Program Information: Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1760
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Terry Children's Center- Delaware Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 10 Central Avenue
New Castle, Delaware 19720
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Distance from Major City: 30 miles south of Philadelphia, PA; 70 miles north of Baltimore, MD
Phone: 302-256-5633x
Fax: 302-577-3187
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Thomas Olson
Chief Psychologist: Thomas Olson
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 24107
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site On four of the five days, the interns report to the main training site (Terry Children's Center) where they meet with supervisors, interact with their clients, conduct individual, family and group therapy, attend case management meetings, clinical meetings, didactics, etc. On the 5th day, the interns report to an off-site location for their minor rotation in Juvenile Justice Level 5 (Locked and Secured) Residential Program or in the Consultation and Assessment Unit for the Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health, Terry Children's Center parent agency. Each rotation is 6 months long.
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: 11/10/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/16/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Interviews for candidates being considered are preferred to be on-site, though phone interviews are optional.  Interview consists of program tour, interviewing with Supervising Psychologists and having opportunity for Q&A with current interns.  Q&A with current interns willl be in a group format, interviews with Supervising Psycholoigsts are done 1:1.  Interview dates will be in the first half of January 2020.  Interviewees should expect to be on-site for approximately 2 1/2 hours either in the morning or afternoon.

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: U of Delaware, LaSalle University, Drexel University, Temple University, Loyola University - Baltimore, Hartford University, Stanford University, Northeastern University, Rutgers University, University of North Carolina, Argosy University, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Chicago Campus, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Chestnut Hill College, Immaculata College, University of Virginia, University of Denver
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
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 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: Applicant must successfully pass criminal background check and drug screen prior to starting Internship. At this point, THC/Marijuana is still considered an illicit substance in Delaware for purposes of drug screening at time of hire and thus a disqualifying event for hire.
Program Description

We offer clinical training in providing cognitive and behaviorally focused evidenced-based treatment approaches to ethnically diverse low-income children, adolescents and their families in home, school, community and residential settings. Interns work as part of a multi-disciplinary team including psychiatrists, counselors, nurses, and teachers. All interns rotate through residential treatment, day treatment, and crisis (4 days per week) as well as a half-year rotation in assessment focusing on youth within the Juvenile Justice system (1 day per week) and a half-year rotation providing individual and group therapy within a Level 5 locked and secured Juvenile Justice Residential Setting. Terry Children's Center Residential treatment provides a secure, supervised setting for children who temporarily cannot live at home due to the severity of their problems which are primarily related to significant early childhood trauma and poor attachment.   Behavior problems are best summarized as significant difficulties with emotional and behavioral regulation.  Treatment includes behavior management, individual, group and family therapy. Day program provides education and therapeutic services for children who cannot function in their local school. The program provides a highly structured environment where children can learn to maintain appropriate self-control and display appropriate social skills in a school setting. Youth in the day program receive individual, family and group therapy and school consultation.Crisis Service consists of short term (Avg. LOS = 9 days) bed admission to stabilize.  Additional year-long experiences include weekly didactics, case presentation and clinical team meetings. Opportunities to supervise practicum students may be available.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Child focused


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 44 54 41
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 22 24 24
Total number of interns: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 12
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 2 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 1 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 1
Research Position: 1 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0