Program Information: Springfield

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2055
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Community Services Institute
Department: Springfield
Address: 1695 Main Street
Suite 400
Springfield , Massachusetts 01103
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: In Springfield, MA; 80 miles west of Boston, MA, 24 miles north of Hartford, CT, 50 miles south of Brattleboro, VT, and 70 miles east of Albany, NY
Phone: 413-739-5572x145
Fax: 413-739-9972
Email: sean.demartino@communityserv.com
Web Address: http://www.CommunityServ.com
Brochure Website's Address: https://communityservicesinstitute-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/sean_demartino_communityserv_com/EclZy3CrhrlImz8nQ1mhWNIBXEpV2YrBv1M7HQis2nl7uA?e=8Nbm8R
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Sean DeMartino
Chief Psychologist: James Sacco
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 06/27/2022
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: 24000
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): CSI pays for a 4-day introductory neurofeedback training course and provides all supervision necessary to become Board Certified.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical workday will include outreach outpatient psychotherapy as well as a mix of supervision, in-clinic psychotherapy, teletherapy, consultation, assessment, didactics, and documentation.
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: 11/12/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Interviewees will have the option to select an on-site or virtual interview.  Tentative interview dates are December 22nd, January 7th, January 14th, and January 21st.  Interviews will be conducted individually with traing staff.  Additionally, an overview of the agency, internship, and larger Springfield area will be provided.

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: University at Buffalo, Colorado State University, University of Hartford, William James College, Carlos Albizu-Miami, Carlos Ablizu-San Juan, Nova Southeastern, Fielding University, Antioch New England, University of Buffalo, University of La Verne, Union Institute and University, Chicago Professional School of Psychology-Los Angeles, University of California-Santa Barbara, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, UNC-Chapel Hill, Springfield College, and others
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
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
PCSAS-Accredited
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:
Program Description

The Doctoral Psychology Internship at Community Services Institute is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and offers up to 4 full-time positions at its Springfield, MA location. These funded positions begin are for 54 weeks beggining at the end of June/beginning of July for a total of 2000-Internship hours.

The mission of the Doctoral Psychology Internship at CSI is to prepare Interns to be psychologists who can function independently, effectively, and flexibly in a variety of community settings. CSI was an early pioneer in providing child-focused family support for multi-problem families, particularly those involved with child welfare, juvenile justice, and the Courts and continues this mission.

The treatment of mental health has undergone a radical shift in the way services are delivered to the disenfranchised, a population often poorly served by a clinic-based model. CSI provides a structured training program for delivering a wide range of clinical services including psychological testing, clinical interviews, diagnostic assessment, play therapy, neurofeedback, and individual and family psychotherapy. Many of our Interns have familiarity with the office setting; however, CSI prepares Interns for effective practice in the community-particularly at home and in school.  CSI began Phase I of it's reopening plan for in-person services in May 2021, which allows for clinicians to choose to provide outdoor outreach sessions in-person or teletherapy services on a case by case basis.  Phase II, which would allow for clinicians to choose to provide indoor outreach sessions in-person at approved locations or teletherapy services on a case by case basis, is anticipated to begin in early summer.  Phase III, which would allow for clinicians to choose to provide all forms of in-person sessions (in-clinic or outreach) or teletherapy services on a case by case basis, is anticipated to begin in early fall.

The focus of the training year is on effective service delivery, whether that is through the use of telehealth, outreach outpatient, or in-clinic outpatient psychotherapy treatment. We believe that this training has broad applicability, with transferable clinical skills and roles, to virtually any community or hospital-based healthcare setting, private practice, and residential or public/private school. Additionally, outreach outpatient psychotherapy and tele-psychology are growing fields of service. Once viscerally familiar with the challenges of outreach outpatient psychotherapy and tele-psychology with this demanding population, Interns may choose to pursue further training using outreach outpatient psychotherapy services or telepsychology as doctoral-level psychology supervisors, clinical program administrators, grant writers or program innovators.

If you have any questions about the accreditation process for doctoral internship programs, you can contact the APA Commission on Accreditation at:

American Psychological Association

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation/Commission on Accreditation

750 First Street, NE

Washington, DC 20002-4242

Phone: (202) 336-5979

TDD/TTY: (202) 336-6123

Fax: (202) 336-5978

Email: apaaccred@apa.org

Internet Webpage: apa.org/ed/accreditation

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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 : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Neurofeedback

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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:
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: http://www.CommunityServ.com  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: 20 10 86 64
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 10 42 31
Total number of interns: 5 6 3 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 6 3 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 3 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 5 0 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 6 1 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 1 11 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 94 30 16 43
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 4 0 0 2
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 0 0 1
Community Mental Health Center: 4 4 0 0 2
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 1
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 1 0 0 0 0
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 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: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 1 0 0 0