Program Information: Adolescent Health Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2013
Program Type: Internship
Site: Mount Sinai Hospital
Department: Adolescent Health Center
Address: 312-320 East 94th Street
New York City, New York 10128
Country: United States
Metro Area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 212-423-2929x
Fax: 212-423-2920
Email: ariella.silver@mountsinai.org
Web Address: http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/adolescent-health-center
Brochure Website's Address: http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/ahc/predoctoral-internship-program
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Private General Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 2006
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Ariella Silver
Chief Psychologist: Ariella Silver
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
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: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
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: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2020
Interview process description:

Interviews typically occur the final week of December through the end of January. Applicants will be notified if they will be interviewed via email by December 13, 2019. Applicants are invited for approximately half a day. The Training Director gives a presentation to applicants about the training curriculum.  Applicants attend individual interviews with several different faculty members. Applicants meet with the current interns to ask questions about the training program. Applicants receive a tour of the center. 

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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology 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

The Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center (MSAHC) is the home of the Division of Adolescent Medicine of the Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and part of the Mount Sinai Hospital.  Although it is part of a larger health system and medical school, the MSAHC is a freestanding outpatient facility, which provides confidential, comprehensive and integrated healthcare to young people ages 10-24.Today, the MSAHC stands as the largest program of its kind in the country and is recognized as a successful model for other similar healthcare efforts around the world. All of the services at the MSAHC are confidential and are provided regardless of ability to pay or insurance status. The multidisciplinary staff at the MSAHC also engages in applied research activities, presents widely in the community, and participates in numerous advocacy efforts. 

The MSAHC Doctoral Internship Training Program offers a full-time, APA-Accredited training program to three psychology interns a year. All candidates enter the program through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) match process.  The doctoral psychology internship program is one of several training programs that runs at the MSAHC. The MSAHC is also home to an adolescent medicine fellowship, a psychology externship, a social work internship program, and medical residency and medical school rotations. Interns work side-by-side with other trainees and are fully immersed into the clinical and learning environment at the MSAHC.

The internship curriculum places emphasis on training interns to become competent providers of evidence-informed and culturally competent care to youth from marginalized backgrounds. The MSAHC has a long history of breaking down economic and social barriers to care for underserved populations, and this aspect of the MSAHC’s mission informs the vision of the psychology training program. In addition, a broad aim of the training program is to provide interns with the necessary experience and skills to practice in interdisciplinary healthcare settings. Throughout the training year, interns provide individual, family and group therapy to a diverse range of 10-24 youth. An emphasis is placed on providing evidence-based, trauma-informed interventions. Interns also conduct comprehensive psychological assessment batteries. Finally, interns have the option of choosing between a range of elective intervention experiences, including the Teen Parent Program, the Dialectical Behavior Therapy Elective, the Behavioral Health-Primary Care Integration Elective and the Integrated Transgender Healthcare Service.

Interns attend weekly didactic and supervision sessions. Interns receive, at minimum, 2 hours of individual supervision and 4 hours of group supervision per week. Each intern will supervise a psychology extern as part of their training experience. For more information, and a copy of our internship brochure, visit: http://icahn.mssm.edu/research/ahc/predoctoral-internship-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: Yes
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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 : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration:
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 http://www.mountsinai.org/patient-care/service-areas/adolescent-health-center 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: 155 148 149
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 32 36
Total number of interns: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 7 10 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 27 26 57
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 3 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 3 2
General Hospital: 0 0 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: 2 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0