Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility

1 Full Time Funded Positions

General Information

The Family Court Liaison Branch (FCLB) is a branch of the Child and Mental Health Division (CAMHD) of the State of Hawaii Department of Health. FCLB is located at the Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility (HYCF) and provides direct clinical mental health services to the youth at HYCF. FCLB works in collaboration with the HYCF Staff in order to provide mental health services to youth throughout their incarceration. HYCF staff includes Social Workers, Youth Corrections Officers, medical staff and Department of Education Staff. Additionally, FCLB is comprised of Social Workers, Psychiatrists and Psychologists with whom the Intern can expect to work closely. Many youth also receive services from CAMHD via a Family Guidance Center (FGC) outside of HYCF, and FCLB works closely with the youth’s home FGC in order to ensure continuity of care and successful transition back to community based mental health services.

Internship Experience

The Intern placed within FCLB at HYCF will have the opportunity to train in the areas of assessment, consultation, and individual and family psychotherapy with a particular focus on the juvenile justice population. The FCLB Intern will spend approximately half of their clinical time conducting, scoring, & writing up psychological assessments with youth who have been ordered by the court into HYCF. The remaining time is spent in consultation, risk assessments, multidisciplinary meetings, intake evaluations & carrying a weekly individual/family therapy caseload of approximately 3-4 cases. The Intern may also have the opportunity to supervise pre-doctoral practicum students under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Contact Information

Site Director: Andrea M. Hiura, PsyD, Licensed Psychologist

Email: andrea.hiura@doh.hawaii.gov

Mailing Address: 42-470 Kalanianaole Hwy, Kailua, HI 96734