Department : Department of Behavioral Health Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2157
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Hamilton-Madison House
Department: Department of Behavioral Health Services
Address: 253 South Street
New York , New York 10002
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 212-720-4537
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Yu Kang Chen
Chief Psychologist: Yu Kang Chen
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/31/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 30000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 15 time-off days, 12 sick days and 3 discretionary days.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Intern schedule is typically Tuesdays to Saturdays from 9 am to 5 pm (Interns will have the Tuesday off for the long weekend holidays). Working on Saturday is required. Evening hours are sometimes required to accommodate client needs (no later than 7 pm). A typical day includes providing 3-4 direct services (e.g., seeing a client or running a group), attending 1-2 hours of training activities (e.g., seminar, supervision, case conference), and perform other supportive activities 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: 11/20/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/05/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted by email for a half-day virtual interview. A group of 4 to 6 interviewees will be invited to meet with the supervisory staff, discuss with current interns about their internship experience, and participate in individual and group interview conducted by the supervisory staff. Interview typically takes place from the middle of December to the beginning of January. Depending on the interview results, an applicant may be contacted for more information, which would not necessarily suggest the priority of the candidacy. The program may also organize an open house event for interested candidates to visit the clinic (information will be sent out to the interviewees). Requests to speak with specific staff and current interns are welcome.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Pace University, Fordham University, Fielding Graduate University, Alliant IU/CSPP-San Francisco, Hofstra University, Chestnut Hill College, Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, John F. Kennedy University, University at Albany - SUNY, Seton Hall University, Palo Alto University, William James College, Seattle Pacific University, Alliant IU/CSPP-San Diego, Alliant IU/CSPP-Los Angeles
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 25
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited 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: Intern candidates who speak a Chinese dialect, such as Cantonese, Mandarin, and Fuzhunese, will be given preference. Other Asian languages and English-speaking only candidates will also be considered. Please provide at least 3 recommendation letters. Writing samples of case summary and testing report are optional (if you prefer to provide) and not required. All staff members and interns are required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination with the exception of those who may have a religious of medical exemption. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Psychology Interns matched to our program are required to complete human resources processing and be prepared to submit fingerprintings for Office of Mental Health (OMH) criminal background check. Intern who could not pass the OMH criminal background check will not be able to continue internship. Physical checkup and drug testing is also required for the onboarding process with the Gracie Square Hospital rotation program.
Program Description

Hamilton-Madison House is the largest mental health provider for the Asian American community on the East Coast. The internship program provides a comprehensive training in the requisite diagnostic and treatment skills needed to work in a community mental health clinic setting. Interns will have a variety of training opportunities in providing screening, intake assessment, individual, couple, group, couple and family therapy, and psychological testing in the Outpatient program. The clientele is diverse in terms of clinical diagnosis, age, gender, immigration history, racial and ethnic background. The value of diversity and the importance of understanding the individuals within their own cultural and racial context are strongly emphasized. Interns will have the opportunities to work with patients across the lifespan throughout the whole internship year. In addition, interns will facilitate groups in the Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROSpect Place) program to learn holistic and evidence-based treatment approaches for individuals with severe mental illness. Interns are mentored and supported to develop their own clinical philosophy and professional identity throughout the internship. Other unique training experiences include providing group supervision to Mental Health Counselor Interns, consultation services for service providers, and psychoeducation/training for community members.

In collaboration with Gracie Square Hospital (affiliated with the New York-Presbyterian Hospital Network), interns will also participate in the Inpatient Psychiatry Rotation at the inpatient Asian Psychiatry Program. The Asian Psychiatry program is directed by a culturally diverse clinical team and support staff able to speak Mandarin, Cantonese, Chinese ethnic dialects, Korean, Japanese and other Asian languages. The rotation schedule will be on Wednesday for 15 weeks for each intern. Responsibilities include 1 group, 2 individual cases (including testing), attending meetings/rounds, case conferences, journal club and attending Psychology didactic training. Dr. Nadine Chang at Gracie Square Hospital is the site supervisor during interns’ rotation.

The Hamilton-Madison House internship program includes three licensed psychologists who are direct supervisors for the internship program. The Hamilton-Madison House also has several psychiatric staff and additional licensed personnel in various other fields such as social work, mental health counseling, rehabilitation and substance abuse counseling. They may provide individual intern supervision and mentoring, participate in didactic training and seminars, provide consultation, contribute to supervisory staff meetings and treatment team rounds, host case conferences, participate as members of the Internship Committee and/or assist with ongoing program evaluation.  The internship program provides a structural and supportive environment, aimed at fostering the development of competent and independent clinical practitioners, capable of functioning in a rapidly changing health care system.   

HMH has transitioned part of the services to telehealth since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Interns have been able to continue engaging in clinical work through providing telehealth services remotely. Several services and training activities (psychological testing, Gracie Square Hospital rotation) were temporarily suspended and re-started since September 2021. Current interns are providing in-person, phone, telehealth sessions. and working 2 days at the clinic and 3 days from home. For any questions and updates, please feel free to contact the Training Director directly.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Immigrants

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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:
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Personalized recovery services, play therapy


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

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:  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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 45 36 31 59 37 42
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 16 14 29 20 20
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 1 3 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 2 0 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 3 2 3 1 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 2 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 1 0 6 4 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 7 31 11 6 118
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 2 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 3 2 3 2 2
Community Mental Health Center: 2 0 1 2 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 1 1 1 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 0 0 2 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0 1 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0