Program Information: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1588
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Texas Health at San Antonio
Department: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Address: 7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
Country: United States
Metro Area: San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX
Distance from Major City: 5-10 miles Northwest of downtown San Antonio
Phone: 210-567-5430x
Fax:
Email: mcgearyc@uthscsa.edu
Web Address: http://psychiatry.uthscsa.edu/Clinical_Psychology/Clinical_Psychology_Home.asp
Brochure Website's Address: https://lsom.uthscsa.edu/psychiatry/education/internship/
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Medical School
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since: 07/01/2002
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Cindy McGeary Ph.D., ABPP
Chief Psychologist: Cindy McGeary Ph.D., ABPP
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 35
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 11
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Administrative time to defend dissertation, attend post doctoral fellowship interviews, and graduation.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 12/05/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/08/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2021
Interview process description:

Some applicants will be invited to attend virtual interviews scheduled between 4 January and 5 February 2021. As part of the virtual interviews, applicants will meet individually with current interns, faculty, and the training directors. Each track will also hold virtual open houses (in a group format) to provide applicants the opportunity to meet informally with faculty to ask questions about the program, sites, and training opportunities. Open houses will occur by Track in December prior to virtual interviews.

Additionally, for individuals who are bilingual in Spanish and applying for the Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health Track, faculty interviews may be conducted in Spanish. However, it is important to note that this only applies to the IPCBH track. The ability to speak Spanish is not a requirment of the IPCBH Track nor any other track within our internship.

 

** SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS ARE NOT REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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:
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
PCSAS-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

Historically, our program has supported the scientist-practitioner model, with an emphasis on the practitioner side of the Boulder model. To accomplish this end we have adopted generalist training involving a full array of patients (children, adolescents, adults) seen in diverse treatment settings (inpatient, outpatient, primary care, and community organizations) receiving a full spectrum of psychological evaluations (interview and test based) and interventions (individual and group) under intensive supervision. There is an emphasis within this training model of experiential learning (with experienced psychologist role models) within a research-science framework. Experiential training is supported by weekly seminars and didactic trainings designed to enhance the trainee's understanding of the scientist-practitioner model, evidence-based practice, integrative assessment, and ethics/diversity. The UT Health San Antonio Internship has four distinct tracks: Cognitive-Behavioral (focusing on evidence-based practice), Child, Adolescent and Family (a track with considerable child experience and an emphasis on the process of psychotherapy), Forensic (with an emphasis on not-guilty-by-reason of insanity populations and long term psychosocial rehabilitation in a forensic environment), and Integrated Primary Care Behavioral Health (with a focus on training in implementing the Primary Care Behavioral Health consultation model).  You may apply to one or all tracks and may rank all four.  You will only be matched to one track.  Please see our website for additional details. 

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:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: psychiatry.uthscsa.edu/Clinical_Psychology/Clinical_Psychology_Home.asp  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: 150 152 187 197
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 66 68 77 84
Total number of interns: 11 10 10 10
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 11 10 10 10
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 5 5 6 7
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 6 5 4 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
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 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 9 10 10 10
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 1 2
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 1 2 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 1 0
General Hospital: 1 0 1 0
Other Medical Center: 0 1 2 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 2 0 3
Correctional Facility: 1 0 0 1
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 1 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 3 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 1 0 0
Research Position: 1 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 2 1 3 3
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0