CLINICAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center (A&PI Wellness
Center) exists to support, educate, advocate and empower Asian
& Pacific Islander communities, particularly those living
with or at risk for HIV/AIDS.
Respect, Compassion, Client-/Family-Centeredness, Leadership,
Sex-positivity, Justice, Wellness
Our Learning Philosophy
We believe it is essential to provide an integrated, stimulating,
challenging clinical experience involving theoretical analysis
of and practical experience, gaining experience with both
case management and individual psychotherapy. We work within
a holistic framework that takes into account the breadth and
depth of our clients’ needs in addition to their cultural
and linguistic contexts.
We have particular expertise working with A&PI clients
living with HIV; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender clients;
immigrants and refugees; queer youth; and sex workers. Our learning focus can also be tailored to program planning and administration track students.
Intern / Trainee Responsibilities
Intern / Trainee Qualifications
- Internship/Traineeship Period: September to May (2 weeks vacation – additional vacation and time off to be negotiated with clinical supervisor). Full-year (12 months) internship opportunities are also available.
- Client Caseload: Interns/trainees will carry a caseload of case management clients. Advanced interns/trainees will also carry psychotherapy clients. The numbers of clients assigned to individual interns/trainees will depend on their level of training and experience. Interns/trainees will also conduct mental status evaluation and clinical assessments.
- Programmatic Involvement: Participation in agency-organized, client-related activities and events as deemed appropriate by clinical supervisor.
- Clinical Supervision: At least 1 hour per week of individual supervision AND 1 hour per week of group supervision/case conference.
- Nature of Training: Interns/trainees will receive training on case management, counseling techniques and clinical assessment/mental status evaluation. Advanced interns/trainees will also received training on the practice of psychotherapy.
- Graduate student in social work, counseling or psychology
- Strong fit with our stated Learning Philosophy
- Demonstrated sensitivity to LGBTQ, HIV and A&PI issues
- Bilingual/Bicultural in any A&PI community, strongly
About the Clinical Supervisor
Dr. Philip Tsui, in addition to managing and serving as clinical supervisor of the API Wellness Center clinical practicum/internship program is an approved provider of continuing education of the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and Adjunct Faculty Member of Dept. of Behavioral Sciences at City College of San Francisco and California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. He also served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Social Work at Smith College, Field Work Coordinator and Core Faculty Member of the Graduate Psychology Program of New College of California.
Dr. Tsui published in the areas of cross-cultural psychotherapy and group psychotherapy and has taught a number of Continuing Education Courses with National Association of Social Workers with NASW California and Washington Chapters and made presentations at a number of professional conferences/training workshops in the USA, Taiwan, Tokyo, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Please send a letter of interest and your resume to Philip
Tsui, PsyD, LCSW
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