Department : Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1721
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Clifford Beers Clinic
Department: Psychological Services
Address: 93 Edwards Street
New Haven, Connecticut 06511
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 80 miles northeast of New York City
Phone: 203-772-1270x1241
Fax:
Email: ctraskkuchta@cliffordbeers.org
Web Address: https://cliffordbeersccc.org/careers/
Brochure Website's Address: http://cliffordbeersccc.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2022/09/handbook-for-psychology-9.11.22.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Carly Trask-Kuchta
Chief Psychologist: Carly Trask-Kuchta
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/19/2024
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: 25000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): This site has a generous vacation and sick leave policy: 15 vacation days and 10 sick days in addition to 12 paid clinic holidays, and closing for a week during the holidays. There are also three days of paid training activities to be used at the intern's discretion with supervisor's approval for trainings or dissertation.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Psychology doctoral interns deliver outpatient care – individual, group and family treatment, as well as psychological assessment; at this time, therapy services are provided primarily in-person, although telehealth is still an option at times. Assessment is a mix of telehealth and in-person. Interns will have cases within our general outpatient department (neurotypical clients) and our specialized integrated treatment program for children and adults who are neurodivergent. The psychological evaluation will focus primarily on specialized Autism Diagnostic Assessments. Specific training in the ADOS-2 will be provided. The interns' days generally consist of some combination of therapy and assessment, as well as supervision, support activities, and a number of training opportunities.
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: 11/15/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is:
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2024-1/19/2024
Interview process description:

Applications are reviewed by the Director of Training and other supervising psychologists.  Those selected or not selected for interviews will be notified in accordance with APPIC policies and guidelines.  Virtual interview dates (in accordance with APA preferences) will be offered by the Director of Training or designee via email in December 2023, including requests for additional application materials (e.g., de-identified psychological testing report).  Interviews will take place in the second and third weeks of January 2024.  Interviews generally involve meeting with two or more individuals, that is, the Director of Training and/or supervising psychologists.  Applicants will be provided with information regarding the training site and asked to speak to their therapy and assessment interests and experiences, as well as some discussion regarding supervision and professional ethics. Applicants will have an opportunity to meet with current interns if requested.

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Hartford, Springfield College, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Fordham University, JFK University, Fuller Theological Seminary, Antioch University, William James College, Alliant International University, The New School, University of CT, Philadelphia School of Osteopathic Medicine, and more.
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 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 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: NA
Other Requirements: Please include 3 letters of recommendation with your application materials and a de-identified evaluation report. Autism Evaluations preferred.
Program Description

Psychology doctoral interns are based at Clifford Beers Community Care Center's main site at 93 Edwards Street in New Haven and provide individual, group, and family treatment as well as psychological assessment, primarily Autism Diagnostic Evaluations. The agency provides outpatient evaluation and treatment for a general population of children, adolescents and some adults, as well as integrated services for neurodivergent children and adults. 

This internship program provides twelve months of full-time work and training experience. Interns will work 40 hours/week for 46 weeks (52 minus vacation, holidays and possible sick days), which provides 1840 hours total of direct service, support activities, and didactic seminars combined. Approximately fifty percent of the time on-site is spent delivering direct care services (client appointments and care management). The goal of the internship is to provide a varied, high-quality training experience which will support interns in developing a professional identity as clinical psychologists. Interns will receive training in individual and family assessment; evidence-based individual, family, and group therapy; and parent guidance. The internship will include comprehensive training in clinical and developmental assessment, differential diagnosis, treatment planning and experience in both short- and long-term psychotherapy. Through varied training experiences, interns will develop an integrated understanding of individual psychodynamics, developmental issues, and family systems. Given the agency’s longstanding commitment to community services, interns will be expected to provide advocacy and case management services for clients and to engage in community consultation with local agencies and schools. Emphasis is placed on providing treatment and services that are culturally competent. The training program is designed to provide interns with the wide range of skills expected of a community mental health practitioner. Training experiences are tailored to the background, goals, and interests of each intern. Interns will be provided with learning experiences and a professional orientation designed to make their skills transferable to other populations and settings. Interns will be provided with opportunities to learn a wide range of therapy techniques, consultation skills, and outreach practices. Training is achieved through: the provision of direct clinical services; individual and group supervision; participation in various clinical team meetings with multidisciplinary staff; and didactic and case presentations. Video and/or audiotape are required as part of the provision of live supervision. Appropriate creativity is encouraged, and interns may be supported in developing independent projects. Interns will work collaboratively with highly qualified professionals from other disciplines including but not limited to psychiatry, social work, and marriage and family therapy.

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Infants:
Toddlers:
Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
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: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Group Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Evidence Based Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Experience (21% to 30%)
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Experience (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
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://cliffordbeersccc.org/careers/  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
Number of Completed Applications: 30 20 15 38 59 68
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 18 14 20 31 30
Total number of interns: 4 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: 1 0 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 4 4 3 4 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 3 4 4 4 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written na 2 20 5 20 20
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written na 10 35 15 80 80
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 1
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 1
Independent practice setting: 2
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0