Program Information: Psychology Division of Dept. of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1479
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Mount Sinai St. Luke's and West
Department: Psychology Division of Dept. of Psychiatry
Address: 1090 Amsterdam Ave. 16 Fl.
New York, New York 10025
Country: United States
Metro Area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 212-586-5268x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 1989
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Leora Heckelman PhD
Chief Psychologist: Shilpa Taufique PhD
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 28
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 14
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 9
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, 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 Interns spend time in a variety of clinical settings providing direct clinical care (individual, group, family, milieu therapies) for at least 50% of their time. The other 50% of their time is spent in didactics, supervision, and clinical team meetings.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/04/2019 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: 12/20/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/15/2020
Interview process description:

This is a 3-step process: (1) AAPI Applications are screened by Faculty; (2) Interview, Meetings and Tour: Applicants take part in a group Program Orientation with Directors; are interviewed, individually, by a small Faculty team; and meet and tour with current interns; and (3) Faculty discusses applicants, and by group consensus, establishes ranking lists for Match. Child and Adult Tracks use the same criteria and processes but conduct these interviews separately. Child track applicants will likely be interviewed during the first two weeks of December. Adult track applicants are interviewed on a rolling basis in December and January. 

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, Authorized to work in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorized to work in the Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 550
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
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 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 Clinical Psychology Internship at Mt. Sinai St. Lukes and West Hospitals, urban, teaching hospitals, is designed to provide interns with a year-long intensive, generalist, clinical experience with diverse patients in a wide range of treatment settings. The Internship consists of Child and Adult Tracks -- which share a common integrationist approach. Within this, emphasis is placed on evidence-based intervention, psychotherapeutic process, and attunement to ethnocultural diversity. Applicants apply either to the Adult or Child Track. Both provide similar clinical and didactic education -- while generally offering separate, developmentally-appropriate Rotations. Adult Rotations include inpatient units, addictions institute, center for intensive treatment of personality disorders, and the psychiatric recovery center and a series of elective such as consultation liaison. Child Rotations include a parent-infant program, adolescent school-based therapeutic milieu, child/adolescent inpatient unit, neuropsychological assessment and outpatient clinic. Outpatient work is emphasized. Interns have primary responsibility for their patients under supervision. Education and training integrates medical model, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, and other evidence-based techniques. Seminars and didactic courses are an important part of training. Classes include modules such as psychotherapeutic process, working with patients with character disorders, severe mental illness and/or substance use disorders, child psychopathology, systems theory, family therapy, mindfulness and acceptance interventions, and psychopharmacology. Child interns conduct neuropsychological and comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessment on a regular basis; adult interns conduct comprehensive psychodiagnostic assessment, on a regular basis. The Internship is a valued part of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health -- which includes biobehavioral research centers, substance abuse treatment services and Child and Adult Psychiatry Residency Programs among others.

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
French-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 293 264 267
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 95 115 110
Total number of interns: 12 12 9
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 12 12 9
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 7 8 8
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 5 4 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 10 11 9
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 3 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 107 92
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 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 9 11 11 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 7 6 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 1 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 2 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 4 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 2 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0