Program Information: Psychology Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1218
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center
Department: Psychology Services
Address: 18680 S.W. 376th Street
Florida City, Florida 33034
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Distance from Major City: 40 miles south of downtown Miami
Phone: 786-349-6056
Fax:
Email: ygrillo@wellpath.us
Web Address: http://www.correctcarers.com/sfetc
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private Psychiatric Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Psychology Department
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Yumay Grillo
Chief Psychologist: Yumay Grillo
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/02/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 21632
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, 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 Doctoral psychology interns engage in a wide breadth of clinical and forensic psychology activities including competency and risk assessment, report writing, psychological evaluations, and partipation in multi-disciplinary treatment teams.
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: 12/15/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 1/2021
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/2021
Interview process description:

Internship interviews will take place during the month of January. On-site interviews are preferred, but phone interviews will be granted under special circumstances.  Interviews typically last two hours. As part of the interviewing process, the applicant will meet with the Director of Psychology, Clinical Training, and Forensic Services to have a general orientation to the program and the site. Then, the applicant will meet with two other psychologists (either in a panel or individual format). Finally, the applicant will tour the facility, and will meet with a current psychology intern to receive additional information. 

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Nova Southeastern University, Rutgers State University, Fielding Graduate University, Alliant International University, Saint John's University, and Carlos Albizu University.
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited 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: Final acceptance into the SFETC Doctoral Psychology Internship Program is contingent upon the results of a security and health clearance consisting of: (1) Fingerprint background check; (2) drug screening; (3) physical examination; (4) proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella; and (5) Results from a current PPD antigen test for tuberculosis. The SFETC Human Resources Department initiates this process during the month preceding the start of internship and completes it by the first day of internship.
Program Description

South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (SFETC) is a 249-bed forensic psychiatric hospital serving adults adjudicated by the court as Incompetent to Proceed to Trial or Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity. The internship has a clinical and forensic scope. Nearly all mental disorders are encountered at SFETC, though the most frequent diagnoses are those of schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, personality disorders (specially borderline and antisocial), substance use disorders, neurocognitive disorders, and malingering. The hospital serves a multi-lingual and multicultural population. A number of forensic services are provided by the professional staff to restore individuals to competency or to assist them in living safely in a less restrictive setting. Interns are responsible for completing Inital Forensic Psychological Assessments, Risk Assessments, and Competency Evaluations of new admissions. They also conduct psychological assessments, including malingering tests. In addition, interns lead competency groups, individual competency sessions, and DBT groups. They write, implement and monitor specialized behavior plans and behavio contracts. Interns also have the opportunity to go to court with their supervisor for Competency Hearings and Medication Court.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
Adults: Yes
Family:
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients:
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
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:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: 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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
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:
Integrated health care - primary:
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: http://www.correctcarers.com/sfetc  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
Number of Completed Applications: 6 8 10
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 6 8 10
Total number of interns: 1 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 11 10 15
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 11 15 15
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 1 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 3 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 2 1 1
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 2 0 1 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 2 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0