Program Information: Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1460
Program Type: Internship
Site: Westchester Jewish Community Services
Department: Psychology Department
Address: Colleen Porrazzo -- Internship Application Coordinator
845 North Broadway
White Plains, New York 10603
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 10-15 miles north of NYC
Phone: 914-949-7699x475
Fax: 914-949-3224
Email: lnelson@wjcs.com
Web Address: http://www.wjcs.com
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.wjcs.com
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since: 1982
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Liane Nelson
Chief Psychologist: Liane Nelson
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2019
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: 22000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
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): generous holiday (Orthodox Jewish and national) schedule, Educational Training Institute offerings at no cost.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Multiple, tailored rotations per intern's interest and rotation need. Individual/family/group therapy in general mental health clinics,school-based clinics, and specialty clinics such as trauma and developmental disabilities. All interns complete at least one assessment rotation (psychoeducation and/or forensic),
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: 11/18/2019 11:59 AM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/10/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2020
Interview process description:

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After the application deadline, a select number of candidates will be interviewed by Psychology Department staff, meet with current psychology fellows, and have an opportunity to visit a clinical site. For the 2020-2021 class, interviews will be conducted on MONDAY, JANUARY 6, 2020 AND TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2020. Interested applicants are asked to hold these dates in case they are invited for interviews. Each candidate will be informed by TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2019 as to whether she or he has been invited for an interview.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Current year: Fairleigh Dickinson University, Hofstra University, Yeshiva University; St. John's University Past year: Penn State, University of Maryland, St. John's University, and Yeshiva. :
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: 0
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 0
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not 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: Please submit a test report and a case summary.
Program Description

Each fellow is usually assigned to one of WJCS’ mental health clinics or clinic-based programs. This placement, which lasts for the entire year, is considered the fellow’s primary placement.  For one to three days each week, the fellow conducts individual, family and group therapy, psychological assessments, staff training and consultation to members of a multi-disciplinary treatment team. Fellows are required to maintain an ongoing caseload that results in an average of three or four individual clinical contacts per day. Some fellows receive case assignments from specialized programs (e.g., trauma and child abuse and developmental disabilities) at their primary placement. The fellow spends one day participating in supervision and didactics. Psychological testing experience is provided in forensic, clinical and/or educational settings. Fellows are required to assist with ongoing agency research. One half-day per week is formally set aside to perform research to support WJCS clinical activities. In addition, qualified fellows are expected to provide supervision to psychology externs and other graduate students. WJCS is a vibrant agency, hosting an exciting array of programs (many cutting edge) that meet diverse community needs. (Consult the WJCS website, www.wjcs.com, for a current listing). The agency will make an effort to give an intern exposure to programs of special interest that meet his or her individual training needs, when other internship requirements have been met.

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other: DBT, research and teaching

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 www.wjcs.com 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: 115 110 103
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 27 28 29
Total number of interns: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 2 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 2 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
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: 4 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 1 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 1 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: 1 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 1 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 2 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0