Department : Behavioral Health - Department of Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1450
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Kings County Hospital
Department: Behavioral Health - Department of Psychology
Address: A Building - Room 1116
451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 718-245-2579x
Fax:
Training Director Email: jean.kaluk@nychhc.org
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.nyspa.org/resource/resmgr/students/internship_page/kings_county2025-26_brochure.pdf
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Medical School
  • Psychology Department
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Jean Kaluk Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Hung-Yi Cindy Ho
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 25
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2024
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 10
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 50000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 12 paid holidays, 18 days personal leave, 10 sick days; immediate health insurance; 5 conference/education days
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Rotations are 20 hours a week, including most mornings. In addition, interns lead/co-lead inpatient and outpatient groups, see individual outpatient clients, complete testing/assessments, participate in didactics, and attend supervision sessions.
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?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: 11/15/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/31/2023
Tentative interview date: 11/20/23-1/19/24
Interview process description:

All interviews for the 2024-2025 internship cohort will be conducted remotely by video.  For candidates applying to the Adult Track, interviews will likely begin during the third week of November and continue through the middle of January. For the Child and Adolescent Track, interviews will likely begin the first week of December and continue through the middle of January. Applicants selected for interviews will be contacted by e-mail to set up appointments. Interview notification will be completed by December 31, 2023.

Applicants will have three individual one-half hour interviews, conducted by staff psychologists. One of those interviews will be with the Director of Training for the track the applicant applied to. Candidates will also meet virtually in small groups with a current intern(s) for an informal discussion of the internship program and a question and answer session. Current interns have no input into to the intern selection process.

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adelphi University CUNY-Graduate Center CUNY-John Jay Fairleigh Dickinson University Florida School of Professional Psychology Fordham University-Lincoln Center George Washington University Hofstra University Howard University Immaculata University Iowa State University Long Island University-Brooklyn and CW Post Campuses Loyola University-Maryland Pace University Palo Alto University Rutgers University Seton Hall University St. John's University Teachers College, Columbia University (both Clinical and Counseling programs) The Chicago School of Professional Psychology The New School University of Texas, Austin University of Nebraska-Lincoln University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee William James College Wright Institute Wright State University Xavier University Yeshiva University
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
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): 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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: Intern applicants are required to have demonstrated familiarity in the administration, scoring and interpretation of instruments generally considered part of a standard psychological assessment battery (WAIS-IV, WISC-V, WIAT-IV, Rorschach, TAT, PAI, HTP are preferred instruments). Applicants to the Adult Track are required to have completed at least two integrated testing batteries including cognitive and personality measures. Applicants to the Child and Adolescent Track are required to have completed at least three integrated testing batteries, which must include both cognitive and projective instruments, of which the Rorschach (using the Exner Comprehensive System) is preferred, but not required. The minimum testing requirements must be acquired with the age group corresponding to the track to which the candidate is applying.
Program Description

Two Track Program:

Adult Track Contact: Jean Kaluk, Ph.D.

Child and Adolescent Track Contact: Stephanie Erickson, Ph.D.

The KCH internship is APA Accredited and serves an urban, diverse, and  largely recent immigrant population.

There are 3 rotation periods during the course of the internship year (4 months each). For the Adult Track, a psychiatric inpatient rotation is required, as well as year-long individual and group work with outpatient clients.  For the Child & Adolescent Track, both a psychiatric inpatient rotation and a Child & Adolescent Outpatient rotation are required, as well as year-long work with outpatient clients and with groups (inpatient or outpatient). In addition, both tracks require interns to complete testing/assessment batteries throughout the year. 

Elective rotation choices for the Adult Track include: Forensic Psychiatry Court Clinic, Neuropsychology and Psychological Evaluation Services, Women's Health Initiative, Behavior Support Team, Chemical Dependency Treatment Outpatient Services, Family Justice Center and CPEP. Elective placement/rotation choices for the Child & Adolescent Track include: Developmental Evaluation Clinic, Behavior Support Team, and CPEP. Other rotations may be arranged to meet training needs when the services and supervisors are available. Interns may select a cross-track elective with Training Directors' approval.

Required didactics include seminars and case conferences focused on specific psychotherapeutic modalities, working with diverse populations, and psychological and neuropsychological assessment. All interns receive at least 3 hours of individual supervision with a licensed psychologist per week, as well as at least 2 hours of group supervision/case conference. 

The Kings County Psychology Internship Training Program, in tandem with NYC Health + Hospitals, is committed to honoring the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion within our training program and in our relationships with patients and colleagues. We believe that directly addressing issues related to these values (in direct patient work, in supervision, and in learning activities) is necessary to fostering the growth of our next generation of psychologists and to providing the best quality of care to our patients. Within the supervisory relationship, we strive for open, bidirectional dialogue with the aim to increase understanding of how diversity, equity, and inclusion issues manifest both in clinical work and in the supervisory relationship.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Infants:
Toddlers:
Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
LGBTQ+: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Primary Care: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
HIV/AIDS: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Experience (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Experience (21% to 30%)
Counseling: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Administration: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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: 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: 221 266 189 191 228 219 239
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 73 84 82 82 84 79 83
Total number of interns: 10 10 10 8 10 10 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 10 10 10 8 10 10 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 6 7 6 4 4 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 3 4 4 6 7 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 10 9 8 8 9 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 0 1 0 1 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 5 5 4 1 1 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 46 30 30 28 62 22 14
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: 3 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 5 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 2 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.nyspa.org/resource/resmgr/students/internship_page/kings_county_hospital_24-25.pdf