Program Information: Psychology Internship, Dept of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1613
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Virginia Treatment Center for Children
Department: Psychology Internship, Dept of Psychiatry
Address: VTCC MCV P.O. Box 980489
Richmond, Virginia 23298-0489
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 90 miles south of Washington DC
Phone: 804-828-3266x
Fax:
Email: Michele.cosby@vcuhealth.org
Web Address: https://psych.vcu.edu/other-education/psychology-social-work-education/
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Michele Cosby
Chief Psychologist: Michele Cosby
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
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: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns typically work a 40 hr week, and flex off to include weekend coverage 4-6 times/year. Schedules vary by rotation, but more than 50% of the time is in direct patient clinical services, providing evaluations, individual, family, or group therapy in psychiatric inpatient, outpatient, pediatric and community settings.
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: 11/05/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

PLEASE NOTE:  SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIALS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR APPLICATION.  Please apply through APPI.

Applicants will be notified on or before Dec10 if they have been selected for interview.  Interviews will be virtual.  Tentative interview dates are the mornings of January 7, 12, and 14.  Interivew slots outside of these dates are limited.    Interviews will include a program overview, individual interviews with 2 supervisors, and a meeting with current interns.

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: No
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 application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited 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

The Virginia Treatment Center for Children (VTCC) is part of the preeminent Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center (formerly Medical College of Virginia). The predoctoral internship in clinical psychology at VTCC has been accredited by the APA since 1975 and is a member of APPIC. Major rotations include: child/adolescent acute psychiatric treatment, outpatient child/adolescent and family therapy, child/adolescent psychological evaluation, and pediatric consultation.  VTCC is a child/adolescent psychiatric facility with acute and outpatient treatment programs for children, adolescents and their families experiencing severe emotional disturbance. VTCC treatment teams are interdisciplinary with faculty, staff, and trainees from disciplines of psychology, psychiatry, social work, nursing, education, occupational and recreation therapies, speech/language therapy, and music and art therapies.  Interns also provide consultation to pediatric inpatient units and clinics.  The VTCC psychology faculty are committed to providing interns with the opportunity to develop skills in therapy, assessment, and consultation using theoretically grounded and empirically supported techniques with children, adolescents, and their families from diverse backgrounds, within a supportive training environment. Training is presented through a strong didactic series, supervision from faculty holding a variety of theoretical orientations, and diverse clinical experiences.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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://psych.vcu.edu/other-education/psychology-social-work-education/  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: 68 50 95 77 85
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 26 22 25 27 26
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 2 4 4 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 2 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 4 4 4 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 7 12 11 6 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 44 48 24 22 7
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 3 4 4 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 1
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 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 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 1 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 2 1
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0