Program Information: Psychology Section, Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1183
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Yale University School of Medicine
Department: Psychology Section, Department of Psychiatry
Address: 300 George Street
Suite 901
New Haven, Connecticut 06511
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 82 Miles North New York, NY
Phone: 203-785-2090x
Fax:
Email: amber.childs@yale.edu
Web Address: http://www.psychologytraining.yale.edu
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.psychologytraining.yale.edu
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • 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: Amber Childs
Chief Psychologist: Rajita Sinha
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 96
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 104
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 14
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 36771
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Holidays & Personal Leave
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Please see internship brochure for information about specific placements.
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, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/07/2022
Interview process description:

Applications are reviewed and all applicants are notified of their status by December 1st.  A selected group of applicants are invited to attend one of three Interview days.  For the 2022-2023 recruitment cycle, interview days will occur on January 7, 10 and 14.  The interview days involve an overview of the program by the Director of Training, individual meetings with placement faculty and current fellows (interns), as well as informal opportunities to meet with current fellows. The total number of individual meetings varies depending on the specific placement and corresponding faculty within the placement, though in general, applicants can expect to have between 6-8 meetings (including the overview and informal meeting with fellows) throughout the day. Applicants can expect a detailed schedule prior to their interview day. 

The Yale Doctoral Internship is finalizing the interview process for the 2022-2023 recruitment cycle. To support safe and equitable practices, and in keeping with national trainee feedback, we will continue to offer opportunities to interview virtually. However, the viability of additional opportunities for in-person meetings and/or visits to the campus is being actively evaluated.  Candidates are advised to monitor the program website for updates.   

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Harvard University, University of South Carolina, University of Pittsburgh, University of Hartford, PGSP-Stanford, Hostra University, Arizona State, University of New Mexico, Purdue University, University of Memphis, University of Miami, Wayne State University, University of Massachusetts, University of Connecticut, Yale University, Rutgers University and more
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
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 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

 

Yale offers one of the nation’s premier internships in clinical and community psychology, which has been accredited by APA since 1970. Up to 14 interns train each year in one of 9 placements within a vibrant academic medical center where the emphasis is on state-of-the art clinical care, professional education, and research. Interns have placements at either Yale-New Haven Hospital or the Connecticut Mental Health Center. The training program embraces a scientist-practitioner model in which theory and evidence inform professional practice and each intern has protected time to pursue a scholarly activity. The internship is part of a nurturing professional community of psychologists that values and promotes diversity among the faculty, interns, populations served, and theoretical perspectives. A priority is placed on professional development, including assistance to students in securing opportunities after internship. Each year, many graduating interns remain at Yale to pursue postdoctoral training and research. There are over 200 psychology faculty members in the Psychiatry Department and they are leaders in the field as evidenced by their record of grants, publications, awards, and roles in professional organizations and government-sponsored boards and committees.

 

 

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: 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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: www.psychologytraining.yale.edu  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: 347 281 274 299 306
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 120 106 109 107 108
Total number of interns: 17 16 16 17 14
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 17 16 16 17 14
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 15 15 15 16 11
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 1 1 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 15 14 12 13 12
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 2 3 4 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 1 6 8 2 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 85 91 60 62 37
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: 14 16 15 16 15
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 2 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 1 4 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 1 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 2 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 4 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: 1 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 3 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 4 7 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 1
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 0 0 1
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