Program Information: Psychology Service (116B)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1453
Program Type: Internship
Site: VA Medical Center, Brooklyn Campus of the NY Harbor Healthcare System
Department: Psychology Service (116B)
Address: 800 Poly Place
116B
Brooklyn, New York 11209
Country: United States
Metro Area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 718-836-6600x6479
Fax:
Email: shalini.sehgal@va.gov
Web Address: http://www.nyharbor.va.gov/docs/psychinternbk.pdf
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.nyharbor.va.gov/docs/psychinternbk.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since: 2010
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Shalini Sehgal
Chief Psychologist: Shalini Sehgal
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 25
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/20/2018
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 7
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27031
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:

Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.

Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Access to Fort Hamiliton with gym and pool available.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Days include patient contact, organizational/triage meetings, supervision, note writing.
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: 11/01/2017 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: 12/14/2017
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/02/2018
Interview process description:

Interviews begin mid to late December and usually (but not always) are finished before mid January. Interviews last about 4 hours including presentation of the program, tour of facilities, meeting with current interns and interview with two staff members. Applicants are notified by email and/or by phone. Interviews are on site but can be conduted by phone under special circumstances.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 800
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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 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:
Program Description

Our training program utilizes a Scholar-Practitioner Model. It focuses on the development of excellent clinical skills, in light of current science, that prepare interns to function successfully in treating patients with psychological problems in both mental health and medical settings, and in a competitive healthcare marketplace.The program is designed to train interns as generalists through immersion in clinical work and careful supervision. Interns undertake two half-year rotations divided into two separate training assignments for each rotation. The program provides intensive experience and supervision in outpatient and medical inpatient settings including individual and group therapy, psychological assessment, treating populations in substance abuse, post-traumatic stress, primary care, geriatrics, hepatitis C and pain. An evaluation of each person's background is considered in making training assignments with a view toward developing and broadening the intern's skills. All rotations will include outpatient service delivery, and also may include work in acute primary care, PTSD program, geriatrics, and/or neuropsychological assessment, Hep C/Pain and substance abuse programs. Each intern also receives training and gains experience in providing group and couples therapy throughout the duration of their internship. All interns are exposed to and administer a variety of psychological and (optionally) neuropsychological assessment measures throughout the year. It is the philosophy of the program that in-depth concentration in selected clinical areas is preferable to many superficial experiences. Although there is a strong didactic component to the internship, the heart of the program lies in its commitment to experiential learning. This is partially reflected in the year long process group in which all interns are required to participate.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
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:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice:
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Home Based Primary Care

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child:
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)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research:
Administration:
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 http://www.nyharbor.va.gov/docs/psychinternbk.pdf 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: 121
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 45
Total number of interns: 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 17
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 5 0 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 0 0
General Hospital: 1 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: 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 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0