Site Name: Kings County Hospital
Department: Behavioral Health - Department of Psychology
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.
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.
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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.