Program Information: Psychology Service (116B)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1185
Program Type: Internship
Site: Greater Hartford Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium (VA)
Department: Psychology Service (116B)
Address: 555 Willard Avenue
Newington, Connecticut 06111
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 5 miles west of Hartford, CT
Phone: 860-594-6348x
Fax: 860-667-6872x
Email: gary.bryson@va.gov
Web Address: http://www.connecticut.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.asp
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.connecticut.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.asp
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Consortium
  • Medical School
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since: 2018
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Gary Bryson
Chief Psychologist: Steve Martino
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 29078
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, 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 Interns typically work 8a -430 pm at their rotation settings. Work days typically involve seeing 4 or 5 clinical hours, one hour of supervision, and an hour of unscheduled time. One day a week is allocated to didactic seminars and formal instruction.
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: 11/21/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/7/2019
Interview process description:

Applicants are offered visits via phone or email.  Interviews are held on site from early Dec to Mid Jan (5 dates). Not during holidays 5 Applicants are interviewed each day.  Coffee and Muffins 8a-830.  The applicants meet the DOTS from the 2 institutions at 830a-930 for Consortium overview.  From 930 to 11:30 applicants meet individually with faculty for 30 minute discussions. From 12a -230p applicants meet with the current interns, tour the institutions and have lunch. The visits are to determine if interns would enjoy training at the Consortium and if they are a good match for the generalist training experience that we provide.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: In the last three years we have made matches from: Nova South Eastern University, Suffolk University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, University of Connecticut, Palo Alto Consortium, Rutgers University, Boston University, Seton Hall University, Clark University, University of Rhode Island, University of Vermont, University of Tennessee, Long Island University, University of Hartford, University of San Diego, Wheaton, University of Massachusetts, Florida State University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship 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: 700
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
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 Not 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 Consortium offers a general clinical internship designed to provide a flexible, varied, and balanced educational experience, as well as, abundant supervision with a large and diverse faculty in a variety of clinical settings.  Settings include the VA General Mental Health Clinic, the VA PTSD Clinic, VA Health Psychology Clinic, VA Substance Use Dirorders Clinic, VA Neuropsychology Clinic, and the VA Geriatric Clinic.   Additionally, starting in the 2019-20 training year the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC),  will be offering training experiences in the areas of neuropsychology, maternal health, and adult outpatient care, child/adolesent psychiatry and consult/liason with Jack Dempsey Hospital.  The central peices of the internship are the three, four month major rotations, but most interns participate in at least one minor rotation.  Interns also have weekly didactics, group supervision (in addition to individual rotation and long term case supervision) and opportuities to attend mental health seminars at all consortium locations, as well as the VA CT Healthcare System's West Haven, CT campus. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision:
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

The rotation structure od the internship allows interns to tailor thier training experience.  Therefore, the above mentioned areas may or may not be part of the training experience or may have more or less emphasis for a given intern, depending on the needs and interests of each intern.

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.connecticut.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.asp 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: 101 102 77
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 26 25 25
Total number of interns: 5 4 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 4 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 3 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 5 7 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 21 59 45
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: 5 5 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 4 1 1
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 1 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 1 1 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 1
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 1 2
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