Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2176
Program Type: Internship
Site: Canandaigua VA Medical Center
Department: Psychology
Address: 400 Fort Hill Ave
Canandaigua, New York 14424
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 26 miles South East of Rochester
Phone: 585-393-7695x
Fax:
Email: Claudiu.Dumitrescu@va.gov
Web Address: http://www.canandaigua.va.gov/
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.canandaigua.va.gov/psychintern/index.asp
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since: 09/01/2011
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Claudiu Dumitrescu
Chief Psychologist: James Bridges
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/05/2019
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27030
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Depending on the rotation in which the intern is participating, a typical weekday may contain the following duties with designated time allotted for appropriate break /self care: 1. Morning report with interdisciplinary team 2. Check in with clinic supervisor about upcoming cases 3. Group or individual therapy clients or Neuropsychology/personality assessment clinics 4. Review assessment results or group/individual therapy cases with supervisor 5. Complete notes
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: 12/07/2018 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: No
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2018
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/11/2019
Interview process description:

Interviews process consists of a combined open house and individual internviews with faculty from both locations Canandaigua Medical Center as well as the Rochester Outpatient Clinic. We offer two interview days: mid and end of January. Selected applicants are notified of the interview dates by letter and/or email.

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: Roosevelt University University at Buffalo Yeshiva University Fuller Theological Seminary Pacific University American University Biola University Alliant IU/CSPP-Sand Diego Southern Connecticut State University Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine University of Indianapolis University of Akron Fordham University (Rosehill) Mississippi State University University of Rochester William James College
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not 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:
Program Description

The Canandaigua VA Medical Center consists of 14 patient care buildings situated on 150 acres. Located just outside Rochester, NY in the beautiful Finger Lakes region. At present, the CAN VAMC consists of Community Living Centers contain roughly 200 beds, while the Domiciliary programs (PRRTP, DCHV, and Domiciliary) have approximately 80 beds. Notable services offered today at Canandaigua VA include Long-term Care, Nursing Home Care, Hospice/Palliative Care, Mental Health Care, Alcohol/Drug Rehabilitation, the Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic, the Domiciliary Program, Home-Based Primary Care, the Mental Health Initiative Program and the Homeless Program.In 1997, the Rochester Outpatient Clinic became affiliated with the Canandaigua VA Medical Center as part of a general reorganization occurring throughout the VA. ROPC is a large outpatient facility, offering a full array of outpatient medical, behavioral health, psychiatric and specialty care services. Center of Excellence at Canandaigua (CoE)The Department of Veterans Affairs established the Center of Excellence at Canandaigua VAMC in August, 2007 as a prevention and research center with the primary goal of reducing the morbidity and mortality in the Veteran population associated with suicide. To this end, the Center's mission is to develop and study Veteran-focused, evidenced-based, public health approaches to suicide prevention. The CoE at Canandaigua seeks to meet this mission through serving as a national, regional and local resource on suicide research and prevention and mental health through two key Cores: the Epidemiology and Interventions Research Core and the Education, Training and Dissemination Core. The CoE also supports implementation research on several of VA's National Initiatives, including VA's National Suicide Crisis Line and the Suicide Prevention Coordinator Program. Taken together, the CoE's activities constitute a public health approach to suicide prevention.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
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:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Religion/Spirituality: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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.canandaigua.va.gov/ 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: 25 76
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 19
Total number of interns: 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 3 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 2 2 0
Military Medical Center: 0 1 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 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 0 0
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 0 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