BHC Alhambra Hospital

(626) 286-1191

Current Training/Cohort

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

# of Full-Time PREDOCTORAL INTERNS in current training cohort: 4

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

Half-Time Full-Time
Program 1: The Chicago School-Chicago 0 3

Other Trainees in Current Training Program:

Postdoc, or Practicum Number
psychology practicum students 10
psychology postdocs 3
MSW
MFT

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.

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 theoretical orientation of the hospital is crisis intervention and rapid stabilization oriented drawing from cognitive- behavioral (emphasis on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) and systems theories. Interns will also learn a great deal about psycho-traumatology and addictions as well as the use of psychotropic medications used by the attending psychiatrists in stabilizing patients in acute crisis.

AGENCY ACCESSIBILITY AND DISABILITY ISSUES

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? No
Has there been a student/intern/trainee with a disability at the agency within the last five years? No
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:

We are a licensed psychiatric hospital keeping current on all laws and regulations related to the ADA and accessibility.
  • 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