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.