Program Information: CHST Behavioral Health Division

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2391
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Rochester Institute of Technology-CHST Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program
Department: CHST Behavioral Health Division
Address: Dr. Easton RIT CHST
153 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester , New York 14623
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: located in Rochester, NY
Phone: 585-475-4065x
Fax: 585-475-4067
Email: caroline.easton@rit.edu
Web Address: https://www.rit.edu/healthsciences/graduate-programs/clinical-psychology-internship/overview
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.rit.edu/healthsciences/priority-behavioral-health-clinical-psychology-internship#:~:text=Priority%20Behavioral%20Health%20%26%20Clinical%20Psychology%20Internship%201,10%20Didactic%20Seminar%20Series.%20...%20More%20items...%20
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
  • University Counseling Center
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 12/05/2016
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Caroline Easton
Chief Psychologist: Caroline Easton
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 12
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28352
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns are provided office space and laptops.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Psychological Assessment, Evidenced Based Interventions, Individual and/or Group Therapy, Consultation, Treatment Planning, Staff Meetings, Didactic Seminars, Team Meetings, and Scholar/Research Project
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: 12/01/2020 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: 12/15/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2021
Interview process description:

Eligible applicants will be notified of their invited interview status via a phone call, email and/or US mail by 12/15/20 Eastern Std Time. Candidates will be invited for interviews at the beginning of January. The interview will be a full day of meeting with RIT faculty, Rochester Regional Health, Hillside, and Coordinated Care Services Inc Psychologists and Staff. The interviews will be a combination of 1:1 and group format. Interviews are preferred to take place in person but video or phone is acceptable on a case by case basis. There will be approximately 4-8 interviewers for each candidate. Lunch will be provided and a tour will be given.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Duquesne University, Rivier University, Medaille College, Suffolk University, Syracuse University, University of Arizona, Fielding University, Palo Alto University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Nova Southeastern University, George Washington University, University at Buffalo, LaSalle University, Midwestern University, University of Hartford, Western Michigan University, Mississippi State University, St. John's University, University of Mississippi, Carlos Albizu University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by ranking deadline
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: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 250
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not 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

Primary placement at the Priority Behavioral Health Internship Program at the College of Health Science and Technology (CHST) of RIT offers training in both the areas of assessment and evidenced-based interventions for clients in community mental health facilities, school based clinics and/or for offender populations diverted from corrections and criminal justice settings into mental health and/or substance abuse treatment.

CHST’s Priority Internship program across clinical and community psychology represents a cooperative endeavor between the School of Behavioral Health at CHST and the following clinical placement sites:  Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester Regional Health Care System, Hillside Family of Agencies, and Coordinated Care Services Inc. Interns have the opportunity to work with nationally and internationally recognized experts in mental health treatment, substance use research and forensic psychiatry. This placement affords experiences in the use of advancements in technology, use of evidenced-based clinical assessments & interventions, forensic assessments, and scholarly achievements. Our training and education program is dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders in the field using innovative and advanced technologies (e.g, telehealth and technology assisted interactive tools for clients), a trademark of RIT. Our main mission is to train our fellows to deliver the best care in the most comprehensive and efficient manner while assessing client-centered satisfaction and improvement in health.  RIT is ranked in the United States News and World Report as “top 10” in outstanding programs offered and has gained a global reputation for advancements in innovation, science and technology across the healthcare field. Such advancements have helped us grow our programming to include a recently built family medical practice on campus in collaboration with Rochester Regional Health. It has also led to the development of a School of Behavioral Health, a Behavioral Health Clinic on campus and a formal clinical psychology internship program.

 

 

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: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Other:

Experience

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

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at: https://www.rit.edu/healthsciences/graduate-programs/clinical-psychology-internship/overview  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 21 24 40 68
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 9 20 23 45
Total number of interns: 5 5 7 12
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 15 5 7 12
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 4 5 6
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 6
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 4 8
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 2 3 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 9 13 6 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 15 58 21 82
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 5 5 5
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 2
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 1
Research Position: 0 0 0 2
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 1
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0