Program Information: Center for Mental Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1549
Program Type: Internship
Site: Reading Hospital
Department: Center for Mental Health
Address: 6th Ave & Spruce Street
West Reading, Pennsylvania 19611
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 50 miles NW of downtown Philadelphia
Phone: 484-628-5040x
Fax: 484-628-5829
Email: john.macdonnell@towerhealth.org
Web Address: https://reading.towerhealth.org
Brochure Website's Address: https://reading.towerhealth.org/academics/internships-training/doctoral-psychology-internship/
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 1994
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: John MacDonnell
Chief Psychologist: John MacDonnell
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/27/2018
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27498
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Professional Liability Insurance, 6 paid holidays, free parking, free lunch, childcare on site, 2 weeks vacation, free housing
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Varies as rotations change. Schedule own outpatient appointments. More details and expectations in brochure.
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: 11/15/2018 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2018
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applications are read and ranked, select applicants are invited for onsite interviews and several dates in Dec. & Jan. are offered in the invitation e-mail. Applicants are interviewed individually by the Training Director as well as by several of the supervisors. Applicants also meet as a group with the Training Director and with the current interns. Six applicants are invited for each date. Snacks are provided.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Virginia Catholic University of America Rutgers University of Delaware Northern Arizona University Syracuse University Duquesne University Cornell University Pennsylvania State University Memphis State University University of Pennsylvania Virginia Tech Seton Hall University Long Island University Texas Women's University University of Indianapolis University of Georgia University of Rhode Island DePaul University University of Northern Colorado Brigham Young University University of Pittsburgh Temple University Lehigh University LaSalle University Marshall University Indiana University of Pennsylvania University of South Carolina Wright Institute Forest Institute of Professional Psychology Adler School of Professional Psychology George Fox University PCOM NOVA Southeastern University Regent University University of Hartford Chestnut Hill College Indiana State University Bryn Mawr College Spalding University George Washington University Chicago School of Professional Psychology Immaculata College University of Tennessee/Knoxville Roosevelt University University of Denver Hofstra University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship 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: 500
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 Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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

Located in a large general medical teaching hospital, the internship offers diverse experiences with three-month rotations in Outpatient, Adult Inpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and Family Medicine Residency programs. Forensic evaluations are an elective part of the outpatient rotation. Interns are exposed to the continuum of mental health care and have opportunities for diverse assessment and short and long term therapy cases. Interns gain experience with all ages, most diagnostic catergories, psychiatric medications and with patients along a continuum of care.  Reading Hospital is part of the Tower Health System which consists of Reading Hospital and the Reading Rehabilitation Hospital as well as five other hospitals in southeastern PA.   More detailed information is available at the website.

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:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

PLease consult the program's website  https://reading.towerhealth.org/academics/internships-training/doctoral-psychology-internship/

and the complete brochure for additional details.

 

 

 

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 https://reading.towerhealth.org 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: 73 64
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 24 24
Total number of interns: 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 12 18
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 76 80
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 4 0
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: 2 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