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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1986
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Department of Neuropsychology
Department: Medicine
Address: Neuroscience Institute
2150 Harrisburg Pike
Suite 200
Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 80 miles west of Philadelphia
Phone: 717-544-3712x
Fax:
Email: David.marino@pennmedicine.upenn.edu
Web Address: http://www.lancastergeneralhealth.org
Brochure Website's Address: http://lancastergeneralhealth.org/LGH/Healthcare-Professionals/Office-of-Academic-Affairs/Fellowships/Pre-doctoral-Psychology-Internship.aspx
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private General Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: David Marino
Chief Psychologist: Jesse Main
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: 08/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31200
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Free parking, employee discounts on meals and for local attractions (movies, theatre, theme parks, etc.).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site See web site for information.
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, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Required
Interview notification date: 12/06/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/13/2022
Interview process description:

Interview day, which is generally the 2nd Thursday in January, typically begins at 0900 and concludes at approximately 1600. Candidates will be provided an overview of the program along with small group discussions and one-on-one interviews. There will be a designated time to meet with current interns to ask any questions about the program. There will be tours of the factilities. We do not offer alternate date interviews or phone/Skype interviews. All interested candidates are required to interview on the designated interview day. 

NOTE: In person interview requirement is subject to change in the event there are restrictions due to global pandemic. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: See website
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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: Yes, by start of internship
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not 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

The pre-doctoral internship at Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Physicians--Neuropsychology was designed to train future neuropsychologists to work in health care settings that emphasize multi-disciplinary collaboration and treatment. Interns are expected to develop skill in evaluating and treating patients in our rehabilitation hospital as well as outpatients in our various medical and neuropsychology based clinics/programs. As the majority of our work involves neuropsychological assessment, interns will be trained to administer and interpret a wide range of neuropsychological tests and to effectively impart findings to patients, family members and other health care providers. Our psychologists are an integral part of the treatment team at the Lancaster Rehabilitation Hospital where we evaluate and treat patients with traumatic injuries, strokes, brain tumors and other disorders. On the outpatient side, our interns will be involved in the Alzheimer's and Memory Care program. This program allows the intern to work as part of an interdisciplinary team consisting of neuropsychologists, neurologists, geritricians, nurse practioners and social workers. We are members of an interdisciplanary concussion clinic. We provide diagnostic and treatment services to patients seen at our pain management program. Interns will also participate in the hosptial's Bariatric Surgery Program and our interns will be trained to evaluate patients and communicate their findings and recommendations to the bariatric surgical team.  When seeing patients for brief psychotherapy, cognitive-behavioral approaches are most often used. Patients with long-term psychotherapy needs are generally referred to other providers in the community.

Coronavirus adjustment: We previously implemented telehealth services including development of a tele-neuropsychological battery. This training will be incorporated into the internship year accordingly if needed.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
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: www.lancastergeneralhealth.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: 75 73 83 81 79
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 17 14 14 16
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 2 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program
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 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 2 2 2 2
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 2 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 1 1 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 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: 1 1 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 2 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