Berkeley Therapy Institute

(510) 841-8484

Agency Description

The Berkeley Therapy Institute (BTI) is a licensed non-profit community mental health clinic, and has been serving the Bay Area since 1972. Our licensed clinical staff includes psychiatrists, psychologists, as well as marriage and family therapists. We occupy two buildings across the street from each other with comfortable, wheelchair-accessible offices on Martin Luther King Jr. Way in North Berkeley. Most of the senior staff at BTI have worked together since the clinic opened its doors over thirty-five years ago. We share perspectives regularly in small group consultation seminars and at weekly staff meetings, where staff members, interns and visiting colleagues take turns making educational presentations. This long-term association reflects our commitment to helping each other develop professionally, and to making superior mental health services available to the Bay Area community.

Agency Mission

Berkeley Therapy Institute has been established to provide comprehensive interdisciplinary mental health services to the community.


Complete diagnostic range. The population is economically and ethnically diverse.

Staff (#, Degree, Prof. Lic.)

# of Psychologists: 16

# of Psychiatrists: 8

# of Jeremy Gordon: 1

OVERALL Match Process Internship Info

Half-time 0 2 3000.00 09/01/2024 08/31/2025 24 1152
Full-time 0 0 09/01/2024 08/31/2025 0 0
Half-time 2.00 2.00
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.


Required days and times

Mondays 6-8pm Wednesdays, 9am-10am; 11:00am-1pm Interns can either work entirely on site or adopt a hybrid schedule of on-site and remote work (via Zoom). Trainings are currently conducted via Zoom.

Training and Education Offered

The philosophy at the Berkeley Therapy Institute is eclectic and mulit-disciplinary. Interns are encouraged to bring their own individual perspectives to BTI. We aim to further develop the intern's theoretical orientation and refine their clinical skills. In addition, we are dedicated to further developing the intern's professional growth and development. An on-going professional development seminar is provided on a weekly basis. In addition, guest speakers make presentations on a variety of topics of interest. Case seminars are led by both psychologists and psychiatrists and so the interns are exposed to new ways of thinking about and working with a very diverse clinical population.

X-Cultural Training


Varies from year to year. Regular, on-going awareness of multi-cultural issues are weaved through the program's seminars.

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



Provide individual, couples, and group treatment with a diverse population. Psychological assessment may be performed when necessary.


Required/Desired Experience:

See above.

Application Procedures

We follow the CAPIC guidelines for all application procedures and deadlines. Three letters of recommendation are required from people familiar with the applicant's clinical skills. School transcripts do not need to be sent.

Interview Process:

Individual interview/s. Applicants are occasionally invited back for a second interview. Role playing and formal case presentation are not a part of the interview process.

What we are looking for:

� Someone who is open to new learning. � Able to think well on one's feet in new and varied clinical situations. � A person who has the capacity to take initiative.

Additional application docs required (if any)

Other information:

The two year model is one that offers more depth than the one year. The goal of the second year is to acquire experiences both clinically and in training not necessarily gained in the first year. Examples may include leading a variety of psychotherapy groups and performing psychological assessment. In addition the second year provides an opportunity to work with populations that were otherwise not seen in the first year (i.e., children, adolescents, the elderly, patients with psychotic states, and couples). In addition, didactic seminars and guest speakers cover different topic areas from year to year.

Additional Comments

Applicants should only contact the Director of Training with questions after all the application materials have been reviewed. Due to the volume of applications received, it may be difficult to respond to all queries about the program. The CAPIC fair is an excellent opportunity to more thoroughly learn about the program. If applicants have additional questions not covered in the materials on our website, please list your specific questions in an email to: Be sure to indicate in the subject line the purpose of your email. To insure that your questions have been promptly answered, please leave a voicemail with the Director of Training if you have not received a written response. Shee can be reached at 510.841.8484, ext. 1170
  • County - Alameda
  • Contact Person Title - Director of Training
  • Contact Person - Chehrzad Shadman, PsyD
  • Dir. of Training Title - Director of Training
  • Dir. of Training - Chehrzad Shadman, PsyD

  • Last Updated - 07 November 2023

  • Number of Applicants Last Year - 30

  • Participating in CURRENT Match process - Yes

  • CAPIC Program ID - I-121
  • CAPIC Member Since - 1991
  • Region - No. 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 - Joseph Chernick
  • 1749 Martin Luther King Jr. Way
  • Berkeley, CA 94709
  • Phone - (510) 841-8484
  • Fax - (510) 841-8484

Training/Clinical Services Offered

  • Brief
  • Consultation
  • Couple
  • Crisis
  • Family
  • Group
  • Individual
  • Long Term
  • Outpatient