Program Information: Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress/Psychiatric Mental Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2463
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department: Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress/Psychiatric Mental Health
Address: 1741 Ashland Ave.
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Country: United States
Metro Area: Baltimore-Towson, MD
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 443-923-5922
Fax: 443-923-5935
Email: hooverd@kennedykrieger.org
Web Address: https://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/centers-and-programs/traumatic-stress-center
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.kennedykrieger.org/training/programs/psychology-training/doctoral-internship
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Daniel Hoover
Chief Psychologist: Beth Slomine
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 10
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/08/2022
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: 34223
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): $500 conference presentation stipend
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns attend seminars, individual and group supervision in the mornings and typically see therapy patients in the mid- to late afternoon. Psychological testing and intake assessments are scheduled during late mornings and early afternoons on days that interns do not have other meetings scheduled.
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

12/11/2020
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2022
Interview process description:

Interviews will be conducted remotely/online during the month of January. Intern applicants receive a comprehensive overview of the training program in an initial meeting with the Training Director that includes a virtual tour of the treatment and training faciliity. Applicants then interview individually with faculty in both the major and minor rotations of the program at Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress and Psychiatric Mental Health Program, about their goals, interests, and experience in assessment and intervention. The interview day is generally 3-4 hours in length and includes a group meeting with current interns in order to gain the trainee perspective on the training program. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: George Washington University, Pace University, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Antioch University New England, Wright Institute, George Mason University, Long Island University, University of Central Florida, Texas Tech University, Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Washington, Wayne State University
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: 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 ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
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 Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited 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:
Program Description

Located in Baltimore Maryland, and closely affiliated with the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Kennedy Krieger Institute (KKI) is an internationally recognized center that is dedicated to improving the lives of children and young adults with pediatric developmental disabilities and disorders of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system, through patient care, special education, research, and professional training. KKI serves patients from local areas, national, and international locations. Over 80 clinical programs address a variety of medical, behavioral, mental health, and educational needs of the patients served, including elementary through secondary school programs. Within KKI are outpatient mental health clinics in which doctoral interns in the Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress/Psychiatric Mental Health Program (CCFTS/PMHP) receive training.

The aim of the doctoral internship at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress/Psychiatric Mental Health Program is to prepare interns in health services psychology with competencies for providing evaluation and treatment to children and families affected by psychological trauma and other developmental and psychiatric disorders. This training aim follows directly from our work with children and families affected by trauma and developmental disorders in the context of a large urban medical center serving a diverse, generally underserved population.

Interns obtain training and experience in providing diagnostic intake assessments that are used to match clients with specific evidence-based treatments. Under the supervision of licensed psychologists, they provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy as well as psychological assessments.

Center for Child and Family Traumatic Stress.  Interns obtain training and experience in providing diagnostic intake evaluations that are used to match clients with specific evidence based treatments. Under the supervision of licensed psychologists, they provide individual, family, and group psychotherapy as well as psychological evaluations for the population served at KKI. CCFTS offers trauma-informed, evidence-supported and culturally sensitive mental health assessment and treatment services.  Evidence-based approaches offered include: Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral, Parent-Child Interaction Therapy, and Child Parent Psychotherapy. CCFTS also offers specialty services for: sexual abuse survivors; adolescents with high-risk tension reduction behaviors; military families; children with intellectual and developmental disabilities; children birth to five years old; Spanish speaking families; deaf and hard of hearing families; and families with multigenerational trauma. CCFTS also provides community services including case-management and school-based mental health treatment. 

Psychiatric Mental Health Program. The PMHP program provides clinical services through psychology, psychiatry, and social work disciplines to address complex mental health and developmental conditions in children and youth. Evidence-based approaches provided include: Exposure and Response Prevention for obsessive-compulsive disorder, Comprehensive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (C-BIT), and Parent Management Training as well as TF-CBT.  Interns have the opportunity to receive additional training and experience in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), working with non-binary and transitioning gender youth, and group parent training. Because of the variety of clinical presentations interns are paired with psychologists who have a range of specialties to address individual child and family needs. They also provide diagnostic intake interviews including training in the KSADS structured clinical interview and psychological assessments. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
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://www.kennedykrieger.org/patient-care/centers-and-programs/traumatic-stress-center  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: 18 23 72 123
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 20 21 33
Total number of interns: 3 3 3 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 3 3 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 2 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 2 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 2 3 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 6 2 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 10 40 59 22
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 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 1 1 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 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: 0 0 0 1 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 1 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 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 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0