Program Information: Doctoral Psychology Internship Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2483
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: League Education and Treatment Center
Department: Doctoral Psychology Internship Program
Address: 567 Kingston Ave.
Brooklyn, New York 11203
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 718-498-2500x149
Fax:
Email: selnahal@leaguecenter.org
Web Address: https://www.leaguecenter.org/doctoral-psychology-internship/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.leaguecenter.org/doctoral-psychology-internship/
Primary Agency Type: School District
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Sara Elnahal
Chief Psychologist: Rula Abu-Sbaih
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/30/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns can work primarily in our therapeutic nursery program (JFTN) (children ages 3-5), or primarily in our Day Treatment school (The League School) setting (students ranging in age from 5-21). All interns will spend one day per week of their training at the alternate site conducting groups, assessments and attending didactics. Interns will be assigned a caseload of approximately 5-7 students at the League School or approximately 12-14 students at the JFTN site and will provide individual psychotherapy, work with family members, and provide family psychotherapy as appropriate. Interns will also co-lead social skills and therapy groups and will gain experience and training providing clinical consultation to a multidisciplinary team. Interns will have the opportunity to conduct intake psychosocial assessments and psychological assessments using a battery of psychological instruments.
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 AM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

All interviews for the upcoming 2021-2022 internship year will be conducted virtually utilizing zoom technology. All zoom invitations will include the required password, which will vary for each applicant’s interview. All interviews with League Center supervisors will be conducted individually. A Q&A session will take place with the applicant and current interns in a group. Interns will have the opportunity to meet with supervising staff at both sites, with a 90-minute interview conducted with their primary track and a 30-60 minute interview with their secondary placement. Interns will have access to a wide range of photographs and videos of the interior and exterior of our program sites, classrooms, therapy offices, as well as additional spaces and facilities.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: William James College St. John's University The New School Adephi University Virginia 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: 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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 25
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 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

Our internship program provides comprehensive and sequential training to prepare competent clinical practitioners capable of functioning in a dynamic and challenging therapuetic school setting. The program’s primary objectives are to train interns in the requisite diagnostic and treatment skills for collaborative work within a multi-disciplinary team while maintaining high standards of professionalism and ethics. The program provides a structured and supportive environment and works with interns to gain competence in diagnosis and assessment as well as individual, group, and family psychotherapy. In addition, interns will develop greater competence in research, diversity, supervision, program development, consultation, crisis intervention, and case management. Interns will receive training at the Joan Fenichel Therapeutic Nursery (JFTN) and the League School and Day Treatment Center.

LETC has been improving the lives of children and adults with emotional and developmental disabilities for over 60 years. The Doctoral Psychology Internship Program at LETC was designed to reflect this mission and provide interns with valuable, hands-on experience in order to become competent clinicians in working with children, adolescents, and young adults with special needs.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults:
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients:
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Play Therapy

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities:
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
School: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
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.leaguecenter.org/doctoral-psychology-internship/  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: 5
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5 20
Total number of interns: 2 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 1
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 1 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
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 0
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 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0