Program Information: Psychology Service (116B)

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1453
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn Campus
Department: Psychology Service (116B)
Address: 800 Poly Place
116B
Brooklyn, New York 11209
Country: United States
Metro Area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 718-836-6600x6806
Fax:
Email: jessica.esposito@va.gov
Web Address: https://www.va.gov/new-york-harbor-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/psychology-internship-residency-programs/
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.nyharbor.va.gov/docs/psychinternbk.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jessica Esposito
Chief Psychologist:
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 22
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 08/15/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30387
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Access to Fort Hamilton with gym and pool available.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Days include patient clinical contact, organizational/triage meetings, supervision, note writing. Please see brochure for more detailed information about internship program.
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: 11/15/2021
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/17/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Tentative interview dates are January 5th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 11th, and 12th. All interviews will be conducted via video software this year and last a total of about 4 hours. Interviews consistent of orientation to the program with Training Directors, Q&A with current intern cohort, virtual tour of facility, and a 1-hour interview with two staff psychologists. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
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:
Comprehensive Exams Passed:
Dissertation Proposal Approved:
Dissertation Defended:
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 750
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree
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

The training program is designed to train interns as general adult practitioners through immersion in various clinical experiences and treatment modalities, with the support of thoughtful supervision, consultation, and didactic seminars. Interns undertake two 6-month rotations with multiple training experiences for each rotation. The program provides excellent and intensive experience and supervision in inpatient medical and outpatient settings. Group therapy, couples therapy, substance abuse, posttraumatic stress, geriatric care and many areas of health psychology are integral training experiences. Each intern’s background is considered in making training assignments with a view toward developing and broadening personal skills. While interns are asked their preferences, the training committee makes final rotation assignments. Six-month rotations are offered in a variety of specialties which are detailed more comprehensively in the next section. Additionally, training in psychological testing is required as a year-long training experience. It is the philosophy of the program that an in-depth concentration in selected clinical areas allows for comprehensive training and better prepares interns for independent practice.

During the last few years, new settings have been added to the rotations to enhance the experience of interns. We consider that these areas are excellent training opportunities and give the interns a breadth of experience that should make them more marketable upon graduation. Interns are provided with a diverse range of training activities including clinical work with patients, didactic instruction, clinical supervision, participation in research projects when available, and mentoring. Attention is given to the sequence and complexity of the learning tasks and interns are guided through their experience, adjusting for level of ability and expertise. Rotations are designed to extend over a six-month period so that more in-depth experience can be attained.

Please see brochure for more detailed informatiom about our Internship Program.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children:
Adolescents:
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:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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://www.va.gov/new-york-harbor-health-care/work-with-us/internships-and-fellowships/psychology-internship-residency-programs/  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: 121 95
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 45 50
Total number of interns: 7 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 7 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 17 15
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0 1 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 5 0 5 6 7
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 2 2
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 1 3 1
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 1 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 1 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: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 1 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 1 1 4
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: 0 0 0 0 0