Girls Inc of Alameda County

(510) 357-5515 x229

Current Training/Cohort

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

# 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 0 0

Other Trainees in Current Training Program:

Postdoc, or Practicum Number
psychology practicum students
psychology postdocs

Agency Description:

Our agency, Girls Incorporated of Alameda County (Girls Inc.), is a national organization that helps girls with opportunities to lead a healthy, educated, and successful lives. Since 1973, Pathways Counseling Center (a component of Girls Inc.) staff and interns have been providing mental health services at low or no cost to boys, girls, and families from diverse backgrounds with wide spread needs. Within the cities of San Leandro and Oakland, Pathways delivers evidence-based counseling and consultation services both in an outpatient setting and within various elementary, middle, and high schools. We are committed to a Community Care Model that assesses boundaries to treatment and works within the family ecosystem framework. Both Girls Inc. of Alameda County and Pathways Counseling Center (PCC) are dedicated to helping girls and families navigate barriers related to gender, racism, and socioeconomic status. Staff are trained to use a trauma-informed, youth development model. Opportunities for continued education and professional development are offered to our staff and our community. Our agency incorporates a scholar-practitioner orientation; striving for professional excellence that is grounded in theory and research, informed by experiential knowledge and ethical conduct, and imparted to through our collaborative supervision. We use these aspects of our operations to inform our work in relation to the broader community.

Agency Mission:

The mission of Pathway Counseling Center (Pathways) is to provide high-quality, affordable mental health services to under-served children, adolescents, and their families. A component of Girls Incorporated of Alameda County, Pathways embraces the agency's mission to inspire all girls to be strong through healthy living, smart through education, and bold through independence. Although many of Girls Inc's programs are for girls, Pathways Counseling Center serves all genders. Girls Inc. and Pathways staff are dedicated to helping children and families navigate barriers related to racism, gender inequality, and socioeconomic status. Pathways' therapists assess barriers to therapy and provide services that consider the needs and limitations of each client and family. The mission of the training program is to foster learning, assist clinicians to develop their own unique clinical skill set, and develop a collaborative cohort that promotes fruitful and expansive thinking.

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

We use Trauma-Focus CBT, an evidence-based practice, for appropriate trauma cases. Interns receive a certificate from the web based training and we teach an additional 12 hours. All supervisors supervise to this model. To enhance use of this model, we provide periodic seminars to discuss the use of TF-CBT with actual cases. We teach and supervise using a Community Mental Health Model. We have an ongoing seminar to help interns learn how to conceptualize and provide consultation to professionals in other disciplines, using an organizational and systemic approach. We incorporate psychodynamic and relational theory when conceptualizing individual cases. We also teach family systems theory when working with families. Our agency is active in working in a multidisciplinary team approach with other service providers in the community.


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:

The Oakland site is accessible by BART and bus (12th or 19th St. BART station). The San Leandro site is also accessible by BART (San Leandro BART station) and bus.
  • County - Alameda
  • Contact Person Title - Clinical Quality Manager
  • Contact Person - Selene Fabiano, Ph.D.
  • Dir. of Training Title - Clinical Quality Manager
  • Dir. of Training - Selene Fabiano, PhD

  • Last Updated - 06 November 2020

  • Number of Applicants Last Year -

  • Participating in CURRENT Match process - No

  • CAPIC Program ID - I-216
  • CAPIC Member Since - 1991
  • Region - No. Cal
  • Internships Status - Full
  • Statuses approved by CAPIC
    • Half-Time 1 Year - No
    • Half-Time 2 Years - No
    • Full-Time 1 Year - Yes
  • CAPIC Internship Types Available:
    • Half-Time 1 Year - No
    • Half-Time 2 Years - No
    • Full-Time 1 Year - Yes

Primary Location

  • Executive Director - Julayne Vigil
  • 510 - 16th St.
  • Oakland, CA 94612
  • Phone - (510) 357-5515 x229
  • Fax - (510) 357-5515 x229

Secondary Location

  • 433 Callan Ave
  • San Leandro, CA 94577
  • Phone - (510)357-5515

Training/Clinical Services Offered

  • Assessment
  • Brief
  • Consultation
  • Crisis
  • Family
  • Individual
  • Long Term
  • Outpatient
  • Other