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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1428
Program Type: Internship
Site: Youth Services Department, Palm Beach County
Department: n/a
Address: 100 Australian Avenue
Suite 210
West Palm Beach, Florida 33406
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Distance from Major City: 70 miles north of Miami
Phone: 561-233-4460
Fax: 561-233-4475
Email: sginsbur@pbcgov.org
Web Address: http://www.pbcgov.com/youthservices/counseling
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.pbcgov.com/youthservices/EducationCenter
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 2002
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Shayna Ginsburg PsyD.
Chief Psychologist: Tony Spaniol Psy.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/03/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25920
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Professional development leave to attend conferences or presentations may be granted. A one-time health insurance stipend of $500 will be awarded to the intern after 6 months of service.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Each intern participates in two 6-month rotations at the Education and Training Center (outpatient) and Highridge Family Center (residential). Two hours of weekly individual supervision and 2 hours of weekly group supervision are provided by licensed psychologists, in addition to two hours of weekly didactic training on a variety of clinical topics. Each intern is also involved in monthly journal club and supervision series meetings, and scheduled training director meetings. The interns provide peer supervision to one another and may serve as mentors to practicum trainees. During the outpatient rotation, interns are responsible for providing short-term family therapy, individual therapy (only age 18-22), group therapy, intake assessments, provisional diagnosis, treatment planning and implementation, consultation, and case management. Interns complete psychological evaluations, provide parent education/support/training, deliver behavioral interventions in an alternative school classroom setting, and conduct outreach activities, including presentations to staff, schools, and community agencies. During the residential rotation, interns are responsible for providing family, group, individual, and milieu therapy to residents of Highridge Family Center, working in the same capacity as the other dorms' therapists. Additionally, the intern will participate in weekly multidisciplinary treatment team meetings, case conferences, multi-family groups, staff consultations, and presentations to parents.
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: 11/17/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2020
Interview process description:

All applicants will be notified by email of a decision regarding an invitation to interview. Interviews will be scheduled throughout the month of January and will occur in person with members of the Training Committee.

Interviews entail a half-day experience involving various activities. Specifically, on the day of the interview, a small group of intern applicants (typically 3-5) will meet with the internship’s Training Director and other supervising psychologists for an overview of the site and various training opportunities. As a group, prospective interns will also be given a clinical scenario and asked to discuss the scenario in a group format in front of the supervising psychologists. Subsequently, prospective interns will meet individually with outpatient and residential supervising psychologists in order to answer a series of interview questions. Interviews will be conducted using a standard set of interview questions, although members of the Training Committee may ask additional interview questions of applicants as appropriate. Applicants will also be afforded an opportunity to ask questions during their group meeting and individual interview times. As a group, applicants will meet with the current interns and postdoctoral fellow(s), and will take a virtual tour of the Education Center and an on-site tour of the Highridge facility.

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Nova Southeastern University, Carlos Albizu University, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Washington, DC, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Phoenix, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University-Tampa, American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University- Chicago, Pacific University, Chestnut Hill College, Michigan State University, John F. Kennedy University, Adler University, University of South Alabama, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University-San Diego
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 start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
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 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: As a supplement to the AAPI, a sample, de-identified, child/adolescent psychological evaluation report (preferably non-neuro) should be submitted at the time of application. The intern will be considered an independent contractor. Proof of professional liability insurance is required at the time the contract is signed. Prior to the start of the internship, a Level 2 criminal background check is also required.
Program Description

The Doctoral Internship at the Youth Services Department is offered through the Residential Treatment and Family Counseling Division, which offers specialized programs to families who need professional support in their efforts to raise healthy functioning children. The Division strengthens families through competent, caring, and comprehensive services. The Division is committed to fostering healthy individual and family functioning in families where youth have been exposed to various forms of danger, harm, or loss. Without adequate protective factors, these youth are often at higher risk of entering the juvenile justice system, dropping out of school, getting involved with gangs, running away from home, substance use, and entering the child protective system. This goal is accomplished through family, group, and individual therapy, psychoeducation, parent training, psychological evaluation, consultative services, and community outreach offered across community-based, office, and residential settings. Services are provided free to Palm Beach County residents.

Internship clinical activities will emphasize family therapy using a brief therapy model, but may include group and individual therapy, psychoeducation, parent training, psychological evaluation, consultative services, and community outreach offered across community-based, office, and residential settings. Each intern will complete a six-month residential rotation and a six-month outpatient rotation, which together provide a range of clinical and didactic experiences that will support interns in the development of their base of knowledge, clinical skills, and professional identity.

Highridge Family Center – Residential Rotation

Psychology interns will be at Highridge Family Center for six months. The intern, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, is responsible for providing family, group, individual, and milieu therapy to residents of Highridge, working in the same capacity as the other therapists. Additionally, interns will participate in weekly multidisciplinary treatment team meetings, case conferences, multi-family groups, staff consultations, and presentations to parents.

Education and Training - Outpatient Rotation

Interns will complete a six-month outpatient rotation. Psychology interns will be responsible for providing short-term (3-4 months) family therapy, individual therapy (only age 18-22), group therapy, intake assessments, behavioral interventions in an alternative school setting (Highridge), consultation, and case management. Interns complete psychological evaluations, provide parent education/support/training, and may conduct outreach activities, including presentations to staff, schools, and community agencies. 

Throughout the internship, two hours of weekly didactic training on a variety of clinical topics are provided. In addition, interns participate in monthly Journal Club and Supervision Series meetings, where discussions of research articles/literature related to clinical challenges and supervisor skill development take place.

By the end of the internship year, interns will be prepared with the knowledge, awareness, and skills of a practitioner specializing in youth and families. Our interns are well prepared for professional careers working with children and their families who present with a wide range of concerns in a residential or outpatient setting.

*Please see the Internship Handbook on our website for a complete description of the program.

 

 

 

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other: Residential, Creole-speaking

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Developing and presenting professional presentations.

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 www.pbcgov.com/youthservices/counseling 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: 30 32 50
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 27 32
Total number of interns: 2 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 4 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 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 1 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 6 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 8 12 36
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 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 1 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
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: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
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 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0