Riverside Behavioral Healthcare Center

(951) 684-7700

Agency Description

Riverside Behavioral Healthcare Center is a locked, skilled nursing/psychiatric facility serving the needs of up to 120 patients who are generally under provide or public conservatorship (deemed gravely disabled) and are a diagnosed with a pervasive thought and/or mood disorder. Patients have the opportunity to participate in a specialized treatment program provided by facility counselors. Psychology trainees (i.e., psychology interns, practicum students, and postdoctoral psychology trainees) add to the specialized treatment program and provide individual, group, special needs, and assessment services to the population, under the supervision of licensed psychologists. ***Special Considerations about Riverside Behavioral Healthcare Center (RBHC) *National Awards Achieved* -2000 American Healthcare Association Quality Award Winner Step 1 (National Award) -2001 American Healthcare Association Quality Award Winner Step 2 (National Award) -2020 American Healthcare Association Quality Award Winner Step 1 (National Award) -Numerous other Awards of Excellence from Beverly Healthcare and Country Villa Health Services *Commitment to Excellence and Department Deficient Free Achievements* -2001 Deficiency Free Department of Public Health Surveys -2018 Deficiency Free Department of Public Health Surveys -One Deficiency Free Federal Survey -20 Deficiency Free Department of Mental Health Surveys in the past 21 years. -Over the past 20 years RBHC has remained under the State and Federal Deficiency Average *Publicized Recognition* -2001 Listed as one of the Top Nursing Centers in the United States by Nursing Provider Magazine *Administrative Staff Experience and Achievement* -RBHC Administrator has 33 Years of Professional Mental Health Experience (21 Years at RBHC) -Administrator achieved Administrator of the year 2019 -Director of Nurses has 12 Years Professional Mental Health Experience (4 Years at RBHC) -Director of Nurses is a Current Member of Cambridge Leadership Council -Program Director has 19 Years of Professional Mental Health Experience (5 Years at RBHC)

Agency Mission

The goal of the RBHC Psychology Training Program is to train competent, ethical, independent psychologists to provide psychological treatment and assessment services in a locked psychiatric environment. Psychology trainees will be trained to recognize situational stressors, trauma, biochemical changes, and external factors that overwhelm and minimize effectiveness of coping mechanisms that lead to the need of psychiatric hospital care. Psychology trainees will also enhance learning of accurate diagnostic abilities. Diagnostic Treatment interventions focused on increasing mental health stability helps to help stabilize patients to successfully make progress and achieve a level of functioning in the least restrictive setting possible.


RBHC's population consists of adult male and female patients, aged 18-64, of various ethnicities, and sexuality orientations who are diagnosed with major mental health disorders (i.e., Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Disorder). Many patients have co-occuring substance use disorders. The patients are generally publicly or privately conserved due to being "gravely disabled". RBHC is a locked psychiatric, skilled nursing treatment facility.

Staff (#, Degree, Prof. Lic.)

# of Psychologists: 2

OVERALL Match Process Internship Info

Half-time 2 0 0.00 07/19/2021 09/13/2022 20/week
Full-time 4 0 0.00 07/19/2021 09/13/2022 40/week 0
Half-time 1.00 2.00
Full-time 1.00 2.00

CURRENT Match Phase Needs

This Data is Informational Only. The Official Track and Available Position data is provided on the InternFit platform.

Single Track

Required days and times

Mondays between the hours of 7AM and 5PM. The following schedule is consistent with the needs of the facility, program, and psychology trainee/student: Tuesday through Friday. The time required on site ranges between 7AM and to 5PM.

Training and Education Offered

The RBHC Psychology Training Program seeks to provide trainees with a broad range of experiences within a locked psychiatric facility and offers positions to first- and second-year practicum and psychology interns. The program extends training positions to post-doctoral students, when available. The goal is to provide the most supportive learning environment possible while encouraging psychology trainees to practice independently within a structured setting. During the training year, trainees are expected to provide one to one individual therapy and group therapy. Opportunities for psychological evaluation are available. The RBHC Psychology Training Program consists of a minimum of three hours of supervision each week; one hour of individual supervision and two hours of group supervision. Additional supervision is provided, as needed. Significant didactic training is also incorporated in the form of formal didactic training, case conferences with program staff and patients, in-services, and in-vivo training. Didactic hours will vary, however a minimum of two per training week will be provided. The trainees will initially be directly observed by licensed psychologist/supervisors while providing individual therapy, group therapy sessions and assessments. Trainees will also have opportunities to observe supervisor sessions with clients to observe patient/clinician intervention and assessments. As the training program progresses, trainees are expected to professionally function more autonomously. Each Intern will be evaluated periodically to ensure continued development.

X-Cultural Training


RBHC has a diverse, multicultural, socio-economic population. Throughout the program, trainees will be provided a minimum of three hours of training, specific the multicultural issues present within the population. Trainees are also encouraged to seek out external didactic training and readings in this area. In addition, multicultural issues are addressed in group and individual supervision on an ongoing basis. Primary supervisors have extensive experience working with this specific population and have developed competencies in this area. The senior facility staff share this competency and experience and work collaboratively with the psychology team. The annual Outcome Management Report reflects the success the treatment program has achieved in addressing issues in diversity by emphasizing the ongoing consistency of positive discharges regardless of demographic grouping.

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

Due to the various ethnicities of clients within the facility, languages include, however are not limited to: English, Spanish, Farsi, Mandarin, Hindi, Korean, Japanese, Vietnamese, Tagalog; additional languages, as needed.


Participation in yearly outcome study Program development Accurate and timely Documentation Therapy Coordination of giving and receiving in-services Assessment of intake and special client needs Caseload management of 15+ clients Provision of individual, group, and family therapy services


Brief Description of Requirements:

Minimum of 30 units of doctoral program completed. Any relevant experiences will be considered, however is not required.

Application Procedures

Initial application, review of Curriculum Vitae, review of letters of recommendation, review of submitted essay, and a scheduled zoom or in person interview.

Interview Process:

Group interview with program co-directors, supervisors, and as appropriate, current psychology intern/cohort.

What we are looking for:

Commitment, professionalism, compassion, integrity, ethical practice, independent, flexibility, respect, and an intrinsic motivational drive to learn and develop as a professional and psychologist.

Additional application docs required (if any)

Other information:

RBHC currently adheres to State Public Health Orders which states all healthcare workers must be vaccinated against COVID-19 with 2 (two) doses of the Pfizer/Moderna vaccine or 1 (one) dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine and have at least one COVID-19 booster vaccine. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination status will be required prior to prospective interns to begin training with RBHC.
  • County - Riverside
  • Contact Person Title - Shalbe Ealey, Psy.D. Psychology Program Co-Director
  • Contact Person - Shalbe Ealey, Psy.D.
  • Dir. of Training Title - Juan M. Navarro, Psychology Program Co-Director
  • Dir. of Training - Juan Navarro, Psy.D.

  • Last Updated - 30 November 2022

  • Number of Applicants Last Year - 8

  • Participating in CURRENT Match process - Yes

  • CAPIC Program ID - I-345
  • CAPIC Member Since - 2012
  • Region - So. Cal
  • Internships Status - Half/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 - Yes
    • Half-Time 2 Years - No
    • Full-Time 1 Year - Yes

Primary Location

  • Executive Director - Jesse Mandujano
  • 4580 Palm Ave
  • Riverside, CA 92501
  • Phone - (951) 684-7700
  • Fax - (951) 684-7700

Training/Clinical Services Offered

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