Program Information: Psychology Department

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2506
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Sagamore Children's Psychiatric Center
Department: Psychology Department
Address: 197 Half Hollow Road
Dix Hills, New York 11746
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA
Distance from Major City: 20 miles from NYC
Phone: 631-370-1837x
Fax:
Email: shira.weiss@omh.ny.gov
Web Address: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/facilities/scpc/docs/sagamore-internship.pdf
Brochure Website's Address: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/facilities/scpc/docs/sagamore-internship.p
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
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: Shira Weiss
Chief Psychologist: Shira Weiss
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 13
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/25/2022
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: 35000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, 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 Psychology Doctoral Internship Training Program at Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center experience was created in order to provide interns with a comprehensive, productive and diverse experience with children and adolescents across a broad range of psychopathology, child/adolescent development, gender and cultural diversity. This extensive experience provides interns a solid foundation in which they may hone their skills and determine possible areas of specialization. The Sagamore Internship begins the last Thursday in August and continues for a full calendar year, finishing on the last Wednesday in August. Interns generally work 40-45 hours a week with one late evening to accommodate families. The Sagamore Internship primarily takes place at our main campus in Dix Hills. Interns complete a 12 month rotation on the inpatient setting, and are additionally assigned one full day to the outpatient Waverly Avenue Clinic at Tecumseh Elementary School for the year. The following are a brief description of the inpatient units. Each Intern is assigned to one of these units, to be determined, based on interest and training goals Inpatient- F Unit: Children and Adolescent, mostly girls, co-ed unit, ages 10-18. Inpatient- E Unit: Children and Adolescent, mostly boys, co-ed unit, ages 10-18. Inpatient- H Unit: Adolescent, mostly girl’s unit, ages 15-18. After a comprehensive facility orientation and orientation with the Director of Psychology, interns are assigned to a treatment team. Each intern works in conjunction with a team psychologist and functions as a member of the treatment team. Under close supervision, interns are assigned up to four individual psychotherapy cases. As part of their responsibilities, interns communicate directly with families and provide family consultation and therapy where clinically appropriate. Interns co-lead twice weekly group therapy, provide case management, participate in interdisciplinary treatment team meetings and attend diagnostic case conferences. The team psychologist are directly responsible for the supervision of the intern’s functioning within the team and meet with the intern for a minimum of two hours per week for supervision (i.e., reviewing all documentation as well as supervising all psychotherapy cases and group work). Interns also meet once weekly with the Director of Psychology for group supervision. In addition to their assigned units, interns hold up to two outpatient cases at the Waverly Avenue Clinic at Tecumseh Elementary School. The Program Director, a Licensed Psychologist, is directly responsible for the supervision of the intern’s functioning within the program and meets with the intern for a minimum of one hour per week for supervision. Interns assigned to the Clinic at the Tecumseh school-based program conduct individual, family and/or group therapies with children from kindergarten through sixth grade in a fully integrated clinical and educational program. Therapeutic modalities include play therapy, CBT, family systems and psychoeducational support for parents. Psychological assessment, report writing, and diagnostic presentations are an essential component of the Sagamore Internship. The Testing Coordinator, a Licensed Psychologist, is directly responsible for the supervision of the intern’s functioning regarding psychological assessment and meets with the intern for a minimum of one hour per week for supervision. During a week in which a testing is first assigned, an intern may expect to meet with the Testing Coordinator for two hours per week for supervision. In order to assure a breadth of experience, Interns may be assigned Psychological Evaluations across all three units, ensuring that they will have experience with a variety of patients and interact across all three multidisciplinary teams for diagnostics and case consultations. Interns administer full diagnostic assessments, score, integrate data, write up results and participate and present findings at a diagnostic case conference held on day 7 of the child’s admission. Interns complete, at minimum, 20 psychological assessments per year. During the diagnostic, the multidisciplinary team may request additional testing in order to clarify any diagnostic questions. If this is a testing that an Intern has completed, they may perform additional psychodiagnostic testing to respond to clinical questions from the treatment team. At times, the question may be neuropsychological in nature, as such, opportunities may be available for neuropsychological assessment. All interns to have the same educational and supervisory experience regardless of rotation, track or training year. Specifically, all interns receive at least five hours of individual face to face supervision per week. All interns attend two weekly didactics; Intern Didactics and Psychological Assessment Didactic. Weekly treatment team meetings as well as attendance at 20 Diagnostic Case Conferences are mandatory for all interns.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
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? 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:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2022
Interview process description:

All applications are carefully reviewed by the Director of Psychology. Applicants are notified by email on or before deadline date if they have been chosen for an interview. Interviews take place at Sagamore in January. Applicants can expect the interview process to last approximately 2.5 hours. Applicants will meet with the Director of Psychology and then interview with one other staff psychologist. Interns are encouraged to meet with current interns and discuss practical questions about the Sagamore internship program. Upon completion of interviews, the Director of Psychology and other clinical staff review and rank applicants. Ranks are submitted with the National Matching System in accordance with APPIC deadlines and processes.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Ferkauf University, Fordham University, Long Island University, CW Post Campus, Fielding University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
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 application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 325
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 75
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 Not 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:
Program Description

 

The aim of our internship training is to provide Interns with comprehensive clinical training in the delivery of empirically based, culturally competent, individualized clinical services to children, adolescents, families, and communities. The Sagamore Children’s Psychiatric Center Psychology Doctoral Internship Training Program aligns with the mission of Sagamore, to deliver the best clinical practices within a safe and therapeutic setting.

Sagamore is committed to working with children and adolescents with severe and persistent mental illness by providing comprehensive care; this encompasses the emotional, social and academic needs of each child/adolescent at the hospital. Sagamore works closely with the individual child/adolescent, their families and the school districts to best meet each individual’s needs and to help them to sustain their gains when returning to the community as they step down from the intensive therapeutic setting of the hospital. Our interns function within all of these systems including working both inpatient and outpatient, with families, school districts and community agencies. The Sagamore Psychology Doctoral Internship training objectives include enhancing professional development under supervision of a Licensed Psychologist and to provide a means for each intern to develop and mature in their professional identity as a clinician and as a member of a clinical team. By the end of the internship year, interns are capable of providing the full range of services needed to work as clinical psychologists treating children and adolescents with complex, multilayered difficulties across both inpatient and outpatient populations.

Sagamore is an ideal location for interns to achieve the training aim of participating in comprehensive clinical training in the delivery of empirically based, culturally competent and individualized clinical services to children, adolescents, families, and communities. Sagamore provides both inpatient and outpatient treatment and assessment of children and adolescents with severe and persistent mental illness/emotional disturbance along the developmental spectrum from age 5 through 18 years.

The Sagamore Psychology Doctoral Internship Training Program is committed to providing interns with exposure to a broad range of patient populations across culture, age and socioeconomic status experiencing severe and persistent mental illness. The Sagamore Psychology Doctoral Internship Training Program is designed to offer interns the opportunity to develop as clinicians and professionals with a strong emphasis on treatment modalities for children, adolescents and their families, further understanding of cultural and developmental processes, etiology of emotional disturbance, clinical decision making, assessing and measuring outcomes, individualized treatment planning and development of skills in the area of psychological evaluations of children and adolescents based on research and empirically based data. Unique to our site, Interns have the opportunity to work with children/adolescents and their families for an extended period of time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults:
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students:
International Students:
Rural:
Urban:
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy:
Long-term Psychotherapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/facilities/scpc/docs/sagamore-internship.pdf  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: 5 8 12
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5 8 10
Total number of interns: 3 2 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 2 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 5 5 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 15 15 15
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 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0
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 0 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 0 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 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0