Program Information: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC Campus

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2018
Program Type: Internship
Site: Mid Atlantic Internship Consortium
Department: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Washington DC Campus
Address: 901 15th Street, NW
Washington , District of Columbia 20005
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Distance from Major City: All sites within 70 miles of Washington, DC, VA, MD area.
Phone: 202-706-5105x
Fax: 571-480-7402
Email: earons@thechicagoschool.edu
Web Address: https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/academics/mid-atlantic-internship-consortium/
Brochure Website's Address: http://earons@thechicagoschool.edu
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 9/1/2006
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Emma Arons
Chief Psychologist:
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 28
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Position Information
Start Date: 08/27/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 17
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, 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 provide psychotherapy and conduct assessments with children and adults. The population is diverse, and they see a range of diagnostic presentations. Interns attend weekly didactic seminars and individual and group supervision. Interns meet as a group every Wednesday. In the second half of the year, interns receive experience conducting 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? Yes
Details of the above affiliations All interns are selected from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) clinical psychology programs. Initially positions are only for the Washington DC campus for Phases I of the match and then open to other TCSPP campuses only if positions are available in other phases of the match.
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: 12/15/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/18/2019
Interview process description:

Interviews will occur during late December and throughout January. Letters informing applicants of an interview at any MAIC site will be sent directly to all applicants, via email, by December 16. Students will also be informed if they are not being interviewed. Each site will interview their own applicants separately and make arrangements with applicants directly. Expect both individual and group interviews with psychologists, some admistrative staff and interns. Sites usually interview applicants all on the same day using the same format. Sites usually interview between 10-15 applicants. Dress formally and be prepared to show clinical skills by reviewing an assessment profile or a sample case. Call the site the day prior to your interview if a snow day is expected on your interview day to receive specific instructions. If you are selected for an interview by any MAIC site you will also be contacted by Dr. Arons for an interview with her that will cover MAIC policies and procedures in greater detail.

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Argosy University, Illinois Argosy University, Northern Virginia Argosy University, Washington DC (changed name to Northern Virginia) Argosy University, Phoenix, AZ Argosy University, Dallas TX
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 200
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Not 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: Applications from TCSPP, Washington DC Campus are only accepted during Phase I. Other TCSPP clinical psychology students may apply under "extraordinary circumstance" if slots are advertised in other Phases.
Program Description

MAIC is an APA accredited clinical psychology internship program designed for The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP), Washington DC Campus students, and for other TCSPP campuses during Phase II & Post Match Vacancy when slots are advertised. Interns place at one of 10 member sites for the entire year. The Consortium Training Director manages the program. MAIC operates as a learning community across all sites. Each site has a Primary Supervising Psychologist who manages the intern eperience at the site. All sites have other supervisory psychologists and multidisiplinary staff who work closely with the interns. Each site offers a broad range of generalist and speciality services, for both children and adults, and offers experiences with diverse populations with moderate to severe diagnoses. Note that all interns have experiences being supervised in crisis intakes, intervention, assessment, outreach, consultation, evidenced-based practice, culturally informed practice, case presentations, supervision of others, management activities, program development and specialty services at each site. Sites are organized so as to achieve all MAIC learning aims. Interns are evaluated on the new standards of accreditation competencies as listed in the Brochure. Site supervisors form an Oversight Committee for the benefit of quality assurance of the program. Interns visit all sites for training experiences and interact with each other weekly. Listed below is a brief description of each site, and more details can be found in the MAIC Brochure or by calling Dr. Emma Arons (202) 706-5105.  

1. Barry Ekdom Ph.D. Inc (Inactive for 2019-2020)

2. Basics Group Practice: private practice, community outreach, diverse populations, schools, grants, child, adolescent, adult therapy and assessment, couples, groups

3. Center for Children: United Way, family based work, abuse assessment, sex offender groups, schools, advocacy, child and adult therapy and assessment, groups, and forensic assessments

4. Community Counseling & Mentoring Services (Inactive for 2019-2020)

5. Fairfax Mental Health and Wellness: private practice, general assessment, child and adult therapy and assessment, groups, collaboration with medication management providers as well as schools, pediatricians, physicians, and other mental health professionals

6. Interdynamics: private practice, general assessment, forensic and neuropsychology assessment, schools, child and adult therapy and assessment, substance abuse, couples, groups

7. County of Loudoun, Virginia, Mental Health, Substance Abuse & Developmental Services: public clinic, community mental health, play therapy, foster care/adoption, military, immigration, child and adult therapy, groups, and assessment

8. Prince William Family Counseling: private practice, family support, hospital, child, adolescent, adult geriatric therapy and assessment

9. Washington Medical Group: medical practice, neuropsychology integration, TBI, adolscent to adult therapy and assessment, integrative health and rehabilitation

10. Sterling Behavioral Health Services: large private psychiatric and psychological services, integrative health, child, adolescent, adult therapy and assessment, medical learning

Each site offers 2 intern positions.

Request MAIC Brochure from earons@thechicagoschool.edu if you would like for more 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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other: Culturally Informed Practice

Experience

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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 https://www.thechicagoschool.edu/academics/mid-atlantic-internship-consortium/ 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: 41 37 24
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 31 24 24
Total number of interns: 11 13 13
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 11 13 13
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 11 13 13
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 11 13 13
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 13 10 8
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 33 52 75
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 18 12 0
Community Mental Health Center: 5 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: 4 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: 9 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