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APA Accredited Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program

The Citrus Health Network Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). 

Treatment experiences in a broad array of programs:

       • Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CCSU)

       • Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (ACSU)

       • Foster Care Programs

        • Outpatient Psychotherapy

       • Behavioral Medicine

       • Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP)

Training in the area of Clinical Psychology with the goal of preparing candidates for licensure and subsequent Board Certification.

      • A rich program of didactic seminars, colloquia & supervision with a large faculty body

       • Emphasis in the integration of science and practice with sensitivity to cultural diversity

         and individual differences

       • A multiethnic, largely Hispanic population

       • Opportunity for program development, training and expansion

       • Opportunity to gain experience in supervising others

       • Opportunity to conduct research

       • Residents who complete the program successfully earn a certificate in Clinical Psychology.

Training Goals

  1. To attain professional values and attitudes including awareness of individual and cultural diversity.
  2. To develop the ability to relate effectively and meaningfully with individuals, groups, and or communities.
  3. To understand research methodologies, basis of behavior and lifespan development and to contribute knowledge/research to the field.
  4. To apply evidenced based practices in assessment and interventions.
  5. To provide instruction, disseminate knowledge and evaluate acquisition of knowledge and skill in professional psychology.
  6. To develop and master knowledge and concepts in related disciplines as well as ability to interact with professionals in interdisciplinary systems. 

Each of these training goals have several specific objectives, all with corresponding competencies, prescribed activities, assessment criteria, and outcome requirements.

Application Checklist

       •Cover Letter that specifies main areas of interest
       •Completed Post Doctoral Residency Application (click PDF below)
       •2 Letters of Recommendation (addressed to Training Director and sent directly from a Professional Source)
       •Curriculum Vitae
       •Letter of Degree Confirmation By Residency Start Date from an APA Accredited Doctoral Program

Citrus Health Network is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association for a Postdoctoral Residency Program, the only APA-accredited program in the nation to be based in a community mental health center.  In addition, the training program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and observes all rules for intern and postdoctoral resident selection as established by that organization.

For more information on the Citrus Health Network Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program, please contact the Office of Education and Training at education@citrushealth.com.

Post Doctoral Residency Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

 

Post Doctoral Residency Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

Program Tables Updated on November 29, 2018
 
Postdoctoral Program Admissions
Below you will find important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with the post-doctoral psychology residency training program at Citrus Health Network. This description is consistent with the program's policies on resident selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
The Citrus Health Network Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).  Treatment experiences in a broad array of programs: Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CCSU); Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (ACSU); Foster Care Programs; Outpatient Psychotherapy; Behavioral Medicine; Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP); Training in the area of Clinical Psychology with the goal of preparing candidates for licensure and subsequent Board Certification. This program offers:  A rich program of didactic seminars, colloquia & supervision with a large faculty body; Emphasis in the integration of science and practice with sensitivity to cultural diversity; and individual differences; A multiethnic, largely Hispanic population; Opportunity for program development, training and expansion; Opportunity to gain experience in supervising others;  Opportunity to conduct research.  Residents who complete the program successfully earn a certificate in Clinical Psychology.
Training Goals: 1)To attain professional values and attitudes including awareness of individual and cultural diversity; 2)To develop the ability to relate effectively and meaningfully with individuals, groups, and or communities.; 3) To understand research methodologies, basis of behavior and lifespan development and to contribute knowledge/research to the field. 4) To apply evidenced based practices in assessment and interventions; 5) To provide instruction, disseminate knowledge and evaluate acquisition of knowledge and skill in professional psychology; 6)To develop and master knowledge and concepts in related disciplines as well as ability to interact with professionals in interdisciplinary systems. Each of these training goals have several specific objectives, all with corresponding competencies, prescribed activities, assessment criteria, and outcome requirements.

Application Checklist: Cover Letter that specifies main areas of interest; Completed Post Doctoral Residency Application (click PDF below); 2 Letters of Recommendation (addressed to Training Director and sent directly from a Professional Source); Curriculum Vitae; Letter of Degree Confirmation By Residency Start Date from an APA Accredited Doctoral Program.

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants: 
N/A
 
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year
Annual Salary for Full-Time Interns $47,500
Annual Salary for Part-Time Interns NA
Program provides access to medical insurance for interns YES
If access to medical insurance is provided: 
Trainee contribution to cost required? YES
Coverage of family member(s) avaiable? - (at additional cost to trainee) YES
Coverage of legally married partner available?- (at additional cost to trainee) YES
Coverage of domestic partner available?- (at additional cost to trainee) YES
Hours of Paid Personal Time Off (PTO) - At CHN 80 hours of PTO includes vacation and sick leave.  In addition the intern receives 40 hours of Educational Leave 120
Hours of Paid Sick Leave -  At CHN sick leave is included in the hours mentioned above 0
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? YES
Other Benefits:
80 Hours of Paid Time Off (includes vacation and sick leave); 40 Hours of Education Leave; 6 paid holidays a year; Limited Life Insurance and Dental Insurance provided at no additional cost. Vision plans available at a small cost to trainee. Citrus Health Network is a qualified site for the National Loan Repayment Program (more info at https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/index.html ). 

For concerns or questions specific to the program's accreditation, please contact:

The Commission on Accreditation

750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242

(202)-336-5979

apaaccred@apa.org.