Internship Program

Citywide Case Management (CWCM), a UCSF/SFGH Department of Psychiatry community agency since 1981, is San Francisco's oldest case management program. CWCM serves over 500 low-income, severely mentally ill residents of San Francisco, most of which also suffer substance abuse issues. The staff includes MSWs, MFTs, nurses, psychiatric technicians, psychologists, psychiatrists, counselors and clerical support. Case managers and student interns provide clinical and case management services in the community, as well as in the clinic. Internship placements are available in four of Citywide's programs:

Citywide Case Management

Citywide Case Management* provides long-term intensive services to clients being discharged repeatedly from psychiatric inpatient units. Work includes assertive case management, individual, group, family, and crisis treatment. Caseloads for second year interns will be 5 to 6 clients.

Community Focus

Community Focus provide internships in all three of the its programs. Interns will work within the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model and provide services to Community Focus clients.

Forensics Program*

Forensics Program* provides a similar array of services to severely mentally ill adults who are high users of county jail or state prison. Interns will participate in San Francisco's nationally acclaimed Behavioral Heath Court. Caseloads for second year interns will be 3 to 4 clients.

Linkage Team

Citywide Linkage Team*- is a short-term intensive case management service stationed at three different Community Outpatient Clinics. Staff and interns will work with client over a 3 to 5 month period to link with ongoing outpatient services as they come out of psychiatric inpatient units. Caseloads for second year interns will be 2 to 3 clients.

Roving Behavioral Health Team

Citywide Roving Behavioral Health Team provides short-term case management and supportive counseling to residents of San Francisco's "Care not Cash" hotels with the goal of reducing evictions and homelessness. The Mayor's Office and The Department of Human Services have singled out this new program as highly effective. This team accepts both first and second year interns.

*Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is a specialized treatment for clients suffering from borderline personality disorder and/or self-destructive behaviors. Participation in this treatment modality is a possibility for all interns participating in Citywide programs except with the Citywide Roving Behavioral Health Team.
Citywide has a large, well-established, and structured training program including in-service education, didactic presentations, and case conferences with the program's multidisciplinary team. Interns will provide indiviual, group, and family psychotherapy and psycho-education. Assessments, diagnosis, and crisis interventions will be taught in all programs.
Interns receive a $85 per month stipend and can also apply for a stipend sponsored by San Francisco Community Behavioral Health Services. Citywide has a long history of hiring talented interns who have done well in the training programs.

To register for an internship or for more information please contact:

Citywide and associated programs
Deborah Wyman-Dixon 
Clinial Social Worker, Supervisor 
Community Focus
Denise Corbin
Director of Intern Training
(415) 597-8049
Michelle Swain
Assistant Director of Intern Training
(415) 597-8043