Department : 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: Not Applicable
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Distance from Major City: 2
Phone: 215-787-2053x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private Psychiatric Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 11/19/2014
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Bruno Broll-Barone
Chief Psychologist: Bruno Broll-Barone
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 7
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 29767.92
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 2 comprehensive testing batteries and 3 Comprehensive Biopsychosocial Evaluations. Interns attend weekly didactic trainings, weekly case conferences, 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: 12/01/2023 11:59 PM
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/09/2024, 01/11/2024, 01/12/202
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified regarding interview status by e-mail no later than December 15, 11:59pm EST.  Interviews are tentatively scheduled for 1/9/24, 1/11/24, and 1/12/24 and will be conducted virtually using Zoom. Interview days will include a group "welcome" meeting and then a series of interviews with psychologists and other staff members, as well as meetings with current interns and a virtual tour.

Please note that The Behavioral Wellness Center at Girard now requires all staff, including psychology interns, to have received the COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment. No exemptions will be offered.

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; Adler University; Capella University; Carlos Albizu- San Juan; Chatham University; Chestnut Hill College; The Chicago School- CSPP- Chicago; The Chicago School- CSPP- DC; Drexel University; Fielding Institute; Fordham University; The George Washington University; Immaculata University; Kean University; LaSalle University; Loma Linda; Medaille College; 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: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in 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: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
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


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

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%)


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%)
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
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:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 49 85 74 56 45 85 44
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 26 53 48 46 27 42 30
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 5 5 5 5 3 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 1 1 0 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 5 4 4 4 5 5 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 5 5 5 5 5 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 3 4 0 9 7 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 54 12 41 16 27 33 44
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 2
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 3
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0