Program Information: Rutgers School Psychology Internship Consortium

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2380
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Rutgers University
Department: Rutgers School Psychology Internship Consortium
Address: Rutgers - GSAPP
152 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, New Jersey 08854
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 848-445-3982x
Fax:
Email: jdurham@gsapp.rutgers.edu
Web Address: http://GSAPPWEB.RUTGERS.EDU
Brochure Website's Address: https://gsapp.rutgers.edu/programs/psy-internship-consortium
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • School District
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jennifer Durham
Chief Psychologist: Patrick Connelly Psy.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): N/A
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
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?No
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 During the first phase of the internship match, only applicants from the School Psychology program at Rutgers University Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology will be considered. If all positions are not filled during the first phase of the internship match, applicants from other programs will be considered.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/08/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants should indicate which specific site(s) they are interested in, so that they can be interviewed by the appropriate supervisor. Individual interviews will take place throughout the month of January at the site of interest. Applicants will be notified via email whether or not they have been selected for an interview. If applicants are not able to attend an on site interview, a telephone or Skype interview may be considered on a case by case basis. Requests to meet with specific staff will be considered, and every attempt will be made to accommodate those requests. 

 

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: Rutgers University GSAPP, School Psychology Penn State University University of Rhode Island
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: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not 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: N/A
Program Description

 The Rutgers School Psychology Internship Consortium provides doctoral school psychology internship positions in schools and related settings in New Jersey that serve the mental health, educational, and health needs of children and adolescents.  The Rutgers Consortium provides training experiences within the context of a practitioner-scholar model.  The goals of the Rutgers Consortium are to prepare doctoral psychology students to:  (a) function at a high level of professional competence in a range of school psychological service roles; (b) provide school psychological services with an understanding of the impact of culture and context; (c) provide school psychological services with an understanding of the importance of evidence-based practice; (d) assume professional leadership roles; and (e) obtain the credentials to engage in practice in schools and school-related settings, as well as independent practice.  The Rutgers Consortium will provide broad training in the delivery of school psychological services, with an emphasis on serving the mental health needs of youth through research-supported practices and an understanding of systems functioning.

Interns have training experiences in a broad range of school psychological service delivery including psychological and educational assessment, individual and group intervention/counseling, development and implementation of behavioral intervention plans, school-wide mental health/social-emotional prevention, teacher and parent consultation, parent training, teacher professional development, program planning and evaluation, research, and individual case management, with an emphasis on evidence-based practice.  These services will be provided to address a variety of client problems such as disruptive and/or aggressive behavior; academic/learning problems; emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, and anger; social interaction problems; and mental health and learning problems related to physical health conditions and disabilities.  Interns have experiences in prevention and development of systems supports, as well as with direct intervention for client problems.  Intern leadership abilities are developed through program planning, implementation, and evaluation activities. 

 

Each Intern develops an internship contract which provides detail about the specific activities the Intern will be engaged in.  In developing the contract, the Intern, the Supervising Psychologist, and the Director of the Consortium consider the Intern’s existing knowledge and skills, and the Intern’s training needs and areas of interest.  All interns spend at least 25% of their time in direct face to face client activity. Interns have experiences dealing with cultural and individual diversity as a result of the diverse populations served through the Consortium Partner settings.  The internship includes competency training as well as didactic training.  This is accomplished through observation of psychological service delivery, supervised provision of psychological services, individual supervision sessions, group supervision sessions in which Interns can process service delivery experiences with other Interns, and didactic training sessions.  The internship is 1750 hours completed over 12 months.  The experiences, number of hours and timeframe, and hours of supervision will prepare Interns for certification as a school psychologist by state departments of education and enable readiness for licensure for independent practice by state boards of examiners in most states. 

 

As part of their training experience, all interns participate in monthly didactic seminars conducted at Rutgers University. The Seminar provides eight hours per month of didactic trainings led by the Training Director, internship faculty, and outside speakers. Topics and activities align with APA competencies. Training activities include guest speakers, off campus visits to various mental health and educational settings, case conferences, and electronic conferences.   

For 2022-2023, the internship is offering placements in the following sites:

-Douglas Developmental Disabilities Center, Rutgers University

-The Haven, School Based Mental Health Program in Piscataway, NJ

-Shepard School (Morristown and Kinnelon, NJ), serving special education students

-South Brunswick Public Schools

 

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Multidisciplinary Team, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Staff Training & Supervision, Evaluation of Child Disabilities for Educational Purposes

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
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:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
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)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

 Multidisciplinary Team, Program Development, Program Evaluation,  Staff Training & Supervision, Evaluation of Child Disabilities for Educational Purposes, Staff Training & Supervision

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: GSAPPWEB.RUTGERS.EDU  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:
Number of applicants invited for interviews:
Total number of interns: 10
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 10
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 10
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 0
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 2 0 0 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 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: 2 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 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: 1 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 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