NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi and NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx (Jacobi and NCB) provide a comprehensive APA-Accredited Psychology Internship Training Program with two training sites. We have 13 internship positions, 6 at NCB and 7 at Jacobi. The unified program is overseen by a Network Training Director, a Site Training Director, and a Network-wide Training Committee. The Network is academically affiliated with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Also known as The North Bronx Healthcare Network (NBHN) Internship Program, our program has been accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for the American Psychological Association since 1990. We are currently accredited until 2028. However, as of September 9th, 2022, the NBHN internship program has been placed on “Accredited, on probation” for the standard of Evaluation of Interns’ Competencies. We are in the process of revising our trainee evaluation to meet Competency standards, and our program will be reviewed April 2023. We welcome any questions about this change. In addition, questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Phone: (202)336-5979 / Email: email@example.com
The comprehensive psychiatric services and large faculty at each site bring a wide range of specialized training and theoretical orientations to the training program. The programs at each site are essentially similar with a shared philosophy of training and similar training experiences. Interns are interviewed and selected for a specific site that serves as their home base throughout the training year. There are cross-site seminars and interns may elect specific cross-site rotations and training activities. A regular shuttle bus service links the two sites, which are approximately a 15-minute ride apart.
The Internship Program encompasses a Practitioner model. Our philosophy of training is to provide Interns with an intensive and wide ranging clinical training experience in a multicultural urban hospital setting. Our primary mode of teaching is through an Apprenticeship model. Our goal is the professional development of psychologist practitioners proficient in an array of clinical modalities and therapeutic and assessment techniques in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Interns attend a weekly didactic seminar. The faculty, drawn from both sites, presents a sequential range of clinical topics essential for the psychologist practitioner in a hospital setting. Other seminars and training experiences are detailed under the site descriptions.
We feel that the program offered at Jacobi and NCB is unique in its diversity and exciting in its range of experiences. If your career goals are in line with the challenges we offer, please consider applying to one or both of our sites. We are looking for interns who are enthusiastic and eager to learn!
Jantra Coll, Psy.D., Network Director of Internship Training at Jacobi
Kalsang Tshering, Psy.D., Site Director of Internship Training at North Central Bronx