Paradise Valley Hospital/ Bayview Behavioral Health

(619) 426-6310

Training and Education Offered by Internship

Please describe your objective in training Predoctoral interms. Please include a brief description of your training program and how it fits within the goals or mission of your agency:

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.

If applicable, describe in detail how the internship training differs from practicum training:

CAPIC Year 1 interns will provide didactic presentations on a topic of interest consistent with hospital care to the psychology department. Interns will be given priority consideration for psychological testing. They will have the opportunity to participate in program development at the hospital. CAPIC Year 2 interns will have all of the same opportunities of CAPIC Year 1 interns, and will serve as models for Year 1 interns and practicum students. Year 2 interns are expected to model services for group therapy, one-on-one contacts, and professional demeanor for other students. Year 2 interns will serve in a coordinating role at the multi-disciplinary treatment team meetings representating the psychology department and will help to provide feedback regarding treatment planning and complex cases. Year 2 interns will have the opportunity to particiapte in research projects at the hospitals and serve as a liaison to the department's Psychological Assistants, Supervisors, and Chief of Psychology.


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.

Training/Clinical Services Offered:

Assessment, Brief, Consultation, Couple, Crisis, Family, Group, Individual, Inpatient, Long Term, Neuropsych, Other, Outpatient, Psych. Testing

Comments Regarding Theoretical Orientation of Staff

Behavioral plans and opportunities to participate in neuropsychological testing to examine the possibility of dementia in psychotic patients.
  • 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