Department : Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1487
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Provisional Membership
Site: Creedmoor Psychiatric Center
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 79-25 Winchester Boulevard
Queens Village, New York 11427
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: Located in Queens County which is in New York City
Phone: 718-264-4112x
Fax: 718-264-5100
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Lawrence Shapiro
Chief Psychologist: Constance Freeman
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 38126
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Vision Insurance, Paid Holidays (13)
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Attending daily morning clinical rounds with interdisciplinary team, co-leading therapy groups, providing individual therapy sessions, conducting psychological assessments, writing progress notes, participating in internship didactic seminars, attending hospital-wide training, and meeting with clinical supervisor.
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: 11/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: N/A
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Creedmoor Psychiatric Center's interview process generally takes place from mid-December through mid -January. We will conduct on-site interviews pending CDC guidance and OMH regulations. A video conference interview by Webex is also an option. 

The process begins with a 1 hour group interview in which several applicants have the opportunity to meet with the Training Director, the Director of Psychology, and inpatient and outpatient supervisors. This is followed by 30 minute individual interview in which each applicant meets with one or more supervisors to discuss the intership program at their sites in more detail. 

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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 150
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
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 Not 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: 1) Screening through the Staff Exclusion List (SEL), which is maintained by the Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs; 2) Investigation through a Criminal Background Check (CBC), which includes New York State and FBI criminal history record checks; (3) Screening through the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR), and (4) the Office of Mental Health requires that all employees be vaccinated for COVID-19 and proof of vaccination is required.
Program Description

The aim of the Creedmoor Psychiatric Center (CPC) Doctoral Internship Program in Psychology is to provide an extensive planned and programmed sequence of training experiences which insures that our interns engage in compassionate, culturally appropriate, and evidenced-based mental health services for our psychiatric patients. Creedmoor offers a unique training opportunity for doctoral students in that it is one of the largest New York State Office of Mental Health adult psychiatric facilities to offer an extensive range of treatment modalities and clinical conceptualizations. Creedmoor has a culturally diverse patient population and staff which represent the multi-ethnic blend of this geographic area. The facility’s comprehensive service delivery focuses on individualized person-centered care in its in-patient treatment wards, out-patient Wellness and Recovery Centers, and residences, all aimed at supporting each patient’s path to recovery.

This highly sought-after internship creates a dynamic and creative learning environment in which education, training, experience, supervision, role-modeling, and mentoring blend with the interns’ strengths and abilities toward the achievement of their professional competencies. The supervisors and all psychologists in the program are extensively trained with years of experience in psychiatric settings. Their theoretical backgrounds and clinical interventions are broad and comprehensive which meet the challenges of the patients’ needs and abilities. The interns have the valuable opportunity of becoming a full member of multidisciplinary treatment teams which provide additional active and integrative learning environments. Having a strong interest in working with those in a culturally diverse and underserved population who have social, economic, educational, intellectual, cognitive, psychiatric, and legal challenges is in line with the mission of this facility.

 The internship provides a formalized program of supervised training using a Practitioner-Scholar model which guides interns in integrating their graduate education into clinical practice.  The interns are offered a broad and comprehensive experience which provides them with sequential learning opportunities toward their development as professional psychologists. The program assures breadth and depth of training and incorporates theory and evidenced-based practices so that the interns develop competencies as clinicians to manage and treat those with serious and persistent mental illness. One of the many highlights of the program is the four day per week in-patient placement with a one day per week out-patient placement. This experience allows the interns to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the full continuum of psychiatric treatment.

The Internship Program has the full support of the Executive Director, the Clinical Director, the CPC Cabinet, the Chiefs of Service, and the Treatment Team Leaders. The program supports the hospital’s mission of providing a high level of mental health services by the assignment of interns to direct care responsibilities for patients and the integration of the interns into the clinical teams. The program itself is chaired by Lawrence Shapiro, Ph.D., Training Director. The Director of Psychology, Constance Freeman, Ph.D., provides the administrative overview of the program.


Internship Training Opportunities


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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 16
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 12
Total number of interns: 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 6
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 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 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: 0 0 0 0 0 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: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0