Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2203
Program Type: Internship
Site: Primary Care Psychology Associates
Department: Psychology
Address: 1460 N Halsted
Suite 504
Chicago, Illinois 60642
Country: United States
Metro Area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 847-686-0090x112
Fax: 847-686-0090
Email: ydubinsky@pcpachicago.com
Web Address: http://www.pcpachicago.com
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.pcpachicago.com/uploads/9/6/8/0/9680385/internship_training_brochure_updated_july_2017.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 2012
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Yana Dubinsky
Chief Psychologist: Paul Kredow
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/25/2018
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 20000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 401k
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
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: No
Application Due Date: 11/12/2018 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/10/2018
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/09/2019
Interview process description:

 

 

 

 

Applicants will be invited for a required on-site interview. The visit will include a tour of the site, a brief description of the program, and an overview for the day. The interview starts out in a group format, then breaks out into individual interviews, followed by an informal 1hr lunch with the current Interns, and additional individual interviews. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by start of internship
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: 550
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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:
Program Description

Primary Care Psychology Associates (PCPA) is a private group practice of psychologists, social workers, and licensed marriage and family therapists integrated within the primary care medical settings. PCPA is co-located within Northwestern Medical Group (NMG) outpatient practices (Internal Medicine and Pediatrics). In addition to NMG, PCPA is integrated within Children’s Gastroenterology Specialists and Lake Forest Pediatrics.

PCPA’s mission is to promote behavioral health across the lifespan through easy-access, an excellent interdisciplinary team and integrated care. We are committed to providing the highest quality of assessment, consultation, and therapy services. We work in collaboration with the primary care and specialty physicians, as well as community agencies to foster patient wellness and satisfaction in a warm, therapeutic, and respectful manner. Training at PCPA is unique in that training includes the opportunities to obtain experiences in group practice merged within the exciting field of integrated healthcare

Our APA accredited internship site offers a primary care experience under the supervision of a team of clinical psychologists who work within the Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) model. Our Psychology Internship has two tracks (Adult Behavioral Medicine and Pediatric Psychology ). 

 

Pediatric Psychology Track  - (MATCH CODE: 220311)

 

The pediatric psychology division of Primary Care Psychology Associates, LLC includes clinicians who provide therapy, assessment, and consultation for children, adolescents, and families in the primary care setting.  As an intern within this division, you will be exposed to a range of difficulties commonly presented in children and adolescents, including depression, anxiety, ADHD, sleep difficulties, and adjustment difficulties. Training will also focus on health-related issues as they impact psychological and family functioning. In addition to therapy and psychological evaluations, interns will have the opportunity to learn about and provide behavioral health consultations for children presenting to their pediatrician's office for a medical appointment. These consultations are an opportunity to learn firsthand about collaborating with medical staff in a primary care setting, while also providing brief behavioral health assessment and interventions for families. Training has a strong emphasis on empirically-based practice.

 

Adult Behavioral Medicine Track  - (MATCH CODE: 220312)

 

The adult behavioral medicine division of Primary Care Psychology Associates, LLC includes working in a collaborative setting with Primary Care Physicians, Dermatologists, Physician’s Assistants, Medical Assistants, and Nurses. Integration of services is under the philosophy of the Patient Centered Medical Home where many services are available to patients under one roof. The Psychologists and Interns working within our clinics offer therapy (individual, couples, or family) and assessment (Psychoeducational Testing, Full Psychological Evaluations, and specific diagnostic clarification). Common presenting problems include, but are not limited to, depression, anxiety, adjustment to illness, life transitions, relationship concerns, managing medication compliance, and managing chronic physical illness. Throughout the year interns will build competency in interdisciplinary team functioning, skills specific to working in primary care, selecting appropriate interventions, documenting in an electronic medical record, and managing an independent clinical case load. 

 

Our 12-month psychology internship is designed to integrate your formal academic preparation with comprehensive clinical training. The aim of the clinical training experience is to expose interns to the following:

 

  • Assessment, treatment, and consultation within a range of treatment modalities (individual therapy, couples therapy, and family therapy)
  • Opportunities to work with specialists in multiple disciplines (primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, psychiatrists, nurses, medical assistants, and physician’s assistants).
  • A variety of theoretical orientations (e.g. cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, relational-interpersonal, family systems, solution-focused, ACT, Adlerian)
  • Diverse developmental (children, adolescents, adults, elderly) and ethnic populations

For more information, please see PCPA's Psychology Internship Training Brochure that can be found on www.pcpachicago.com under the Training/Career Opportunities Tab. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: 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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision:
Research:
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 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.pcpachicago.com 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: 123 103
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 25 25
Total number of interns: 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3
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 10 15
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12 28
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: 3 3 0
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: 1 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 3 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: 1 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 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