Two Track Program: 1) Adult Track Contact: Jean Kaluk, Ph.D. 2) 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. Psychiatric inpatient and outpatient work is required for both the Adult and Child and Adolescent Tracks. The placements/rotations include long-term and brief individual and group psychotherapy and diagnostic assessment and interviewing. Elective placement/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 and 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 didactic seminars include psychotherapeutic modalities, work with special populations, weekly case conferences, psychological and neuropsychological assessment,and cross-cultural treatment issues, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Interns are invited to attend all staff Continuing Education and Psychiatry Grand Rounds presentations. Adult Track interns receive 1 hour of weekly individual supervision for every 2-3 outpatient cases and group supervision for each group psychotherapy case. Child Track interns receive 1 hour of weekly individual supervision for every 2-3 outpatient cases and group psychotherapy cases. One hour of weekly individual supervision is provided for each rotation/placement for both tracks. Individual supervision is provided for each assessment case. Additional individual and/or group supervision is provided as needed.
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.