Components of the Clinical Traineeship
The traineeship incorporates an extensive orientation comprised of a coordinated series of four to six hour-long workshops over a three-week period that covers:
Starting on Tuesday, August 14th trainees are expected to be at AHP from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm every Tuesday and Thursday for orientation and trainings. Starting the week of September 3rd trainees start their 20-22 hour a week traineeship. They will be required to be at AHP on Thursdays 9:00 to 12:00 throughout the course of the traineeship.
• Group Supervision. Trainees present cases for weekly group supervision. Each trainee is expected to use group supervision to examine their work with their clients including countertransferential reactions and get feedback on their case presentations. Trainees will present their cases using the Time Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy model. Additionally, trainees can incorporate other working models into their case presentations.
• Didactics. AHP will provide weekly didactic sessions on a variety of relevant clinical topics. The didactics are taught by a cadre of mental health professionals, including UCSF faculty psychiatrists, psychologists, LCSWs, and MFTs (many of them are members of the LGBT community). An AHP clinical staff member facilitates the monthly professional development group. This monthly meeting addresses topics such as:
• Case Presentation. During the second half of the year, trainees present a completed case for group discussion. This case which focuses on a completed course of therapy with a client provides an opportunity for trainees to lead a group discussion about the utility of the model they used and demonstrates the strengths and limitations of the model they used. Agency staff is invited to attend these presentations.