Program Information: Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1422
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Ancora Psychiatric Hospital
Department: Psychological Services
Address: 301 Spring Garden Road
Ancora, New Jersey 08037-9699
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Distance from Major City: 30 miles E of Phila, PA, 36 miles W of Atlantic City, NJ
Phone: 609-567-7322x
Fax:
Email: Monica.Malone@doh.nj.gov
Web Address: https://www.nj.gov/health/integratedhealth/hospitals/ancora/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.nj.gov/health/integratedhealth/documents/hospitals/ancora/APH_Internship_Brochure_2018-2019.pdf
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Monica Malone
Chief Psychologist: Monica Malone
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: 06/21/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30951
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Consideration for employment at completion of internship Opportunities to collaborate with staff on research projects, new initiatives and presentations
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The internship consists of 4 days of paid time at Ancora Psychiatric Hospital and one day of unpaid time at an affiliated site. A day at APH consists of team meetings, clinical work (assessments, individual and group therapy, crisis intervention), didactic learning and supervision. Two days per month are dedicated to lectures, coordinated with the Trenton Psychiatric Hospital Internship.
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: 11/02/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
Interview notification date: 12/14/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2021
Interview process description:

For the 2021-2022 intern class, interviews will tentatively take place on January 4, 5, and 6. All interviews will be online via Microsoft Teams,

APH's interview process includes a presentation on the training program, a group interview, and an individual interview. Applicants will have the opportunity to ask department members and current interns questions about the training program. 

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: American School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Washington DC; Argosy University at Dallas; Argosy University at Phoenix; Chestnut Hill College; Colorado School of Professional Psychology; Drexel University;Fielding University; Florida State University; George Washington University; Howard University; Immaculata University; Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Kean University; La Salle University; Long Island University; Marywood University; Midwestern University; Nova Southeastern University; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine; Regent University; Spalding University; Temple University; The Chicago School of Professional Psychology; University of Pennsylvania; University of Denver; University of La Verne; University of North Dakota; 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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
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 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 Ancora Psychiatric Hospital (APH) Clinical Psychology Internship Program has been training interns since 1970 and has been APA-accredited since 2000. The program is designed to provide a well-rounded, diverse training experience in the treatment and assessment of individuals with serious and persistent mental illnesses, equipping students with the skills needed to function as entry-level psychologists in similar settings. The program helps interns develop competencies in psychotherapy, assessment, consultation and interdisciplinary healthcare, the application of research, professional conduct and attitudes, professional communication and interpersonal behavior, ethics/legal matters, and individual and cultural diversity. Interns should expect a balance of clinical work, supervision, and didactic training within an environment that is both encouraging and challenging.

To promote the greatest breadth and depth of experience, the intern’s schedule generally includes 2 1/2 days of therapy training and one day of assessment training at APH, one day at an affiliated site, and two days per month in didactic training. The didactic training may be at APH, offsite or online.

Primary Placement: Interns receive psychotherapy training two and a half days per week and psychodiagnostic training one day per week. Interns change psychotherapy supervisors after six months. We currently have supervisors in the hospital’s four service divisions: Admissions/Acute Care, Extended Care, Geriatric-Psychiatric Care, and Forensic Care Services.  Interns complete testing batteries with patients from the hospital’s 16 inpatient units. 

Affiliated Site: Interns also receive supervised training at an affiliated site one day per week. Affiliated sites are subject to change each year but have recently included Cooper University Health Care (neuropsychological testing focus), Ann Klein Forensic Center (forensic assessment focus), South Woods State Prison and Southern State Correctional Facility (corrections focus), Thomas Jefferson University Outreach Program (substance abuse focus), Woods Services (neuropsychological testing and treatment), Rowan University (College Counseling) and Rutgers University Health Center (college counseling focus).

Didactic Training: Twice a month, interns participate in the New Jersey Department of Human Services Professional Staff and Psychology Intern Colloquium Series. Additionally, APH s provides a variety of seminars.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: opportunities for training in psyhological approahes to pain relief, metacognitive training, sleep disorders and animal facilitated therapy

Experience

Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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.nj.gov/health/integratedhealth/hospitals/ancora/  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
Number of Completed Applications: 110 59 95 65
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 37 25 27 35
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 2 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 3 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 10 no info yet info not avialable
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 28 39 no info yet info not available
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 3 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 1 0 1
Correctional Facility: 0 1 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 1
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0