Program Information: Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1422
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department: Psychological Services
Address: 301 Spring Garden Road
Ancora, New Jersey 08037-9699
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Distance from Major City: 30 miles E of Phila, PA, 36 miles W of Atlantic City, NJ
Phone: 609-567-7322x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 09/08/2000
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Monica Malone
Chief Psychologist: Monica Malone
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 06/22/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30951.58
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Disability Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Consideration for employment at completion of internship Opportunities to collaborate with staff on research projects, new initiatives and presentations
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Team meetings, clinical work (assessments, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention), didactic learning and supervision.
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: 11/26/2019 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: 01/08/2020
Interview process description:

For the 2020-2021 intern class, interviews will take place on January 8, 9, and 10.

APH's interview process includes a presentation on the training program, group interview, individual interview, and tour of the hospital. Applicants will have the opportunity to ask department members and current interns questions about the training program. Applicants should expect to be on-site between 4 and 5 hours. At this time, we do not offer interviews by phone or online video conferencing.

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Washington DC; Argosy University at Dallas; Argosy University at Phoenix; Chestnut Hill College; Colorado School of Professional Psychology; Drexel University; Florida State University; George Washington University; Howard University; Immaculata University; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; La Salle University; Long Island University; Marywood University; Nova Southeastern University; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Regent University; Spalding University; Temple University; The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; University of Pennsylvania; University of Denver; University of La Verne; University of North Dakota; William James College
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
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: No
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: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not 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:
Program Description

The Ancora Psychiatric Hospital (APH) Clinical Psychology Internship Program has been training interns since 1970 and has been APA-accredited since 2000. The program is designed to provide a well-rounded, diverse training experience in the treatment and assessment of individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses, equipping students with the skills needed to function as entry-level psychologists in similar settings. The program helps interns develop competencies in psychotherapy, assessment, consultation and interdisciplinary healthcare, the application of research, professional conduct and attitudes, professional communication and interpersonal behavior, ethics/legal matters, and individual and cultural diversity. Interns should expect a balance of clinical work, supervision, and didactic training within an environment that is both encouraging and challenging.

To promote the greatest breadth and depth of experience, the intern’s week generally includes three days of therapy and assessment training at APH, one day at an affiliated site, and one day in didactic training.

Primary Placement: Interns receive psychotherapy training two days per week and psychodiagnostic training one day per week. Interns change psychotherapy supervisors after six months. We currently have supervisors in the hospital’s four service divisions: Admissions/Acute Care, Extended Care, Geriatric-Psychiatric Care, and Forensic Care Services.  Interns complete testing batteries with patients from the hospital’s 16 inpatient units. 

Affiliated Site: Interns also receive supervised training at an affiliated site one day per week. Affiliated sites are subject to change each year but have recently included Cooper University Health Care (neuropsychological testing focus), Ann Klein Forensic Center (forensic assessment focus), South Woods State Prison and Southern State Correctional Facility (corrections focus), Thomas Jefferson University Outreach Program (substance abuse focus), and Rutgers University Health Center (college counseling focus).

Didactic Training: Twice a month, interns participate in the New Jersey Department of Human Services Professional Staff and Psychology Intern Colloquium Series. Additionally, APH staff members provide a variety of seminars including a multicultural training supervision group. The Multicultural Lab is designed to facilitate the continuing development of multicultural competence and to encourage ongoing discussion and recognition of how cultural diversity and individual differences impact clinical work.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: dual diagnoses

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: opportunities for training in psyhological approahes to pain relief, metacognitive training, sleep disorders and animal facilitated therapy


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

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 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 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 110 59 95
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 37 25 27
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: 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 3
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 10 no info yet
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 28 39 no info yet
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 3 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 1 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 1 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0