Program Information: Behavioral Health Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1328
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Franciscan Children's
Department: Behavioral Health Services
Address: 30 Warren Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02135-3680
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
Distance from Major City: 2 miles West of Downtown Boston
Phone: 617-254-3800x1308
Fax:
Email: gyoung@franciscanchildrens.org
Web Address: https://franciscanchildrens.org/mental-health/outpatient-mental-health/
Brochure Website's Address: https://franciscanchildrens.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/2022-2023-Franciscan-Childrens-APA-Internship-Program-Brochure-converted.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Private General 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: Gregory Young
Chief Psychologist: Gregory Young
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 09/06/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35568
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): free parking, grand rounds, paid holidays
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Treatment, assessment, consultation, attendance at rounds, supervision, didactics.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 11/12/2021 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: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2022
Interview process description:
Interviews occur from early to mid-January, and the candidate will be notified via email if an interview will be granted to them.  All interviews will be done virtually this year.
 
Interviews will include two thirty minutes individual interviews for each candidate. These individual interviews will be conducted by the training director and staff psychologists. Interviews will also include either a live or pre-recorded introductions to the supervising psychologist, hospital/department, and a detailed description of the training program and each of the three clinical tracks. 
How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Antoich University, Argosy University Atlanta, Boston University, Chestnut Hill College, CSPP (Fresno), Drexel University, Duquesne University, Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University, Fielding Graduate University, Florida State University, George Washington, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Long Island University, CW Post Campus, Loyola University – Maryland, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (William James College), McGill University, Northeastern University, Nova Southeastern University, Rutgers University, Southern Illinois University, Suffolk University, Teacher's College Columbia, Texas A&M University, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, University of Memphis, University of California - Santa Barbara, University Of Denver, University of Hartford, University of Miami, University of Michigan, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, University of Rhode Island, University of South Florida, University of Texas – Austin, University of Virginia, Wright Institute
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 start of internship
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: 500
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 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 Doctoral Internship at Franciscan Children’s has three (3) full year tracks: Pediatric Rehab, Acute Psychiatric, and Neurodevelopmental. Interns in each track gain experience in both their primary track and outpatient therapy and/or assessment. The Pediatric Rehab Intern’s primary role is conducting assessments and providing therapeutic services on our pediatric post-acute medical rehab units working with children with both newly acquired injuries or illness and chronic medical conditions.  The Acute Psychiatric Intern’s primary role is conducting assessments and providing therapeutic services (group, individuals, and family therapy) in either our acute behavioral residential program or our child and adolescent inpatient mental health program. The Neurodevelopmental Intern’s primary role is conducting assessments and providing therapy with individuals who present with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or other developmental, genetic, or intellectual disabilities as part of our Coordinated ASD Service Line (CASL).

 

Our training program follows practitioner-scholar model.  Our program employs supervisors who train within several orientations including systems, behavioral, developmental, cognitive-behavioral. 

 

The training opportunities include: 1) neuropsychological/psychological evaluation, 2) intervention (individual, group, and family therapy), 3) consultation and supervision, 4) seminars and didactics, 5) case conferences, and rounds. 

 

Each track has its own unique rank ID and each track has its own specific training opportunities. Interns are encouraged to apply to as many of the three tracks as interest them. Expressing interest in multiple tracks does not negatively impact your likelihood of being interviewed or ranked. Please indicate on your application which of the three placements interest you.

 

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: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
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://franciscanchildrens.org/mental-health/outpatient-mental-health/  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: 130 97 96 93 95
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 32 32 32 32 37
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2 3 0 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 1 0 2 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 7 23 5 2 7
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 44 46 58 52 30
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 2 3 3 3
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: 1 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 1 2 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: 1 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 1 0 1 3
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 1 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0