Program Information: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1443
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center
Department: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Address: 111 East 210th Street
Bronx, New York 10467-2490
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 718-920-5024
Fax: 718-798-1816
Email: srego@montefiore.org
Web Address: http://www.montefiore.org/psychologyinternship
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.montefiore.org/psychologyinternship
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Simon Rego
Chief Psychologist: Simon Rego
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 23
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 9
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 47752.80
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 20 days vacation; 12 sick days, 8 hospital holidays, 5 conference days; $2000 conference support (if presenting); $500 educational materials allowance that can be used towards textbooks, membership dues, educative software, PDAs, I-Pads, e-readers, etc.; subsidized housing close to Moses hospital or in Riverdale (not guaranteed).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Depends on the specialization and rotation/elective. Frequently a mix of patient care, supervision, multidisciplinary team meetings, educational activities, and administrative tasks (staff meetings, charting, etc.).
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 10/31/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2022
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified of their interview status via email on or before 4:59PM Eastern Time on December 10, 2021.

We generally receive between 350 and 400 applications and offer between 50-60 interviews.

Interview dates will be as follows: Adult Specialization - Jan 6, 7, 12, and 14; Child and Adolescent Specialization - Jan 5, 10, and 11;  Combined Specialization - Jan 3, 4, and 13; and our *NEW* Neuropsychology Specialization - Jan 18 and 19.

*** Special note for January 2022 interviews: While interviews have historically taken place on site, based on a review of APPIC Survey Data from 2021-22 applicants, this year we will once again not be offering in-person inteviews and will instead be conducting all of our interviews via video conferencing platforms (e.g., Zoom, Skype or Teams) or by phone in order to maintain an equitable and inclusive selection process. 

Faculty from each specialization will conduct the interviews, which will last approximately 30 minutes and will include time for applicant questions. We will also offer a virtual lunch with our current interns on our interview dates, so that applicants can meet the current trainees to learn more about their experience in internship program. Thereafter, applicants are also encouraged to continue to contact current and former interns, to inquire about their experience and gain information that might be helpful in aiding the ranking decision-making process. We cannot accomodate requests for on-site visits.

In order to allow candidates to learn about the physical space of the program, the community, and location of the program, we have created a special internship microsite within our main wesbite, which candidates can use to get a virtual tour of the internship training program, the hospital and the NYC area. See here: https://virtualtour.montefiore.org/psychology-internship 

Please note that on your interview day, we may ask you to send us a headshot photograph or for permission to take a screenshot. This is to be used solely for the purposes of helping faculty recollect the interview experience in the weeks after the interviews have concluded. Photos will be deleted after the match process is complete. 

The Psychology Internship Training Program at Montefiore Medical Center is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all of its activities, including employment. We make all employment decisions based on the ability and qualifications of the individual applicant to perform the job and, as such, do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, alienage, citizenship status, or any other legally protected category.

Applications from members of under-represented groups including minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: See website: https://www.montefiore.org/pyschology-program-graduates
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: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 0
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
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 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

Located in the Bronx, but just a stone's throw from Westchester County as well as only a 30 minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan, the Psychology Internship Training Program at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine is ideal for candidates who are interested in experiencing life in New York City living while working in a bustling academic medical center in what the U.S. Census considers to be one of the most diverse areas in the country!

In fact, our location in the Bronx makes us an ideal match for interns who are interested in building their competence in the assessment, treatment, and research of the full range of psychiatric disorders, while also addressing issues of culture, diversity and social justice in a largely underprivileged and underserved patient population. This includes: (a) applying evidence-based assessments and treatments, (b) tailoring evidence-based assessments and treatments to patients of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, often presenting with comorbid medical conditions and/or multiple psychosocial and environmental stressors (either of which may impact the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of their mental health disorders), (c) implementing evidence-based behavioral health treatments for chronic medical diseases (e.g., CBT for smoking cessation, weight management, hypertension, etc.)., and (d) participating in (or designing) a research project and/or other scholarly activities with our clinical population that is of sufficient quality and rigor to have the potential to contribute to the scientific, psychological, or professional knowledge base via a professional publication or presentation at the local, regional, or national level.

Being housed within an Academic Medical Center, the Psychology Internship Training Program emphasizes learning about the nature of psychopathology from both clinical and research perspectives. Clinically, interns gain experience with assessment, diagnosis, case conceptualization and formulation, and treatment from a variety of theoretical orientations (CBT, DBT, ACT, Psychdynamic, etc.), using different modalities (e.g., individual, couples, family, group, etc.) while in different settings (outpatient, inpatient, consult, emergency room, etc.). We also believe that a scientific approach to the understanding of psychopathology requires an empirical curiosity, regardless of the theoretical orientation. As such, interns also have protected time to engage in research and other scholarly activities during the year. Thus, by the end of their training, our interns have a strong command of the expanding knowledge base in psychopathology, including the complex interrelationship between biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors, and the impact they have on symptom expression, based on a combination of clinical and research experiences. 

We offer four specialized training programs: an adult track, a child and adolescent track, a combined (child-adolescent-adult outpatient) track, and a *NEW* Neuropsychology track. While each of the specializations has its own goals and objectives (please see our website for details), they all share the same overarching philosophy: that the internship should provide interns with: (1) a broad set of high quality clinical experiences that are sequential, cumulative, of graded complexity and customized to fit the individual goals of each intern; and (2) the opportunity to develop their ability to formulate independent research or other scholarly activities (e.g., critical literature reviews, dissertation, efficacy studies, clinical case studies, theoretical papers, program evaluation projects, program development projects) that are of sufficient quality and rigor to have the potential to contribute to the scientific, psychological, or professional knowledge base.

Each specialization has required core rotations, which can also be supplemented from a wide variety of clinical electives. While there is a limit on the number of clinical electives one can add, the program makes every reasonable effort to tailor training to the needs and interests of the individual intern. This individualized training program is discussed and finalized prior to the start of the internship year, but can also be modified as the year unfolds.

Finally, along with clinical service and research, we also place great emphasis on education. This includes intense clinical supervision (on average 5-7 clinical supervision hours per week) using a variety of different theoretical orientations, including: psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, integrative, family/systems, and lifespan developmental approaches. In addition, interns have a didactics day (Thursday) throughout the academic year (July to June) and our Departmental Grand Rounds also run on Thursdays from September to May. Taken together, these account for 4-5 hours per week of the interns' time.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: www.montefiore.org/psychologyinternship   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: 386 376 385 372 401
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 59 58 63 61 62
Total number of interns: 8 8 8 8 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 8 8 8 8 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 7 5 6 6 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 3 2 2 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 6 6 6 8 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 2 1 0 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 1 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 1 6 4 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 18 35 34 29 32
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 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 6 5 6 4 7
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 3 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 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: 2 1 1 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0