Program Information: Department of Behavioral Health Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2157
Program Type: Internship
Site: Hamilton-Madison House Inc
Department: Department of Behavioral Health Services
Address: 253 South Street
New York , New York 10002
Country: United States
Metro Area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 212-720-4537
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 2010
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Yu Kang Chen
Chief Psychologist: Yu Kang Chen
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 07/27/2020
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: 25000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Intern schedule is typically Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm. Working on a Saturday is required. Evening hours are sometimes required to accommodate client needs (no later than 7 pm). A typical day includes providing 3-4 direct services (e.g., seeing a clients or running a group), attending 1-2 hours of training activities (e.g., seminar, supervision, case conference), and perform other supportive activities and documentation.
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: 12/08/2019 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: 12/14/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/02/2020
Interview process description:

Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by email for a half-day on-site interview. A group of 4 to 6 interviewees will be invited to visit the clinic, meet with the supervisory staff, discuss with current interns about their internship experience, and participate in individual and group interview conducted by the supervisory staff. Interview typically take place during the first 2 weeks of January. Although a face-to-face interview is preferred, an one-hour skype interview is sometimes utilized for interviewees with scheduling issues. Depending on the interview results, an applicant may be contacted for more information, which would not necessarily suggest the priority of the candidacy. Requests to meet with specific staff and current interns are welcome.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Pace University, Fordham University, Fielding Graduate University, Alliant IU/CSPP-San Francisco, Hofstra University, Chestnut Hill College, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, John F. Kennedy University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 25
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 Accepted
Non-Accredited 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: Intern candidates who speak a Chinese dialect, such as Cantonese, Mandarin, and Fuzhunese, will be given preference. Other Asian languages may also be considered - please email program for consideration.
Program Description

Hamilton-Madison House is the largest mental health provider for the Asian American community on the East Coast. The internship program provides a comprehensive training in the requisite diagnostic and treatment skills needed to work within this scope.  The value of diversity and the importance of understanding the individual within his or her own context are strongly emphasized.  The internship program provides a structural and supportive environment, aimed at fostering the development of competent clinical practitioners, capable of functioning in a rapidly changing health care system.

Interns will have a variety of training opportunity in providing individual, group, and family therapy. The clientele is diverse in terms of clinical diagnosis, age, gender, and ethnic background. Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROSpect Place) offers a unique experience for interns to learn holistic and evidence-based treatment approach for individuals with severe mental illness. Interns are mentored and supported to develop their own clinical philosophy and professional identity throughout the internship.

The Hamilton-Madison House staff includes four licensed psychologists who are direct supervisors for the internship program. The Hamilton-Madison House also has several psychiatric staff and additional licensed personnel in various other fields such as social work, mental health counseling, rehabilitation and substance abuse counseling. These supervisors serve as a liaison to their respective clinic. Supervisory staff members participate and support the internship training program in a variety of ways. They may provide individual intern supervision and mentoring, participate in didactic training and seminars, provide consultation, contribute to supervisory staff meetings and treatment team rounds, host case conferences, participate as members of the Internship Committee and/or assist with ongoing program evaluation.

Beginning in 2018, in collaboration with Gracie Square Hospital, the Hamilton Madison House Psychology Internship program added the Inpatient Psychiatry Rotation. Gracie Square Hospital, a psychiatric inpatient facility located on a quiet side street on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is affiliated with the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Network, one of nation’s premier academic healthcare delivery systems. The inpatient Asian Psychiatry Program at Gracie Square Hospital provides culturally sensitive and appropriate mental health services to Chinese, Korean, Japanese and other Asian communities.  The Asian Psychiatry program is directed by a culturally diverse clinical team and support staff able to speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Chinese ethnic dialects, Korean, Japanese and other Asian languages. Therefore, patients and their families can understand treatment options and strategies for improved adherence. Interns are required to take turn to participate in the rotation. The rotation schedule will be on Thursday for 15 weeks. Responsibilities include 1 group, 2 individual cases (including testing), attending meetings/rounds, case conferences, journal club and attending Psychology didactic training. Dr. Nadine Chang at Gracie Square Hospital is the site supervisor during interns’ rotation.

The internship program’s primary objectives are to develop the skills for collaborative work with other disciplines, to foster high standards of professional competence in diagnosis and assessment and psychotherapeutic intervention, to promote skills in outcome assessment and program evaluation and development, to learn to work with individuals whose lives can be extremely stressful and are frequently marked by poverty, mental illness and substance abuse, to develop a sense of competence in working with the children, adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment modalities, which include individual, group and family therapy, brief and long-term psychotherapy, counseling, crisis intervention, and psychological testing.   

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Immigrants

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Personalized recovery services, play therapy


Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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
Number of Completed Applications: 45 36 31
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 16 14
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: 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 7 31
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 2 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 3 2
Community Mental Health Center: 2 0 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 1 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 1 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 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: 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0