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.”


“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.