Program Information: Community Action & Human Services Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1216
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Miami-Dade County
Department: Community Action & Human Services Department
Address: Psychological Services Division
701 NW 1 Ct., 9th Floor
Miami, Florida 33136
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Distance from Major City: Located in Miami, FL.
Phone: 786-469-4833
Fax: 786-469-4510
Email: TSEIBOL@miamidade.gov
Web Address: http://www.miamidade.gov/socialservices/psychology-internship.asp
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 1987
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Tiffany Amrich
Chief Psychologist: Tiffany Amrich
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: 08/23/2021
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: 20500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Mileage and toll reimbursement
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns develop their schedules for the adult and child rotations based on referrals and supervisory input. Clinical services for children are usually delivered in the morning, while the afternoons are dedicated to the adult rotations. Within each rotation interns provide clinical services that include but are not limited to: individual and group therapy; psychological testing; consultation; comprehensive intakes; and individual assessments. Interns participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings and staff meetings and have individual and group supervision weekly. In addition, interns mentor an assigned practicum student and meet weekly. The rotations entail driving to different sites during the day.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 12/01/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2021
Interview process description:

Individual interviews are scheduled with the Training Committee members, Training Director, and a current Intern. The interview format is a panel conducting a structured interview.  The overall process may range from 45 minutes to an hour. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic no in-person interviews will be granted.  This protocol prioritizes the health and safety of applicants and staff and helps to facilitate equity.   Phone or virtual interviews will be offered.  The current platforms utilized are Zoom and Skype.  Applicants are notified via email of their scheduled interview date. After the interview, applicants can  contact the intern present in the interview panel later on with any questions they may have about the internship program.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Clinical, counseling, and school psychology programs
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 600
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 Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited 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: Level 2 background check and drug screen/physical; personal form of transportation as travel is required; Affiliation Agreement must be signed by intern's university prior to the start of internship.
Program Description

The Miami-Dade County Psychology Internship Program's overall aim is to prepare interns to be health service psychologists at the entry level. This is achieved through a general track, exposing students to a varied population ranging from young children to older adults. Interns have the opportunity to work with clients from diverse backgrounds (ethnicity; race; socioeconomic status; religion; sexual orientation, national origin).  Cultural sensitivity and competence are embedded across all programming activities. The Community Action and Human Services Department is the social services agency of Miami-Dade County and offers clinical experience in the following areas: pre-school children, substance use disorders, older adults and adults with disabilities, young adults working towards educational and occupational goals, and domestic violence and human trafficking survivors. Interns implement evidence based interventions tailored to meet client's individual needs.  Interns simultaneously provide services in a child and adult rotation during the internship year. Testing opportunities are available throughout different programs (Head Start, Rehabilitative Services, Elderly and Disability Services and Violence Prevention and Intervention).  Clinical supervisors oversee these service areas, mentoring the interns and exposing them to an array of theoretical orientations. Interns are an intricate part of the programs' multi-disciplinary teams and participate in professional development activities, such as staffings, program evaluation, consultation, community outreach and advocacy. This is an opportunity to enhance communication and inter-profesional skills through on-going consultation with a variety of professional staff. Interns also work closely with the practicum students; they are exposed to a supervisory role with master level psychology students through the program's Mentor-Practitioner model. There are also opportunities for interns to participate in providing professional presentations and staff trainings within the Department and the community, fostering scholarly inquiry and dissemination of research. As Miami-Dade County employees, interns may experience legal and ethical issues in their day-to-day responsibilities, and thus have the opportunity to receive supervision and education around these matters.  Throughout the internship, professional values and behaviors are further developed to help prepare the intern to become a competent health service psychologist. For detailed information about the internship program, please refer to the Handbook on Psychology Internship Training from our website, www.miamidade.gov/socialservices/psychology-internship.asp

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:
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.miamidade.gov/socialservices/psychology-internship.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 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 63 45 73 40
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 22 34 50 38
Total number of interns: 4 3 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 3 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10 2 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 26 25 16
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 1 1 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 3 2 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 2 2
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 1 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 1 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 1 0 1 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 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0