About the Program
California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) offers rigorous, high-quality education and training to graduate students from around the country in preparation for a career in clinical psychology. Our APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship continues many of the established traditions of psychology training and combines a broad-based, generalist education with a wide variety of speciality tracks or areas of concentration.
The CPMC Psychology Internship Program adheres to a scientist-practitioner model that stresses the importance of research, theory, and scholarship, while drawing upon personal insights and clinical experiences to inform our work. We serve a very diverse patient population in multiple settings, including mental health clinics for children, adolescents, and adults; inpatient medical and psychiatric units; outpatient hospital clinics; and community-based health programs.
Our mission is to provide intensive education and training in an intellectually stimulating and respectful environment that prepares interns to deliver effective psychological services in an ethical and culturally-sensitive manner.
Despite only recently seeking APA accreditation, the psychology training program at CPMC dates back to the 1960s. Since its inception, the philosophy of the program has been grounded in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theory and intervention, and continues to this day in the form of a modern, culturally competent psychoanalytic learning and practice. CPMC offers a unique training opportunity because there are only a handful of accredited internships in the country that offer hospital-based training in the analytic tradition. The strong reputation of our program is based on in-depth training and supervision. Throughout the year, interns accelerate their learning and professional growth through in-depth case conferences, diverse didactics with seasoned clinicians, and intensive individual and group supervision with multiple supervisors.
As a hospital-based internship, our training model is also influenced by integrative perspectives of illness and disease, including biopsychosocial treatment of psychiatric disorders and the promotion of health and well-being through collaboration with interdisciplinary care teams. Our interns work side-by-side with a range of healthcare providers (e.g., physicians, nurses, social workers, etc.) and internship training is closely aligned with our ACGME-accredited psychiatry residency and our post-doctoral fellowships in health psychology, women’s mental health, and adult neuropsychology.
Jeremy E. Bornstein, Ph.D.
Director of Psychology Training
CPMC Department of Psychiatry
California Pacific Medical Center
2323 Sacramento Street, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115