Program Information: Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1432
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care- Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences
Department: Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care
Address: 671 Hoes Lane
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854-5635
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 38 miles SW of NYC; 68 miles NE of Philadelphia
Phone: 732-235-4295x
Fax: 732-235-3923
Email: marc.steinberg@rutgers.edu
Web Address: https://ubhc.rutgers.edu/education/psychology-internship-(piscataway)/introductory-letter.xml
Brochure Website's Address: https://ubhc.rutgers.edu/documents/Education/Piscataway%20-%20Internship/Internship%20Handbook%202020-2021.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • School District
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Marc Steinberg
Chief Psychologist: Stephanie Marcello-Duva Psy.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 17
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Health Insurance begins 60 days after start of Internship
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns spend three days per week at their major rotation for the full year. Primary duties are individual therapy, family therapy and group therapy, as well as consultation with team members of other professions. The fourth day is spent at a full-year minor clinical rotation. The fifth day is a didactic and research day. Interns also do psychological assessments.
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: 11/02/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/20/2021
Interview process description:

 The Doctoral Psychology Internship Director and Training Committee read and review all applications. Based on the prospective intern’s credentials and our judgment as to the goodness of fit, decisions are made regarding extending interview invitations.

 

We invite approximately 40 individuals, out of approximately 130 applications for interviews. Selected applicants are invited to attend one of 3 interview dates scheduled in December and January. Each candidate participates in individual interviews with faculty or staff members as well as in a small group interview. The prospective applicants then meet with the current intern group in order to obtain unencumbered and uncensored feedback from the interns who are immersed in the program. Interviews will be conducted remotely, rather than in person for applicants under consideration for the 2022-2023 cohort. No in-person interviews will be granted.

 

Interviewers complete a rating form describing the applicant’s strengths, weaknesses, and goodness of fit. Interviewers also discuss their impressions of the candidates with each other and with the training director to determine a final ranking.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Houston, University of Maine, Rutgers University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Indianapolis, Rosalind Franklin University, Montclair State University, University of Hartford
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: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology 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 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

While the Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care Doctoral Psychology Internship Training Program is sponsored by University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), we function in conjunction with Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s (RWJMS) Department of Psychiatry and University Correctional Health Care (UCHC). All three entities are components of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences The clinical tracks of the internship are primarily set within Rutgers UBHC, but research and clinical opportunities are also available within Rutgers UCHC and Rutgers RWJMS.

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) is the statewide mental health service delivery system of RBHS. Rutgers UBHC offers the broadest range of services in New Jersey and is the only behavioral health system that is part of a medical school, so our staff are trained in the most effective, most current treatments.

As one of the largest mental health service delivery systems in the country, Rutgers UBHC focuses on providing a full spectrum of mental health services. We have a particular focus on providing services to the underserved public sector populations of New Jersey.

Our traditional services include crisis screening, acute psychiatric services, children and family services (e.g., individual, group, and family therapy; school-based programs, adolescent partial hospitalization program), adult services (e.g., adult inpatient unit, partial hospitalization programs, outpatient services, treatment for substance use disorders), and geriatric services. Additionally, we maintain a number of robust, innovative, grant-funded programs that provide services to target niche populations including our multiple school-based programs.

Rutgers UBHC also includes the Behavioral Research and Training Institute (BRTI). It is within this division that the internship is positioned organizationally. BRTI’s mission is broad and comprehensive. It includes: helping schools, businesses and other community groups develop and implement empirically supported interventions; helping to develop research-based community mental health initiatives geared toward improving access, quality and outcomes of treatment; developing a current evidence-based continuing education program for UBHC and community healthcare providers.

Our APA accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship Program offers five distinct major tracks (major rotations) in addition to many minor rotations, research opportunities, and a robust didactics program to fully round out our Interns’ training. Doctoral Psychology Interns spend three days per week at their major rotation and one day per week at a minor rotation. The remaining day is spent in didactic activities and working on research. Our five major tracks are:

  1. Adolescent Forensic / Juvenile Justice Track
  2. Adult - Outpatient Track
  3. Adult – Substance Use Disorders Track
  4. Child / Adolescent - School-Based Track
  5. Child Therapeutic Day School Track

 

Rutgers University and our Doctoral Psychology Internship are strongly committed to diversity; it is an essential component of our training program. We are likewise committed to attracting diverse applicants and maintaining diversity within our intern cohorts. We are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Our program's last site visit was in August 2017. Our next scheduled site visit is in 2027.

Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to: The Commission on Accreditation Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation American Psychological Association 750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 Phone: 202-336-5979 E-mail: apaaccred@apa.orgWeb: www.apa.org/ed/accreditationFor more information about our internship, please go to our website: https://ubhc.rutgers.edu/education/psychology-internship-(piscataway)/introductory-letter.xml

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision:
Research: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: https://ubhc.rutgers.edu/education/psychology-internship-(piscataway)/introductory-letter.xml  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: 124 110 130 165
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 60 48 54 44
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 2 2 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 3 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 5 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 1 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 6 5 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 17 40 25 56
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 0 4 4 3
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 0 0 2 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 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 1 0 0 1 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 1
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 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 1 0 0 1 0