Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1329
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Address: Wang Ambulatory Care Center 812
15 Parkman Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02114-2696
Country: United States
Metro Area: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
Distance from Major City: Located in Boston
Phone: 617-726-5991
Fax:
Email: SSPRICH@mgh.harvard.edu
Web Address: http://www.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/education/internship.aspx?id=62
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private General Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Susan Sprich
Chief Psychologist: Susan Sprich
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 65
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 290
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 16
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 40000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Intern activities include: outpatient evaluation and psychotherapy; inpatient evaluation; assessment; supervision; didactics; research collaboration; administrative duties (e.g. documentation.)
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: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

12/15/2020
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

After screening all applications, some candidates will be invited for virtual interviews between January 3-18, 2022.  Specific dates are by elective track.   Interviewees  meet with the training director and multiple faculty members.  A virtual meeting will also be scheduled with current interns in specific elective 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:
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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 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: All interns are required to have an annual flu shot and a covid-19 vaccination unless exempt for medical or religious reasons. Mandatory drug screening must be completed as part of credentialing process.
Program Description

The HMS/MGH Psychology Internship offers generalist training within six elective areas: Adult, Child, Integrated Brain Health, Neuropsychology, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Behavioral Medicine. The program adheres to the scientist-practitioner model of training and therefore, interns participate in a range of training experiences oriented towards fostering their knowledge of clinical practice and research. Please see website for complete description.

 

Training Website:

https://www.massggeneral.org/psychiatry/education-and-training/internship-in-clinical-psychology/

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: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment:
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison:
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
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:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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:
Supervision:
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.massgeneral.org/psychiatry/education/internship.aspx?id=62  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: 313 305 304 283 323
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 80 78 80 77 84
Total number of interns: 12 12 13 13 13
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 12 12 13 13 13
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 12 12 13 13 13
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 11 11 12 12 12
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1
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: 12 12 11 11 12
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 1 1 0 1
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 7 7 10 10 11
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 2 1 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 1 0 0 1 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 1 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 1 2 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 1
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 1 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