Program Information: Hutchings Psychiatric Center - Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1494
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Hutchings Psychiatric Center
Department: Psychology Department
Address: Hutchings Psychiatric Center
620 Madison Street
Syracuse, New York 13210-2319
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 315-426-5493
Fax: 315-426-6802
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • Psychology Department
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Brian Thomson Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Brian Thomson Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2022
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: 37965
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): Personal Leave (5 days/year)
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Specific activities vary depending on the intern's placement/rotation site(s) but typically entail providing some mixture of individual and/or group therapy, psychological assessment/testing, and clinical consultation over the course of an eight hour work day. One day each week is devoted primarily to didactics.
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: 11/07/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/16/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Those applicants under serious consideration will be contacted by e-mail no later than December 16, 2022 to schedule a personal interview.  All interviews will be conducted by video conferencing technology (e.g. Webex) or telephone.  Interviews will consist of individual conversations (approximately 40" each) with the Director of Training and three additional program faculty members, ideally one each from Child/Adolescent, Adult, and Forensic SOTP Services. Interviewees will also have the opportunity to video conference with one or more current interns.

Tentatively, Interviews will be scheduled for the following dates:

Monday                January 2, 2022

Wednesday           January 4, 2022

Friday                  January 6, 2022     

Monday                January 9, 2022

Wednesday           January 11, 2022

Friday                  January 13, 2022

Wednesday          January 18, 2022


Up to four intern applicants may be scheduled at each interview time.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs: 2013 Match: Ball State; Antioch New England; Palo Alto University; Binghamton University 2014 Match: Southern Illinois University; Rutgers University; Alliant IU-CSPP San Francisco; Northeastern University 2015 Match: Baylor University; Pacific University; Brigham Young University; University of Illinois; Fordham University; University of Rochester 2016 Match: Alliant IU-CSPP San Diego; Palo Alto University (x 2); University of Toledo; University of Hartford; Alliant IU-CSPP San Francisco; 2017 Match: Carlos Albizu University San Juan; Argosy San Francisco Bay Area; Pacific University; CUNY - John Jay College; Alliant IU-CSPP Los Angeles; The Wright Institute 2018 Match: Pacific University; William James College; University of Louisville; Regent University; University of Texas, Austin; Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine 2019 Match: Roberts Wesleyan University (x2), Duquesne University, Marywood University, University of Maine, Fielding Graduate University 2020 Match: William James College, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Point Park University, Indiana State University, John F. Kennedy University, University of South Dakota 2021 Match: Roberts Wesleyan University; Long Island University- Brooklyn; Jackson State University; Pacific University; Point Park University 2022 Match: Fuller Theological Seminary; Roberts Wesleyan University; William James College; Biola University; Midwest University; Long Island University - Brooklyn
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: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 75
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
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:
Program Description

HPC's Psychology Internship is designed to provide advanced training in the core skills of clinical psychology as they are applied in a comprehensive system of mental health services including community-based, civil commitment, and corrections settings.  HPC has originated a series of internship experiences based upon broad areas of interest. For 2022-23, we anticipate funding for six internship positions. Upon arriving for the program in the Fall, each intern will have matched to a track in which she/has  a major area of interest, either (1) HPC Adult, (2) HPC Child, 3) Civil Confinement Sex Offender Treatment or (4) Prison-Based Sex Offender Treatment.  Interns spend the first two weeks of the training year meeting the faculty and visiting the rotation sites. The internship consists of two or more basic rotations, one of which is the precommitted rotation (2 days/wk for the full training year).  Interns also select one additional year-long (or, possibly, two six-month rotations) from a wide range of patient populations and treatment settings based on our core training objectives and each intern's career plans and professional goals. Available rotation/training sites include two 50 bed adult inpatient units, 2 different adult outpatient clinics, a child/adolescent inpatient unit, a child/adolescent outpatient clinic, a child/adolescent residential treatment program, a sex offender treatment program for civilly committed individuals, and a prison-based sex offender treatment program.   Our series of weekly seminars complements the rotation experiences. Treatment seminars are offered for individual therapy (case conference), group and family therapy as well as specific evidence-based treatments (e.g., DBT, ACT, CPT, CBT for psychosis, and sex-offender specific treatment) and contemporary psychoanalytic therapy. In addition, a year-long psychological assessment seminar is offered.  Other seminars address a variety professional issues such as program evaluation, ethical and multicultural considerations, and the process of becoming a therapist.

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
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: 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: 102 92 117 60 79 82
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 31 32 36 36 40 41
Total number of interns: 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 3 1 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 5 4 3 5 4 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 6 5 4 6 6 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 2 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 9 3 9 8 2 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 122 46 27 26 87 38
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: 3 0 1 1 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 1 0 0 2 0
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 0 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 1 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 1
Other Medical Center: 0 1 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 1 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 1 2 1 0 1
Correctional Facility: 1 1 1 2 0 2
School District/System: 0 0 0 1 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 1
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 0 0 1 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: 1 3 2 1 4 0