Ppracticum FAQ's

What is the name of the program?
EBAC Practicum Program (EPP)
 Where is the program located?
That is a complicated question as we have programs from Oakland to Newark. It depends on the program you apply too and in which location you secure placement.

 

EBAC currently operates from three administrative offices, two in Oakland and one in South Region. EBAC is a mid-sized agency with over 200 employees, 3 umbrella departments, multiple programs under each umbrella and multiple program sites for each program. 

 

While some programs are exclusive to one region, others are located throughout Alameda County. Please consult a listing of programs and notice where each one is located.
How long is the internship?
The intern contract runs from the beginning of August to the last week in June.
Why?
All our interns’ contracts look the same but they are tied to the department in which you are signed on to serve. Because we provide services across Alameda County, it means we are serving at least five school districts with different start and stop dates.

 

As an agency, we all start together in August. However, we all end at different intervals between May 31st and June 31st with accompanying holiday and time off schedules to reflect the diverse school districts we serve.
Will I be able to get all my hours?
Yes. We are committed to making sure you secure your needed hours for school, which is why you are here. There is usually more than enough work to secure your hours with ease. Should there ever be any challenges within your placement or receiving the client hours needed you just need to let the EBAC program Clinical Coordinator and EBAC Field Placement contact know and they will address the issue.
Does EBAC provide a stipend?
EBAC does not provide a direct stipend. However, EBAC is an approved BHCS stipend site and we have had numerous recipients throughout the years. We are working to create an internal stipend program for EBAC employees.

 

This past year a sign on incentive was enacted and those interns who successfully complete their practicum placement with EBAC and are successfully hired on are provided a sign on bonus at the beginning of their employment with EBAC as a way to say Thank You.
How many hours of internship are expected each week?
Masters level interns are expected to provide 24-30 hours a week. BSW interns are expected to work 16 hours per week in their placements.
 What support is provided in the internship?
Masters level interns are provided:
  • 1 hour of weekly individual supervision
  • Coaching as needed
  • Program specific training
  • 2 hours of weekly group supervision (as needed)
  • 4 hours of monthly didactic training
  • Bachelors’ Level interns are provided:
  • 1 hour of weekly individual supervision
  • Coaching as needed
  • Program specific training
  • EBAC provided regular training throughout the agency under Title IVE which anyone can attend but must have supervisor approval if during internship hours.
 What is the major funding stream?
80% of EBAC funding come through MediCal as we supply mental health services for those underserved.
 What is my client case load?
Client case load depends on which program you are in and how they break out services. School based services usually builds you to a case load which serves the program and  provides with the necessary clients contact hours which are required for your school requirements.
 Is there a particular Theoretical orientation?
No. We provide training for and encourage child centered therapeutic interventions and modalities. Because we work with several disciplines from multiple universities across the United States, it is not feasible. However, EBAC is a trauma focused agency working to reduce trauma response.
Application for full consideration, please complete your application by 15 April 2019.

Click here for Online 2019-2020 Application
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Direct questions to Alicia Montgomery LCSW, EBAC Field Placement Coordinator practicumprogram@ebac.org

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