Department : Elmhurst Hospital Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1458
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Mt. Sinai Services/Elmhurst Hospital Center
Department: Elmhurst Hospital Center
Address: 79-01 Broadway
Office C-11-11
Elmhurst, New York 11373-1368
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 10 minute subway ride from Manhattan
Phone: 718-334-3913x
Fax: 718-334-1237
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address: http://
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • Psychology Department
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: David Block
Chief Psychologist: Angelica Terepka
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 13
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 11
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 50000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 3 days of educational leave - can be used for dissertation defense.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns rotate through inpatient services, partial hospital program, medical clinics and/or school as primary clinicians, doing individual, group, and family work. They carry outpatient individual, group and family cases. They complete psychological assessments in inpatient and outpatient settings. There are several hours of didactics and at least 3-4 hours of supervision per week.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? 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: 11/05/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/08/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2024, 1/9/2024; 1/10/2024; 1/11/2024, 1/16/2024
Interview process description:

We will interview candidates virtually on one of four dates: January 4th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 16th of 2024. The candidates will each have two 30-minute individual interviews with faculty of the program (one faculty member per interview), have an orientation session with the Director of Training, and have a meeting with the current interns.  

Employees of the hospital must be vaccinated with at least an initial series of the COVID-19 vaccine.  Booster shots are not required.  


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Our past two internship years have had interns from the following programs: Long Island University, CW Post Long Island University, Brooklyn Loyola University (MD) Pace University Teachers College, Columbia University City University of NY (CUNY) Ferkauf Graduate School, Yeshiva University Fordham University Counseling Rutgers University University of Denver William James University William Patterson University George Washington University Fairleigh Dickinson 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: 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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited 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

The Psychology Internship at Elmhurst Hospital is now comprised of two tracks: Adult Psychology and Child and Adolescent Psychology. 

All interns will be assigned four 3 month rotations, outpatient individual, group and family/couples therapy, and psychological assessment cases. Interns will also attend didactics, case conference and other seminars, in addition to individual and group supervision. 

As our program is grant-funded, Adult Track interns may be required to complete some amount of work involving substance abuse, including OUD/SUD treatment and prevention, including rotations in dual diagnosis inpatient and outpatient group work.  In addition, interns can choose from other rotations including psychiatric emergency room, adult or adolescent inpatient, child partial hospitalization, outpatient integrated service,  and women's forensic inpatient. The Adult track has six full time positions.

Child and Adolescent Track interns will be required to complete one rotation in either adolescent inpatient or Child Partial Hospitalization, and two of the following three rotations: Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Room, Adolescent Collatorative Care or Healthy Steps. The fourth rotation can be of the intern's choosing. The Child/Adolescent track has five full time positions.  Because of grant requirements, Child Track Interns must be United States citizens or permanent residents.

Applications are to be submitted through AAPI online. For a prospectus, please email Lea Nguyen ( For internship questions, contact Dr. Block at (718)334-3913 or by email at

Internship Training Opportunities


Infants: Yes
Toddlers: Yes
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: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Experience (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: Exposure (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Experience (21% to 30%)
School: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
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: Exposure (1% to 20%)

Interns can be involved in the Libertas Center for Human Rights, a program for survivors of torture.

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
Number of Completed Applications: 129 195 169 210 216 209 203
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 45 93 96 101 102 104
Total number of interns: 3 11 11 11 11 11 11
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 11 11 11 11 11 11
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 6 6 1 5 5 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 5 5 6 6 9
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 3 11 11 10 11 11 10
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 7 5 7 4 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12 25 35 46 40
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 1
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 4
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 5
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 1