Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2371
Program Type: Internship
Site: Stony Brook University Consortium Internship Program (SBU-CIP)
Department: Psychology
Address: 440 Psychology B
Department of Psychology
Stony Brook, New York 11794-2520
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 57 miles east of New York City, Long Island, NY
Phone: 631-632-7848x
Fax: 631-632-4632
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Consortium
Member of APPIC since: 09/27/2016
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Dina Vivian
Chief Psychologist: Dina Vivian
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 29000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The interns spend approximately 2 days providing outpatient services (both assessment and treatment) at the L. Krasner Psychological Center (KPC; Department of Psychology) and the Mind Body Clinical Research Center (MB-CRC; Department of Psychiatry); 2 days providing inpatient psychiatric services in the SBU Hospital including rotations in the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, Adult or Child Inpatient Psychiatric Units and the Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry service; and, 1 day for didactic training, supervision, administrative tasks (i.e., note writing) and research. There is also a minor rotation available in the Obesity/Disordered Eating Clinic in the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center in the Department of Surgery. The patient population includes primarily adults who present with a wide range of psychological problems and/or co-morbidities of psychological and medical issues. For example, at the KPC interns will be treating patients for depression, anxiety disorders, stress management, family and interpersonal issues, work-related stressors, difficulties in activities of daily living, and co-morbidities; at the MB-CRC, interns will be seeing patients who may participate in a comprehensive mind-body stress management program, healthy living habits, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and treatments for mood and anxiety disorders and PTSD. At the Obesity/Disordered Eating clinic, the interns will conduct psychological evaluations with patients who seek bariatric surgery and will be delivering pre- and post-surgery supportive treatments as part of an interdisciplinary team. Interventions are based on cognitive-behavioral (CBT) models, including 3rd wave approaches (such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy). Experience in delivering treatment via individual and group modalities is offered across all the programs included in the internship. In addition to general psychotherapy, interns will also acquire experience in behavioral medicine and integrated care across various types of outpatient mental health facilities and medical settings. Except for the satellite clinic associated with the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center, all the programs at the KPC, MB-CRC, and SBU Hospital are located a short distance away from each other within the SBU campus. The satellite clinic associated with the bariatric program is about 4 miles from the campus. In addition to delivering psychotherapy services, interns have the opportunity to conduct psycho-educational and psychological evaluations for learning problems, ADHD, and giftedness with children, adolescents, and adults. The primary in-house didactics are conducted on a weekly basis (2 hours/week); they include formal clinical and research presentations, clinical workshops, journal clubs, case presentations, and a seminar in supervision. The interns can also attend the weekly Ground Rounds in the Department of Psychiatry, and other relevant didactic opportunities in the Departments of Psychology (e.g., monthly clinical brown bags, colloquia) and Psychiatry (e.g., relevant clinical presentations that are part of the psychiatry resident didactics). Lastly, the interns' daily schedule includes clinical administrative tasks (e.g., clinical documentation, reviewing session videotapes, preparing for supervision), supervision (both receiving supervision and providing supervision to others), readings and protected time for research (up to 4 hours/weekly to work on own research or ongoing research projects across the internship programs). While the interns may rotate across sites/programs on separate days of the week, they do have a number of overlapping/cohort activities including group supervision, didactics, co-leading a group, and socializing (e.g., having lunch together).
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
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? Yes
Details of the above affiliations The SBU-CIP is partially affiliated with the Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at Stony Brook University.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/08/2019 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: 12/02/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2020
Interview process description:

In person interviews will occur at the Leonard Krasner Psychological Center (KPC).  On 01/03/2020 (alternative date possible: 01/10/2020). Applicants will be interviewed on an individual basis at the KPC site by faculty and current interns who are members of the Intern Selection Committee. There will also be a group presentation about the SBU-CIP including a Q&A session pertaining to all the main and minor training programs and opportunities. In person interviews are preferred; however, depending on the interviewers' schedule and applicants' needs a limited number of interviews may also be conducted via Skype. Invitations for interviews will be sent to the applicants via e-mail by the TD and/or her assistant on 12/2/2019.  Requests to meet with specific supervisors and interest in visiting the other sites participating in the SBU-CIP will be honored within the constraints of everyone's schedule and availability.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs: Stony Brook University, Long Island University at CW-Post, NY; University of Central Florida, FA; Ferkauf Graduate Program at Yeshiva University, NY; University of Missouri-Columbia, MI; University of Missouri-Kansas MI; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Nevada; University of Mississippi; Hofstra University (NY); University of Southern California; Northwestern; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; University of Albany, SUNY; University of Texas, Austin.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 150
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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: Commitment to a clinical scientist or strong scientist practitioner training model; demonstrated interest in integrating science and practice in the delivery of psychological services, via knowledge of and experience in implementing evidence-based treatments. Solid knowledge of CBT models (including third-wave) and clinical experience in the application of CBT- and evidence-based interventions. Experience in psychological assessment, including integrated reports/psycho-educational testing for Learning Disabilities and ADHD. Additionally, experience in conducting research, including basic and applied research in clinical psychology, and interest in remaining involved in research activities are valued.
Program Description

A. Program Training Aim:

The Stony Brook University Consortium Internship Program (SBU-CIP) is a two-member agency program that offers a 12-month doctoral internship in clinical psychology to qualified students in doctoral psychology programs. The member agencies include the Leonard Krasner Psychological Center (KPC), a psychology training clinic associated with the doctoral program in clinical psychology, Department of Psychology (College of Arts and Sciences); and the Mind Body Clinical Research Center (MB-CRC), an outpatient facility associated with the Department of Psychiatry (Stony Brook Medicine).

The SBU-CIP is designed to provide interns with training and experience in delivering services primarily to adults across various therapeutic settings, including outpatient mental health facilities and hospital-based programs (i.e., psychiatric emergency medicine, inpatient psychiatry -adult and children, and consultation/liaison). Training and experience in providing cognitive-behavioral therapies (including third-wave models), behavioral medicine, integrated care in primary care settings, and in-hospital psychiatric services are targeted. The SBU-CIP targets primarily adult populations, however, limited experience with pediatric populations is provided at the KPC site.

The internship includes approximately 45 hours of training weekly, including didactics/clinical workshops, supervision, and administrative responsibilities, for a total of 2000 doctoral internship training hours.

 B. Training Opportunities

  1) Outpatient Programs

Main outpatient programs include an average of 12-14 hours of face-to-face client contact weekly combined across sites plus a minimum of 4 full battery psychoeducational evaluations at the KPC site (or a combination of 6 ADHD and IQ testing) with youth/adults over the course of the internship. The main outpatient programs are:

KPC Outpatient Program. Delivery of psychological services to adult and child populations and across a wide range of clinical problems. In addition, specialized clinics provide experiential training in CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy for depressive disorders, Exposure/Response Prevention for Anxiety Disorders, assessment and group treatment for ADHD, and group treatment for Social Anxiety.

MB-CRC Outpatient Program. Delivery of psychological services to adult and child populations, including psychological diagnostic assessments and individual CBT-based psychotherapy for mood and anxiety disorders. Interns also co-lead group-based psychotherapy including the following evidence-based programs: the Stress Management and Resilience Training (SMART) Program and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). 

   2) Inpatient Programs

Main inpatient programs include an average of 10-12 hours of face-to-face client contact weekly. Interns will have the opportunity to rotate through two of the inpatient psychiatric services every 6 months. The main inpatient programs are:

Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP). The CPEP provides emergency psychiatric services to people in urgent need of psychiatric evaluation, acute intervention, and referral services. Interns work closely with a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and coordinate care for individuals in urgent need of services. Interns receive training in conducting psychiatric evaluations, treatment formulation and disposition, and care coordination within the context of the emergency department.

Adult and Child Inpatient Psychiatry Units. The Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Unit is a self-contained 30-bed unit designed for the acute short-term stabilization treatment of adult inpatients with a variety of psychiatric and behavioral problems including suicidality, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and severe anxiety disorders. The child unit is a 10-bed unit. Interns work closely with a psychologist and with a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and care for patients on the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. Interns participate in patient rounds with the team and co-run skills groups.

Consultation and Liaison (C&L) Psychiatry. The C&L service provides psychiatric consultation throughout the hospital. Interns attend patient rounds with a multidisciplinary team and provide psychological evaluations, short term interventions, and consultation to patients and clinicians on medical and surgical inpatient units throughout the SBU Hospital.

   3) Minor Programs/Rotations

Minor Programs/Rotations involve a minimum of 4 hours of training activities weekly (range 4–8) across the whole period of the internship or for specified periods of time (e.g., 4 months). The minor programs/rotations are:

At the KPC: (a) Outpatient psychological assessment program; (b) Mental Health Training & Administration; and, (c) Community Educational Outreach.

At the MB-CRC: (a) Obesity/Disordered Eating Clinic.

Internship Training Opportunities


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: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:

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: 26 41 51
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 26 25
Total number of interns: 4.5 4 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4.5 4 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4.5 4 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4.5 4 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 5 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 21 114 107
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 4 3
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 0
General Hospital: 0 1 0
Other Medical Center: 1 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 1
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 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: 1 3 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: 0 0 0