Program Information: Psychology Internship Training Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1466
Program Type: Internship
Site: NewYork Presbyterian Hospital/Weill-Cornell Medical Center
Department: Psychology Internship Training Program
Address: New York Presbyterian Medical Center - Cornell Campus
425 East 61st Street - PH Floor, Room 1350
New York, New York 10065
Country: United States
Metro Area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 212-821-0622
Fax: 212-821-0792
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 7/1//2003
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Susan Evans Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Susan Evans Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 158
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 400
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32175
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns are covered for malpractice insurance by the hospital
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns will conduct 4 individual psychotherapy sessions and participate in seminars and didactics. One day a week they will conduct a psychiatric evaluation and two days a week participate in rotations in a specific area of psychology/psychiatry.
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: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2018
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/16/2020
Interview process description:

We encourage PhD applicants with clinical science orientation.

Interviews are 1/16/20 AND 1/17/20.  Three 1/2 hour individual onsite-only interviews with members of the faculty, plus meeting with one or more of the current interns.  Applicants are notified by email and mail.  Interviews will be offered to 24 applicants.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs: American University, Boston University, Emory, Fordham, Harvard, LIU-Brooklyn, Northwestern, Penn State, Rutgers, SUNY at Stony Brook, Teachers College Columbia U, Temple, UCLA, University of Illinois Champaign, University of Massachusetts Boston. University of Pittsburgh, University of Wisconsin, UPenn, Yale, Yeshiva
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 1
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Not 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: Program does not support visas
Program Description

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. .

FOR INFORMATION AND BROCHURE go to our website at:

 and click on the link to the brochure at the bottom of the page.

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: 149 160 144
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 24 24 24
Total number of interns: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4
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 9 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 26 18 20
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: 4 4 4
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 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
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: 1 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 3 4 3
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: 0 0 0