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Fragile Pampas
Supplemental Practicum Trainee
Location: Hybrid (Oakland)

We are currently seeking a pre-doctoral student interested in a great training opportunity in psychological, neuropsychological, and educational evaluations with children, adolescents, and adults. This training opportunity is ideal for someone who will be in their 4th year doctoral program during the 2024-2025 academic year.

Current services offered at our group practice consist of psychotherapy, assessments, nutrition counseling, and leadership development. Common assessment referrals include ADHD, learning disability, giftedness, autism spectrum disorder, and co-occurring mental health/medical conditions. Our current evaluations are offered with a hybrid model: intakes, feedback sessions, collaterals, questionnaires are completed via telehealth. All neurocognitive /educational measures are performed in-person at our office.

Our office is located at the beautiful Lake Merritt area in Oakland, CA. We are in a medical building with other healthcare providers. The building circulates clean air throughout the day. Our office room is equipped to ensure safety (e.g., masks, gloves, sanitizers, touch-less thermometer, HEPA filer air purifier).


Start date: June/July 2024

Duration: Minimum of 1-year commitment. Weekly commitment may initially start with 10-12 hours/week, and gradually move up to 15-20 hours/week. These hours are inclusive of face-to-face /virtual clinical interview, in-office test administration, scoring/interpretation/report writing, feedback session, collateral interviews.

Stipend: $9,600 for academic year 2024-2025

[candidates anticipating to stay longer than a year will be considered for a higher stipend]


  • Under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist, the trainee will conduct clinical interviews, collateral interviews, administer standardized assessments, score/interpret results, report writing, and provide feedback and recommendations to the client.

  • Attend individual supervision, didactic training, team meetings, and/or additional training

  • opportunities

  • Maintain confidential records in compliance with ethical and legal guidelines

  • Participate in efforts to enhance/utilize resources in the community that clients can

  • benefit from post-assessment.

  • Participate in efforts to maintain and/or develop effective implementation of assessment

  • procedures

  • Must be willing to perform in-person assessment procedures, as well as other clinical services via tele-psychology (e.g., clinical interview, collaterals, feedback session)


  • Has completed MA/MS in Clinical Psychology or related behavioral sciences

  • Will be a 4th year doctoral student during academic year 2024-2025

  • Has completed all academic assessment courses required by the school program

  • Preferably has experience as a TA for an assessment course AND/OR supervised experience in standardized psychological/ neuropsychological assessments (e.g., WAIS, WISC, WRAT, WIAT, D-KEFS, CVLT, continuous performance test, MMPI/MCMI/PAI/MACI etc.)

  • Excited to learn about assessing individuals for ADHD, learning disability, autism spectrum disorder, giftedness/ “twice exceptionality”, socio-emotional and psychiatric functioning

  • Interest in working with a broad developmental range (children, adolescents, adults)

  • Strong and efficient writing skills

  • Upholds high ethical standards

  • Sensitivity to diverse populations

  • Self-driven, takes initiative

  • Enthusiastic and compassionate

  • A quick study

  • Strong ability to collaborate and work in a team

  • Commitment to maintaining confidential, accurate, and complete records


  • All clinical interviews/intakes, collaterals, and feedback sessions are conducted via telehealth

  • Electronic use of self-rating questionnaires

  • Cognitive assessments are performed in-person at our office

  • Patients complete an informed consent form agreeing to all office safety guidelines

  • Only 1 in-person assessment case per day in the office

  • Using tele-psychology as feasible

  • Office follows all safety guidelines in compliance with CDC (masks, sanitization, distancing, purified air circulation) 


Please send the following items to Clinical Director, Amrita Mehta, Ph.D. at

  • CV

  • Cover letter*

  • Unofficial transcript

  • 1-2 writing samples of clinical case/assessment report

  • Name/contact of 2-3 references of clinical supervisors and/or assessment course professors

*In your cover letter, please address the following:

  • What is most unique or valuable about you/professional experience/interests?

  • Names of some standardized neuropsychological/psychological measures previously used

  • Do you have a preference to work with children, adults, or both?

  • Are you available for 1.5 hours for virtual clinical interviews on Mondays at 10 am

  • and/or 1 pm?

  • Are you available for 5-6 hours for in-person assessments on Tuesdays or Fridays?

  • How many hours per week are you able to dedicate?

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