Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1530
Program Type: Internship
Site: Geisinger Medical Center
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Address: 100 North Academy Avenue
Danville, Pennsylvania 17822-1335
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: about 70 miles northeast of Harrisburg, PA
Phone: 570-271-6516x
Fax: 570-271-5814
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since: 1989
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Laura Campbell
Chief Psychologist: Christine Chew
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 22
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/20/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 12
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Funding and additional time off for continuing education activities, such as workshop attendance, conference presentations, professional organization membership, and book purchases. Access to administrative staff and resources.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Described on program website:
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: 11/15/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/16/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

On-site interviews will be held on 1-2 dates in December 2019 (Dec 13 for the Adult & Neuro Tracks; TBD for the Peds Track) and several dates in January 2020 (Jan 3, Jan 6 & Jan 13 for Adult & Neuro Tracks; TBD for Peds Track). On each of these dates, a group of applicants starts the day with a light breakfast and welcome with one of the training co-directors. Individual interviews with core faculty will follow throughout the morning and early afternoon. Applicants will break for an informal lunch with our current interns, who will answer questions about the program and provide a tour of Geisinger Medical Center. Applicants will be notified by 12/16/19 if they will be invited to interview.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: (not a comprehensive list) Arizona State University Bowling Green State University Case Western City University of New York - Hunter College Concordia University Drexel University East Tennessee State University Harvard University Idaho State University Kent State University Ohio State University Penn State University Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM) Rutgers University St. John's University St. Louis University State University of New York (SUNY) Albany Syracuse University Temple University University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa University of Cincinnati University of Delaware University of Florida University of Hawaii at Manoa University of Maine University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Rhode Island University of Toledo University of Vermont University of Wyoming Virginia Tech Wayne State University Western Michigan University Yeshiva University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
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:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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 Not 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:
Program Description

Accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1986, the Clinical Psychology Internship Program at Geisinger provides advanced training in evidence-based practice and integrated care at all levels of the health system. The overall training philosophy of the program reflects a commitment to: (1) the development of psychologists who deeply consider cultural and individual differences, social determinants of health and the complex biological and psychological factors with each patient in their care and (2) interdisciplinary care coordination and collaboration with other members of the healthcare team, including primary and specialty care providers, nurses, psychiatrists, pharmacists, clinical social workers and case managers.

The internship is primarily focused on ensuring all graduates attain competency in all APA profession-wide domains (research; ethical and legal standards; individual and cultural diversity; professional values, attitudes and behaviors; communication and interpersonal skills; assessment; intervention; supervision; consultation and inter-professional/Interdisciplinary skills). Clinical and professional development seminars, case conference, and individual and group supervision experiences have been developed with this primary aim in mind.

Core faculty prioritize patient care and clinical supervision/teaching above all but are also committed to continuous quality improvement, program development and evaluation, and clinical research. Interns are encouraged to participate in a clinically-focused project aimed at enhancing the delivery of patient care. Examples of current projects can be found on the pages for each clinical track.

The Clinical Psychology Internship offers intensive training in four specific areas/tracks of clinical psychology:

Specific details on these tracks and associated clinical rotations available can be found by clicking on the individual track pages.

The internship program was re-accredited by APA in 2017, and the next site visit of the Commission on Accreditation will be in 2027. For questions about the program’s accreditation status, contact:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002

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
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Interdisciplinary/integrated care


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)

LGB and Gender affirmative assessment and therapy.

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: 141 141 159
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 75 78 74
Total number of interns: 12 12 12
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 12 12 12
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
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: 8 12 12
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
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 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