Program Information: Behavioral Health - Department of Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1450
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Kings County Hospital
Department: Behavioral Health - Department of Psychology
Address: A Building - Room 1116
451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 718-245-2579x
Fax:
Email: jean.kaluk@nychhc.org
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.nyspa.org/resource/resmgr/students/the_2021-2022_internship_bro.pdf
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Medical School
  • Psychology Department
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 1972
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jean Kaluk Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Shveta Mittal
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 30
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 10
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32323
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 11 paid holidays, 18 days annual leave, 10 sick days; immediate health insurance; 5 conference days
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Rotations 20 hours a week, including most mornings. Inpatient groups, individual outpatients, outpatient groups, testing cases, didactics, and supervision in the afternoons.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?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: 11/15/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/15/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 11/30/2020
Interview process description:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all interviews for the 2021-2022 internship cohort will be conducted remotely by video.  For candidates applying to the Adult Track, interviews will likely begin during the third week of November and continue through the middle of January. For the Child and Adolescent Track, interviews will likely begin the first week of December and continue through the middle of January. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by e-mail to set up appointments. Interview notification will be completed by December 15, 2020.

 Though all of the details have not yet been worked out, Adult Track applicants will likely have three individual one-half hour interviews, conducted by staff psychologists. One of those interviews will be with the Director of Training for the Adult Track. Child and Adolescent Track applicants will likely have a one-hour interview conducted jointly by two staff psychologists along with a one-hour interview with the Director of Training for the Child Track. Candidates will also meet virtually in small groups with a current intern(s) for an informal discussion of the internship program and a question and answer session. Current interns have no input into to the intern selection process.

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: Long Island University-Brooklyn and CW Post Campuses George Washington University Hofstra University Yeshiva University Adelphi University Teachers College, Columbia University (both Clinical and Counseling programs) Rutgers University CUNY-John Jay CUNY Seton Hall University The New School University of Texas, Austin Pace University University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Fairleigh Dickinson University Howard University Loyola University-Maryland St. John's University Fordham University-Lincoln Center The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Xavier University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
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: Intern applicants are required to have demonstrated familiarity in the administration, scoring and interpretation of instruments generally considered part of a standard psychological assessment battery (WAIS-IV, WISC-V, WIAT-III, Rorschach, TAT, PAI, HTP are preferred instruments). Applicants to the Adult Track are required to have completed at least two integrated testing batteries. Applicants to the Child and Adolescent Track are required to have completed at least three integrated testing batteries, which must include both cognitive instruments and a Rorschach (using the Exner Comprehensive System). The minimum testing requirements must be acquired with the age group corresponding to the track to which the candidate is applying.
Program Description

Two Track Program: 1) Adult Track Contact: Jean Kaluk, Ph.D. 2) Child and Adolescent Track Contact: Rena Samin, Ph.D.The KCH internship is APA Accredited and serves an inner-city, largely minority and recent immigrant population. Psychiatric inpatient and outpatient work is required for both the Adult and Child and Adolescent Tracks. The placements/rotations include long-term and brief individual and group psychotherapy and diagnostic assessment and interviewing. Elective placement/rotation choices for the Adult Track include: Forensic Psychiatry Court Clinic, Neuropsychology and Psychological Evaluation Services, Women's Health Initiative, Behavior Support Team, Intensive Outpatient Treatment (IOT), Adult Outpatient Department Assessment and Referral Clinic, Chemical Dependency Treatment Outpatient Services, and CPEP. Elective placement/rotation choices for the Child and Adolescent Track include: Developmental Evaluation Clinic, Infant and Child Learning Center, Behavior Support Team, and CPEP. Other rotations may be arranged to meet training needs when the services and supervisors are available. Interns may select a cross-track elective with Training Directors' approval. Required didactic seminars include psychotherapeutic modalities, work with special populations, weekly case conferences, psychological and neuropsychological assessment,and cross-cultural treatment issues. Interns are invited to attend all staff Continuing Education and Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentations. Adult Track interns receive 1 hour of weekly individual supervision for every 2-3 outpatient cases and group supervision for each group psychotherapy case. Child Track interns receive 1 hour of weekly individual supervision for every 2-3 outpatient cases and group psychotherapy cases. One hour of weekly individual supervision is provided for each rotation/placement for both tracks. Individual supervision is provided for each assessment case. Additional individual and/or group supervision is provided as needed.

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: Yes
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: 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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at: for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 221 266 189 191
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 73 84 82 82
Total number of interns: 10 10 10 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 10 10 10 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 6 7 6 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 10 9 8
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 0 1 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 3 5 5 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 46 30 30 28
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 0 1 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 6 5 5
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 1
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: 0 0 0 1
Correctional Facility: 1 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 1
University Counseling Center: 0 1 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: 3 1 1 5
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 1 1
Not Currently Employed: 1 1 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 2 0