Program Information: c/o Behavioral Health Network

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1337
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Multicultural Psychology Internship Program
Department: c/o Behavioral Health Network
Address: 110 Maple Street
Springfield, Massachusetts 01105
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 20 miles north of Hartford, CT; 100 miles west of Boston
Phone: 413-568-6141
Fax: 413-572-4117
Email: Susan.Quigley@bhninc.org
Web Address: http://bhninc.org/content/internships
Brochure Website's Address: https://bhninc.org/about/internships/doctoral-degree/
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Susan Quigley
Chief Psychologist: Susan Quigley
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 08/29/2022
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: 31200
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): Liability insurance and 11 holidays
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns schedule approximately 4-5 direct client hours per day (therapy, psychological testing, comprehensive assessments) attend individual supervision twice weekly, 1 1/2 hours group supervision weekly, one hour weekly case consultation team, and approximately 4-5 hours weekly training seminars.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? 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: 12/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: No
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/30/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/14/2022
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified by email no later than December 30th, 2021 for invitation to interview. Interviews will be held in person as long as Covid restrictions are not in place (in which case they would be held virtually), and occur over a three week period in January, preferably on Fridays between the hours of 9am and 4pm. Typically up to 5 applicants are invited to spend the day at the clinic for individual interviews and group participation in seminar and a question an answer sessions. Interviewees are required to participate in a one-hour individual interview with internship faculty (between 9 and 10:30am) and attend our clinical seminar and group supervision (minus client presentations to avoid disclosure of any client information) from 10:30am -2:00pm, with a lunch break (on your own) from 12:00 - 12:30pm. At the end of the day, appllicants will be offered the opportunity to meet with current interns to ask questions. 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Carlos Albizu University, Miami and San Juan Ponce School of Health Sciences Fielding Graduate University George Washington University Penn State University The Wright Institute University of Hartford Azusa Pacific University William James College
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: 600
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
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 Not Accepted
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 Multicultural Psychology Internship Program is a training site based in a community mental health center serving a primarily minority population (Latino/as). Our primary mission is to provide services that are clinically-sound, culturally-responsive, and linguistically-appropriate. Supervision is offered from numerous perspectives, including cognitive behavioral, family systems, psychoanalytic, and dialectical behavioral. The client population covers the full spectrum of ages and diagnostic categories. Many of our clients have a history of complex trauma. Interns are expected to participate in a weekly clinical seminar which includes didactic instruction and case presentations throughout the year. Interns also participate in the weekly Case Consultation Team, Clinical Seminar, Superivsion Seminar, DBT seminar, Multicultural seminar, Consultation seminar, Research seminar, and a 6 month Medical Integration rotation (1 day a week), . Supervision is offered in weekly individual and group meetings for all psychotherapy cases and psychological testing assignments. The clinic and internship program faculty strive to maintain a respectful and supportive training environment.

Intern Candidate Requirements

Applicants must be enrolled in a doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology at an accredited university or professional school and be approved by the school training director for the internship. You must have a master’s degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and be fully bilingual (English and Spanish). All coursework and comprehensive examinations must be completed by the time of application submission. A minimum of 1000 hours of practica training is acceptable at the time of application, but we prefer candidates with at least a 1,000 practicum hours.  The internship is full time for 12 months beginning in end of August with a stipend of $31,200. 

Internship Completion Requirements

In order to successfully complete the MPIP internship, the following criteria must be met:

1. Completion of 2,000 hours of training

2. By the end of the internship year, achievement ratings of 4 ('very good’) or higher on all competencies outlined by the program and measured on our evaluation form

3. Two formal clinical case presentations (written and oral)

4. Completion of three full assessment batteries

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Religion/Spirituality: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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://bhninc.org/content/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: 36 31 30 21
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 18 13 15 9
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 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 3 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 3 3 8 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 3 3 17 113 12
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 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 1 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 2 1 1 3 2
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 1
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 1 1 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 0 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 1 0 0 0