Program Information: Clinical

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1488
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Astor Services for Children & Families
Department: Clinical
Address: 6339 Mill Street
P.O. Box 5005
Rhinebeck, New York 12572
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: Dutchess:75 miles north of NYC; Bronx: 10 mi. north of NYC
Phone: 845-663-4042
Fax: 845-876-6995
Email: jbrody@astorservices.org
Web Address: http://astorservices.org
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.astorservices.org
Primary Agency Type: Other
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • School District
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jennifer Brody
Chief Psychologist: Jennifer Brody
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/22/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35318.00
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0.00
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 4 personal days, 4 weeks vacation, 13 holidays, 12 sick days, medical and/or dental plan with intern payment.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Two programs sites with three days in restrictive setting of inpatient residential (Dutchess) or day treatment (Bronx) and two days in outpatient clinic for full year. The two clinic days are late days (10:30a-8p). A variety of treatment opportunities (e.g., individual, family, dyadic, groups, and parent consultation, teacher/caregiver consultation, etc.), assessment, program evaluation, supervision of master's level student, interdisciplinary treatment team meetings, and clinical seminars (e.g., assessment, PCIT, family therapy, child/play therapy, CBT, DBT, cultural relatedness, expressive therapy, dream interpretation, etc.).
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 11/12/2021 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:
Interview process description:

This year, due to COVID-19, interviews will be held via Zoom.  All structures (dates and format) will be the same, we will just be doing so remotely!  Personal photos will be requested via email.

Interviews are held on two to three dates in January, with Bronx and Dutchess County interviews scheduled to accommodate being interviewed at both sites (when on-site interviews are conducted), if invited.  Interviews and site visit lasts about 3 hours total in both locations.

For Bronx interviews (148814), two dates in January are selected (usually Mondays) with interviews held at the Tilden St. outpatient clinic in Bronx, NY. 

Bronx interview format includes general program orientation, individual interviews with one or two different staff members, representing Day Treatment and the outpatient clinic, with a tour of the outpatient program and an opportunity for meeting privately with current Bronx interns.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Photographs are taken of each applicant to aid remembering students during final matching.  Applicants can decline being photographed and supply a personal photo of choice instead.

For Dutchess County interviews (148812), two dates are selected in January (usually Fridays) with interviews held at the Residence (Residential Treatment Center and Facility) in Rhinebeck, NY.

Dutchess interview format includes general program orientation, individual interviews with one or two different staff members, representing Residential Treatment and the outpatient clinic, with a tour of the Residence and an opportunity for meeting privately with current Dutchess interns.  Light refreshments will be provided.  Photographs are taken of each applicant to aid remembering students during final matching.  Applicants can decline being photographed and supply a personal photo of choice instead.

Applicants are notified via email of acceptance or not for interviews by December 15th.  Applicants can apply to both Bronx and Dutchess County internship placements, and may be accepted for interviews to only one or both internship placements.  If accepted to interviews at both internship placements, two separate interviews may occur - one for the Bronx and one for Dutchess County, with the ability to have an open application in both programs but interview with only one.  Requests to meet with specific staff are welcome!

The last site visit was in July 2018 with re-accreditation conferred for three years, with our next re-accreditation site visit scheduled to occur in 2021.

Applicants with Green Cards to enter and study in the US are invited to apply, but must have proper up-to-date and complete documents at time of interview. US Citizenship is preferred.

 

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/Ferkauf University; Pace University; Georgia State University; William James College; Gallaudet University; Florida State University; University of Indianapolis; Pacific University of Psychology, Palo Alto, CA, among many others across the US.
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: 600
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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:
Other Requirements: Fingerprinting, NYS Child Abuse clearance, physical, and 10 hour TF-CBT online training and 10 hour PCIT online training with certificates of passing required before starting internship. TCI and CPR training for Dutchess interns and TCI training for Bronx interns to be held during first or second week of internship, with passing required.
Program Description

There are five internship positions in two separate program locations across four treatment sites.  Due to COVID-19, each site is functioning differently with regard to in person or remote service delivery.  Best practice standards based on state and federal guidelines are being upheld to ensure the health and safety of employees and interns, all considered "essential workers."  Working conditions are subject to change in response to the fluid circumstances.

Two interns are in rural Dutchess County:  The Internship is split with three days at the Residential Treatment Center/Facility in Rhinebeck, NY (about 2 hours north of New York City in the Mid-Hudson Valley) and two days in the more urban setting of the outpatient counseling center in Poughkeepsie, NY.  Placements are for the full internship year.

Three interns are in urban Bronx County (NYC area):  The internship is also split with three days in the East Tremont Day Treatment program and two days in the Tilden St. outpatient clinic.  Placements are for the full internship year.

The internship requires minimum of 40 hours weekly, with two evenings per week.  Approximately 2-3 full psychological evaluations/reports/year, including projective testing; graduated caseload requirements in the clinic, social skills groups, individual, dyadic, and family therapy, and consultation. Evidence-informed, evidence-based, and research-supported treatments (CBT, DBT) are used with exposure/training in family therapy in Dutchess and PCIT in Bronx and play therapy for all interns in both settings. Additionally, there are opportunities for practice in supervision/mentorship and program evaluation.  Continuous training via clinical seminars and readings, with rotation of cases presented, and opportunities to attend Astor agency-wide trainings and others.

Children are ages 5-13 in restrictive settings of Residence/Day Treatment; 5-21 in clinics (age expansion in progress 0-26 plus counseling available to select parents of children enrolled in services).  Culturally/racially diverse populations are both in the Bronx and Dutchess counties. Diagnoses are varied, including but not limited to the following: complex trauma, PTSD, sexual, physical abuse, domestic violence, parental drug use, neglect, abandonment, attachment, oppositional defiant disorder, psychosis, internalizing and externalizing behaviors.

Staff orientations range from cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, family systems, and integrative.

One hour individual supervision with a licensed psychologist at each program site (total of minimum of 2 hours individual supervision), plus additional group supervision with licensed psychologists and/or master’s level clinicians for psychological testing, family, child/play therapy, supervision of supervision, and program evaluation.

Interns may apply to one or both program sites simultaneously, but must specify preference(s) in cover letter.

Separate interviews are held in Dutchess and the Bronx counties in January.  Zoom interviews due to COVID-19 will still be separated by program area.

Each internship site requires separate match number: (Dutchess: Residence/OPD Clinic: 148812; Bronx: Day Treatment/OPD Clinic: 148814).

See www.astorservices.org (training) for additional details about agency and internship.

Annual stipend is $35,318 along with generous medical coverage and benefits.

Internship date range for 2022-2023 is Monday, August 22, 2022 until August 21, 2023.

Opportunities exist for staying on at Astor as a post-doc or staff employee pending funding and positions available.  Interns are given priority for staff openings.

Dr. Jennifer Brody, Director of APA-Accredited Internship, can be contacted at: jbrody@astorservices.org.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults:
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other: Residential treatment; day treatment

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other: Program evaluation

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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: astorservices.org  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: 76 72 115 61 85
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 48 36 49 49 71
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 1 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 4 4 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 4 3 1 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 1 2 3 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 9 0 3 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 31 45 48 24 18
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 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 5 0 0 0 1
Community Mental Health Center: 5 5 0 1 2
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 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 1 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 1
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 4 3 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0