Department : Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, C-1420

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1430
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Department: Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care, C-1420
Address: 183 South Orange Avenue
PO Box 1709
Newark, New Jersey 07101-1709
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: approx 10 miles w of NYC, accessible by pub transportation
Phone: 732-484-2955
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • School District
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Schenike Massie-Lambert
Chief Psychologist: Stephanie Marcello
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 14
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 07/08/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Access to extensive trainings and resources of Rutgers system.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Intensive clinical training, including multiple rotations across several sites and levels of care, with both core and elective rotations, along with extensive didactic sessions.
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: 11/03/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is:
Interview notification date: 12/08/2023
Tentative interview date: 12/14/2023
Interview process description:

Multiple interview dates are currently planned for between 12/18/23 and 1/24/24.  We notify applicants of their interview status by e-mail, on a rolling basis.  Interviews include an overview of the training program, followed by three interview sessions: 2 individual interviews, and 1 group interview with 4-5 applicants at a time. Requests to meet with specific staff are possible, although we may not be able to honor all requests due to availability. After the three interviews, applicants then have an opportunity to meet with current Interns.

Special note for 2023-2024 Application Season: Rutgers UBHC-Newark plans to conduct only virtual interview days. 


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
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: Yes, by ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
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 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: Client confidentiality attestation and supervision informed consent
Program Description


The program trains psychologists to meet the mental health needs of individuals and families, primarily of color, from stressed and urban backgrounds, frequently with histories of trauma. This program prepares students to deliver direct services, and for leadership roles directing the delivery of services and providing training to others.

The program has four major tracks: Adult, Child, Correctional/Forensic (prison-based), and School-based. Goals for students are development of competence in: 1) diagnosis, assessment, and psychotherapy; 2) work with diverse individuals; 3) work with multiple systems; 4) outcome assessment/program development; 5) multi-disciplinary collaboration; 6) conveying psychological knowledge to others; 7) ethical practice and professionalism and an understanding of the impact of legal, governmental, and funding systems on psychological practice; 8) ongoing professional self-development and self-assessment.

Training includes a dual emphasis: First, students are expected to achieve core competencies in the delivery of direct psychological services to individuals with a wide range of presenting problems within the particular developmental track. Second, students are provided with opportunities to develop particular interests and specializations, both through core and wide-ranging elective placements. All competencies are informed by an evidence-based model.


The model of training used is based on the following principles:

-Core requirements reflect core competencies, with a focus on the underserved

-An individualized elective program to fit a student's needs and interests 

-Plentiful and diversified supervision 

-Strong didactic component, with strong emphasis on addressing diversity issues

-Integration of interns within a professional community that respects their work, fosters clinical and research skills, and enhances personal development

-Diverse competencies equip interns for pre-licensure readiness and marketplace flexibility

-Utilization of program development and outcome measurement skills to design and implement system-level interventions that improve the quality of services.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: 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: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: Experience (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
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: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: Experience (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
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 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 208 213 190 185 197 166 200
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 90 86 85 91 82 78 89
Total number of interns: 8 8 8 8 8 8 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 8 8 8 8 8 8 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 2 5 6 5 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 7 6 6 3 2 3 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 8 6 8 6 4 7 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 2 4 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 1 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 4 3 5 4 10 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 39 41 69 60 58 38 21
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 1
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 3
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 2
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 2