Department : Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1605
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut
Department: Psychology
Address: 103 West Broad Street
Stamford, Connecticut 06902
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 35 miles north of NYC
Phone: 475-325-6527x
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Amanda Poling-Tierney
Chief Psychologist: Jessica Welt
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 38000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 7 paid holidays
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are expected to participate in didactic trainings, administrative meetings relevant to their work, as well as all scheduled supervisions. An intern's day often contains an hour of a didactic or administrative meeting, a supervision hour, and approximately four hours of direct face-to-face client contact in the form of doing therapy, psychological/developmental evaluations, or crisis assessments. Unscheduled time is utilized for case management and clinical documentation. We are currently providing services and meetings via telehealth and online platforms as well as in-person. Interns also have the opportunity to supervise a masters-level mental health trainee, as well as collaborate with Psychology Postdoctoral Fellows.
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: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/20/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2023
Interview process description:

Interviews are held over the course of one week in early January.  Applicants are typically interviewed by psychology supervisors.  Interview days include a one hour orientation, a one hour individual interview, a one hour group interview, and a question and answer session with current interns.  All interviews are done virtually over Zoom.  

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
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: Yes, by start of internship
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 (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 20
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
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 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

The Child Guidance Center of Southern Connecticut doctoral internship program provides a varied experience that will support interns in the development of their base of knowledge, their clinical skills, and their professional identity. Interns will receive training in individual, play, family, and group psychotherapy. As we are a community-based agency, our interns will gain experience working with a patient population that is diverse with regard to ethnicity, SES, and diagnosis. Training therefore includes emphasis on broad-based and empirically validated skills involved in listening and communicating with child patients across these spectrums. Training additionally includes a strong emphasis on the development of cultural awareness and self-reflection. The internship will include comprehensive training in developmental assessment.  Training begins with a two week orientation which includes, among other things, learning clinical procedures, using our electronic record system, meeting with all supervisors, description of agency programs, mandatory reporter training, and receipt of all seminar schedules and syllabi, along with receipt and discussion of the agency's grievance and due process procedures for interns.

All interns will be required to present a Grand Rounds lecture before the end of the internship year. There will also be the opportunity for interns to receive training in specialty areas such as pre-school consultation, parent engagement, and crisis intervention. Training will take place through a variety of modalities including 2 hours weekly of individual supervision for treatment cases provided by licensed psychologist/supervisors. Didactic seminars in a variety of topics including play therapy, group therapy, and working with parents will all include the opportunity for case presentation and group supervisory experiences.  Interns will also participate in interdisciplinary treatment planning teams, staff development seminars, didactic seminars designed specifically for trainees, case conferences, and staff meetings.

Interns function as an active member of our mobile crisis team on the Crisis Rotation, and provide comprehensive psychosocial evaluations and developmental evaluations.

A complete description of the program can be found on our website:


Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: 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: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Religion/Spirituality: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Research: 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 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 52 54 91 62 113 92 83
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 25 36 45 37 44 40 39
Total number of interns: 3 3 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 2 2 3 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 2 2 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 4 4 4 3 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 2 5 8 3 0 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 2 3 31 24 12 15 9
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 1 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 1 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 2 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: