Site Name: Brattleboro Retreat
Department: Adult Treatment Services
Interviews are by invitation only. All applicants will be notified by email on or before December 10, 2021. Interviews will be held on January 7, 2022 and January 14, 2022. All interviews this year will be virtual and conducted via Zoom per APPIC guidelines. Invited applicants should plan on half day (until 12 pm EST) interviews. See program brochure for further information. The interview process will involve meeting individually with multiple staff members in addition to a group interview format. Applicants will also have an opportunity to meet with the current interns to further ask questions regarding their internship experience, etc. Our intention in the interview process is to assess the best fit for the Retreat and for the prospective intern. We hope the interview day will be informative, with a minimum of stress for applicants.
Applicants who are accepted for an interview will also be offered the opportunity to visit the Retreat for a tour, in December 2021. Accepted applicants will receive details regarding the optional visit.
It is a long standing practice of the Brattleboro Retreat's Internship Program to take photos of all applicants when they are interviewed. We have been informed by APPIC that notification of our intent to photograph applicants is required. Therefore, please be advised that if you choose to attend an interview at the Brattleboro Retreat we will photograph you. We interview a number of people each year and have found the photos are an important aid to place a face with the name in order to help the selection committee when they meet.
The Brattleboro Retreat, Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program offers two tracks - patial hospital and inpatient. All interns have responsibility for leading groups, caseload management, and indvidual therapy cases. In addition, interns are expected to complete at least one in-depth psychological assessment. Supervisors come from a broad range of theoretical perspectives (e.g., Psychodynamic, Person-Centered, CBT, ACT), and interns from all theoretical orientations are welcome. The focus of supervision is supporting interns in developing case comceptualizations that are comprenehsive and consistent with their theoretical orientation, developing treatment plans that meet the patients's goals and needs, and addressing successes and opportunities for improvement that arise in working with patients and colleagues.
The internship provides professional psychology training that emphasizes both generalist and specialty training using a scholar-practitioner model. The general goals of the internship are:
(training opportunities continued)
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.