Department : Psychology Internship Training Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1480
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Veterans Affairs NY Harbor Health Care System-Manhattan Campus
Department: Psychology Internship Training Program
Address: 423 East 23rd Street
136A OPC, 2nd Floor
New York, New York 10010-5050
Country: United States
Metro Area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 212-686-7500x3179
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Christine Ingenito
Chief Psychologist: Christie Pfaff Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 38
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 07/03/2023
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: 30387
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 11 Federal holidays; library facilities & online journal access; 5 paid educational/conference days; full health insurance plan; emergency health care; transit benefits
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical work day involves a combination of rotation activities (evaluations, short-term psychotherapy, groups), outpatient psychotherapy, assessment, didactics, and supervision. Interns spend about 70% of their time engaged in clinical work, and the remaining 30 % in supervision, educational, and administrative 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?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: 11/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/09/2022
Tentative interview date: 12/15, 12/16, 12/20
Interview process description:

Interviews are held in December (tentative dates are 12/15, 12/16, and 12/20).  Invitations for interviews are sent via email between November 14-December 9.  Applicants will attend a group orientation where they meet the psychology staff and learn about our program.  Each applicant will then have an individual interview with 2-4 staff members.  Applicants will also have the opportunity to speak with current interns to obtain additional information about our program.  

All applicants invited for an interview will have the option to do so virtually.  In-person interviews and /or on-site hospital tours may also be available depending on hospital, state and local public health guidance at that time.  No advantage will be given to applicants who come for an in-person interview or tour.  



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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
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
PCSAS-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: Supplementary materials to application: treatment summary and testing report (see our website for details). We expect applicants to have had previous practicum training in psychotherapy and assessment, including basic proficiency in the administration and interpretation of a variety of assessment tools.
Program Description

Training general adult practitioners is the primary purpose of the Manhattan VA psychology internship program.   Our internship training emphasizes the basic clinical principles and skills essential to the ethical and competent practice of health service psychology.  We provide interns with a broad range of experiences in assessment, intervention, and consultation with a variety of patients in medical and mental health settings. Training is informed by scientific inquiry, critical thinking, and active learning. Our program consists of 3 major rotations (4 mos. each) in Inpatient Psychiatry, Health Psychology/Primary Care, and PTSD. Half of interns' time is spent on the major rotation. The rest of their time is comprised of ongoing, year-long assignments psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, evidence-based therapies for PTSD, and group psychotherapy as well as 6 month assignments in neuropsychological assessment and Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples.  The various clinical training assignments are enhanced by a diverse program of supervision, seminars, and peer review presentations within the VA, as well as at neighboring institutions such as Bellevue and NYU Medical Center. Interns receive intensive supervision (both individual and group) for each rotation and training experience (5-6 hours per week). Our program uses an apprenticeship method of training, providing opportunities for interns to work side by side with supervisors. We also make every effort to foster each intern's creativity, growth, and autonomy. Interns carry their own cases and participate in interdisciplinary team meetings and peer review presentations independently and with their supervisors. Supervisors utilize a variety of treatment orientations and approaches, including: psychodynamic, supportive, CBT, DBT, CPT, PE, STAIR, systems, and eclectic modalities. For a full description of our internship, please see our program brochure in its entirety at or email the Training Director to request that a brochure be mailed to you.

Internship Training Opportunities


Adults: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Neuropsychology-Adult: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 105 89 87 130 147
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 47 49 48 57 57
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: 5 6 5 4 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 1 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 5 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 5 6 1 5 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 26 14 35 32 13
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 6 6 5 4 5 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 2 1 4 3 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 1 1 1 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 2 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 2 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 0 1 0 1 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 3 2 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 1 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0