Program Information: Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1497
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Pilgrim Psychiatric Center (state hospital)
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 998 Crooked Hill Rd.
Building 83 - Room 6E07
West Brentwood, New York 11717-1087
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 30 miles east of New York city limits
Phone: 631-761-2399
Fax: 631-761-3770
Email: howard.delman@omh.ny.gov
Web Address: https://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/facilities/pgpc/#internship
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/facilities/pgpc/docs/internship_brochure.pdf
Primary Agency Type: State/County/Other Public Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Howard Delman Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Richard LaMonica
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: 08/25/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 37221
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Optical insurance
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Morning huddles, leading (or co-leading) one or more therapy groups, individual therapy, assessment work (administration, scoring and/or interpreting; report writing), progress note writing, Treatment Team meeting (select days), didactic seminar, Journal Club, and/or supervision (select days)
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: 11/15/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Pilgrim Psychiatric Center's interview period generally ranges from mid-December to late January. Pending CDC guidance and government regulations pertaining to the pandemic, we are optimistic that we will be able to resume on-site interviews (our preferred format). However, a videoconference option will still be available for applicants with extant health issues and/or other extenuating circumstances. Each applicant is given a brief tour of the building, followed by an interview conducted by the Training Director and a psychology staff member.  Applicants will also meet with a current intern separately. The interview process is approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours in length. Applicants who are invited to interview will be notified by e-mail.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 150
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 150
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 2
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not 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 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: Employment is conditional and contingent upon compliance with and satisfactorily meeting the following pre-employment background investigation 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; and 3) Screening through the Statewide Central Register of Child Abuse and Maltreatment (SCR).
Program Description

Pilgrim Psychiatric Center is a state hospital which serves severely and persistently mentally ill adult patients. Our internship offers broad-based, varied training experiences with exposure to a wide range of DSM-5 diagnoses applicable to the SPMI population. Interns learn through a practitioner/apprenticeship process how to provide comprehensive psychological services, which include: individual and group psychotherapy, psychological assessment, and treatment planning. Placements include admissions service and psychiatric rehabilitation wards. Opportunities to integrate a variety of on-campus resources into treatment exist, including animal-assisted therapy (via our barn), bibliotherapy (library), horticultural therapy (greenhouse), etc. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: https://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/facilities/pgpc/#internship  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: 84 128 105 42 46
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 28 48 38 28 28
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 0 0 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 4 4 4 3
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 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 3 6 4 7
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 25 322 52 15 19
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 1 2 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 2 1 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 1 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 1
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 1 1
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 2 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: 1 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 2 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0