Program Information: Psychology Service (116B)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1185
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Greater Hartford Clinical Psychology Internship Consortium (VA)
Department: Psychology Service (116B)
Address: 555 Willard Avenue
Newington, Connecticut 06111
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 5 miles west of Hartford, CT
Phone: 860-594-6348x
Fax: 860-667-6872x
Email: gary.bryson@va.gov
Web Address: http://www.connecticut.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.asp
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.connecticut.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.asp
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Consortium
  • Medical School
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Gary Bryson
Chief Psychologist: Steve Martino
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 30
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2021
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: 29078
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental 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 Interns typically work 8a -430 pm at their rotation settings. Work days typically involve seeing 3 or 5 clinical hours, one hour of supervision, and an hour of unscheduled time. One day a week is allocated to didactic seminars and formal instruction.
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:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants are offered interviews via phone or email.  Interviews may be held live or virtually (depending on most current COVID recommendations at the time. Interview dates witll be in early December to mid January (five dates-not during holidays).  We will interview five or six  applicants on each interview date. Each date starts with a group information/interview session from 8a-930a with the DOTS from the 2 consortium institutions. They will provide an overview of the internship and answer candidate's questions. Then each intern cadidate will have an hour interview (assigned time) later in the day, with one of our interview teams. Individual interviews take place between 9:30a to 2:30p with a break at 1230p for lunch.  Then from 230p-330p, all five applicants will have a group meeting with the current interns. The meetings  are to determine if candidates would enjoy training at the Consortium and if they are a good match for the generalist training experience that we provide.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: In the last three years we have made matches from: Albany State University, LaSalle University, Fairleigh Dickenson University, UCLA, Nova South Eastern University, Suffolk University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, University of Connecticut, Palo Alto Consortium, Rutgers University, Boston University, Seton Hall University, Clark University, University of Rhode Island,
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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 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 Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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

The Consortium offers a general clinical internship designed to provide a flexible, varied, and balanced educational experience, as well as, abundant supervision with a large and diverse faculty in a variety of clinical settings.  Settings include the VA General Mental Health Clinic, the VA PTSD Clinic, VA Health Psychology Clinic, VA Substance Use Disorders Clinic, VA Neuropsychology Clinic, and the VA Geriatric Clinic.   Additionally, settings at our consortium partner institution (University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), include neuropsychology, maternal health, and adult outpatient care, and child/adolesent psychiatry.  The central peices of the internship are the three (3), four month major rotations, with some interns opting to participate in at least one minor rotation (6-8 hours a week) for half the year. Some interns opt for a research minor rotation to augment the clinical training experinces. Interns may also be trained in the use of other than face to face treatment modalities such as telemental health.  Beyond the direct patient care and possible research experriences, interns have weekly didactic seminars, weekly group supervision/professional development meeting, individual rotation case and long term case supervision, as well as, multiple opportuities to attend mental health related seminars and trainings at all consortium locations and in some cases throughout the VA CT Healthcare System. Interns are also invited to participate in the committee system, which may include participation in the such committees as the diversity committee, the consortium training committee, and the supervision committee.   

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients:
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:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School:
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:
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

The rotation structure of the internship allows interns to tailor thier training experience.  Therefore, the above mentioned areas may or may not be part of the training experience or may have more or less emphasis for a given intern, depending on the needs and interests of each intern.

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: http://www.connecticut.va.gov/careers/psychologytraining.asp  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: 101 102 77 71 88
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 26 25 25 22 32
Total number of interns: 5 4 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 4 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 3 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 o 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 3 5 5 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 5 7 5 3 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 21 59 45 135 32
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: 5 5 4 5 5
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 4 1 1 0 1
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 1 0
Other Medical Center: 1 1 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 1 2
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 1 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 1
Independent Practice: 0 1 2 2 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0