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Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services
Guidance Clinic

Location 2500 Fairmont Drive, San Leandro, CA 94578
Email: GuidanceClinic@acbhcs.org
 
Age Group Served 11 to 18
 
Program Description The Guidance Clinic is located in the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center in San Leandro. The Clinic provides mental health services to wards of the Juvenile Court of Alameda County. The majority of the population is given services while in the juvenile hall or boys’ camp. The services include court ordered psycho-diagnostic evaluations, assessment, crisis intervention, individual, group, and family therapy. The Clinic has an Adolescent Sex Offender Treatment Program that provides individual, group and family therapy to adjudicated juvenile sex offenders who reside in the community. In addition, the Clinic provides mental health consultation to the Juvenile Court, the Probation Department, and to their associated institutions and programs.

Staff includes a multidisciplinary team of, Behavioral Health Clinicians, marriage and family counselor, psychologists, and psychiatrists.
 
Placement Period
Orientation begins on 09/06/17.
Psychology Students:
Practicum 43 Weeks
 
Social Work Interns: Internship year as designated by the school; orientation begins 09/06/17.
 
Program/Placement Hours Wednesdays and Fridays are mandatory
Psychology Students:
Practicum 16 – 20 hours per week
Social Work Interns:
2nd year24 hours per week
 
Preferred Discipline / Experience The Guidance Clinic accepts both social work and psychology students. The preferred level of psychology students is 3rd or 4th year practicum. Preferred level of social work student is 2nd year.

The preference with psychology students is completion of coursework in psychological assessment and some experience in completing a battery of tests and writing the results in a report. In addition, course work in child development and some experience working with adolescents is preferred.

The preference for social work students is course work in child development and some experience working with adolescents.
 
Supervision & Support: Social Work Students:
Weekly individual supervision
Bi-weekly group supervision
Weekly didactic seminars with other students placed in Alameda County Children’s Clinics

Psychology Students:
Weekly individual supervision
Bi-weekly group supervision
Weekly didactic seminars with other students serving in Alameda County Children’s Clinics monthly psychological testing seminar
additional individual supervision and didactic training for students who want to work with adolescents who engage in sexual offenses
 
Send Resume to: Social Work Interns
Yahru Baruti LCSW
GuidanceClinic@acbhcs.org
Phone: 510 667-3000
Fax: 510 667-3005

Psychology Students
Penny Russell, Ph.D.
GuidanceClinic@acbhcs.org
Phone: 510 667-3000
Fax: 510 667-3005
 
Application Due Date: Social Work Students: Rolling application date
Psychology Students: BAPIC guidelines followed: 02/22/17
 
Stipends Available: Eligible to apply for the ACBHCS Graduate Intern Stipend Program, up to $6,000 for a minimum of 720 internship hours, awarded through a competitive process