Program Information: Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2298
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: The Behavioral Wellness Center at Girard
Department: Psychology
Address: 801 W. Girard Avenue
Psychology Department
Magnolia Pavilion, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19122
Country: United States
Metro Area: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Distance from Major City: 2
Phone: 215-787-2053x
Fax:
Email: BBroll-Barone@BeWellCtr.org
Web Address: http://www.BeWellCtr.org
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.BeWellCtr.org
Primary Agency Type: Private Psychiatric Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 11/19/2014
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Bruno Broll-Barone
Chief Psychologist: Bruno Broll-Barone
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 24650
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Free Parking
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are on site 5 days a week M-F for 40-45 hours per week, beginning at 8:15am with a shared Flash meeting for all department members, and ending at 4:45pm with another Flash meeting for department members to process events of the day, ensure documentation is completed, and end the day with team support. Each intern works on an inpatient psychiatry unit providing individual and group therapy, milieu support, and facilitating treatment team meetings. In addition interns complete a minimum of 3 comprehensive testing batteries, and attend weekly didactic trainings, weekly case conference, weekly team meetings regarding high risk clients, and individual supervision. Interns are encouraged to take lunch 12:30-1pm to enable them to have sufficient time for self-care and to promote time for socialization among peers. Interns, supervisors, psychiatrists, and other members of the treatment team, including social workers, nurses, and creative arts therapists, are able to interact and consult with each other freely throughout the day.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 12/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2020
Interview process description:

 

Applicants will be notified regarding interview status by e-mail no later than December 15, 11:59pm EST.  Interview dates are tentatively scheduled 1/6/20, 1/7/20, and 1/10/20.  On-site interviews typically include a series of interviews with psychologists and interns, and end with a wrap-up and brief tour.  An open house and phone interviews are tentatively scheduled for 1/13/20, including 1 individual interview with 1-2 staff members for  approximately 45 minutes, for applicants unable to arrange an on-site interview.   

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: Alliant- San Diego; Alliant- San Francisco; Alliant- Fresno; Antioch- Santa Barbara; Argosy- ISPP Chicago; Capella University; Carlos Albizu- San Juan; The Chicago School- CSPP- Chicago; The Chicago School- CSPP- DC; Drexel University; Fielding Institute; Fordham University; Immaculata University; Kean University; LaSalle University; Loma Linda; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Ponce Health Science- Puerto Rico; Saybrook Institute; San Francisco University; Union Institute; Yeshiva University.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorized to work in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorized to work in the Canada is 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: Yes, by start of internship
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
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 Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited 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: A Sample Psychological Testing Report; and Sample Case Conceptualization, Treatment Plan, & Treatment Summary
Program Description

The Psychology Department at The Behavioral Wellness Center at Girard, offers a Psychology Internship beginning July 1 and ending June 30, conducted on a full-time basis (2000 hours).  Interns work within multi-disciplinary teams and will provide treatment to program participants with a variety of diagnoses, many of whom experience severe psychosis, intellectual disabilities, and personality disorders.  However, interns will have the opportunity to work with people across all levels of care, at all levels of ego functioning, and across all stages of change.  Each intern provides clinical services as part of an interdisciplinary treatment team on one of our inpatient psychiatry units.  These clinical activities include individual and group therapy, participation and intervention in the therapeutic community and milieu, team meetings, psychological testing/consultation, therapeutic community meetings, staff training, and program development.  Interns also provide testing and therapy services on residential or outpatient addictions programs, in response to consultation requests to help program participants address barriers to their recovery and to their engagement in the services provided on their units.  In addition to these clinical activities, all interns participate in a core curriculum of seminars and supervision, including didactics, case conference, team meetings and clinical roundtable, and individual supervision.  They also provide staff training and supervision for practicum students, and participate in program development and performance/process improvement projects.

The development of clinical skills is fostered in the areas of individual and group psychotherapy, milieu therapy, and psychological testing.  Using person-centered, transformation, and recovery-based models of care; an informed, transtheoretical approach; and evidence-based and empirically supported practices as guiding principles, we integrate a variety of treatment orientations and services, including cognitive, behavioral, existential, humanistic, and psychodynamic theories and techniques; trauma-informed services; and referrals for public sector services.  As partners in the change process we recognize our responsibility to be mindful of how our services will activate change processes; and how to adapt interventions to an individual participant's concerns, stage of change, and preferred level of change (symptoms, cognitions, relationship, and intrapersonal).  And in developing programming we seek to ensure each person has the opportunity to experience these change processes in the format that is tailored to that individual's needs.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 www.BeWellCtr.org 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 2020-2021
Number of Completed Applications: 49 85 74
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 26 53 48
Total number of interns: 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 5 4 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 5 5
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 8 3 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 54 12 41
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 2 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 3 5 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 1 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 1 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 1 1 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 1 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 0 1 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 2 0 2 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 2 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0