Katherine Nguyen Williams, PhD – Coordinator of Placement

Additional Potential Supervisors: Lauren Brookman-Frazee, PhD

Facility Rady Children’s Hospital Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

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

Phone 858-966-5832, ext. 4624
Placement Type Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic
Patient Type Children and Adolescents ages 5-21 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. Regarding ratio- there are more therapy intervention hours than testing.

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).

*NOTE: Activities are contingent upon pandemic-related issues. Telemental health therapy is currently in place at this site. Training and weekly clinical consultations on telemental health therapy for children and adolescents are available to trainees. Trainees have individual offices and are provided with equipment for telemental health.

Number Of Students 1
Experience Necessary This practicum is geared toward advanced students, 4th & 5th year students preferred.
Time Commitment 10 hours per week. Students may gain additional hours if needed for internship application. Specific schedule is flexible, although Thursday morning meetings/supervision are mandatory (9am-1pm).
Practicum Length Full Year
Start Date 7/1/2021
Limiting Factors Students must be available for group supervision. At time of publication, the schedule is pending, but will be either Mondays or Thursdays. Exceptions are made during MBB-II course.
Other Issues

1) Students must attend two San 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 03/30/2021