BHC Alhambra Hospital

(626) 286-1191

Agency Description

Located in Los Angeles County, BHC Alhambra Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital part of the Universal Health Services Behavioral Hospital System, has been a community resource for behavioral health and substance abuse treatment for over 60 years. Our 95-bed, acute-care facility offers comfort, confidentiality and cutting-edge treatment programs for ages 4 through adult. Inpatient day treatment and Twenty-four hours a day and 7 days a week confidential assessments with a counselor are available at no cost. Del Amo Hospital is located in Torrance, CA and is a 160 bed psychiatric hospital serving pediatric, adolescents and adults. Programs: 1. Adult Acute Inpatient: The program focus of this unit is to curtail dysfunctional symptoms and establish a level of safety for the patient to be discharged to a less restrictive level of care, i.e. partial hospitalization, outpatient, etc. The age range is from 18 and up. Examples of training opportunities include: co-leading and leading groups, individual crisis intervention, family therapy, and treatment planning. 2. Youth Services Acute Inpatient: The program focus of this unit is to curtail dysfunctional symptoms and establish a level of safety for the patient to be discharged to a less restrictive level of care, i.e. partial hospitalization, outpatient, residential care, etc. The unit is divided into two separate units, pediatrics (4 to 13 years of age) and adolescents (14 to 17 years of age). Examples of training opportunities include: co-leading and leading groups, individual crisis intervention, family therapy and treatment planning. 3. Intensive Outpatient: The program focus is to provide a transition period between inpatient and outpatient treatment to assist the patient in learning coping skills so as prevent regression and/or relapse. The age range is from 18 and up. Patients in this program are either persistently mental ill with a recent history of declining functioning and/or exacerbation of symptoms or in transition.

Agency Mission

Mission Statement: To provide superior quality healthcare services that: PATIENTS recommend to families and friends, PHYSICIANS prefer for their patients, PURCHASERS select for their clients, EMPLOYEES are proud of, and INVESTORS seek for long-term returns. Statement of Principles: SERVICE EXCELLENCE Provide timely, professional, effective and efficient service to all customers. CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IN MEASURABLE WAYS Identify key needs and assess how well we meet those needs. Continuously improve services and measure progress. EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT Hire talented and driven people. Increase skills through training and experience. Provide opportunities for growth within UHS. ETHICAL AND FAIR TREATMENT OF ALL We are committed to fairness and trust with our patients, the physicians, purchasers of our services, and employees. We conduct our business according to the highest ethical standards. TEAMWORK Work together to provide ever-improving customer service. Our team approach supersedes traditional departmental organization and creates a true customer focus. People at all levels of the organization participate in decision-making and process improvement. COMPASSION Never lose sight of the fact that we provide care and comfort to people in need. Patients and families who rely upon us receive respectful and dignified treatment at all times. INNOVATION IN SERVICE DELIVERY Invest in the development of new and better ways of delivering our services.

Population

Demographic composition of patients reflects the population of Los Angeles County. Diagnostically patients are in the acute stage of mental illnesses, danger to self and other, gravely disabled (meeting criteria for involuntary hospitalization 51/50).

Staff (#, Degree, Prof. Lic.)

# of Psychologists: 5

# of Psychiatrists: 4

# of M.F.T.: 4

# of L.C.S.W.: 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 07/29/2019 07/30/2021
Full-time 0 6 $8,000.00 07/29/2019 07/30/2021 40 2000
PREDOC POSITIONS IND. SUPERVISION HRS/WK GRP. SUPERVISION HRS/WK
Half-time
Full-time 2 2

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
Inpatient Services --Full Time FT 5
Adult Partial Hospitalization Program – Full time FT 4
Eating Disorders Inpatient Program - Full Time FT 1

Required days and times

Wednesdays 8:00 to 10:00 and Fridays 8:00 to 10:00 for group supervision or Clinical Lecture

Training and Education Offered

Practice with the highest legal and ethical standards. Knowledge, understanding and application of the most effective evidence based clinical interventions taking into account the uniqueness of human diversity in working with patients. Enhancing professionalism and understanding of professional roles. Working knowledge of the DSM system and demonstrate the ability to select appropriate interventions based upon patient diagnosis, developmental level and acuity. Using psychological assessment to address diagnosed questions to arrive at a diagnosis and guide treatment. Focus on rapid stabilization/crisis intervention for inpatients. Understand the role of psychiatric hospitalization and partial hospitalization i the continuum of psychiatric care. Effectively understand and use the resources of our multidisciplinary team.

X-Cultural Training

Opportunties:

Multicultural training is integrated into every aspect of training to treatment. Dr. Dadourian has extensive experience clinically as well as a workplace consultant in addressing issues related to diversity in organizations.

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

Armenian, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Tagalog, etc.

Responsibilities

This training site is an excellent opportunity for graduate students in psychology to learn about sever psychiatric disorders, traumatic stress and learn skills of rapid stabilization and brief focused treatment. The majority of treatment is group psychotherapy and psychoeducation. There are opportunities to render individual & family discharge planning sessions focused on helping patients in understanding their triggers, symptoms, learning healthy coping skills and establishing social support as well as motivating them in following up with outpatient services. Interns will learn to assess for chemical dependency as well as learning the relationship between addictions and psychiatric disorders. Trainees participate in multi-disciplinary case conference & treatment planning and milieu therapy. Psychological Assessment (Testing) is limited at this site to screening for mental disorders or identifying severity of mental illness. 1. INPATIENT PROGRAM A. Adult Acute Inpatient: The program focus is to curtail dysfunctional symptoms and establish a level of safety for the patient to be discharged to a less restrictive level of care, i.e. partial hospitalization, outpatient, etc. The age range is from 18 and up. Examples of training opportunities include: co-leading and leading groups, individual crisis intervention, family discharge sessions, psychosocial assessments, limited psychological assessments (screening) and treatment planning. Primary mode of therapy is group. B. Youth Services Acute Inpatient: The program focus is to curtail dysfunctional symptoms and establish a level of safety for the patient to be discharged to a less restrictive level of care, i.e. partial hospitalization, outpatient, residential care, etc. The unit is divided into two separate units, pediatrics (5 to 12 years of age) and adolescents (13 to 17 years of age). Examples of training opportunities include: co­ leading and leading groups, individual crisis intervention, family discharge sessions, psychosocial assessments, limited psychological assessments (screening) and treatment planning. 2. INTENSIVE OUTPATIENT PROGRAM: Program focus is to provide a transition period between inpatient and outpatient treatment to assist the patient in learning coping skills so as prevent regression and/or relapse. The age range is from 18 and up. Patients in this program are either persistently mental ill with a recent history of declining functioning and/or exacerbation of symptoms or in transition from acute hospitalization. Examples of training opportunities include: leading groups, chemical dependency assessment, limited psychological assessments (screening) and treatment planning. Primary mode of therapy is group, limited individual therapy.

Additional Comments

Please feel free to email Dr. Dadourian concerning any specific questions about our training program.
  • County - Los Angeles
  • Contact Person Title - Director of Psychology & Clinical Training
  • Contact Person - Joseph Dadourian, ED.D.
  • Dir. of Training Title - Dr.
  • Dir. of Training - Joseph Dadourian, ED.D.

  • Last Updated - 06 November 2020

  • Number of Applicants Last Year - 5

  • Participating in CURRENT Match process - Yes

  • CAPIC Program ID - I-122
  • CAPIC Member Since - 2008
  • Region - So. Cal
  • Internships Status - Half/Full
  • Statuses approved by CAPIC
    • Half-Time 1 Year - No
    • Half-Time 2 Years - Yes
    • Full-Time 1 Year - Yes
  • CAPIC Internship Types Available:
    • Half-Time 1 Year - No
    • Half-Time 2 Years - Yes
    • Full-Time 1 Year - Yes

Primary Location

  • Executive Director - Peggy Minnick CEO
  • BHC Alhambra Hospital
  • 4619 Rosemead Blvd.
  • Rosemead, CA 91770
  • Phone - (626) 286-1191

Secondary Location

  • Del Amo Hospital
  • 23700 Camino Del Sol
  • Torrance, CA 90505
  • Phone - (310) 530-1151

Training/Clinical Services Offered

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