Department : Albany Medical College, Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1440
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Albany Psychology Internship Consortium
Department: Albany Medical College, Department of Psychiatry
Address: Mail Code 164
2 Clara Barton Drive
Albany, New York 12208
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 135 miles North of NYC
Phone: 518-262-5511
Fax: 518-262-6111
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Medical School
  • Private General Hospital
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Robert Hubbell
Chief Psychologist: Ron Gerrol
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 34
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 09/02/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 37965
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Our stipend is currently $37,965. All interns are eligible to enroll for health insurance benefits. CDPC funded interns receive approximately 11 days of vacation, 11 days of sick leave and 4.25 days of personal leave during the course of the year as well as paid national holidays. The VA funded interns receive 12 vacation days and 12 sick/personal leave days per year with paid national holidays. Pay periods are once every two weeks, with a total of 26 pay periods per year. Interns receive administrative support across all three sites. Administrative assistants get to know all the interns and assist in taking and receiving messages, contacting interns when needed, and helping with patient scheduling. Given the complexity of the internship experience (seeing patients at three institutions), such support is seen as essential. Interns are issued ID badges (for AMC, VA, and CDPC) that facilitate access to all of the resources within these Consortium institutions. This includes office and classroom space, phones, computers, the Albany Medical College Library, various recreational and sports venues, employee health services, access to low cost or free parking, and hospital cafeteria discounts.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The goal of this internship is to prepare interns for the practice of health service psychology. As this is a consortium comprising a private academic medical center hospital, a state psychiatric center, and a federal (VA) general hospital, interns are trained to function as a competent early career psychologist in any of those environments, as well as in the private practice domain. A typical work day for an intern involves training activities that enhance intern competence in the following Profession-Wide Competencies defined by the American Psychological Association: Research, Ethical and Legal Standards, Individual and Cultural Diversity, Professional Values, Attitudes and Behavior, Communication and Interpersonal Skills, Assessment, Intervention, Supervision, and Consultation and Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Skills. For more information regarding the Profession-Wide Competencies, please see:
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: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 11/17/2023
Tentative interview date: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/8, 1/9/24
Interview process description:

We invite approximately 30 applicants to interview with us.  Specific dates will be determined by our Selection Committee in November.

Selection Process
Our internship receives more than 100 applications per year for our six positions. All submitted credentials are carefully reviewed by our Selection Committee. Applicants are rated on the strength of their academic performance, letters of recommendation, depth and sophistication of prior clinical experience, and the perceived degree of fit between their goals and the specific offerings of our generalist program. Interview invitations will be sent on or prior to 11/18. Interviews will take place during the first two weeks of January.

Interview Information

Please Note: for the 2023/24 interview season we will be conducting virtual interviews. We will provide details when interview offers are made in November. 


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: • Antioch University New England (Clinical/PsyD) • Boston College (Counseling) • Boston University (Clinical) • CUNY-City College (Clinical) • Duquesne University (Clinical) • Florida State University (Clinical) • George Washington University (Clinical/PsyD) • Harvard University (Experimental; Clinical respecialization from University of Massachusetts–Amherst) • Howard University (Clinical) • James Madison University (Combined) • John Jay College of Criminal Justice & The Graduate Center, CUNY (Clinical) • Long Island University–Brooklyn (Clinical) • McGill University (Counseling) • Miami University [Ohio] (Clinical) • Michigan State University (Clinical) • New School for Social Research (Clinical) • Pennsylvania State University (Clinical) • PGSP – Stanford PsyD Consortium (Clinical/PsyD) • Purdue University (Counseling) • Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Clinical/PsyD) • Syracuse University (Clinical) • Texas A & M University (Clinical & Counseling) • University at Albany, State University of New York (Clinical & Counseling) • University at Buffalo, State University of New York (Combined) • University of Arizona (Clinical) • University of California, Santa Barbara (Combined) • University of Louisville • University of Missouri–St. Louis (Clinical) • University of Massachusetts–Boston (Clinical) • University of Oregon (Counseling) • University of Tennessee–Knoxville (Clinical) • University of Texas (Counseling) • University of Toledo (Clinical) • University of Vermont (Clinical) • University of Wisconsin–Madison (Counseling)
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 (if applicable): 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 0
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 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 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

A generalist internship offered in a medical school, private general hospital, state hospital, and VA Medical Center consortium. All consortium sites within walking distance. Eclectic orientation with psychodynamic underpinnings. Three, four-month rotations. Interns complete both outpatient and inpatient rotations. One elective (e.g., child and adolescent, neuropsychology, Veterans' PTSD Program).

For updated information about our graduates' initial post-internship employment settings, please visit:


Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Exposure (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Experience (21% to 30%)
Physical Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: 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: 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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Research: Experience (21% to 30%)
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 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 110 116 101 97 99
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 25 33 38 36 36
Total number of interns: 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 4 6 5 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 2 0 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 6 5 6 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 3 3 3 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 16 18 15 12 11
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 1 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 1 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 4 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: