Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1464
Program Type: Internship
Site: Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Address: 1st Ave. at 16th St.
10th floor, Bernstein Bldg, POSA
New York, New York 10003
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 212-420-4111x
Fax: 212-420-3442
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Private General Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 1985
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Elizabeth Ochoa
Chief Psychologist: Elizabeth Ochoa
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, 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 Time is divided among direct clinical service, didactics, and supervision activities.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: Required
Interview notification date: 12/30/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2019
Interview process description:

Applicants are emailed or called to schedule an interview.  Interviews usually take place during the first two weeks of January.  No phone interviews.  Individual interviews with two faculty. Unable to accommodate requests to meet with specific faculty during interview process. No application fee.  Interview Days begin at 8am and end at approximately 1pm and comprise a program overview, two 45 min. interviews with two faculty with a break in -between, and lunch with an opportunity to meet and speak with faculty and current interns.

Please note that if we match, the medical center has a rigorous onboarding process that includes a background check and drug testing (testing positive for any drug of any kind including marijuana, taken for any reason, will disqualify you from the program.)  Anyone with felony convictions or recent arrests also will be disqualified from the program.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs: List Includes: New School Adelphi LIU Brooklyn City University of NY Yeshiva/Ferkauf New York University Fordham Teachers College Univ. of No. Texas Univ of MA/Boston St. John's University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 600
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
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
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree 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:
Program Description

Our internship in Clinical Psychology is housed within the Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel.  Our program provides a fast-paced, generalist experience in an urban medical center setting.  Our patients include adults, children, and the elderly, are quite diverse and represent the range of DSM5 diagnoses (major affective disorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, to  name a few)  Treatment intervention techniques are derived from psychodynamic/analytic, CBT, DBT, evidence-based, family systens, trauma focused traditions.

The training experience is comprised three 4-month rotation system includes one elective, adult inpatient, and child outpatient rotations. Year-long clinical experiences include intakes, individual/group psychotherapy, brief psychotherapy, family therapy, neuropsychology, psychological testing, research opportunities. Didactics, case conferences. Extensive supervision provided.  Opportunities to gain supervision experience.  

The cutlure of the program is one of openness, respect, and dedication to clinical service and training of students.   The relationship between Psychiatry and Psychology faculty and trainees is strongly colleagial and creates a supportive, comfortable work environment.

Internship Training Opportunities


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
Students: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)

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 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: 180 172 194
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 48 48 60
Total number of interns: 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 6 4 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 6 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 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 7 4 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 23 29 18
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 0 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 1 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 3 2 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: 1 2 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 1 0
Independent Practice: 2 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 1
Unknown: 0 0 0