Amazing Dialogue with New BHRS Interns

This past Friday,  the Office of Diversity and Equity (ODE) capped off a two-day orientation for 38 new BHRS interns and trainees with a fun and interactive Amazing Dialogue event and contest in which the interns/trainees get to learn all about ODE and the Health Equity Initiatives (HEI) as they visit table displays and have “amazing dialogues” with staff and representatives. The interns/trainees also get to vote for their favorite HEI table display (the Pacific Islander Initiative took the win this year!) and they take a short pop quiz  for 1st runner up, runner up and grand prize.

“I really liked all the presenters.  The passion that they have for the work they do is inspirational.”

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“I enjoyed all of the training given by the clinicians, it gave me perspective and insight about my role as an intern.  I also enjoyed the lived experience panel as well as the WRAP facilitators and the interactive activities.”

Sounds like the trainees/interns are off to a strong start  this year!

The BHRS Intern & Trainee Program provides training opportunities to psychology interns, masters-level trainees, alcohol and drug certificate program students, and psychiatric residents each year.  The  program includes:

  •  A two-day informative and fun orientation, which includes learning from staff across BHRS, receiving clinical training in trauma-informed care and self-care, hearing from the Lived Experience Academy about how to be a thoughtful and effective clinician, and the Amazing Dialogue event.
  • Placements at various BHRS sites, including the Youth Services Center, BHRS clinics, Service Connect, Serramonte Therapeutic Day School, Pre to 3, School-Based Mental Health, Canyon Oaks, Pathways programs and others.
  • Bi-monthly psychiatric grand rounds and regular in-service trainings.
  • Cultural Stipends for interns/trainees who provide services to underserved populations and participate in a HEI project/program.

Visit the BHRS Intern & Trainee Program website to learn more.