Program Information: Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1180
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Institute of Living/ Hartford Hospital
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 200 Retreat Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 90 miles southwest of Boston
Phone: 860-545-7167
Fax: 860-545-7222
Email: kevin.young@hhchealth.org
Web Address: https://instituteofliving.org/health-professionals/for-physicians/residencies-fellowships/psychology-internship-residency/internship
Brochure Website's Address: http://instituteofliving.org/health-professionals/for-physicians/residencies-fellowships/psychology-internship-residency/clinical-psychology-internship
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Private General Hospital
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Kevin Young ABPP
Chief Psychologist: Stacy Cruess
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 60
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/29/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Discounted Integrative Medicine services; massage, acupuncture. Fitness Center.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Work Day is 8-5 with an hour lunch. Clinical duties are interspersed throughout the week with seminars and supervision.
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

This year, interviews for all of the tracks will be conducted virtually. Interviews for Adult track interns will be on Wednesdays throughout mid-December and January. Child Track Interns will be scheduled on Fridays throughout mid-December and January. CBT track interviews will be held on Tuesdays in January. Typically interviews are from 8AM to 12 noon, followed by a question and answer panel discussion with current interns. Interviews will be held with the Training Director, core supervisory faculty and current interns, along with one group interview with a Supervisory staff member. Applicants will be notified by email prior to 12/1/2021 and schedules will be coordinated by our Administrative Assistant. Requests to meet with specific staff are welcomed. Each intern should expect 4 interviews.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: National representation.
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: No
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
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
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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

Scholar-practitioner program with integrative model incorporating developmental/psychodynamic theoretical orientation and contemporary cognitive and cognitive-behavioral intervention models. Evidence-based approaches to assessment and treatment are stressed. Child track, adult track, Adult Cognitive-Behavioral track and Child/Adolescent Cognitive-Behavioral track, each with 3 four-month rotations. Adult track includes rotations in adult acute inpatient treatment (assessment, treatment and case management and use of brief individual, group, and family treatment), intensive outpatient group treatment of patients being treated in one of our Partial Hospital/ Intensive Outpatient Programs, including the Professional's Program (higher functioning patients who are gainfully employed), Young Adult Program including the "Right Track" a specialty program for LGBTQ patients and a track specializing in co-morbid Psychiatric and medical disorders, DBT Program, Schizophrenia Rehabilitation Program, and comprehensive psychological assessment. Intern  with Adult CBT focus will have year-long part-time placement in the Anxiety Disorders Center in addition to their IOP and inpatient rotations. Child CBT focus will have year-long part-time placement in the Anxiety Disorders Center in addition to a child or adolescent IOP, pediatric consultation and inpatient rotation.Outpatient electives in anxiety disorders, brief psychodynamic psychotherapy, behavioral medicine and health psychology, and schizophrenia rehabilitation also offered.Child/adolescent track includes rotations through acute inpatient treatment (assessment, individual, group, and family psychotherapy, case management), comprehensive psychological testing, pediatric inpatient consultation and outpatient psychotherapy with patients at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, and school-based individual and group psychotherapies. Electives in anxiety disorders, neuropsychology, early psychoses,Health Psychology, eating disorders also available. 

The hospital is committed to and follows the  zero-suicide model of suicide prevention and there  is significant exposure and training in suicide prevention and treatment models.  In addition, the larger hospital system has committed itself to a diversity, equity and inclusion philosophy and the training program is committed to advanced education and training in essential areas of diversity.  There are many opportunities for trainees to become involved in these initiatives.

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: Yes
International Students:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: Research

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at: https://instituteofliving.org/health-professionals/for-physicians/residencies-fellowships/psychology-internship-residency/internship  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
Number of Completed Applications: 197 173 221 178 238
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 71 68 75 83 84
Total number of interns: 7 7 8 8 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 7 8 8 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 4 4 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 4 5 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 7 7 8 8 8
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 5 7 4 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 32 36 28 30 26
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 7 7 7 8 8
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0