Program Information: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1443
Program Type: Internship
Site: Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Department: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Address: 111 East 210th Street
Bronx, New York 10467-2490
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 718-920-5024
Fax: 718-798-1816
Email: srego@montefiore.org
Web Address: http://www.montefiore.org/psychologyinternship
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.montefiore.org/psychologyinternship
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since: 1985
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Simon Rego
Chief Psychologist: Simon Rego
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 29
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 42900
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 20 days vacation; 12 sick days, 8 hospital holidays, 5 conference days; $2000 conference support (if presenting); $16.75 per day meal allowance (6 days/week); subsidized housing (not guaranteed); $500 educational materials allowance that can be used towards textbooks, membership dues, educative software, PDAs, I-Pads, e-readers, etc.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Depends on the specialization and rotation/elective. Frequently a mix of patient care, supervision, multidisciplinary team meetings, educational activities, and administrative tasks (staff meetings, charting, etc.).
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: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2020
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified of their interview status via email on or before 4:59PM Eastern Time on December 13, 2019. Interviews take place on site and typically occur within the first two weeks of January. Each specialization will offer at least 3 different interview dates, but have a cap on the number of candidates for each date (slots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis). Interview days typically run from around 8:30am to 2:00pm and include: (1) an orientation and overview of the program with the trainnig director(s), individual interviews with several faculty members, a private lunch/Q&A with the current interns, and a brief tour of the internship site.

Please note that on the interview day, we will ask for permission to take a digital photograph of each applicant. This is to be used solely for the purposes of helping faculty recollect the interview experience in the weeks after the interviews have concluded. Photos will be deleted after the match process is complete. The Psychology Internship Training Program at Montefiore Medical Center is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all of its activities, including employment. We make all employment decisions based on the ability and qualifications of the individual applicant to perform the job and, as such, do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category.

Applications from members of under-represented groups including minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: See website: https://www.montefiore.org/pyschology-program-graduates
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 0
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
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
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 the North Bronx, but just a 30 minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan, the Psychology Internship Training Program at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine is ideal for candidates who are interested in experiencing New York City living while working in a bustling academic medical center with an underserved population in what the U.S. Census considers to be one of the most diverse areas in the country!

The Psychology Internship Training Program emphasizes learning about the nature of psychopathology from both clinical and research perspectives. Clinically, interns gain experience with diagnosis, case conceptualization and formulation, and treatment from a variety of theoretical orientations, using different modalities (e.g., individual, couples, family, group, etc.) while in different settings. We also believe that a scientific approach to the understanding of psychopathology requires an empirical curiosity, regardless of the theoretical orientation. As such, interns also have protected time to engage in research and other scholarly activities during the year. Thus, by the end of their training, interns will have a strong command of the expanding knowledge base in psychopathology, including the complex interrelationship between biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors, and the impact they have on symptom expression, based on a combination of clinical and research experiences. 

We offer 3 specialized training programs: an adult track, a child and adolescent track, and a combined (child-adolescent-adult outpatient) track.

While each of the specializations has its own goals and objectives (please see website for details), they all share the same overarching philosophy: that the internship should provide interns with: (1) a broad set of high quality clinical experiences that are sequential, cumulative, of graded complexity and customized to fit the individual goals of each intern; and (2) the opportunity to develop their ability to formulate independent research or other scholarly activities (e.g., critical literature reviews, dissertation, efficacy studies, clinical case studies, theoretical papers, program evaluation projects, program development projects) that are of sufficient quality and rigor to have the potential to contribute to the scientific, psychological, or professional knowledge base.

While each specialization has required core rotations, our program also offers a great number of clinical elective rotations and a wide variety of research opportunities, and makes every reasonable effort to tailor training to the needs and interests of the individual intern. This individualized training program is discussed and finalized prior to the internship start date.

Finally, we also place great emphasis on training. This includes intense clinical supervision (on average 5-7 clinical supervision hours per week) using a variety of different theoretical orientations, including: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, integrative, family/systems, and lifespan developmental approaches. In addition, interns have a seminar day (Thursday) throughout most of the year (July to May) and our Departmental Grand Rounds run on Thursdays from September to May. Taken together, these account for 4-5 hours per week of the interns' time.

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: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural:
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Family Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: 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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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.montefiore.org/psychologyinternship 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: 386 376 385
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 59 58 63
Total number of interns: 8 8 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 8 8 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 7 5 6
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 6 6 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 2 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 1 6
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 18 35 34
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 6 5 6
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 1 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 1 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 1 1
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