Department : Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2571
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Provisional Membership
Site: People Inc.
Department: Behavioral Health
Address: 280 Spindrift Drive
Williamsville, New York 14221
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: <5 miles from Buffalo, NY
Phone: 716-290-4162
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 2022
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Elizabeth Randall
Chief Psychologist: Karen Battaglia
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2025
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 40000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
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): Flexible scheduling that includes options for telecommuting, mileage reimbursement
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Fellows will manage a caseload that includes psychological assessment, counseling, functional behavioral assessment, and behavior support planning. Assessments can be completed in an office setting or in individual residences. Many assessments require observation of identified behavioral concerns, which typically requires meeting individuals in their environments at the times when behavior typically occurs. Fellows will work in the Behavioral Health Department office, currently located at 280 Spindrift Avenue Williamsville, NY 14221. They may additionally conduct assessments one or two days per week at our Article 16 Clinic at 800 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY 14207. All department employees are permitted to work remotely for a portion of the week when in-person and on-site work is not necessary, and fellows will be given appropriate technology to facilitate remote work. Fellows may provide clinical interventions at the Williamsville office and/or in residences at locations throughout Western New York (Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Genesee, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Wyoming, and Monroe counties).
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 12/05/2024 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Optional
A Virtual Interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/20/2024
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2025, 01/13/2025, 01/17/2025
Interview process description:

Individual interviews will be conducted via Microsoft Teams and will include training faculty as well as leadership of the Behavioral Health Department (likely 2-3 interviewers total). Requests to additionally include current fellows and/or postdoc fellow are welcome. Interviews will be scheduled in 1 hour slots during business hours and will take place in the first three weeks of January. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: D'Youville University, Pacific University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary): No
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited 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: Background check, fingerprinting, and drug screening required upon hire (paid for by agency).
Program Description

The Behavioral Health Department of People Inc. provides clinical support to individuals with developmental disabilities, their families, and their support teams. The training program is integrated into the Behavioral Health Department, which acts as a support department within the agency. Fellows will work alongside BHD clinicians, clinical supervisors, and the BHD leadership team. 

Fellows will have a variety of training opportunities, including

  • Psychological assessment, including cognitive, autism, differential, sexuality, dementia, lethality, and risk assessment
  • Functional Behavior Assessment
  • Behavior Support Planning
  • Individual counseling (office and site-based)
  • Group counseling (office and site based)
  • Research
  • Clinical supervision (practicum students and masters level clinicians)
  • Consultation within the department, as well as with other departments and agencies
  • Developing/providing training to staff responsible for direct care and/or for developing behavior supports
  • Additional psychological assessment out of our Article 16 Clinic for those who meet New York State requirements to work as a Testing Technician

Fellows have the opportunity to work within a treatment team to provide essential clinical supports designed to promote independence and person-centered care. People Inc. is dedicated to providing a rich training experience in order to support fellows in becoming clinical psychologists. The program embraces a scholar‐practitioner model, and prioritizes the acquisition of clinical skills and emphasizes practical, hands-on training.  All fellows in the fellowship program receive training in clinical psychology that is informed by trauma-informed treatment practices. Fellows will be encouraged to apply a variety of psychological theories in case conceptualizations and will utilize evidence-based interventions. Didactic activities include focus on learning community resources, including collaboration with local agencies, organizations, and private practitioners. 

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing:
Other: intellectual/developmental disabilities

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Counseling: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments:
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Administration: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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:  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 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 0 5 3
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 4 3
Total number of interns: 0 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 3
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 0 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: