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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2371
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Stony Brook University Consortium Internship Program (SBU-CIP)
Department: Psychology
Address: 440 Psychology B
Department of Psychology
Stony Brook, New York 11794-2520
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 57 miles east of New York City, Long Island, NY
Phone: 631-632-7848
Fax: 631-632-4632
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Consortium
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Dina Vivian
Chief Psychologist: Dina Vivian
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 20
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 40187.50
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam 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 The interns spend approximately 2 days providing outpatient services (assessment, treatment, and supervised supervision of less advanced trainees) at the L. Krasner Psychological Center (KPC; Department of Psychology) and the Mind Body Clinical Research Center (MB-CRC; Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health); 2 days providing inpatient psychiatric services in the SBU Hospital including rotations in the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program, Adult or Child Inpatient Psychiatric Units, the Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry service, and/or Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center; half-day for didactic training and administrative tasks (i.e., note writing); and half day for protected research or other tasks related to professional development. The patient population encompasses the lifespan with a wide range of psychological problems and/or co-morbidities of psychological and medical issues. For example, at the KPC interns will be treating patients for depression, anxiety disorders, stress management, family and interpersonal issues, work-related stressors, difficulties in activities of daily living, and co-morbidities. In addition, at the KPC interns also provide direct clinical supervision to less advanced trainees from the affiliated doctoral program in clinical psychology. At the MB-CRC, interns will be seeing patients who may participate in a comprehensive mind-body stress management program, healthy living habits, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and treatments for mood and anxiety disorders and PTSD. At the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center, the interns will conduct psychological evaluations with patients who seek bariatric surgery and will be delivering pre- and post-surgery supportive treatments as part of an interdisciplinary team. Interventions are based on cognitive-behavioral (CBT) models, including 3rd wave approaches (such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy). Experience in delivering treatment via individual and group modalities is offered across all the programs included in the internship. In addition to general psychotherapy, interns will also acquire experience in behavioral medicine and integrated care across various types of outpatient mental health facilities and medical settings. Except for the satellite clinic associated with the Bariatric and Metabolic Weight Loss Center, all the programs at the KPC, MB-CRC, and SBU Hospital are located a short distance away from each other within the SBU campus. The satellite clinic associated with the bariatric program is about 4 miles from the campus. In addition to delivering psychotherapy services, interns have the opportunity to conduct psycho-educational and psychological evaluations for learning problems, ADHD, and giftedness with children, adolescents, and adults. The primary in-house didactics are conducted on a weekly basis (2 hours/week); they include formal clinical and research presentations, clinical workshops, journal clubs, case presentations, and a seminar in supervision. The interns can also attend the weekly Grand Rounds in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health, and other relevant didactic opportunities in the Departments of Psychology (e.g., monthly clinical brown bags, colloquia) and Psychiatry (e.g., relevant clinical presentations that are part of the psychiatry resident didactics). Lastly, the interns' daily schedule includes clinical administrative tasks (e.g., clinical documentation, reviewing session videotapes, preparing for supervision), supervision (both receiving supervision and providing supervision to others), readings and protected time for research (up to 4 hours/weekly to work on own research or ongoing research projects across the internship programs). While the interns may rotate across sites/programs on separate days of the week, they do have a number of overlapping/cohort activities including group supervision, didactics, co-leading a group, and socializing (e.g., having lunch together). A portion of the psychotherapy services and didactics may be conducted via Telehealth.
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? Yes
Details of the above affiliations The SBU-CIP is partially affiliated with the Ph.D. program in clinical psychology at Stony Brook University.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/26/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/08/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/05/2024
Interview process description:

Virtual interviews will occur on 01/05/2024 (alternative date possible: 01/12/2024). Applicants will be interviewed on an individual basis via Zoom video conferencing. There will also be a group presentation about the SBU-CIP including a Q&A session pertaining to all the main and minor training programs and opportunities. Invitations for interviews will be sent to the applicants via e-mail by the TD and/or her assistant, or the National Matching Service scheduling system on 12/8/2023.  Requests to e-meet with specific supervisors will be honored within the constraints of everyone's schedule and availability.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs: Stony Brook University, NY; Long Island University at CW-Post, NY; University of Central Florida, FA; Ferkauf Graduate Program at Yeshiva University, NY; University of Missouri-Columbia, MI; University of Missouri-Kansas MI; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; University of Nevada; University of Mississippi; Hofstra University (NY); University of Southern California; Northwestern, IL; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI; University of Albany, SUNY; University of Texas, Austin; SUNY at Buffalo; St. Johns University, NY; University of Virginia, VA; University of British Columbia, Vancouver, CA; University of North Texas, TX; Harvard University, MA; University of Oregon, OR; Fordham University, NY; Adelphi University, NY; Virginia Consortium Program, VA ; Rutgers University, NJ; University of Pittsburgh, PA; Queens College, CUNY, NY
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: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 450
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
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 Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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: Commitment to a clinical scientist or strong scientist practitioner training model; demonstrated interest in integrating science and practice in the delivery of psychological services, via knowledge of and experience in implementing evidence-based treatments. Solid knowledge of CBT models (including third-wave) and clinical experience in the application of CBT- and evidence-based interventions. Experience in psychological assessment, including integrated reports/psycho-educational testing for Learning Disabilities and ADHD. Additionally, experience in conducting research, including basic and applied research in clinical psychology, and interest in remaining involved in research activities are valued. Background Check. All internship applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S. and must successfully pass an SBU criminal background check and clearance. Pre-Placement Physical. A pre-placement physical is required to be in compliance with New York State Public Health Code Title 10, 405.3, SBUH Policy and relevant OSHA and NYSDOH regulations including a medical history and physical examination by licensed health practitioner (form to be provided). Immunization. Due to the SBU Hospital requirements and state mandates for healthcare facilities, before the start of the internship all interns are required to undergo PPD skin tests (or show proof of having undergone a PPD TB skin test [or approved exemption] or equivalent within 12 months prior to starting the internship), proof of one Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) immunization or Titer test, and proof of Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccination, physician’s documentation of disease, or Varicella Titer.
Program Description

A. Program Training Aim:

The Stony Brook University Consortium Internship Program (SBU-CIP) is a three-member agencies: the Leonard Krasner Psychological Center (KPC), a psychology training clinic associated with the doctoral program in clinical psychology, Department of Psychology (College of Arts and Sciences), the Mind Body Clinical Research Center (MBCRC), an outpatient facility associated with the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health (Stony Brook Medicine), and the Stony Brook University Hospital (SBUH; Stony Brook Medicine), Long Island’s premier academic medical center and an academic hospital that provides general health services to the community, and which serves as the region’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center, among other medical specialties.

The SBU-CIP is designed to provide the interns with a “generalist” training experience across the three member sites and associated programs, including experience in general outpatient psychological care, behavioral medicine, inpatient services, and integrated care. The program is designed to encourage equal participation in both main outpatient programs offered at the KPC and MBCRC sites, main inpatient programs at the SBUH as well as participation in one or more of the training concentrations at the two member agencies, which may include a time limited rotation and/or a year-long participation, depending on the interests and career goals of the intern and the characteristics of the concentration.  The SBU-CIP targets patients across the lifespan.

The internship includes approximately 40 hours of training weekly, including didactics/clinical workshops, supervision (receiving and providing supervision to less experienced trainees), and administrative responsibilities, for a total of 2000 doctoral internship training hours.

 B. Training Opportunities

  1) Outpatient Programs

Main outpatient programs include an average of 10 hours of face-to-face client contact weekly combined across sites. Interns are expected to complete a minimum of 2 integrative assessments at the KPC, including psychoeducational and psychodiagnostic evaluations, evaluations for ADHD, disability determinations, and/or mental health clearance with children, adolescents, and/or adult populations. The main outpatient programs are:

KPC: Psychological services are provided to clients across the lifespan and with a wide range of clinical problems. Specialized clinics offer training in CBT, Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) for chronic mood disorders, ER/P for anxiety disorders, integrative lifespan trauma treatment program, and psychological assessment.

MBCRC: Psychological services are provided to clients across the lifespan, including diagnostic assessments and individual CBT-based psychotherapy for mood and anxiety disorders. Specialty programs also include a full DBT program and group-based psychotherapy (Stress Management and Resilience Training, SMART), and training for bilingual, bicultural and multicultural care for Latine/x communities including Spanish-language services.

   2) Inpatient Programs

Main inpatient programs include an average of 8 hours of face-to-face contact hours weekly. Interns will participate in three 4-month rotations (see list below).

Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP). CPEP provides emergency psychiatric services to patients in need of psychiatric evaluation, acute intervention, and referral services. Interns work closely with a multidisciplinary team to evaluate and coordinate care.

Adult and Child Inpatient Psychiatry Units.  In these units, interns work closely with psychologists and interdisciplinary teams to evaluate and stabilize patients, participating in patient rounds with the team and co-running skills groups. The adult unit is a self-contained 30-bed unit designed for the acute short-term stabilization treatment of patients presenting with severe mental illness, including suicidality, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, and severe anxiety disorders. The child unit is a 10-bed unit, servicing youth aged 8-14.

Consultation Liaison (CL) Psychiatry. CL provides psychiatric consultation throughout the hospital, including medical and surgical inpatient units. Interns attend patient rounds with a multidisciplinary team and provide psychological evaluations, short term interventions, and consultation to patients and clinicians.

   3) Minor Areas of Concentration

Minor areas of concentration involve a minimum of 4 hours of training activities weekly (range 4–8) across the whole period of the internship or for specified periods of time (e.g., 4 months). The minor programs/rotations include psychological assessment (administration and supervision of testing) at the KPC, and Obesity/Disordered Eating Clinic at the MBCRC.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing:

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:
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:
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
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)
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:
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
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)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 26 41 51 88 53 60 54
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 26 25 48 35 41 39
Total number of interns: 4.5 4 5 5 5 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4.5 4 5 5 5 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4.5 4 5 5 4 6 5
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 4.5 4 5 5 5 6 6
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 3 5 5 4 4 3 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 21 114 107 101 59 52 65
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): 3 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: