Program Information: Psychiatry Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1265
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Illinois at Chicago
Department: Psychiatry Department
Address: Institute for Juvenile Research (M/C 747)
1747 W. Roosevelt Rd., Rm. 155
Chicago, Illinois 60608
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 312-996-3910x
Fax:
Email: tmehta@uic.edu
Web Address: http://www.psych.uic.edu
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Tara Mehta
Chief Psychologist: Tara Mehta
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 25
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Full health/dental insurance; life insurance equal to half of salary; 12 sick days; 24 vacation days; 11 holidays
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
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? Yes
Details of the above affiliations We have one additional (in addition to whatever positions are able to be funded by our Department in a given year) intern position available to a student from the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University. This student applies and is reviewed/interviewed according to the same policies and procedures as all other applicants. If deemed qualified, they are ranked such that if they do not match through our regular match list, they may match into an additional slot, which would then be funded by their Department.
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: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Please note that the interview date above is tentative. Interviews are conducted on established days in January.  Applicants are invited to interview in groups of 10-20.  The day consists of a group presentation by the Director of Psychology Training in the morning, followed by a confidential meeting with current interns, followed by individual interviews with 3 faculty in the afternoon. For the current inteview cycle (January 2022) the interview day will be conducted virutally.

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: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
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 Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Not 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: CV and letter of interest specific to our program.
Program Description

The internship is designed to provide trainees with opportunities to be engaged actively in the integration of clinical research and practice. We adhere to the principal that psychological practice is based on the science of psychology, which, in turn, is influenced by the professional practice of psychology. There are separate tracks in child and adult, although interns can select training opportunities across tracks. The internship offers a unique and rich training experience with children, adolescents, and adults, special populations, and individuals with cognitive and medical diagnoses. Interns may also work in schools, community agencies, or in the UIC hospital. Trainees gain practical and theoretical understanding of diagnosis, assessment, and intervention of a wide range of mental health concerns within a multidisciplinary urban mental health setting with a variety of patients of multi-ethnic origin. UIC receives referrals from many agencies and schools as well as departments within the University of Illinois Medical School and UIC campus. Individuals are also self-referred for clinical services. As such, we serve a diverse population. Many of our clients are from disadvantaged backgrounds, and many come to us with multiple problems. Our clinical services and clinical research grants provide the means by which we fulfill our primary responsibility for services training and research.The main program aims include: Intensive training in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of mental disorders within the scientist-practitioner model, in which clinical practice and research are integrated. Training culturally sensitive psychologists by providing broad clinical experience across a variety of settings and populations with specific attention to issues related to individual differences and cultural diversity. Preparing interns for clinical research careers in academic, mental health, and medical settings, in the public or private sector.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: www.psych.uic.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: 178 169 135 100 193
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 42 40 40 43
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 5 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5 5 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 5 5 5 5 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 5 5 5 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 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: 5 4 4 5 5
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 1 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 1 1 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 3 0 4 3 4
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 2 0 0 1 0
Independent Practice: 0 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