|Interview process description:
Our internship program welcomes and celebrates applicants from all personal, familial, and cultural backgrounds. Past internship classes have included individuals from a wide-variety of backgrounds, including rural and urban areas, individuals fluent in a number of languages, and past interns have hailed from across the globe, representing diverse religious beliefs, and have identified as LGBTQIA+ and other gender and sexual identities. The Allegheny Health Network is fully committed to opposing discrimination in recruitment, selection, placement, transfer, promotion, reassignment, compensation, benefits, disciplinary actions, separation from employment and other terms and conditions of employment.
PREREQUISITES: PLEASE ADDRESS IN COVER LETTER
- Applicants interested in the Neuropsychology Major Rotation must have sufficient practicum experience (e.g., at least two practicum experiences in neuropsychological/psychological assessment) and have demonstrated familiarity and skills with basic neuropsychological assessment batteries. Two comprehensive neuropsychological evaluation reports, redacted, must accompany the application.
- Prior to being allowed to complete a major CTSCA rotation, interested interns are required to have completed a graduate-level course in developmental psychopathology, complete a rotation specific interview with the training faculty and also the online, free TF-CBT training at www.musc.edu/tfcbt.
- All applicants considering any rotation are expected to have general coursework and practicum experience in the areas of comprehensive diagnostic evaluation and psychotherapy with individual, couples, family or group .
Policies and Procedures
There are no specific academic requirements for application to the AGH Psychology Internship. However, applicants from APA-approved training program are preferred. As such the applicants are expected to have completed academic training in the areas of personality theory, biological, cognitive, social, and affective aspects of behavior, theories and methods of psychological assessment diagnosis, effective psychological intervention, theories of psychopathology and behavioral dysfunction, research design and methods, and professional ethics.
There are also no minimal requirements for the amount of practicum hours general applicants must have prior to applying to the AGH Psychology Internships; however applicants are expected to have completed practicum experiences in both psychological assessment and intervention. All of these educational activities should have been completed in the context of sensitivity to cultural and individual diversity as well as current professional standards. Interns interested in child training through the CTSCA must prequalify for the rotation by having previously completed a course in developmental psychopathology, completed practicum training with child & adolescent cases, and completed the online, free TF-CBT training (www.musc.edu/tfcb) prior to beginning the CTSCA major rotation. Applicants anticipating selection of the neuropsychology major are asked to submit two redacted neuropsychological integrated reports with their application materials. Applicants interested in the Intensive Psychiatric Day Treatment Program should outline experience and coursework specific to an adult, acute psychiatric treatment milieu and team approach.
Applications are reviewed by the Director of Training or Associate Director of Training and two faculty members in order to evaluate the degree of match between the applicant’s prior training experiences, career aspirations, and the training opportunities available through the AGH Psychology Internship. Applicants with appropriate fit are then invited to interview via zoom platform. Camera and microphone connections are required. Candidates who attend the zoom interviews are involved in small group introductions to the rotations. Applicants participate in several individual faculty interviews during the second half of the zoom experinece, concluding with a wrap up social hour with break out rooms and faculty members, current interns, and post-doc fellows invited. The interviews are offered on two Fridays in December and last between 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Interview procedures, including our request for a photograph at the time of the interview are thoroughly explained to all applicants. We find photographs of our applicants to be very helpful memory cues for faculty during our selection discussions.
|We have matched with interns from these programs:
||George Washington University, University of Miami, University of Pittsburgh, University of North Texas, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Wright Institute, Carlow University, Brown University, Fordham, University of Louisville, SUNY, Chatham University, Howard University, Loyola University, Pepperdine University, San Diego State University, LaSalle, California Lutheran University, University of Tennessee, Chicago School of Professional Psychology