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APA Accredited Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program

The Citrus Health Network Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). 

Treatment experiences in a broad array of programs:

       • Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CCSU)

       • Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (ACSU)

       • Outpatient Psychotherapy

       • Behavioral Medicine

       • Embrace

       • Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP)

       • Foster Care Programs

Training in the area of Clinical Psychology with the goal of preparing candidates for licensure and subsequent Board Certification.

      • A rich program of didactic seminars, colloquia & supervision with a large faculty body

       • Emphasis in the integration of science and practice with sensitivity to cultural diversity and individual differences

       • A multiethnic, largely Hispanic population

       • Opportunity for program development, training and expansion

       • Opportunity to gain experience in supervising others

       • Opportunity to conduct research

       • Residents who complete the program successfully earn a certificate in Clinical Psychology.

AIMS

  1. To increase and refine resident's ability to integrate clinical theory and practice in the application of knowledge, assessment, and clinical skills in the practice of psychology.
  2. To use critical thinking to identify and respond to diversity.
  3. To heighten the resident's sense of professionalism.     

Competencies domains include Integration of Science and Practice; Individual and Cultural Diversity; Ethical and Legal Standards and Policy; Education and Systems.

Each of these training competencies contain several specific objectives, all with corresponding prescribed activities, assessment criteria, and outcome requirements.

Application Checklist

       •Cover Letter that specifies main areas of interest
       •Completed Post Doctoral Residency Application (click PDF below)
       •2 Letters of Recommendation (addressed to Training Director and sent directly from a Professional Source)
       •Curriculum Vitae
       •Letter of Degree Confirmation By Residency Start Date from an APA Accredited Doctoral Program

Citrus Health Network is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association for a Postdoctoral Residency Program, the only APA-accredited program in the nation to be based in a community mental health center.  In addition, the training program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and observes all rules for intern and postdoctoral resident selection as established by that organization.

Citrus Health Network is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The program employs staff at all levels that are represented and competent to provide services to the various age and cultural groups. The program amply demonstrates its equal opportunity practices, which conform to all laws against discrimination and is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, color, ethnicity, language, age, disability, gender, gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, or social and economic status.

For more information on the Citrus Health Network Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program, please contact the Office of Education and Training at education@citrushealth.com.

 

Post Doctoral Residency Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

 

Post Doctoral Residency Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

Program Tables Updated on September 1, 2021
 
Postdoctoral Program Admissions
Below you will find important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with the post-doctoral psychology residency training program at Citrus Health Network. This description is consistent with the program's policies on resident selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
The Citrus Health Network Psychology Postdoctoral Residency Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA) and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).  Treatment experiences in a broad array of programs: Children’s Crisis Stabilization Unit (CCSU); Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (ACSU); Foster Care Programs; Outpatient Psychotherapy; Behavioral Medicine; Statewide Inpatient Psychiatric Program (SIPP); Training in the area of Clinical Psychology with the goal of preparing candidates for licensure and subsequent Board Certification. This program offers:  A rich program of didactic seminars, colloquia & supervision with a large faculty body; Emphasis in the integration of science and practice with sensitivity to cultural diversity; and individual differences; A multiethnic, largely Hispanic population; Opportunity for program development, training and expansion; Opportunity to gain experience in supervising others;  Opportunity to conduct research.  Residents who complete the program successfully earn a certificate in Clinical Psychology.
Program Aims: 1) To increase and refine resident's ability to integrate clinical theory and practice in the application of knowledge, assessment, and clinical skills in the practice of psychology. 2) To use critical thinking to identify and respond to diversity. 3) To heighten the resident's sense of professionalism.
Competencies: Integration of Science and Practice; Individual and Cultural Diversity; Ethical and Legal Standards and Policy; Education and Systems.
 
Application Checklist: Cover Letter that specifies main areas of interest; Completed Post Doctoral Residency Application (click PDF below); 2 Letters of Recommendation (addressed to Training Director and sent directly from a Professional Source); Curriculum Vitae; Letter of Degree Confirmation By Residency Start Date from an APA Accredited Doctoral Program.
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants: 
N/A
 
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year
Annual Salary for Full-Time Interns $47,500
Annual Salary for Part-Time Interns NA
Program provides access to medical insurance for interns YES
If access to medical insurance is provided: 
Trainee contribution to cost required? YES
Coverage of family member(s) avaiable? - (at additional cost to trainee) YES
Coverage of legally married partner available?- (at additional cost to trainee) YES
Coverage of domestic partner available?- (at additional cost to trainee) YES
Hours of Paid Personal Time Off (PTO) - At CHN 80 hours of PTO includes vacation and sick leave.  In addition the intern receives 40 hours of Educational Leave 120
Hours of Paid Sick Leave -  At CHN sick leave is included in the hours mentioned above 0
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? YES
Other Benefits:
80 Hours of Paid Time Off (includes vacation and sick leave); 40 Hours of Education Leave; 6 paid holidays a year; Limited Life Insurance and Dental Insurance provided at no additional cost. Vision plans available at a small cost to trainee. Citrus Health Network is a qualified site for the National Loan Repayment Program (more info at https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/index.html ).   

 

 

Post Doctoral Residency Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

Program Tables Updated on September 1, 2021
 
Initial Post-Residency Positions  
  2017-2020
Total # of residents who were in the 3 cohorts 26
Total # of residents who remain in the training in the residency program 0
  PD EP
Community mental health center NA 10
Federraly qualified health center NA NA
independent primary care facilty / clinic NA NA
University counseling center NA NA
Veterans Affairs medical center NA NA
Military health center NA NA
Academic health center NA NA
Other medical center or hospital NA 1
Psychiaric hospital NA 1
Academic univeristy /department NA NA
Comminity college or other teaching setting NA NA
Independent research insititution NA NA
Correctional facility NA 3
School district/system NA NA
Independent practice setting NA 4
Not currently employed NA 1
Changed to another field NA NA
Other NA NA
Unknown NA 5

 

For concerns or questions specific to the program's accreditation, please contact:

The Commission on Accreditation

750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242

(202)-336-5979

apaaccred@apa.org.