We offer two tracks. Our APPIC Program Code Numbers are: General Internship (3 positions): 152911 Neuropsychology Internship (2 positions): 152912. Applications are only accepted for one track. Applicants who apply to both tracks will not be accepted. The internship program uses a Practitioner-Scholar model, to give the intern a broad range of direct assessment and treatment experiences with a variety of patients, using current evaluative and intervention techniques. The 28 staff psychologists typically involved in intern training represent various theoretical orientations assuring a broad range of training experiences. The internship year consists of three 4-month rotations. For General Track interns, rotations are chosen from a number of elective options, enabling the intern to receive both general training experiences, as well as specialized training in a selected area or areas. For Neuropsychology Track interns, one half-time rotation will be in neuropsychological testing, and one full-time rotation will be in testing and cognitive rehabilitation. All interns, regardless of their training track, take one half-rotation in our Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program/Outpatient Mental Health. The remainder of the training experience is selected by the intern from available rotations.
Several of the optional rotations are half-time, allowing the intern to gain experience in two optional areas. The current optional rotations include: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Unit (full time); Substance Abuse /SUD Outpatient (full time or half time); Psychosocial Rehabilitation Recovery Center (half time); Behavioral Health Interdisciplinary Program/Outpatient Mental Health (half time); Program Administration (full time or half time); Primary Care Mental Health Integration (half time or full time), POWER (women's SUD) Program (half time); SUD Domiciliary Program (half time); and Home-Based Primary Care (half time). Occasionally, one or more rotations may be unavailable due to organizational priorities.
Interns often elect to partake in a half-year or full-year enrichment focus in which they carve out a few hours per week to focus and become proficient in a particular therapy or activity such as: CPT, DBT, personality assessment, research. CBT-I, etc.
No more than 50% of the total internship may be spent in any one area (1.5 rotations). In addition, all interns participate in skill-building seminars in testing/assessment; therapeutic interventions; ethics and professional development; and supervision skills [using a live, peer-consultation model].