

# of Psychiatrists: 7

# of Social Worker: 8

# of CD Counselor: 2

# of MFT: 4

# of Nursing: 20

OVERALL Match Process Internship Info

Half-time 0 3 12000.00 07/09/2018 07/09/2019 24 1100
Full-time 0 0 07/09/2018 07/09/2019 0 0
Half-time 1.00 3.00
Full-time 0.00 0.00

CURRENT Match Phase Needs

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

Year 1 CAPIC HT-1YR 1
Year 2 CAPIC HT-1YR 1

Required days and times

Mondays -- 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

Training and Education Offered

The psychology department provides the bulk of the inpatient treatment program, which includes group, individual, and milieu therapy. Interns are trained in an existential/humanistic model for process groups as well as trained to enhance their ability to provide psycho-educational groups. Interns also have opportunities for psychological testing and long-term therapy with individuals in our outpatient programs. Our department emphasizes a Recovery Model that includes Hope, Empowerment, Healing, and Community. Interns begin the program and complete the internship on a staggered schedule so that new interns can be mentored by members of the previous group in addition to our more formal orientation.

X-Cultural Training


1. Multicultural Training during hospital orientation. 2. Speakers. 3. Use of popular movies and discussion. 4. Direct interaction with patients of different ethnicities. 5. Training in the use of a live translation service via Stratus. 6. Interns themselves share their own diverse cultures. 7. Discuss multicultural education and issues during individual and/or group supervision.

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

Any that staff are competent in.


Attend 2-3 hours of group supervision which includes 1 hour of testing group supervision; 1 hour of individual supervision; facilitate process, education, and milieu groups; participate in treatment meetings; participate in case management; provide brief and ongoing individual counseling; construct behavioral plans; and perform psychological assessments and testing.


Required/Desired Experience:

Interns with previous hospital experience are desired but not required.

Application Procedures

Interns are asked to provide the CAPIC application, a letter of intent, a curriculum vita, 3 letters of recommendation, and a sample testing report.

Interview Process:

1. Group of candidates meet with supervisors for internship overview and Q & A. 2. Group of candidates meet with current interns for Q & A without supervisors present. 3. Each candidate interviews individually with supervisors and one current intern. 4. Candidates are guided on a tour of the hospital campus.

What we are looking for:

Our ideal intern is clinically sound, hard-working, flexible and compassionate. We have a strong team approach and look for candidates who function well in a team-driven department.

Additional application docs required (if any)

  • Assessment Battery Report
  • County - San Diego
  • Contact Person Title - Chief of Psychology & Director of Training
  • Contact Person - Walter Litwin, Ph.D
  • Dir. of Training Title - Chief of Psychology & Director of Training
  • Dir. of Training - Walter Litwin, Ph.D

  • Last Updated - 03 June 2019

  • Number of Applicants Last Year - 6

  • Participating in CURRENT Match process - Yes

  • CAPIC Program ID - I-119
  • CAPIC Member Since - 2000
  • Region - So. Cal
  • Internships Status - Half
  • Statuses approved by CAPIC
    • Half-Time 1 Year - Yes
    • Half-Time 2 Years - Yes
    • Full-Time 1 Year - No
  • CAPIC Internship Types Available:
    • Half-Time 1 Year - Yes
    • Half-Time 2 Years - Yes
    • Full-Time 1 Year - No

Primary Location

  • Executive Director - Neerav Jadeja, CEO
  • 330 Moss Street
  • Chula vista, CA 91911
  • Phone - (619) 426-6310
  • Fax - (619) 426-6310

Secondary Location

  • 2400 East 4th Street
  • National City, CA 91950
  • Phone - (619) 470-4239

Training/Clinical Services Offered

  • Assessment
  • Brief
  • Crisis
  • Group
  • Individual
  • Inpatient
  • Long Term
  • Neuropsych
  • Outpatient
  • Psych. Testing