Berkeley Therapy Institute

(510) 841-8484

Current Training/Cohort

# of Half-Time PREDOCTORAL INTERNS in current training cohort: 2

# of Full-Time PREDOCTORAL INTERNS in current training cohort:

Number of current Predoctoral Intern Positions Filled Listed By Doctoral Program of Enrollment:

Half-Time Full-Time
Program 1: California Institute of Integral Studies 1 0
Program 2: Saybrook University 0 0
Program 3: Alliant/CSPP-SF 1 0

Other Trainees in Current Training Program:

Postdoc, or Practicum Number
psychology practicum students
psychology postdocs 5

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.

Theoretical Orientation(s) of Staff:

Bio-psychosocial, Cognitive behavioral, Family Systems, Humanistic/Existential, Integrative, Jungian, Narrative, Other: Cross-cultural, Psychodynamic/Psychoanalytic, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Transpersonal

Comments Regarding Theoretical Orientation of Staff

The staff is eclectic in their approach. The staff does not subscribe to a single way of approaching clinical situations.


Are you familiar with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990? Yes
If not, would you like information? No
Is the agency wheelchair accessible? Yes
Do trainees have access to computers to do their paperwork? Yes
Has there been a student/intern/trainee with a disability at the agency within the last five years? Yes
Are there any training staff with disabilities at the agency? No
Has the agency provided in-service training on disabilities in the past five years? Yes

Comments on agency accessibility:

BTI is wheelchair accessible. In addition, the interns have been leading a group for persons with disabilities. The group has been meeting with interns for over twenty years.
  • 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 - 20 February 2022

  • Number of Applicants Last Year - 50

  • 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

  • Assessment
  • Brief
  • Consultation
  • Couple
  • Crisis
  • Family
  • Group
  • Individual
  • Long Term
  • Outpatient
  • Psych. Testing