Cancer Support Community

(925) 933-0107

Current Training/Cohort

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

# of Full-Time PREDOCTORAL INTERNS in current training cohort: 0

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

Half-Time Full-Time
Program 1: John F. Kennedy University (JFKU) 3 0
Program 2: Various programs 1 0
Program 7: None 0 0

Other Trainees in Current Training Program:

Postdoc, or Practicum Number
psychology practicum students 0
psychology postdocs 0

Agency Description:

Cancer Support Community is a non-profit organization committed to providing high quality support services to persons diagnosed with cancer, their caregivers, and family members. In the past, the diagnosis of cancer was synonymous with a death sentence. Today, one in four people, and three out of four families will be affected by cancer. We know that nearly half of the people diagnosed with cancer will recover and go on to live a normal life. As cancer has evolved into more of a chronic illness, CSC has played an even more important role in helping as many cancer patients as possible, recover to the greatest extent possible, physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Rather than seeing cancer as a defeat of the physical body, patients can come to see it as an opportunity for personal growth and change. Cancer Support Community is more than a clinic or a social service agency that delivers good and services to meet the needs of individuals without a fee. CSC exists solely to help people with cancer and their families fight for recovery on the psychological and social front of cancer. The CSC programs of group support, education, stress management, and social networking are designed to specifically so that the patient and caregiver can be empowered to take an active role in the recovery from cancer all within the safe haven of a therapeutic community.

Agency Mission:

Cancer Support Community exists to help persons with cancer, their caregivers and family members to fight for recovery from cancer. Cancer Support Community provides a community setting where participants can network, attend workshops, engage in mind-body programs, participate in weekly/semi-monthly/monthly support groups and receive individual counseling support.

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

Clinicians on staff adhere to an empowerment model, however conceptualize from a variety of orientations including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, family systems, Control-Mastery, Time Limited Psychodynamic and other models. Students are encouraged to conceptualize and practice their chosen orientation with individual clients under the guidance of their assigned supervisors.


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? 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? No

Comments on agency accessibility:

  • County - Contra Costa
  • Contact Person Title - Chief Mission Officer
  • Contact Person - Margaret Stauffer, M.S.
  • Dir. of Training Title - Dr.
  • Dir. of Training - Cynthia Grace, PsyD

  • Last Updated - 18 January 2019

  • Number of Applicants Last Year - 15

  • Participating in CURRENT Match process - Yes

  • CAPIC Program ID - I-321
  • CAPIC Member Since - 2011
  • Region - No. Cal
  • Internships Status - Half
  • Statuses approved by CAPIC
    • Half-Time 1 Year - No
    • 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 - Jim Bouquin
  • 3276 McNutt Avenue
  • Walnut creek, CA 94597
  • Phone - (925) 933-0107
  • Fax - (925) 933-0107

Training/Clinical Services Offered

  • Brief
  • Couple
  • Family
  • Group
  • Individual