Department : Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2225
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Department: Psychology
Address: 1086 Franklin Street
Johnstown, Pennsylvania 15905
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Pittsburgh, PA
Distance from Major City: 60 miles east of Pittsburgh
Phone: 814-534-9369x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Private General Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Richard Kutz
Chief Psychologist: Ryan Dunne Suffix
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: 07/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Additional funding available to present at regional/national conferences
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Major rotations in an integrated healthcare program that is embedded within a primary care family medicine residency. Multiple health rotations in the outpatient clinic and inpatient setting. Hours typically 8-4:30 with some earlier or later hours as training schedule permits.
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: 03/21/202411:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 03/25/2024
Tentative interview date: 03/25/2024
Interview process description:

Conemaugh strives to provide clear information about the opportunities of our internship while learning the strengths and training goals of applicants.  Interviews will include individual time with the training director and faculty as well as current interns.  In addition, interviews will also include opportunities for discussion with various rotation staff members and additional health personnel. 

At this time, we will consider the option of in-person interviews, pending the community health situation relative to the interview dates.  Our paramount concern is the safety of all persons involved throughout the interview process.  Conemaugh will follow the guidelines recommended through APPIC with regard to any potential in-person interview.  Conemaugh reassures every potential applicant that ALL interviews--regarless of in-person or virtual--will be conducted ultilizing the same evaluation process and no preference will be given to any applicant regardless of interview format.   

At this time, as we work to complete our self-study and APA accreditation project, Conemaugh is eligible to participate in the Post Match Vacancy Service.  Application deadlines and interview dates reflect this timeline.

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: Carlow U; Chatham U; Indiana U. of Pa; PCOM; American School at Argosy U.; Chicago School at Argosy U.; Medaille College; U of the Cumberlands
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: 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): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
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 Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-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: N/A
Other Requirements:
Program Description

The doctoral internship in behavioral health/primary care psychology provides an opportunity to work in an integrated care setting (Leval 1 Trauma Center / Regional Hospital) with family medicine resident physicians and other health care professionals.  Interns gain experience as part of an integrated healthcare team, assessing health risk, providing psychology assessments and group/individual therapy for patients with multiple health and/or behavioral health issues. While serving a general population, there is an emphasis on special populations, including patients with HIV, trauma, diabetes, heart disease, cardiac, Free Clinic, and bariatric surgery. There are opportunities for inpatient consultation-liaison, treatment of substance abuse (MAT program), and teaching. Deadline for applications is rolling throughout the PMVS. Please contact Program Director Richard Kutz for application information (814-534-9369; email, or our website

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
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: Experience (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Experience (21% to 30%)
Supervision of Practicum students : Experience (21% to 30%)
Other: Behavioral Medicine


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

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 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 16 9 7 13 7
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 10 8 6 12 6
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 1
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 2 2 2 1
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 1 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 1 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 1 1 1 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
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 (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 2
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0