Practicum/Externship

We are a field-placement (extern) training site for several local Clinical Psychology training programs, as part of an agreement between the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health (LAC DMH) Student Professional Development Program and various local educational programs.  These educational programs are designated as Affiliated Training Partners and have current training agreements in place with LAC DMH.  Our practicum program only accepts students from programs that are identified as Affiliated Training Partners AND are APA accredited programs in good standing.

Application to our practicum program is through the training directors’ offices at the educational institutions.  Only training director approved applications are forwarded to us for review.

Upon receiving the approved applications, the Psychology Division track supervisors initiate contact regarding the continued application process for his/her specific track. Students are advised not to initiate contact.  All students undertaking practica at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center are required to be registered with the LAC DMH Student Professional Development Program, which will require a LiveScan.  Students are also required to have a National Provider Identification (NPI) number prior to beginning their training at Harbor-UCLA.

The program year starts the beginning of September and ends August 15th.  Hours per week on site run between 12 to 16 hours; the specific days and time are determined by each track supervisor.  Please see the descriptions for the various tracks for further details.