Program Information: Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2474
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Vermont Medical Center
Department: Psychological Services
Address: 111 Colchester Ave
Burlington, Vermont 05401
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 802-847-3634x
Fax: 802-847-8961
Email: tara.mccuin@gmail.com
Web Address: https://www.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/departments-and-programs/psychology-services?utm_source=google&utm_medium=yext&utm_campaign=website_field&utm_term=Psychological_Services&utm_content=Bur
Brochure Website's Address: https://uvmhn.s3.amazonaws.com/www.uvmhealth.org/assets/2020-09/uvmmc-psychology-intern-handbook-final-9.3.20.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited on Contingency
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Tara McCuin
Chief Psychologist: Marlene Maron
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 07/12/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 29120
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 401k match from the organization, parental leave time, vision insurance, professional development fund of $500, two weeks paid sick time for COVID related illness
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
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: 12/01/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Virtual interviews utilizing the Zoom platform will likely be offered during the week of December 15th and in early to mid January. The interview format will likely include a mix of individual and group meetings. Applicants will be notified about interview offers as soon as possible after we receive their application and no later than December 15th.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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:
Comprehensive Exams Passed:
Dissertation Proposal Approved:
Dissertation Defended:
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree
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

The Psychology Department at University of Vermont Medical Center expects to have 4 internship positions available, one in pediatric psychology, one in adult medical psychology, and two lifespan positions that combine experiences from both tracks.  Positions begin in July 2021. The University of Vermont Medical Center serves a population of more than 1 million people in Vermont and northern New York, is home to the University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, and provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services across 10 Vermont Locations.

 

Pediatric Psychology:  Training will focus on providing evidence-based behavioral health services for pediatric populations in academic medical center inpatient and outpatient settings. Interns will provide consultation/liaison to medical teams, brief assessment and intervention services to hospitalized children and adolescents and their families, and attend multidisciplinary rounds and care conferences. They will also offer services in outpatient multidisciplinary subspecialty clinics (e.g., CF, hem/onc, IBD, endocrinology, and transgender). Interns will function in primary care clinics using different models of integration. Consultation to primary care teams, provision of psychodiagnostic evaluations and short-term treatments for common concerns in the primary care setting, outreach to schools, and community-based organizations, and participation in quality improvement projects and interprofessional learning with pediatric residents will be key components of this rotation.

 

Adult Medical Psychology:  Interns will provide consultation/liaison services to the inpatient medical units as well as to outpatient subspecialty clinics (oncology, cystic fibrosis) including brief diagnostic interviews, consultation with the medical teams, ongoing inpatient psychotherapy, attendance at multidisciplinary care conferences, and multidisciplinary rounds. In addition, interns will have the opportunity to pursue specialty experiences with service areas specific to substance use, chronic pain, and inpatient psychiatry.

Lifespan Psychology: this track is comprised of a combination of experiences from the pediatric and adult tracks. Typically, a lifespan intern will gain year-long experience on the adult consult/liaison service and in one of our integrated primary care clinics. They will have a six month rotation on adult hematology/oncology, as well as six months on the pediatric hematology/oncology service. In addition to those core experiences, they will have the opportunity to choose at least one (and potentially more) adult or pediatric track specialty experiences.

An individualized training experience within the general tracks offered allows us to tailor training opportunities to the specific clinical and professional development needs of the intern. Interns will be provided with a range of didactic experiences and mentoring to ensure core competencies are met and to help prepare interns for transition into entry level psychologist positions. Please see our Intern Handbook located on our website, for further details about the program.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment:
Individual Therapy:
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy:
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison:
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy:
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice:
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment:
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders:
Trauma/PTSD:
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments:
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision:
Research:
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.uvmhealth.org/medcenter/departments-and-programs/psychology-services?utm_source=google&utm_medium=yext&utm_campaign=website_field&utm_term=Psychological_Services&utm_content=Bur  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
Number of Completed Applications: 8 28
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5 20
Total number of interns: 2 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 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 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 24
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0