Program Information: Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1475
Program Type: Internship
Site: New York University Langone Medical Center
Department: Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Address: Ambulatory Care Center, 240 East 38th Street, 17th Floor
New York, New York 10016-4901
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 212-263-6166x
Fax: 212-263-5166
Email: robert.gordon@nyulangone.org
Web Address: http://www.med.nyu.edu/rusk/educationtraining/psychology-internship
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Psychology Department
Additional Agency Types:
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since: 1990
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Robert Gordon
Chief Psychologist: Robert Gordon
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 33
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 09/03/2019
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:

Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.

Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 19 vacation/personal days; 5 professional days
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site 40-44 hours per week with 15 clinical contact hours, 4-5 weekly seminars, and 4 hours of supervision
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: 11/09/2018 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: 12/17/2018
Interview process description:

The interviews are in person and consist of 4 individual 1/2 interviews.  Each applicant is seen by the Director of Training, two staff psychologists and a current intern.  The interns take place between December 21st  through the 3rd week in January.  The applicants will be notified by email by December 15th.  The applicants can request specific staff to be interviewed. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Yeshiva University Fordham University Teachers College St. John's University Pace University Fairleigh Dickinson University Carlos Albizu University Pepperdine University California School of Professional Psychology Eastern Michigan University Virginia Corsortium New York University Nova University Stanford Consortium Adelphi University Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus & CW Post) Saint Louis University
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: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
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: In addition to the AAPI application; a sample psychological or neuropsychological report and a case summary is required.
Program Description

The internship's overarching philosophy of training follows the Practitioner-Scholar Model, emphasizing the integration of science and practice and the practical application of scholarly knowledge. The model stresses the importance of the development of self-reflection and awareness, flexibility, and openness to learning. Interns are trained to think critically and engage in scholarly inquiry. The program incorporates aspects of clinical, health, neuropsychology, and family systems theory. Six  interns will work with adults (two, six-month rotations), two will work with children and adolescents during the entire training year. Six adult interns will work have a 6-month outpatient rotation and a six-month inpatient rotation.  There are two inpatient rotations.  One is a general inpatient rotation and one includes cardiopulmonary and complex medical conditions. 

Each intern will receive intensive training in general clinical psychology skills, neuropsychological testing, cognitive remediation, and individual and group psychotherapy. There are four weekly seminars and a two-week Orientation Program. The two-week Orientation Program provides an opportunity to learn about the major diagnoses at Rusk Rehabilitation, including Traumatic Brain Injury, spinal cord injury, cancer, neuromuscular conditions, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida. The weekly seminars include a Continuous Case Seminar, Cognitive Remediation, Neuroanatomy & Neuropsychological Assessment, and Psychological Interventions.  

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender:
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students:
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders:
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision:
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
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 http://www.med.nyu.edu/rusk/educationtraining/psychology-internship 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: 175 160
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 70 75
Total number of interns: 8 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 8 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 6 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 8 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 12 14
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 118 104
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 8 7 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 2 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 6 7 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 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0