Program Information: Doctoral Internship Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2257
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Edison Court, Inc.
Department: Doctoral Internship Program
Address: 1283 Almshouse Rd.
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Distance from Major City: 26 miles north of Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-343-7720x130
Fax: 215-348-3645
Email: jroberds@edisoncourt.com
Web Address: http://edisoncourt.com/
Brochure Website's Address: https://bit.ly/2FJ7AKr
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 08/20/2014
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jonathan Roberds
Chief Psychologist: Sarah Wodder
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/26/2019
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): All meals are provided at our residential treatment facility (optional).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site ECI is an organization dedicated to treating forensic populations, including adolescent and adult males with problematic sexual behavior, domestic/intimate partner violence and anger management offenders. Interns would split time between our outpatient offices - Ravenhill Psychological Services, located in Doylestown, PA and Levittown, PA - and our residential facilities - Mathom House (dual-licensed for both secure and residential treatment), Easton Manor (community-based residential treatment), and PATHS (community-based residential treatment for younger teens and older children). A typical work week for an intern at ECI includes the following training activities: • Completion of forensic psychological assessments including psychological evaluations, psychosexual evaluations, parental capacity evaluations, and violence risk assessments o Adolescent based evaluations may occur at the Bucks County Juvenile Detention Center o Court testimony as needed • Co-facilitation of two groups for adolescent males in the residential setting • Co-facilitation of two groups in the outpatient setting, referred by probation or parole: either adult males who have sexually offended, or adult males who have been charged for domestic violence or intimate partner violence • Managing a caseload of adolescent males in the outpatient setting, who have been adjudicated delinquent on charges of problematic sexual behavior o Court testimony as needed • Managing a caseload of adult clients in the outpatient setting, referred by probation or parole: adults who have been charged with sexually-based offenses or domestic/intimate partner violence o Court testimony as needed • Monthly communication with stakeholders, including providing written treatment summaries • Weekly documentation of all therapy clients • Three hours of weekly group supervision • Two hours of individual supervision with licensed psychologists • Weekly didactic meetings focused on relevant topics per APA recommendations and evidence-based treatments/best practices
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/06/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 09/13/2019
Interview process description:

Edison Court, Inc. holds individual interviews for Phase I during the month of December.  Interviews involve a group presentation, followed by several alternating individual meetings/interviews with program staff that collectively last approximately 3 hours.  Interested applicants, pending a positive review of online application (AAPI), will be contacted by phone to arrange an interview day and time.  Phone interviews are accaptable in cases wherein an in-person interview is not feasible.  An additional site visit/tour may be arranged upon request.

Application materials, in addition to the AAPI, should include at least three (3) letters of recommendation.  Submission of an integrated psychological evaluation or screening report is optional.  

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University, Alliant University, Regent University, Marywood University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, College of St. Elizabeth, Duquesne University, La Salle University,
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 200
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 30
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

The pre-doctoral internship at Edison Court, Inc. aims to provide students with a wide array of clinical experiences within a non-profit, community-based agency that offers a continuum of care (residential and outpatient) including individual and group psychotherapy as well as forensic psychological screening and evaluation, multi-disciplinary team involvement, and courtroom exposure.  Interns provide and mange primary therapeutic services to youth who require a higher level of care at Mathom House, Easton Manor, and PATHS, our residential treatment facilities that offer intensive inpatient treatment curricula as well as community re-entry services in the direction of independent living.  The training program is ideal for students seeking to embed their professional skills by serving a court-referred population, with an emphasis upon services for juvenile delinquents (often presenting with sexually problematic behavior), and outpatient clients of all ages.  The training lends itself to agency, forensic, and private practice settings.    

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Court Exposure/Involvement

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site http://edisoncourt.com/ or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 30 15 3
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 10 3
Total number of interns: 3 3 0
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 2 0
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 2 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 5 10 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12 12 0
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 3 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 1 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 1 1
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 2
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 2 0 0