Program Information: Behavioral Medicine

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2508
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Cooper University Hospital
Department: Behavioral Medicine
Address: One Cooper Plaza Dorrance 222
Camden, New Jersey 08103
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Distance from Major City: 3 miles east of Philadelphia
Phone: 856-342-3129
Fax:
Email: bullock-anastasia@cooperhealth.edu
Web Address: http://www.cooperbehavioralmedicine.org/
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.cooperbehavioralmedicine.org/
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since: 11/30/2020
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Anastasia Bullock
Chief Psychologist: Kelly Gilrain
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 06/27/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Depending on the rotation, interns will be in various clinics throughout the week, including but not limited to primary care, women's health, and inpatient consultation-liaison. In outpatient clinics, interns will attend interdisciplinary meetings, have warm hand-offs and co-visits, and see patients individually within the respective medical clinics for assessment and individual psychotherapy. Inpatient, interns will coordinate with the consulting medical teams, nurses, social work, and other specialties to meet the patient's care goals. Bedside assessment and intervention are typical for medically and psychiatrically admitted patients. Note writing is completed in the EMR and phone calls are made to clarify consults and relay recommendations to primary medical teams. 4-5 hours per week are dedicated to regularly scheduled didactics.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/15/2021
Interview process description:

This year we plan to offer virtual interviews via Webex to continue promoting equity and safety related to the possibility of an ongoing pandemic, as well as financial burden. If applicants would like to come in-person, they can indicate that when interviews are offered via email. A series of individual and group interviews will take place during a half day block. The number of interviewers will vary based on the applicant's interests. The applicant's schedule will be comprised of at least 3, 30 minute interviews with faculty. There will be a separate scheduled time for applicants to meet interns via Webex in small groups during the same week applicants are interviewing with faculty (but not necessarily on the same day). Applicants are welcome to specify if they would like to meet with specific faculty members. We will do our best to accomodate requests to meet with specific faculty members; however, we cannot make any guarantees.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine William Paterson 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: Yes
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 application 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: 600
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
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

Cooper University Health Care (CUHC), affiliated with Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, is the leading academic health care system in Southern New Jersey. Since 1887, Cooper has been providing high quality health care to all citizens of the region. Cooper also takes great pride in leading efforts to revitalize the city of Camden and surrounding areas, recognizing the need to address all social determinants of health to promote the wellbeing of our citizens.

Interns will have the opportunity to have integrated and interdisciplinary training experiences in multiple settings within Cooper University Health Care for various health-related problems, including: management of chronic illness, treatment non-adherence, pain management, smoking cessation, weight management, insomnia, coping with acute illness and hospitalization, palliative care, and assisting patients’ families with coping. There are also opportunities for cognitive and psychological assessment within a primary care setting, receiving referrals from the Urban Health Institute and Family Medicine.

Interns will see a variety of individuals across inpatient and outpatient settings, including patients/families across the lifespan with OB/GYN, Neonatology, Pediatrics, and all adult specialties, including Internal Medicine, Trauma, Cardiology, Neurology, and Orthopedics. Clinical expectations, driven by a cognitive behavioral, acceptance-based, and biopsychosocial models, include assessment, intervention (individual, group, family), psychoeducation, health promotion activities, provider education, and consultation/liaison work.  Behavioral Medicine promotes the availability of timely, goal-oriented, brief, and collaborative services designed to be consistent with a fast paced, academic medical environment and contemporary models of reimbursement for cost-effective clinical services. Interns can expect to provide 20 direct service hours per week across rotations and will have at least a total of 2000 internship hours at the end of the training year. Caseloads will be assigned and monitored to make sure that training is cumulative, sequential, and increasing in complexity throughout the year and within individual rotations length of time spent in each rotation throughout the year depends on the needs assessment and stated goals of the interns’ Professional Education Plan, as well as the needed time for a sufficient training experience (typically 4-6 months). All interns will experience most, if not all, of the rotations; outpatient integrated primary care and inpatient consultation-liaison rotations are required experiences for the duration of the training year.

The training environment will promote competency fundamental to the practice of health psychology through clinical, research, and didactic experiences. The attainment of profession-wide competencies will be achieved through the integration of clinical practice, didactics, and supervision as specified by APA accreditation principles including:

  1. Research
  2. Ethical and legal standards
  3. Individual and cultural diversity
  4. Professional values, attitudes, and behaviors
  5. Communication and interpersonal skills
  6. Assessment
  7. Intervention
  8. Supervision
  9. Consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills

Interns will participate in specifically designed didactic seminars for a minimum of 2 hours per week throughout the training year. It is also anticipated that interns will have the opportunity to supervise pre-doctoral externs with the guidance of licensed clinical psychologists.

This program will train interns to build skills across the profession-wide competencies consistent with the Commission on Accreditation Implementing Regulations for health service psychology. Specific aims of the program include:

  1. To train independent health service psychologists to practice at the top of their license by providing an environment conducive to learning all aspects of both general clinical and specialized practice in health psychology. Specifically, interns will learn how to be highly professional, ethical and competent in assessment, evidence-based intervention, treatment recommendations, interdisciplinary consultation, neurocognitive testing, and comprehensive psychological evaluations for surgery.
  2. To expose interns to a range of theoretical orientations and types of psychological interventions (cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, mindfulness-based), integrated treatment settings, and multidisciplinary teams.
  3. To provide an opportunity to work with a diverse patient population (culturally, racially, ethnically, linguistically, socioeconomically, religiously, gender and sexuality, and psychological/psychiatric presenting problems).

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: http://www.cooperbehavioralmedicine.org/  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 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 5 25
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5 21
Total number of interns: 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 14 38
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 55 97
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 2
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0