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Forensic Conditional Release Program (CONREP)

Internship Opportunities


10 Douglas Dr. Suite 140
Martinez, CA 94553

Placement Openings

Three doctoral level students. Practicum Level Three preferred, Level Two accepted when student experience is appropriate.

  • Weekly commitment of 16 hours, Monday through Friday.
  • Required day: Wednesdays. Remaining hours are somewhat flexible to fit student schedules.
  • Placement available first Wednesday in September through the end of June.

Program Description

The Conditional Release Program (CONREP) works with mentally ill offenders, or persons found by courts to be not guilty of an offense they committed by reason of insanity. Students work intensively with a small individual caseload, and co-lead psychoeducational and process groups. Students also visit jails and state hospitals conducting court-ordered evaluations of individuals found incompetent to stand trial and assist in the assessment of patient readiness for community treatment. Students learn about violence risk assessment, including the assessment of anti-social and psychopathic personalities and become familiar with provisions of the California Penal Code concerning mentally ill offenders.

To Apply

Send cover letter and resume to:
Bluford Hestir, PhD
Forensic Mental Health Unit
10 Douglas Drive, Suite 140
Martinez, CA 94553
925-313-1150
bhestir@hsd.cccounty.us