Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1464
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Mount Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Address: 1st Ave. at 16th St.
10th floor, Bernstein Bldg, POSA
New York, New York 10003
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 212-420-4111
Fax: 212-420-3442
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Private General Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Elizabeth Ochoa
Chief Psychologist: Elizabeth Ochoa
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30900
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Time is divided among direct clinical service, didactics, and supervision activities.
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/27/2021
Interview process description:

Applicants are emailed or called to schedule an interview.  Please note that we will consider applicants who have F-1 visas or who are permanent residents; otherwise applicants should be US citizens.  Interviews usually take place between Dec end and the first two weeks of January.  No phone interviews.  Because of COVID19 uncertainty, we will be holdng 100% virtual video individual interviews.  Interviews consist of meeting with two faculty.  Unable to accommodate requests to meet with specific faculty during interview process. No application fee.  Interviews will be held during scheduled times and will be approximately 1 hour each.  There will be a webinar that provides a program overview, "meet the program" and "meet the faculty". that will be available to applicants selected for interviews.  Current interns will be available at set times for applicants to meet on zoom.  

Please note that if we match, the medical center has a rigorous onboarding process that includes a background check and drug testing (testing positive for any drug of any kind including marijuana, taken for any reason, will disqualify you from the program.)  Anyone with felony convictions or recent arrests also will be disqualified from the program.  All applicants must be fully vaccinated for the COVID-19 virus before the start of internship.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs: List Includes: New School Adelphi LIU Brooklyn City University of NY Yeshiva/Ferkauf New York University Fordham Teachers College Univ. of No. Texas Univ of MA/Boston St. John's University Boston College Alliant SF Wright Institute Penn State U of No. Texas University of Albany/SUNY Rutgers
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: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 600
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 Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
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: NA
Other Requirements: NA
Program Description

Our internship in Clinical Psychology is housed within the Division of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel.  Our program provides a fast-paced, generalist experience in an urban medical center setting.  Our patients include adults, children, and the elderly, are quite diverse and represent the range of DSM5 diagnoses (major affective disorders, personality disorders, substance use disorders, to  name a few)  The population is varied in psychsocial functioning and socioeconomic status, racial and cultural background, and gender identity.  Treatment intervention techniques are derived from psychodynamic/analytic, CBT, DBT, evidence-based, family systens, trauma focused traditions.

The training experience is comprised three 4-month rotation system includes one elective, adult inpatient, and child outpatient rotations. Clinical experiences include intakes, individual/group psychotherapy, brief psychotherapy, DBT, family therapy, child trauma, CPEP, addictions, psychological testing, research opportunities. Didactics, seminars, case conferences, process group.  DEI emphasized in all activities, with a dedicated DEI seminar.  Extensive supervision provided.  Opportunities to gain supervisory experiences are incorporated into the internship.  

The cutlure of the program and the MSBI Psychiatry Department is one of openness, respect, and dedication to clinical service and training of students from Psychology, Psychiatry, Social Work, and medical students.   The relationship between Psychiatry and Psychology faculty and trainees is strongly colleagial and creates a supportive, comfortable work environment.  Trainees appreciate the availability of faculty for ad hoc supervision as well as fostering independence and self reliance as the year progresses.  Interns have considerable input in selecting their clinical experiences while maintaining the required elements of the program.

Internship Training Opportunities


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
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Eating Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)

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
Number of Completed Applications: 180 172 194 212 192
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 48 48 60 60 60
Total number of interns: 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 6 4 5 4 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 2 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 6 6 5 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 0 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 7 4 5 6 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 23 29 18 30 11
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 6 0 3 6 5
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 1 0 1 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 3 2 0 3 2
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 1 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: 1 2 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 1
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 1 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 2 0 1 0 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 1
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 1 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0