Program Information: Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1273
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital
Department: Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
Address: 1650 Moon Lake Blvd
Hoffman Estates, Illinois 60169
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: 25 miles Northwest of Chicago, IL
Phone: 847-755-8026
Fax: 847-755-8087
Email: rocco.domanico@amitahealth.org
Web Address: https://www.amitahealth.org/services/behavioral-medicine/professional-education/training-and-internships
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.amitahealth.org/services/behavioral-medicine/professional-education/training-and-internships
Primary Agency Type: Private Psychiatric Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Private General Hospital
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Rocco Domanico Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Clifton Saper Suffix
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: 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 The typical work day for our interns varies greatly depending upon the Training Track to which the intern applies. There are no weekend responsibilities for interns. Interns train for an average of 45 hours per week. Interns do not take call or carry pagers.
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: 12/31/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

 

For training year 2022-2023, all interviewing for internship positions will be conducted using a virtual format.  No candidate will be interviewed in-person in order to provide similar interviewing experiences for all candidates.  The virtual interview process will contain many of the elements of our in-person interview day which includes a tour of the facility (video), program presentation by DOT, group interview, individual interview, meeting with current interns, and a written exercise.  Interviews will occur in the month of January and the timeline for the day’s events will be shared when the invitation to interview is provided.  Candidates can expect to be with us for approximately 6 hours during interview day. 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: (Universities represented by 2021 Interns) The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Chicago Campus and DC Campus) Adler University Indiana State University George Mason University University of Nebraska University of Michigan
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: 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: 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 Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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: Yes
How to obtain text of statement: Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services http://www.usccb.org/about/doctrine/ethical-and-religious-directives/upload/ethical-religious-directives-catholic-health-service-sixth-edition-2016-06.pdf
Other Requirements: At the time of "hire," all interns must undergo the process of a criminal background check, DCFS background check, and a drug screening--all standard components of the on-boarding process. These services are provided by AMITAHealth at no charge to the intern. There are certain findings from these screenings and background checks that may disqualify an applicant from training at our site. If you are interested in learning more on this, please contact Dr. Domanico at 847-755-8026. As a Catholic faith-based health care system, all interns must be willing to abide by the standards of practice laid out in the Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Healthcare. The following is a web-link to access a copy of this directive. http://www.usccb.org/about/doctrine/ethical-and-religious-directives/upload/ethical-religious-directives-catholic-health-service-sixth-edition-2016-06.pdf
Program Description

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TRAINING TRACKS: EIGHT interns will be accepted for the upcoming training year. 

TWO interns are assigned to the Youth Track and alternately rotate for 6 months each between the Child PHP, and the Adolescent PHP Programs as their primary rotations.   

TWO interns are assigned to the Adult Track  and alternately rotate for 6 months each between the Adult PHP Program, and the Center for Addiction Medicine PHP Program for their primary rotations.   

TWO interns are assigned to the ED/OCD Track  and alternately rotate for 6 months each between the Eating Disorders PHP Program, and the OCD/Anxiety PHP Program for their primary rotations.   

ONE intern is assigned to the Pediatric Neuropsychology Track.   This track includes primary year-long roations in Pediatric Health Psych and the Autism Recource Center

ONE intern is assigned to the Pediatric Health Psychology Track and is placed in three simultaneously occurring primary rotations in the Endocrynology Service, Neurology Service, and Pediatric Inpatient C/L Service.

 

TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES: Intake Assessments: All interns learn the process of initial assessments to recognize and make level of care decisions and to hone clinical diagnostic skills.

 

Psychological/Neuropsychological Assessments: Testing is comprehensive and includes a semi-structured interview, Intelligence, Personality, and additional measures as required. Neuropsychological measures are the purview of the pediatric neuropsychology intern. 

 

Group, Family, and Individual Psychotherapy: Interns conduct group psychotherapy in their assigned primary and some secondary rotations, and meet with patients and families on a regular basis in a milieu treatment setting. Individual therapy is conducted through the Training Clinic, which serves uninsured patients. All interns in the PHP tracks are expected to co-facilitate a weekly aftercare or multiple family group.

 

Supervision: Clinical supervision is provided to interns by licensed clinical psychologists according to the following weekly schedule: Two hours of individual, one hour of group, and one hour of diagnostic supervision.

 

Didactic Experiences: A series of planned didactic seminars is provided for the interns.

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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.amitahealth.org/services/behavioral-medicine/professional-education/training-and-internships  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: 198 151 161 153 151
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 78 58 76 70 78
Total number of interns: 7 7 8 8 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 7 8 8 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 7 3 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 4 5 5 6
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 6 7 8 8 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 12 10 1 8
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 84 118 73 121 40
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 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 1 1 4 5
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 1 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: 3 0 1 3 2
General Hospital: 0 2 0 0 1
Other Medical Center: 2 0 1 1 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 1 1 1 2 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 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 1 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 1 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 1 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 1 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 1 0 1 3
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 1 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0