Asian Community Mental Health Services

Location 301 8th Street, Suite 201, Oakland, CA 94607
Age Group Served From birth to senior populations. Both of our Children and Youth Program, serving clients 0-21, and Adult Treatment Program, serving client 21 and above, are recruiting interns.
Program Description ACMHS is a non-profit community based organization serving Asian Pacific Islanders communities in the East Bay. The agency was founded in 1974 to provide culturally competent services to the developmentally disabled, family support, youth leadership, employment services, and behavioral health care services. Our mission is to empower most vulnerable members of our community to lead healthy, productive and contributing lives.

ACMHS operates a MediCal certified out-patient mental health clinic in Oakland and Richmond. Our multi-disciplinary behavioral health treatment team is composed of psychiatrists, licensed professionals, Master level mental health clinicians and paraprofessionals. We strive to provide recovery and resilience oriented mental health and substance abuse treatment services to children, youth, adults and families who have emotional and behavioral challenges. Our bilingual and bicultural staff provide a wide range of services ranging from community outreach and engagement, wellness psycho-education, stigma reduction, information and referrals, diagnostic screening, crisis stabilization, psychotherapy, psychosocial rehabilitation, case management, psychiatric medication support services and employment services. Services are provided in office, home, school-based program, and community settings. The staff provides services in thirteen languages: Burmese, Cantonese, English, Japanese, Khmer, Khmuu, Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, Mien, Tagalog, Toysan, and Vietnamese.
Placement Period From late August, 2014 to June, 2015. 10 months commitment is required.
Program/Placement Hours Part-time: 20-24 hours
Full-time: 40 hours
Preferred Discipline / Experience ACMHS accept Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) registered interns, enrolled Master Program second or third year students majoring in social work, counseling or psychology
First or Second Year Students Only second year student will be considered
Supervision & Support: 2 hours of group supervision and one hour of individual supervision will be provided on a weekly basis. In-house training will be provided on a monthly basis. Interns are also encouraged to attend county training.
Send Resume to: Yuju Chen, Psy. D. Director of Training.
Asian Community Mental Health Services.
310 8 Th street, Suite 201, Oakland, CA 94607
Application Due Date: February, 15, 2014
Stipends Available: Depends on budget