Program Information: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2294
Program Type: Internship
Site: University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston
Department: Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Address: UTHealth Doctoral Psychology Internship Program
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
1941 East Rd.
Houston, Texas 77054
Country: United States
Metro Area: Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
Distance from Major City: in central Houston
Phone: 713-486-2587x
Fax: 713-486-2553
Email: katherine.a.loveland@uth.tmc.edu
Web Address: https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/education/internship/
Brochure Website's Address: https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/files/2018/09/Handbook-UTHDPIP-09-2018.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 09/01/2014
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Katherine Loveland
Chief Psychologist: Katherine Loveland
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 19
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2019
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: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:

Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.

Fringe Benefits: 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 Specific intern experiences vary with the rotation, e.g., some rotations are inpatient some outpatient.. Interns provide individual and group therapies, perform, interpret and report child, adolescent and adult assessments, do consultations with other professionals, interview patients and families. Please see the internship handbook for descriptions of intern activities in individual rotations. https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/files/2018/07/Handbook-UTHDPIP-07-2018.pdf
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: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 11/16/2018
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 12/02/2019
Interview process description:

Applicants selected for interviews will be notified by email as rapidly as possible after the deadline of Nov 1.  Individual interviews (full day) will be held  in December. Dates are usually on Mondays and Fridays.  Specific dates for interviews in 2019 will be December 2, 6, 9, 13, 16.  Applicants will meet with multiple faculty and will also meet current interns.  Applicants will meet with as many of  the current faculty as possible during the day they interview but may request additional time with specific faculty. Applicants will tour program facilities on the UTHealth campus. Applicants needing accommodations should let us know in advance of the interview date. Contact catherine.r.march@uth.tmc.edu

UTHDPIP emphasizes diversity in training and in the recruitment of both interns and faculty.  We strongly encourage persons who are culturally or individually diverse to apply, including persons of diverse racial or ethnic background, those with disabilities and persons who identify as gay or lesbian, transgender or other sexual orientation, gender identity or presentation.  Please also be aware that UTHealth requires background checks for all employees.  More information may be found at the following url: https://www.uth.edu/hoop/employment-eligibility-guidelines.htm

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Houston, Mississippi State University, Florida International University, Fielding Graduate University, Carlos Albizu University Miami, U Colorado Denver, Marshall University, Yeshiva University -Ferkauf, Chicago School of Professional Psych-Los Angeles, University of Central Arkansas,Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Purdue University, Albany University, Texas A&M University, Florida State University, Baylor University, Palo Alto University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 200
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited 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: UTHealth requires a background check for all new employees. For more information please see the following url: https://www.uth.edu/hoop/employment-eligibility-guidelines.htm
Program Description

The University of Texas Mc Govern Medical School’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers a 1 year full time internship to doctoral students in psychology.  The purpose of the internship is to provide broad, evidence-based clinical training with children, adolescents, and adults.  The internship follows a scientist-practitioner training model, and is designed to prepare interns for careers in a variety of clinical and academic settings. The internship is accredited by APA since 2016.

UTHealth Doctoral Psychology Internship Program provides a generalist internship program at match number 229411.  Interns will have experiences with outpatient and inpatient, adult and child clients and will gain research experience, in accordance with our overall program philosophy. Interns should expect to be challenged to grow during the internship year, within the context of a supportive program in which supervisors work directly with interns in an apprenticeship training model. 

Program emphases include autism (lifespan), pediatric neuropsychology, trauma, severe mental illness (child and adult), substance abuse. Interns do three 4-month rotations during the year, choice based on availability and intern interests. Other features of the program include a strong didactic component, a large, diverse and highly qualified psychology faculty, opportunities for interdisciplinary work and consultation, 

Interns have generous benefits and receive 5 days of professional leave as part of their program.  Stipends are competitive. 

The program is in Houston, Texas, a large, friendly and highly diverse city with a high quality of life and relatively low cost of living. The McGovern Medical School is located in the Texas Medical Center, a very large campus containing multiple institutions of higher education as well a numerous hospitals and research facilities.  The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has two primary locations, including its own psychiatric hospital.  Interns have the opportunity to work  a highly diverse population of clients with a very wide range of mental health problems.  The Houston area also contains numerous opportunities for postdoctoral positions.

UTHDPIP emphasizes diversity in training and in the recruitment of both interns and faculty.  We strongly encourage persons who are culturally or individually diverse to apply, including persons of diverse racial or ethnic background, those with disabilities and persons who identify as gay or lesbian, transgender or other sexual orientation, gender identity or presentation.

 

 The currrent program description can be found at the following url:

https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/files/2018/09/Handbook-UTHDPIP-09-2018.pdf

You can email the program director at katherine.a.loveland@uth.tmc.edu

Please be aware that UTHealth requires background checks for all new employees.  More information can be found at the following url:

https://www.uth.edu/hoop/employment-eligibility-guidelines.htm

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: all socioeconomic levels and many racial/ethinic groups

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Autism, child and adult

Trauma

Child Neuropsychology 

Substance abuse 

Inpatient programs

Diverse populations

Severe mental illness

research

 

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 https://med.uth.edu/psychiatry/education/internship/ 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: 46 140 94
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 28 41 33
Total number of interns: 6 6 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 4 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10 8 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 137 126 124
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 5 6
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1
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: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 3
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 1 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 4 1
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 1 1
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