Program Information: Division of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1982
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital
Department: Division of Pediatric Psychology and Neuropsychology
Address: 1708 West Rogers Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21209-4596
Country: United States
Metro Area: Baltimore-Towson, MD
Distance from Major City: In Baltimore, MD
Phone: 410-578-8600x5080
Fax: 410-367-4197
Email: kgelfand@mwph.org
Web Address: https://www.mwph.org/health-services/behavioral-health/psychology-internship
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.mwph.org/-/media/files/mwph/health-services/behavioral-health/internship-brochure-updated--psych.pdf?upd=20200625141851&la=en&hash=B7CAEE8152205BF52E04748CA37A6881EB99159B
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Kenneth Gelfand
Chief Psychologist: Steven Band
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 27
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31003
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Free parking
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The typical work day is often approximately 8:30 AM through 5 or 6 PM in the evening, depending on the intern rotation schedule.
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: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/04/2022
Interview process description:

Interviews will be conducted  on January 4, 11 and 18 from 8 am to 2 pm for the pediatric psychology track.  For the neuropsychology track, interviews will be held on two days in January to be determined. Each interviewee will have the opportunity to partcipate in a group meeting with the training director, meet with five or six faculty members, have lunch with the entire division and meet with current interns.  Applicants are notified by email of their status.  Whether interviews are in person or virtual will be determined based on CDC and APPIC guidance closer to the interview dates.

 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Wright State University University of Mississippi Carlos Albizu - Miami American University Virginia Commonwealth University George Mason University Marshall University Indiana University of Pennsylvania University of Maryland Baltimore County University of Maryland College Park University of North Carolina Loyola University of MD Southern Alabama University LaSalle University Uniformed Services University Argosy University - DC Argosy University - Atlanta Vanderbilt Univeristy Texas A&M University Rosalind Franklin University Nova Southeastern University Antioch University University of Southern Illinois University of Utah University of Miami University of Colorado - Denver University of Texas - Austin Seattle Pacific University Yeshiva University James Madison University Spalding University Rutgers University University of Utah - School Psychology University of South Carolina Azusa Pacific 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: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 200
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 200
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
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:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

For the 2022-2023 internship year, there will be five interns on the pediatric psychology track, and one intern on the neuropsychology track.

 

Overview: Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital is a rehabilitation and specialty hospital that is part of the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins Medical Systems.The major goal of our internship program is to contribute to the development of well-rounded and competent pediatric psychologists. This is accomplished by helping interns develop a solid base of skills in the areas of assessment, intervention, and consultation, as well as facilitating the acquisition of specialized skills with a wide range of pediatric populations. 

 

All Interns: All interns, regardless of track, will participate in the core experiences of the internship.  These experiences consist of psychological assessment, psychological consultation and psychological treament. All six interns receive training in inpatient consultation-liaison with patients with medical conditions,  and participate as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team. All six interns also provide outpatient therapy to a wide spectrum of children and adolescents with a range of child clinical and pediatric presentations. Interns receive training in individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, parent training, and interdisciplinary team consultation. Interns work with patients in our inpatient, outpatient, and day treatment programs who present with a wide variety of medical, developmental and behavioral problems. Interns work with pediatric populations from infancy through adolescence, including some work with young adults, as well as extensive experience in parent training. A number of seminars provide interns with didactic experience in the broad core areas of training, as well as in a variety of specialized areas. Throughout the year, interns work with patients from many different backgrounds, and issues of diversity are addressed in didactic training and in supervision. Upon completion of our internship program, graduates are equipped to pursue positions in a variety of settings.

Pediatric Psychology Track (5 interns): Interns on the pediatric psychology track will spend twelve months engaged in psychological testing in order to meet their assessment competencies. They will spend six months engaged in inpatient consultation as described above. In addition, the interns participate in four six-month long rotations in the following specialty areas:

 

  • Pediatric Primary Care - The intern participates in consultation within the MWPH Primary Care clinic with developmentally and medically complex children and adolescents.
  • Pediatric Diabetes - The intern works in diabetes clinic with the child's endocrinologist as part of a multidisciplinary treatment team to help improve adherence and manage other aspects of diabetes management.
  • Feeding Day Treatment - The intern works within MWPH's Feeding Day Treatment program, providing daily interventions to children as part of a multidisciplinary team, to children having difficulties with feeding.
  • Autism Assessment program - The intern participates actively in the assessment to determine whether a child meets criteria for an Autism Spectrum Disorder during an evaluation including the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule-2.

 

Neuropsychology Track (1 intern): The neuropsychology track at Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital is a 12 month training experience that, in addition to the core goals of the internship, provides training in clinical pediatric neuropsychology consistent with APA Division 40 and Houston Conference guidelines.  The internship includes participation in the outpatient neuropsychological evaluation clinic and the Concussion Assessment and Management Program (CAMP). Interns will have exposure to a variety of presenting concerns including children with known neurological disorders (see our materials for a complete list),children for whom baseline and follow-up data would assist drug treatment, surgery, cranial radiation, or other treatment procedures. Interns are involved in all aspects of the evaluation, including intake, test administration, report writing, and feedback.  Interns are also involved in consultation with other disciplines of the hospital, such as medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language, and social work.  Participation in the neuropsychological outpatient testing, including dedicated writing time, is expected to encompass 50% of your internship time.  The neuropsychology intern will spend 12 months on the inpatient rotation to full the consultation competency.

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: Yes
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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:
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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://www.mwph.org/health-services/behavioral-health/psychology-internship  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: 186 167 182 139 165
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 55 52 54 54 56
Total number of interns: 5 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 5 3 2 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 1 3 4 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 6 6 5 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 1 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
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 2 0 0 3
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 5 6 5 6
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 0
Other Medical Center: 3 5 6 5 5
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 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 1 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 0 1 1
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