Program Information: Division of Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1197
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware (formerly Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children)
Department: Division of Psychology
Address: Division of Psychology
1801 Rockland Road
Third Floor
Wilmington, Delaware 19803
Country: United States
Metro Area: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Distance from Major City: 29 miles south of Philadelphia
Phone: 302-651-4529
Fax: 302-651-4543
Email: johanna.carpenter@nemours.org
Web Address: http://www.nemours.org/education/gme/psychology-programs/psychinternship.html
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.nemours.org/education/gme/psychology-programs/psychinternship.html
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Private General Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Johanna Carpenter
Chief Psychologist: Jennifer Shroff Pendley
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 45
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 11
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 38121
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 6 paid holidays, 1 educational day for dissertation defense (if not already defended), 1 day off for approved volunteer activity, free parking
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Various rotations place interns in specialty care, primary care, and outpatient evaluation, testing, and therapy clinics; for pediatric psychology track, interns complete a year-long inpatient consultation-liaison rotation.
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?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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/26/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Interviews will be offered via remote technology: December 10, 2021; January 3, 2022; or January 15, 2022. Interview offers will be extended by email on or before 11/26/21. Interview day consists of general orientation; video "tour"; opportunities to meet with current residents and fellows; and three individual faculty interviews. We request a photo as part of our interview process, which serves as a memory aid for faculty.  

For applicants who indicate Spanish language fluency, a portion of the interviews will be conducted in Spanish. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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: 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 Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited 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 Psychology Internship program at Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware focuses on delivering a broad training experience in Health Service Psychology. Our experiences prepare students for professional service delivery in the rapidly changing health care field. Within our three child-focused tracks: 1) Child Clinical and Community; 2) Integrated Behavioral Health; and 3) Pediatric Psychology, interns are exposed to diverse patient populations and gain extensive experience in case formulation, intervention, assessment, testing, and consultation. Given that Nemours Children's Hospital, Delaware is the only children's hospital in Delaware and draws patients from three surrounding states, interns are exposed to a range of presenting problems. Opportunities are available to work with children and adolescents with diabetes, cancer, congenital heart defects, chronic pain, gastrointestinal disorders, encopresis, headaches, seizure disorders, functional neurological symptoms, behavioral sleep disorders, hearing impairment, overweight/obesity, OCD, mood/bipolar disorder, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, developmental disabilities, disruptive behaviors, anxiety, depression, eating disorders, feeding difficulties, and other adjustment difficulties.

Consultation and treatment opportunities include individual, family, and group therapies; specialty care clinics; medical inpatient consultation/liaison; parent-focused behavioral management; and outpatient consultation, including consultation in pediatric primary care settings. Interns also participate in a six-month psychological testing rotation. Three child-focused tracks are offered: Child Clinical and Community (CC), Pediatric Psychology (PP), and the Integrated Behavioral Health (IBH) tracks. The tracks share many common training experiences and primarily differ in the following ways:

  • the intensity of the pediatric primary care training experience (2 days for the full year for IBH vs. 1 full day for the year for CC vs. ½ day for 6 months for PP)
  • participation in the medical inpatient C/L service (PP track only)
  • specialty care rotation options (Adolescent Medicine or Trauma for CC; outpatient-only specialties for IBH; outpatient and inpatient specialties for PP).
  • developmental/behavioral access clinic (CC only)
  • short-term mood and anxiety program and community referral clinic (CC and PP only). A full description of the three tracks is detailed at https://www.nemours.org/education/gme/psychology-programs/psychinternship.html

Faculty theoretical orientations are primarily cognitive-behavioral and behavioral, but also represent and appreciate different theoretical approaches with empirical bases. Faculty are passionate about intern training and have an open-door policy for case discussions at any time, in addition to regularly-occurring live supervision and scheduled supervision meetings. Various post-doctoral opportunities are available.

Nemours has eligibility requirements that include background screening/checks for all hires. Matching with the internship program does not guarantee subsequent employment as a Nemours Associate. Applicants who successfully match with the internship program at Nemours must meet all hiring standards to be extended an offer of employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory background screening(s)/checks(s), drug testing, demonstrating required vaccinations and/or immunizations, and proof of employment eligibility in the United States in accordance with the 1986 Immigration Act. Vaccination against COVID-19 is mandated unless Nemours approves an exemption. Failure to meet these requirements as determined by the Internship Program, in consultation with Human Resources, will result in postponement of employment until resolution or may result in total withdrawal of the employment offer.  Background screenings/checks may include but are not limited to the following (depending on applicable federal law and state law): Criminal background check, adult and child abuse registry, drug screening, qualifying health status/immunization, personal background checks, OUG and SGA sanction screening, sex offender registry checks, FBI criminal history summary, and education. Criminal convictions, including DUI and misdemeanor convictions, do not necessarily render the applicant ineligible to be hired. Upon being matched to our program, if applicants possess a valid medical marijuana card, they are asked to provide appropriate documentation from their medical provider, which is maintained in their confidential Employee Health file. The Delaware state site pertaining to medical marijuana may be accessed here: https://dhss.delaware.gov/dph/hsp/medmarpt.html. Applicants with valid medical marijuana cards must still adhere to the Nemours Drug Free Work Place policy and may not be impaired at work. For further details, please contact Dr. Carpenter at johanna.carpenter@nemours.org. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults:
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other: Young adults

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: http://www.nemours.org/education/gme/psychology-programs/psychinternship.html  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: 161 166 150 193 207
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 65 62 65 63 67
Total number of interns: 11 12 12 12 10
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 11 12 12 12 10
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 11 11 11 10 7
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 1 2 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 11 10 10 9 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 1 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 2 2 2 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 9 6 6 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 47 97 49 53 21
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: 8 10 12 12 12
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