Institute on Violence, Abuse, & Trauma

858-527-1860, X4160

Current Training/Cohort

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

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

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

Half-Time Full-Time
Program 1: The Chicago School-Southern California 0 2
Program 3: None 0 0
Program 4: None 0 0
Program 5: None 0 0
Program 6: None 0 0
Program 7: None 0 0

Other Trainees in Current Training Program:

Postdoc, or Practicum Number
psychology practicum students 1
psychology postdocs 1

Agency Description:

The Institute on Violence, Abuse and Trauma (IVAT) is an international resource and training center. Our mission is to provide professional training and information dissemination to improve the quality of life for those affected by violence, abuse, and trauma on local, national, and international levels. IVAT was founded in July 2005, when the nationally acclaimed Family Violence and Sexual Assault Institute (FVSAI) joined Alliant International University. FVSAI was established to address the need for a national resource and training center that focused directly on family violence issues. Additional information is available at

Agency Mission:

To improve the quality of life for individuals on local, national and international levels by sharing and disseminating vital information, improving collaborations and networking, conducting research and trainings, assisting with direct professional services, program evaluation, and consulting to promote violence-free living.

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

Current staff include a wide range theoretical orientations.


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? Yes

Comments on agency accessibility:

IVAT office space is accessible from several different entrances. Two of these entrances are appropriate for individuals who require wheelchair access.
  • County - San Diego
  • Contact Person Title - Clinical Director
  • Contact Person - Morgan Shaw, PsyD
  • Dir. of Training Title - Clinical Director
  • Dir. of Training - Morgan Shaw, Psy.D.

  • Last Updated - 20 February 2019

  • Number of Applicants Last Year - 25

  • Participating in CURRENT Match process - Yes

  • CAPIC Program ID - I-310
  • CAPIC Member Since - 2010
  • Region - So. 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 - Robert Geffner, Ph.D., ABN, ABPP
  • 10065 Old Grove Road, Suite 101
  • San diego, CA 92131
  • Phone - 858-527-1860, X4160
  • Fax - 858-527-1860, X4160

Training/Clinical Services Offered

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