The Dept of Psychiatry of NY Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical Center maintains an APA-accredited internship-training program at the Payne Whitney Clinic. The program offers an experiential model of training and upholds the educational goal of providing comprehensive, quality training in clinical psychology in both direct services and research domains. The program is designed to provide interns with diverse clinical experience in the treatment of a wide range of psychiatric disorders. Patients range in age from children to the elderly and are seen in inpatient and outpatient settings. The Hosp serves a large, diverse group of patients, insuring each intern the opportunity of working with patients representing a broad range of diagnoses,clinical problems, and varied ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Interns participate in a core curriculum of evaluation,diagnosis, assessment, psychotherapy and experience in the Psychiatric Emergency Room. Elective rotations are offered in many areas including the Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Program with CL work in the Burn Center, the Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service, Geropsychiatry, Child Psychiatry, Inpatient Adolescent, Adult Inpatient Unit, Women''s Health, Women''s CBT Inpatient Unit, Sexual Health, Public Health Psychiatry, Psycho-Oncology and the Personality Disorders Institute. The Research Placement Program is available to those interns who have completed or nearly completed their dissertation research. A comprehensive program of didactics, individual and group supervision are integral to the training program. Four interns are selected each year. Preference is given to candidates from APA accredited, clinical psychology Ph.D. programs. .
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