Department : Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2266
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Department: Psychiatry
Address: Dept. of Psychiatry H073
500 University Drive
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD
Distance from Major City: 89 miles northwest of Baltimore, MD
Phone: 717-531-0003x287031
Fax: 717-531-6491
Training Director Email: allorente@pennstatehealth.psu.edu
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address: https://med.psu.edu/psychology-internship
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.pennstatehershey.org/web/psychiatry/education/internship
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Private General Hospital
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • Private Psychiatric Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Antolin Llorente
Chief Psychologist: Susan Mayes Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 22
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2024
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
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, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns are allowed one week to defend their dissertation and work-related leave to attend professional conferences that are not considered part of vacation time. Program is University-hospital based with access to various resources including a full library, opportunities for research collaboration in multiple areas of interest, and the opportunity to tailor Intern's education based on interest and career path.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The typical workday for an intern varies based on the intern's selected rotations. Interns are provided one full day of Research time per week and one full day of Didactic time per week. The other three days are clinical days of which Interns have the flexibility to choose their rotations, provided that the combined selected rotations offer consultation, assessment, and intervention elements.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 11/17/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/31/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/09/24, 01/10/24, 01/16/24, 01/17/24, 01/23/24
Interview process description:

Interviews will be held beginning in early January; Our institution is currently conducting virtual interviews for the Psychology Internship program, and any changes or updates will be made as necessary. We anticipate that candidates will have one-on-one interviews with the Training Director and 3 - 5 additional faculty members.  The faculty interviewers will be chosen based on the applicant's expressed area(s) of interest.  Candidates will also be given the opportunity to meet this year's class of interns in a virtual group setting and take a virtual tour of the Penn State Health facilities (video).

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Argosy University-Minnesota, Boston College, Howard University, Kean University, LaSalle University, Lehigh University, University of Arizona, University of Hawaii, University of Pennsylvania, University of Kansas, University of Washington, University of Massachusetts, Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge, Virginia Commonwealth University, Yale University, Idaho State University, Seattle Pacific University, University of Kentucky-Lexington, Ohio University, and University of Maryland Baltimore County, State University of NY, Stony Brook and Buffalo; University of Tulsa, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, University of Wisconsin.
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 250
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 500
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
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: Vaccination, background checks, fingerprinting, and substance/drug screenings as per Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center institutional requirements.
Program Description

The Psychology Internship Training Program will have available three (3) full-time positions for doctoral students during the 2024-2025 academic year. The training program abides by the scientist-practitioner training model and it is guided by a developmental, bio-psychosocial perspective. The Internship is a one-year (12-month), 2,000 hours, clinical and research program with interns matched nationally through the APPIC Internship Matching Program. Annual salary is estimated at $31,200.00 plus benefits. The program is horizontally organized along several competencies. In addition, there are vertical competencies involving diversity and individual differences, professional development and research that cut across the various horizontal competencies. The program is horizontally structured through two clinical tracks (Adult/Pediatric), and it is divided into two, six-month blocks where interns perform two-three major rotations each. In addition, all interns select a research year-wide project or rotation, satisfying competency in this area. One day per week is dedicated as research time for every intern.

The Psychology Internship Training Program will select prospective interns who are doctoral students during the 2023-24 academic year and are currently matriculated in APA-approved clinical, counseling or school psychology programs.  Applicants will be in good-standing, and will be cleared for internship training by the Director of Training of their respective doctoral clinical programs.

Rotations and research opportunities are available in many subject areas, including Eating Disorders, ADHD, Sleep, Consultation/Liaison, Rehabilitation Services, and Neuropsychology (including Pediatric Neuropsychology). Educational opportunities are extensive and have the ability to be tailored to each Interns individual areas of interest.

Additional information can be found on our website: https://med.psu.edu/psychology-internship   

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Infants: Yes
Toddlers: Yes
Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
LGBTQ+: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Exposure (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: https://med.psu.edu/psychology-internship  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 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 73 87 97 96 98 95 109
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 20 25 30 30 28 22 25
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 3 3 3 3 3 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
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 12
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 45
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 3 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 0 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: