The APA Accredited Clinical Psychology Internship at NUMC

Posted by Mama Yauk Tuesday, September 6, 2011 0 comments

Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow, NY 11554     516-572-5809
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The Clinical Psychology Internship at Nassau University Medical Center has continuously been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1971. It is designed to provide advanced graduate students in clinical psychology with well-rounded, intensively supervised training and in clinical psychology in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

The internship is a full-time, 12 month commitment, beginning on July 1 and ending on  June 30th. The annual beginning stipend for that year is $31,283 and includes fully paid medical and dental insurance (which begin after 6 months); optical insurance (after 2 months), vacation and personal leave (after 6 months), sick time and legal holidays.

Interns are selected from APA accredited programs leading to a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. Applicants must have completed 3 years of graduate training, including psychodiagnostic and psychotherapy practica and theory and research courses as well as be recommended as ready for an internship by their program directors.

NuHealth is dedicated to providing quality psychological services to a demographically and diagnostically diverse patient population in a public medical center. They train their interns to work as practitioners informed by research and scholarly work. NuHealth’s goal is to train competent and effective generalist clinicians who may also obtain specialty training during the year.

NuHealth encourages interns to think and work from divergent theoretical perspectives and provide supervision from psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, family systems and integrative orientations. The internship teaches the application of psychoanalytic principles to the treatment of severe psychopathology and the application of these principles in time-limited treatment with a diagnostically diverse patient population.

Interns will have the opportunity to train in inpatient and outpatient settings, work with diverse patient populations and use a variety of treatment modalities. The various modalities include: outpatient individual and group psychotherapy; diagnostic interviewing and crisis intervention; milieu, group and time limited individual treatment on acute care inpatient psychiatric units; and diagnostic assessment, psychological consultation and psychotherapy in medical settings.

Intern’s experiences in the Clinical Psychology Internship will take place on the Nassau University Medical Center campus, which is comprised of an acute care teaching hospital with a broad array of inpatient and outpatient services. Experiences will take place within the inpatient psychiatric units for both adults and pediatrics as well as in adult outpatient experiences.

In addition to the Clinical Psychology Internship, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science has a fully accredited four –year Residency Training Program in General Psychiatry.  

For more information on the description of facilities in the hospital; intern assignments, rotations and supervision; seminars; intern and program evaluation; research opportunities and activities and the application procedure, please visit the Clinical Psychology Internship site.

For more information about the program or the application process, please contact:
Laura Lamontanaro, Psy.D.
Director of Psychology Training
J Pavilion/Box 48

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Nassau University Medical Center 
2201 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554
Telephone: (516) 572-3088

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