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Psychology Internship Program – Hospital Settings

Hospital Settings

NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx is a municipal hospital located in the Woodlawn area of the Bronx. It is one of 11 Municipal hospitals operated by New York City Health + Hospitals, the largest public health system in the country. The hospital serves an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse patient population. Open since 1977, NCB was established as a community-oriented facility in both its philosophy and outreach programs.

As a general hospital, NCB is distinguished as one of the first city hospitals to offer a primary care model for ambulatory care as well as for its innovative midwifery program in OB-GYN. It is also the first hospital in New York State to be approved as a SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) center of excellence.

NCB has an impressive scope of Behavioral Healthcare Services. These services include two 25-bed acute inpatient units, a 23 bed geriatric inpatient unit (age 55+), an adult outpatient mental health service, an adult psychiatric emergency service including consultation/liaison services and the Partial Hospital Program (a six-week day program for acutely ill psychiatric patients).

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi is a 457-bed hospital and member facility of New York City Health + Hospitals, the largest public health system in the country.. Jacobi is an Adult Level 1 Trauma Center, Burn Center, Regional Snakebite Center, and features the region’s only nine patient Hyperbaric Chamber. It is a principal teaching affiliate of the Einstein College of Medicine.

Behavioral Healthcare Services at Jacobi include four 25-bed acute inpatient units (one primarily for Spanish speaking patients) and an outpatient service with sub-specialties in Adults and Geriatrics. An additional service providing training opportunities is the Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Center, an integrated outpatient day-treatment substance abuse program. There are also training opportunities available in the Psychiatric Emergency Room, Bariatric Surgery Program, Rehabilitation Medicine, Health & Empowerment Center (HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment programming) and in the Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service.

At both hospitals, psychologists play a major clinical, supervisory and leadership role on all of the psychiatric services, including areas less traditional for psychologists, such as the Psychiatric Emergency Service. The range of training opportunities within the Behavioral Healthcare Services and in related departments allows us to tailor a program to the specific interests of each intern while retaining the core components essential to an internship training experience.