Trainee Rotations

The Transitional Program offers practicum/internship training to students in clinical or counseling psychology from area graduate schools. Our contract is for 20 hours a week and one year of service, beginning and ending in early July.

The program emphasizes serious mental illness and long-term therapy with a varied adult population with a wide range of Axis I and Axis II diagnoses. Supervision is typically geared towards a psychodynamic approach, but all orientations are welcome and training staff will be supervised according to their preference.

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Trainee Staff will gain experience in:

  • Group psychotherapy
  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Psycho-educational instruction
  • Stress reduction/relaxation instruction

Trainees will also participate in:

  • Weekly individual supervision
  • Weekly group supervision
  • In-vivo supervision
  • Didactic trainings
  • Team building
  • Annual project in an area of his/her interest

To apply for a practicum position:

  • Submit the following documents by March 12, 2017. The Sooner the Better!
  • Letter of intent
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Graduate transcript
  • Additional Materials may be submitted at the applicant's discretion and will be reviewed as time permits.

    Mail items to:

    Francis Allen, Ph.D.
    Transitional Program
    463 College Ave
    Palo Alto, CA 94306