Program Information: Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2273
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Middlesex Health
Department: Psychiatry
Address: Middlesex Hospital
Center for Behavioral Health
28 Crescent Street
Middletown, Connecticut 06457
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 18 miles south of Hartford, CT
Phone: 860-358-3428
Fax:
Email: angel.roubin@midhosp.org
Web Address: https://middlesexhospital.org/healthcare-professionals/doctoral-internship-in-professional-psychology
Brochure Website's Address: https://middlesexhealth.org/careers-at-middlesex-health/doctoral-internship-in-professional-psychology
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private General Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Angel Roubin
Chief Psychologist: Angel Roubin
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/29/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 20000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, psychological assessment, individual supervision, group supervision, didactics, meetings, professional development activities, multidisciplinary case consultation
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: 11/07/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants interested in both tracks (i.e., Adult, Child/Adolescent) must choose and apply to only one track.

0n-site interviews are strongly preferred and are tentatively scheduled for January 5, 7, 12, 14. Virtual interviews will be considered on these dates in the case that COVID-19 related travel restrictions/safety and health concerns arise. Telephone interviews will not be considered. Applicants will be notified about their interview status via email by 12/03/2021. 

The interviews are conducted at the outpatient clinics, and are scheduled from 8am-4pm on the scheduled date. At the beginning of the day, a group informational session lasts approximately two hours, and includes introductions, overview of the program, visit with management, and Q&A session with current intern cohort. Following this group meeting, interns are provided a brief tour of the outpatient faciltiies and hospital campus. Group lunch with intern applicants, current interns, and psychology faculty is held in the hospital cafeteria, with a voucher for free meal. Individual interviews (45 minutes each) with psychology faculty are scheduled either before or after lunch. Interviews are conducted with faculty from the program to which applicants apply (i.e., Adult, Child/Adolescent). Applicants are free to leave after their scheduled interview time, with latest interview ending at approximately 4:00pm. 

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 of Houston; Drexel University, Gallaudet University, Washington, DC; Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago Campus; Carlos Albizu University, San Juan, PR; Illinois School of Professional Psychology; Antioch University New England; Marywood University; St. John's University; University of Hartford Graduate Institute of Professional Psychology; Pepperdine University.
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: 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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 375
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
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: Interns must complete drug screening* and a criminal background check** prior to the start of their training. Additional health form records are also required to confirm prior vaccinations, and negative results for both tuberculosis*** and COVID-19. These procedures are arranged by interns, who also incur any relevant costs. Per hospital policies, disqualifiers for drug screening and background check are detailed below. *Middlesex Health follows Connecticut state regulations regarding pre-employment drug screenings. If an individual tests “positive” for any substance, a Medical Review Officer (MRO) conducts a verification interview to determine if there is a legitimate medical use for said substance. If legitimate medical use is determined (i.e., prescribed drug), the drug screen is deemed negative. If there is no legitimate medical use, the drug screen is deemed positive. Regarding medical marijuana, this substance is treated like a medication, assuming it can be verified. Please note, the MRO may raise issues about potential impairment and fitness for duty, depending on the applicant’s job responsibilities. **Any records discovered during a background check will be reported to the training program director. As a general rule, any arrest for drugs or violence are automatic disqualifiers, as hospital patients are considered “vulnerable populations.” Records such as driving while intoxicated (DWI) and others that might have an explanation (e.g., petty larceny) can be given consideration; decisions about acceptance/rejection will be based on the time proximity to hire date and discussion with applicant about the specific circumstances. ***Acceptable screenings include a QFT blood test OR two negative PPD tests, within the past 12 months.
Program Description

The internship is an APA-accredited, full-time training and supervised experience which consists of 2,000 hours during a 12-month training year. The program begins at the end of August/beginning of September and extends for through August of the following year. Two interns will be selected for the 2021-2022 training year. One intern will work with children/adolescents at the Family Advocacy Program outpatient clinic, and one intern will work with adults at the outpatient Center for Behavioral Health. Training experiences include individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, family therapy, intake evaluations, and psychological testing. The overall goal of the program is to prepare advanced graduate students for generalist practice in a multitude of mental health settings. The internship program serves clients with varied ethnic backgrounds, socioeconomic status, and presenting problems. Conditions treated include major depression, bipolar disorder, ADHD, PTSD, and anxiety disorders. Several clients have comorbid substance abuse issues. Interns function as an integral part of an interdisciplinary team of psychologists, psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and social workers.  

Our internship manual and information about outpatient psychiatric services at Middlesex Health can be found here: https://middlesexhealth.org/careers-at-middlesex-health/doctoral-internship-in-professional-psychology

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:
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: Bariatric surgery candidates, Autism Spectrum assessment

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: https://middlesexhospital.org/healthcare-professionals/doctoral-internship-in-professional-psychology  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: 17 12 7 67 43
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 12 7 34 36
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 2 2
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 5 3 5 4 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 27 8 10 13 2
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 2 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 0 0 2 0
Community Mental Health Center: 2 0 1 0 0
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 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 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: 0 0 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0