Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2330
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Central New York Psychiatric Center Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
Department: Psychology
Address: P.O. Box 300
9005 Old River Rd
Marcy, New York 13403
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 50 miles east of Syracuse, NY
Phone: 315-765-3656
Fax: 315-765-3679
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 11/22/2016
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Nichole Marioni
Chief Psychologist: Nichole Marioni
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35074
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Vision insurance; 3 days of professional leave for dissertation, training opportunities (other than those sponsored by the internship), and/or professional examinations; 5 days of personal leave in addition to sick and vacation leave; NYS Library System access
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns spend at least three days per week at the inpatient forensic hospital and one to two days per week at one of two CBO rotations. During their second semester of the internship, the other rotations may be reduced to accommodate a rotation with SOTP. In these varied settings interns may: conduct individual and group therapy; complete treatment plans, progress notes, and other required clinical documentation; assist with or perform a variety of clinical assessments; consult with multidisciplinary staff; and attend unit, facility, or joint OMH/DOCCS clinical and administrative meetings. Interns also participate in four hours combined of individual and group supervision weekly, a minimum of two hours of weekly didactics, and at least two additional hours of professional development. Aside from scheduled meetings, supervision, and treatment activities, interns are expected to be autonomous in scheduling and completing their weekly activities. Although days vary considerably, a typical day might include: attending a morning treatment team meeting, preparing for a group, conducting a 45- or 90-minute group, completing group notes, preparing for an assessment, conducting one to two hours of an assessment with a patient, and attending group or individual supervision.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 12/16/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/20/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2020
Interview process description:

Interviews will be scheduled as much as possible between January 6 and January 10, 2020. On-site interviews are highly recommended in order for potential interns to gather as much information as possible about the site and goodness of fit. Applicants unable to do so should contact the Training Director for alternate arrangements. Visits will last approximately 6 hours and will include an introductory session and brief tour of the main rotation site (forensic inpatient hospital) with all applicants in attendance that day, interviews with the Training Director and additional faculty members, and lunch with the current interns. Applicants will be interviewed individually (i.e., not with other applicants) but may be interviewed by individual or small groups of faculty. Applicants will be notified via email regarding the request for an interview. Requests for meetings with specific faculty will be taken into consideration but cannot be guaranteed. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Yeshiva University, Medaille College, Alliant/California School of Professional Psychology-San Diego, Walden 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: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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
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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: Trainees are required to sign statements that they have reviewed and will abide by the agency's policies entitled: Respect and Interpersonal Behavior, Staff-on-Staff Violence in the Workplace, NYS Justice Center Code of Conduct, Sexual Harassment, and Mandated Reporting. These policies are available by contacting: Nichole L. Marioni, PhD, ABPP, Training Director at
Other Requirements: Placement at CNYPC is contingent on the results of background screenings, including fingerprinting and a criminal background check.
Program Description

The CNYPC Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and as such abides by its guidelines. It also strives to be consistent with the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct (APA, 2017), the Specialty Guidelines for Forensic Psychology (APA, 2013), and the Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA). The internship is integral to the function and philosophy of CNYPC and the NYS Office of Mental Health in its provision of a wide range of treatment and evaluation services to traditionally underserved populations, its commitment to individual and public safety, and its focus on ongoing education and development of employees and the services they provide.

The internship is a one-year training program offering two full-time, paid intern positions. The internship is designed to train doctoral psychology students to provide mental health care services from a biopsychosocial, culturally-sensitive, and trauma-informed perspective. The training is generalist in nature, albeit within a forensic context, such that the knowledge and skills acquired may be applied to a wide range of future clinical endeavors. Interns are afforded the opportunity to gain experience working with individuals with mild to severe mental illness, personality disorders, cognitive impairments, and maladaptive behavior issues in forensic inpatient, correctional, and civil-confinement settings. Interns are based at the inpatient hospital and complete two supplemental rotations at Mid-State Correctional Facility and Marcy Correctional Facility Residential Mental Health Unit. An elective rotation is available with the Sex Offender Treatment Program. The goal of the internship is to produce ethical and competent psychologists with practical knowledge of both clinical and forensic aspects of the field.

The internship is based on a practitioner-scholar model that emphasizes the integration of science and clinical practice and the development of profession-wide competencies proposed by the Health Service Psychology Education Collaborative and the American Psychological Association Standards of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology (SoA, 2017). The program’s approach to training is intern-centered, collaborative, and flexible such that consideration is given to each intern’s individual training goals and professional development. Ongoing discussion and assessment of these issues between interns and supervisors occur throughout the year and allow for timely changes to the training program as appropriate, within the overarching goals and structure of the internship. This process occurs informally, through regular supervision, and during formal quarterly reviews of interns’ progress and their own assessment of the program. The internship promotes a culture that enhances personal and professional growth through a series of clinical rotations, formal didactics, and intensive supervision.

The internship Training Committee is composed of the Training Director and faculty involved in the direct supervision of the interns during that internship year. All Licensed Psychologists within the Department may be involved in direct teaching or supervision of interns. Additionally, unlicensed doctoral-level psychologists, social workers, and psychiatrists are available to augment training and supervision experiences.  Supervision is viewed as a critical component of training throughout the internship and in all rotation experiences, with a goal of increased autonomy over the course of the year. To that end, training is structured to gradually allow interns to function with increasing independence during the internship year. In the beginning of each rotation, interns are closely supervised as they familiarize themselves with the rotation setting and expectations. This process may involve observation of the supervisor and other clinical staff (e.g., conducting treatment groups, interviews, or assessments) and assuming clinical responsibilities with close consultation with, or under the observation of, the supervisor.  As the year progresses, interns are gradually expected to assume clinical tasks with less reliance on supervision (while maintaining a minimum level of supervision). Every attempt is made to establish the intern as a fully participating member of the interdisciplinary team at the rotation site, rather than as simply a student or assistant to staff. Likewise, interns assume a position of responsibility in relation to the training program and are encouraged to propose changes to the program and to participate in the interview process for the next cohort of interns.  By the end of the year, it is hoped that interns will be ready to assume the independent clinical functioning expected of an entry-level psychology professional.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Forensic/Corrections

Treatment Modalities

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


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

Personality disorders, violence risk, suicide assessment, competency restoration, court-related evaluations, and prison-based mental health services are all incorporated into this internship. Please note that distribution/percentages may vary based upon a particular intern's interests, training needs, and rotations. 

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 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: 14 5 3
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 11 4 2
Total number of interns: 1 2 1
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 1 0
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 2 37
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 4 34 37
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: 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 1
General Hospital: 0 0 1
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 1 0
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 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 1 0 0