Katherine Nguyen Williams, PhD – Coordinator of Placement

Additional Potential Supervisors: Lauren Brookman-Frazee, PhD / Kelsey Dickson, PhD / Margaret Dyson, PhD

Facility Rady Children’s Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

Rady Children’s Plaza, 3665 Kearny Villa Road, Ste 101, San Diego, CA 92123

(There is an option, if trainee prefers, to do their practicum year at our Escondido Clinic)

Phone 858-966-5832, ext. 4624
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Placement Type Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic
Patient Type Children and Adolescents ages 3-21 with a variety of psychiatric disorders and behavior problems, and the parents / caregivers of these youth.
Experience Type

Students have the opportunity to gain hours in almost every category required for internship, including: a) diagnostic assessment; b) individual psychotherapy; c) family psychotherapy; d) group therapy; e) psychological testing of children and adolescents; f) consultation (e.g., schools, psychiatrists); and g) supervision and didactics. Students will gain both breadth and depth of therapy and testing experiences, which will prepare them very well for internship.

The specific training experience is individualized and tailored to the practicum student’s developmental level and training goals, with the overall goal of preparing the student to be competitive in the APPIC match for a child and adolescent internship. Additional specialized trainings are offered, e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder assessment (ADOS).

Number Of Students 2
Experience Necessary Some therapy experience required. Testing experience with children and/or adolescents preferred but not required.
Time Commitment 10 hours per week (depending on student’s availability). Specific schedule is flexible, although Thursday morning meetings/supervision are mandatory.
Practicum Length Full Year
Start Date 7/1/2017
Limiting Factors Students must be available to attend multidisciplinary treatment team meetings and group supervision on Thursday mornings (10am-1:00pm).
Other Issues

1) Students must attend twoSan Diego County trainings on using the electronic medical records system (to be scheduled in July).

2) Students are also required to complete and pass a background check, including drug test, by Rady Children’s Hospital prior to starting the practicum. Reimbursement for the background check fee is available (contact Mike Taylor).

Description Revised 4/04/2017