Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1961
Program Type: Internship
Site: Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems
Department: Psychology
Address: 467 Creamery Way
Exton, Pennsylvania 19341
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Distance from Major City: 25 miles west of Philadelphia
Phone: 610-363-1488x
Fax:
Email: Bethany.Dudash@holcombbhs.org
Web Address: https://chimes.org/files/2018/12/Handbook-2018-2019.pdf
Brochure Website's Address: https://chimes.org/files/2018/12/Internship-Brochure-18-19.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 2005
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Bethany Dudash
Chief Psychologist: Natalie Bilynsky
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 23712
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 10 days of paid time off (PTO) and 10 agency recognized holidays
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Outpatient therapy; mobile child, adolescent and family therapy; crisis intervention; forensic evaluations; DUI treatment education groups and individual sessions.
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: 11/17/2019 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: 12/06/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2020
Interview process description:

Interviews will be conducted over several days throughout the second and third week of January. Applicants will be notified by email and asked to select a morning or afternoon time slot. There will be a general overview of the internship program for the whole group. Individual interviews will be conducted with the Training Director, supervising psychologists and current interns and/or post-doctoral fellows.

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:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
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: 450
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
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: Matched resident interns are subject to fingerprinting, background checks, and urine drug screens. Please contact program for additional information.
Program Description

Each resident intern will participate in 3 clinical rotations: Child/Adolescent, Substance Abuse, and Crisis Services. In addition to rotational experiences, the resident intern will maintain a caseload of 10 outpatient clients per week throughout the year and they will conduct an average of one forensic clinical assessment per month, including evaluations for Chester County Mental Health Court. Resident interns will also have an average of three psychological testing cases over the year. Other activities include completing a community service project and conducting two didactic seminars. The resident intern will function as a member of the interdisciplinary team, serving in multiple capacities depending on cases. Child/Adolescence: Resident intern functions may include, but are not limited to: Diagnostic Evaluations, individual sessions, family therapy sessions, and behavioral consultation. Resident interns will have the ability to inteact with other systems involved with the families including schools and juvenile probation. Resident interns may have the opportunity to attend IEP meetings and court hearings. Resident interns will also address psychosocial factors leading to truancy. Substance Abuse: Residents interns will spend their time in the Newark, Delaware office of Open Door, Inc., an affiliate of Holcomb Behavioral Health Systems. The focus of this rotation is to give resident interns the exposure to the provision of formal substance abuse treatment. Clients being seen out of this office may be attending outpatient therapy on an elective basis or may be court mandated, in particular as a result of a DUI conviction. Resident interns will provide individual and group therapy as clinically indicated. Substance Abuse assessments are another clinical service that will be offered. Crisis Services: Resident interns on this rotation will engage in telephonic crisis counseling to those in acute crisis; conduct crisis assessments for walk-in clients; and provide mobile crisis interventions to clients including crisis de-escalation, solution-focused interventions, and supportive counseling. Additional focus includes providing consultation and education to concerned family, school personnel, and other identified agents calling on a client’s behalf. Resident interns will also work in a Crisis Residential program conducting biopsychosocial assessments, groups, and individual sessions.

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: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
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:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision:
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
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 https://chimes.org/files/2018/12/Handbook-2018-2019.pdf 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: 63 56 55
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 47 50
Total number of interns: 7 4 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 4 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 5 4 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 7 4 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 2 7
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 69 70 69
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 1 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 6 3
Community Mental Health Center: 1 1 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 0 0
General Hospital: 0 3 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 3
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 1 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 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: 2 2 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