Site Name: Woodhull Medical Center
Department: Psychological Services- Room 5A-12
An interview with our faculty members and a visit to our site is required to assess the fit between applicants' training needs and the opportunities our internship offers. After an initial review of the applications received, we contact selected applicants during December to invite them to an interview. If you are not selected for an interview, you will be notified by email during the last week of December. We ask that applicants set aside 4 hours to spend with us. Applicants will be scheduled for one individual interview, one group interview, meet with current intern class, and get to meet faculty.If you are bilingual (English/Spanish) applicant you will, in addition, have a 30 minute interview and information session in Spanish with a faculty member to better assess skill level and interest in bilingual/bicultural work.
The Clinical Psychology Program at Woodhull Medical Center is under the auspices of the Department of Psychiatry. The program provides a generalist training within a clinical model to meet the mental health needs of underserved populations in an ethnically diverse city environment. All interns are required to participate in a year-long core rotation in the Adult and Child and Adolescent Departments and 4 months with Inpatient Services. Interns are also required to develop an area of interest by selecting from minor rotations. They can select between: HIV Center, Chemical Dependency Treatment Services, Mobile Crisis Team, Bilingual Community Outreach (Spanish/English)Service, DBT, ACT,ER, Obstetrics, Consultation/Liaison and Group Psychotherapy. Interns will participate in a didactic seminar series and are required to attend Grand Rounds. Interns will develop competence in a)working with a wide range of presenting problems; b)diagnostic, assessment and psychotherapy, c)adult and child group psychotherapy; d)multi-disciplinary collaboration; e)consulting to schools; f)conveying psychological knowledge to others e)providing therapy within a bilingual English/Spanish/bicultural framework if applicable. We offer significant supervision in all minor and core rotations. Training supervisors work from a variety of theoretical orientations, including Psychodynamic, CBT, Family Systems, Multicultural and Interpersonal Perspectives and offer interns supportive supervision and look to enhance professional development. Please refer to our brochure at www.nyspa.org for more information.
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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
http://c.ymcdn.com/sites/www.nyspa.org/resource/resmgr/Students/Internship-Woodhull.pdf or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.