Program Information: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1264
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Rush University Medical Center
Department: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Address: 1645 W. Jackson Blvd Suite 400
Chicago, Illinois 60612-3864
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 312-942-2714x
Fax: 312-942-4990
Email: lauren_e_bradley@rush.edu
Web Address: https://www.rushu.rush.edu/education-and-training/graduate-medical-education/residency-programs/psychology-residency
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.rushu.rush.edu/education-and-training/graduate-medical-education/residency-programs/psychology-residency
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Lauren Bradley
Chief Psychologist: Sheila Dowd
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 27
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 9
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 34715
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): Continuing Education reimbursement up to $1000 Flexible Wellness Allowance of $350
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Most interns work from approximately 8:30-5 in clinical activities (assessment, consultation, and treatment) in the hospital and outpatient clinics, as well as participating in supervision, didactics, and research.
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: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

We normally take 2-3 weeks to complete the application review process.  We will contact all applicants by email with either an invitation to interview or a decline to interview notice. 

Health and Neuropsychology tracks typically interview across 5-6 consecutive work days during early-mid January. The Pediatric Psychology track typically interviews on a series of Thusdays and Fridays in December and January.

If invited to interview, you will be asked to choose and rank-order 3 days in which you could potentially interview, and we will do our best to accommodate your preferences. Requests to interview with specific faculty are welcomed and will be honored if possible. Once you have scheduled an interview, it cannot be changed, so please choose carefully. 

All interviews will be conducted virtually. 

The interview day begins at approximately 8am and lasts until 2:30pm. Applicants will interview with multiple faculty members individually. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Arizona State University Boston University Bowling Green State University Case Western Reserve University Drexel University Emory University Illinois Institute of Technology Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis Louisiana State University- Baton Rouge Loyola University Chicago Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine Marquette University Ohio State University Pacific University Rosalind Franklin University Saint Louis University San Diego State University/UC-San Diego Southern Methodist University St. John’s University State University of New York- Buffalo Suffolk University University of Colorado- Denver University of Florida University of Kansas University of Massachusetts University of Miami University of Missouri - Kansas City University of New York University of North Texas University of Tennessee-Knoxville University of Utah University of Virginia University of Wisconsin – Madison Virginia Commonwealth University Washington State University Wayne State University Wheaton College Yale 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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 0
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
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 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

Psychology Doctoral Internship (Residency), Rush University Medical Center

Applicants apply to and train in one of the three basic training emphases (tracks) of the program: Health Psychology (4 positions), Neuropsychology (3 positions), Child/Adolescent/Pediatric Psychology (2 positions).

Across tracks, there is a common focus on the roles and functions of clinical psychologists in a general medical setting and a common emphasis on a broad understanding of the life adaptation of children and adults. Each track provides both didactic training and clinical experience aimed at developing professional competence and achieving the goals of training described earlier. This area of emphasis training model dovetails with our training philosophy which highlights both breadth and depth of knowledge.

All supervisors are available to each resident for consultation.

To see the complete program description, please visit our website at:

https://www.rushu.rush.edu/education-and-training/graduate-medical-education/residency-programs/psychology-residency

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family:
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:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: https://www.rushu.rush.edu/education-and-training/graduate-medical-education/residency-programs/psychology-residency  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: 204 195 216 200 253
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 76 79 80 79 85
Total number of interns: 9 9 9 9 9
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 9 9 9 9 9
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 9 9 8 8 9
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 1 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 9 8 8 8 9
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 1 1 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
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
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: 9 9 9 9 9
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