Program Information: Trinitas Regional Medical Center - Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1424
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Trinitas Regional Medical Center
Department: Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry
Address: 655 East Jersey Street
Child/Adolescent Outpatient Dept
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07206
Country: United States
Metro Area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 5 miles south west of NYC
Phone: 908-994-7334x
Fax: 908-994-7354
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private General Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Rodger Goddard
Chief Psychologist: James McCreath
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/31/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 29000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Training seminars, individual supervision, adult, child and adolescent individual and group psychotherapy, intake assessments... Please see our brochure for a full description of our program and what we offer.
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: 11/06/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Required
Interview notification date: 12/23/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

We conduct interviews during the last weeks in December and the first 2 weeks in January.  Nine candidates are interviewed on each of our 4 interview dates. Candidates are interviewed by training / psychology supervisors and the director of internship training.  The interview day goes from 8:00 to 12 noon.  Candidates get an initial summary of the internship program and a tour of the facilities.  Interns can recieve information about our program at

Depending on the pandemic issue this year we may hold off site video interviews.  Direct inquiries to Dr. Rodger Goddard at       

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: Yes
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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

Trinitas provides an in depth, broad-based, training in the delivery of all facets of psychological services across the life span.  Interns work in one of the largest behavioral health services in the state of New Jersey. We use the local clinical scientist model to guide our training.  We provide services to an extremely ethnically diverse, urban population. All interns work with both adults & children. Interns gain experience in providing adult, child, family, & group psychotherapy & assessment. Settings include outpatient, partial hospital, residential and school environments. Our program offers the unique opportunity for all interns to receive intensive clinical or observational training in the use of both adult and adolescent DBT in our DBT Institute.  Our program also offers the unique opportunity to deliver services as a consultant providing training, program development & consultation to corporations and/or schools. Interns work in our child and adult outpatient clinics during the entire year. Interns additionally choose two 6-month rotations. Rotation choices include: Adult Partial Hospital, Psychology Consultation to Schools and Corporations and Intensive Child and Adult Outpatient Rotations. Interns perform at least 6 psychological testing batteries during the year.  Interns also participate in an evidence-based outcome project. Intern seminars include: Adult Psychotherapy, Child, Family, Culture & Ethics, DBT, Group Therapy, Testing & Assessment and Supervision weekly or biweekly seminars.  Interns attend a weekly intern self-care process group. Interns receive four supervision sessions per week (3 individual & 1 group). Supervision is provided for outpatient psychotherapy cases, rotation and psychological testing (group supervision). Each intern carries outpatient cases (half in adult & half child/adolescent), plus 3 to 4 outpatient groups. Our training environment is supportive and flexible.  The hospital has a long tradition of hiring former interns and we have a number of former interns on staff who function in a variety of roles in the department.  Training supervisors work from a variety of theoretical orientations, including Psychodynamic, CBT, IFS, Schema Therapy, DBT, Family Systems and Interpersonal Approaches.    Our brochure is located at: 

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

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


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

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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 151 141 140 134 110 96
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 36 36 36 36 36 33
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 3 2 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 2 1 2 4 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 1 2 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 2 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 0 1 2 1 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 19 28 32 15 14 16
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 79 75 78 42 53 64
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1 0 1 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 2 1 4 3 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 2 1 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 1 0 2 0 1 1
General Hospital: 0 1 0 1 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 1 1 1 0 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 1 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 2 2 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0