Site Name: VA New York Harbor Healthcare System, Brooklyn Campus
Department: Psychology Service (116B)
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.
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.
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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.