Program Information: Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1475
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: New York University Langone Medical Center
Department: Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine
Address: Ambulatory Care Center, 240 East 38th Street, 17th Floor
New York, New York 10016-4901
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 212-263-6166x
Fax: 212-263-5166
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Psychology Department
Additional Agency Types:
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Robert Gordon
Chief Psychologist: Robert Gordon
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 29
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 19 vacation/personal days; 5 professional days
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site 40-44 hours per week with 15 clinical contact hours, 4-5 weekly seminars, and 4 hours of supervision
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: 11/05/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 12/13/2021
Interview process description:

The interviews are done virtually through WebEx or Zoom and consist of three interviews.  Each applicant is seen by the Director of Training, a staff psychologist and a current intern.  The interns take place between December 13th  through the 3rd week in January.  The applicants will be notified by email by December 15th.  The applicants can request specific staff to be interviewed. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Yeshiva University Fordham University Teachers College St. John's University Pace University Fairleigh Dickinson University Carlos Albizu University Pepperdine University California School of Professional Psychology Eastern Michigan University Virginia Corsortium New York University Nova University Stanford Consortium Adelphi University Long Island University (Brooklyn Campus & CW Post) Saint Louis 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: 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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not 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: In addition to the standard AAPI application; a sample psychological or neuropsychological report and a case summary is required. The sample psychological or neuropsychological report and case summary should be included in the AAPI application.
Program Description

The internship's overarching philosophy of training follows the Practitioner-Scholar Model, emphasizing the integration of science and practice and the practical application of scholarly knowledge. The model stresses the importance of the development of self-reflection and awareness, flexibility, and openness to learning. Interns are trained to think critically and engage in scholarly inquiry. The program incorporates aspects of clinical, health, neuropsychology, and family systems theory. Six  interns will work with adults (two, six-month rotations), two will work with children and adolescents during the entire training year. Six adult interns will work have a 6-month outpatient rotation and a six-month inpatient rotation.  The pediatric interns work on variouis outpatient services..  One is a general inpatient rotation and one includes cardiopulmonary and complex medical conditions. 

Each intern will receive intensive training in general clinical psychology skills, neuropsychological testing, cognitive remediation, and individual and group psychotherapy. There are four weekly seminars and a two-week Orientation Program. The two-week Orientation Program provides an opportunity to learn about the major diagnoses at Rusk Rehabilitation, including Traumatic Brain Injury, spinal cord injury, cancer, neuromuscular conditions, cerebral palsy, and spina bifida. The weekly seminars include a Continuous Case Seminar, Cognitive Remediation, Neuroanatomy & Neuropsychological Assessment, and Psychological Interventions.  

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :


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

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: 175 160 148 140 143
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 70 75 72 72 75
Total number of interns: 8 8 8 8 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 8 8 8 8 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 6 5 6 6 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 2 2 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 8 7 6 8 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 1 0 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 12 14 11 12 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 118 104 78 75 150
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 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 8 7 8 7 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 2 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 6 7 7 0 7
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 0 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 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 1 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0