Program Information: Internship in Clinical Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1353
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: John L. Gildner Regional Institute for Children and Adolescents (JLG-RICA)
Department: Internship in Clinical Psychology
Address: 15000 Broschart Road
Rockville, Maryland 20850-3392
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Distance from Major City: 15 miles north of Washington, DC
Phone: 301-251-6942x
Fax: 301-251-6831
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • School District
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Heather Mann
Chief Psychologist: Prabha Menon
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/10/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32304
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): JLG-RICA Interns have private offices with therapy & testing space, high-speed internet, office supplies, access to a IT on site, computer scoring for numerous psychological assessments, and a beautiful campus surrounded by numerous university centers and hospitals as well as restaurants and shopping. The RICA School is equipped with an exercise room and full court gym, and interns have access to a very supportive and capable staff of psychologists, social workers and psychiatrists.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The work day typically begins between 7:30 and 9:30 am. for a minimum of 8 hours and a half hour lunch. The school day begins at 9:30 AM and school dismisses at 3:50 pm. The work day schedule varies and include individual and/or family therapy with residential and day students, psychological assessment and/or report writing, co-leading therapy groups, supervision, case management and crisis intervention. The intern's weekly schedule includes a research meeting, administrative supervision with the team coordinator, day/residential supervision, assessment supervision, group supervision, Clinical Seminar, Process Group, DBT Consultation Team Meetings (if part of the DBT Team) clinical team meetings, ITP (individual treatment plan) meetings, residential unit and school meetings. The Evaluation Unit includes weekly EU supervision and staffing meetings. All interns attend a monthly Director's Meeting and Supervision Seminar with the Director of Internship Training.
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: 11/05/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Internship applicants invited for interviews will be contacted by December 15, 2021. Interviews will occur during the months of December 2021 and January 2022.  At this time, the expectation is that interviews will be conducted virtually. However, this mode of interview could change in response to current safety guidelines. During the interview, candidates will participate in an informal group meeting with the Psychology Team and three individual interviews. After the completion of the formal interviews, interns will participate in an informal, informational session with the current interns where they are able to discuss the nuances of the training program. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler University Argosy University Chicago School of Professional Psychology George Washington University Gallaudet University Indiana University James Mason University Midwestern University Roosevelt University University of Hartford University of LaVerne University of Virginia 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: 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: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 100
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 Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not 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: If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Director of Internship Training at
Program Description

JLG-RICA is a community based residential and day treatment facility for children and adolescents ages 9-21 who have been diagnosed with emotional and behavioral disabilities.  JLG-RICA has been fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) since 1981. We are an interagency program operated by Maryland Department of Health in partnership with Montgomery County Public Schools. The health and safety of our psychology interns, as well as our students, families and staff is a priority.  When meeting individually or in groups, we wear face masks, practice social distancing, and encourage frequent hand washing.   

We offer milieu, individual, family, and group therapy and a fully-accredited special education school, with academic and vocational programs.  The clinical staff is comprised of 5 psychiatrists, 9 licensed Psychologists, 3 Psychology Associates, 8 licensed Social Workers, and 3 Expressive Therapists (Art, Music & Movement).  In addition, we have a large staff of registered nurses and residential counselors. JLG-RICA is highly committed to the training of doctoral interns in psychology. The training model used to achieve this goal closely fits the practitioner-scholar model. Accordingly, interns are treated as professional colleagues who are expected to function as "primary" clinical therapists and fully integrated members of their respective treatment teams. They are guided and supported throughout their internship year by intensive supervision, mentoring, and a planned sequence of relevant training activities. Interns are exposed to the role of psychologists as scientist-practitioners through their involvement in a year-long clinical research or program evaluation project. The scholarship component of the training model is manifested through the didactic seminar series, quarterly journal club, assessment practice/review and supervision seminars.  In addition, the interns are immersed in evidence based theory of clinical practice as well as other disciplines of psychological and behavaioral interventions, including individual DBT and DBT skills groups with adolescents and their families.  

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Individual DBT and DBT Skills Group Training


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)

Supervised Individual DBT and DBT Skills Group Training; Supervised Group Psychotherapy (art, music and movement).  LGBTQ support group, B.A.M. (Black Alliance of Mental Health) Group and Huddle Up and Cope (Coping Skills Group) or co-lead a group of his/her design.   The interns have the opportunity to be part of the DBT Consultation Team, observe or co-lead a DBT Child or Parent Group and participate in DBT Skills Training. During Covid-19, groups are a mix of in-person and virutal.  

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:  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: 92 89 95 82
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 28 24 35 40
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 0 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 2 2
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 1 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 7 8 8
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 9 8 8 8
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: 0 1 3 1 2
Community Mental Health Center: 3 2 0 1 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: 0 1 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 1 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 2 2 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 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 2
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0