Program Information: Devereux Massachusetts

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1947
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Devereux Massachusetts
Department: Devereux Massachusetts
Address: 60 Miles Road
Rutland, Massachusetts 01543
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 50 miles from Boston; 15 miles from Worcester
Phone: 508-886-4746x454
Fax: 508-886-2274
Email: AWARHOL@devereux.org
Web Address: http://www.devereuxma.org
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Ashley Warhol
Chief Psychologist: Ashley Warhol
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: 08/22/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
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: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Other benefits include: -Specific training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), TF-CBT, and/or Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) -Attendance at external workshops/trainings on various clinical topics -EPPP study group / instruction (study materials available) -Experience working with LGBTQ youth (with training/supervision on working with transgender youth) -Exposure to other licensed professionals (e.g., Psychiatrists, LICSW's, LMHC's, Speech and Language Therapists, Occupational Therapists) -Opportunity to work with post-doctoral trainees and practicum students -Opportunities to stay on for post-doctoral training and supervision following internship year -Supervision experience -Integration into a large clinical department (30+ clinical staff) -Internship training year tailored to the trainee's interests and needs -Access to a large diagnostic assessment inventory -Training in Autism diagnostic assessment tools, including the ADOS-2 and ADI-R -Specialized training in Trauma Assessment
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are involved in the supervised delivery of clinical services, including individual, group, and family therapy. Interns also complete approximately four psychological assessment batteries over the course of the training year. In addition to supervised clinical experience, interns participate in weekly internship seminar didactics, as well as weekly milieu meetings associated with their program placement. Interns also spend time completing clinical documentation (i.e., progress notes, treatment plans, progress reviews, IEP goals, etc.), attending multidisciplinary meetings, and consulting with milieu staff on clinical cases. Research opportunities and training in supervision are also available.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 12/10/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/17/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/07/2022
Interview process description:

Devereux Massachusetts will hold interview days during the month of January. Interviews will include an overview of the training program, tour of the agency, question and answer session with current interns, and individual interviews with members of the training committee.

 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Illinois School of Professional Psychology; Chicago School of Professional Psychology; Argosy University - Washington, D.C.; St. John's University; William James College (formerly known as Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology); NOVA Southeastern University; Georgia School of Professional Psychology; University of Indianapolis; Antioch New England; Lasalle University; Rivier University; University of Massachusetts, Boston; Argosy - Florida; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Texas A&M University; Loma Linda University; Carlos Albizu University; Boston University
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: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not 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: Interns are required to pass a CORI & SORI (background checks), drug test, and pre-employment physical.
Program Description

Agency Description:

Devereux Massachusetts & Rhode Island is a private, nonprofit organization that was established in 1965 to provide services to children, adolescents and young adults with emotional, behavioral and educational needs. Devereux provides residential and group home treatment, educational services and therapeutic foster care to children, adolescents and adults with significant emotional, behavioral and developmental needs. The main Devereux campus is located in Rutland, a small town in Central Massachusetts that is approximately 15 miles northwest of Worcester and 50 miles from Boston.

Residential and Group Home Programs:

Across our continuum of care, Devereux provides services to children, adolescents, and adults with emotional, behavioral and educational difficulties. Our residential and group home programs are for individuals between the ages of 3 and adulthood, with approximately 60% male and 40% female. The intellectual functioning of our students ranges from moderate intellectual disability to above average, with the majority of our students falling in the borderline range. Approximately 30% are African American, 25% Latino, and 45% Caucasian. Many of our individuals have been exposed to complex trauma during the course of their development. The most common diagnoses include trauma-reactive disorders, Mood and Anxiety disorders, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Our residential and group home programs provide treatment across the Mental/Behavioral Health and IDD or Autism Spectrum Disorder continuums. Our campus-based units provide a higher level of structure and supervision to help students acquire skills in various domains that often include social, self-care, and safety, while students in community-based programs have increased opportunities to generalize such skills with greater independence. The majority of our residential students attend school on the Devereux campus, while some of the students in our group home programs attend public school. Of note, the Devereux School has self-contained and transitional classrooms that provide students with an opportunity to receive educational instruction with peers of a similar age and level of functioning. Students attending the Devereux school have an opportunity to participate in activities and services such as pre-vocational training, speech and language therapy, adventure based counseling, culinary arts, animal care, and sports teams.

Treatment Approach:

Our residential and group home programs embrace an overarching philosophy of care that is based on individualized and strength-based services, positive behavioral interventions and supports, trauma informed care, behavior analytic supports, and family engagement. Additionally, each of the program models is developed to ensure evidence-based interventions and is informed by best practice guidelines. Our residential and group home programs also provide a therapeutic milieu that is safe, predictable and empathic for all students. Each student has a multi-disciplinary treatment team consisting of residential, clinical, education, and medical staff who work together to provide an integrated treatment environment.

Our residential and group home programming for the Mental and Behavioral Health programs incorporates Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to help students manage their experience of distressing emotions that result in subsequent unsafe behavior. More specifically, DBT helps the students to regulate their expression of emotions, control impulses, develop healthy relationships, and safely transition to a less restrictive level of care. In addition to providing individual therapy, the DBT program offers DBT skills groups, in-vivo skills coaching, and the use of DBT diary cards and behavior chains. Staff working in the program participate in a weekly DBT consult group led by clinical staff in order to obtain consultation specific to the program model. Our programming for individuals with IDD and Autism Spectrum Disorders integrates Applied Behavior Analytic (ABA) and relational approaches to increase positive social relationships, enhance functional living skills and replace challenging or unsafe behaviors.

Internship Program:

This internship is a 12-month, 2000-hour training experience. Each intern's training experience is tailored to their interests and needs and there is generally assignment to one particular program/population to allowing the intern to: become a fully integrated member of the milieu and treatment team; ensure exposure and experience with all phases of intervention during the course of the year; develope clinical expertise and competence; and maintain a close and consistent relationship with the supervising psychologist.

Interns serve as a member of the program treatment team and are responsible for the provision of clinical services (e.g. individual, group, milieu consultation), attending treatment planning and review meetings, milieu and staff meetings, medication clinics, IEP and other treatment related meetings as necessary. Interns also work with case managers who facilitate the completion of case management tasks such as contact with families and members of the student’s external treatment team. In addition to intervention skills, interns build on diagnostic testing skills and complete approximately six comprehensive assessment batteries during the course of the training year. Interns also receive training and experience in providing supervision to others.

Training Program Components:

  • Supervised Clinical Experience (DBT, ABA, TF-CBT, Diverse Populations)
  • Assessment (including Autism and Trauma)
  • Didactics and Clinical Seminars (Clinical Issues Seminar, Supervision Seminar, Assessment Seminar)
  • Evaluation and Monitoring (interns will be evaluated on an ongoing basis during the course of the training year)
  • Research opportunities (e.g., outcomes, pilot studies, etc.)
  • Supervision of practicum students

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

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

Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

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: www.devereuxma.org  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: 14 10 55 64 62
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 10 9 30 40 40
Total number of interns: 2 2 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 2 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 1 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 1 1 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 10 5 10 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 8 70 50 20 20
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 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 1 1 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
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 2
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 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 1 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 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 1 3 1
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0