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Psychology Internship Program – Training Experience

Training Experience

Interns matched with NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi complete at least one 4-month inpatient rotation and one or two 4-month elective rotation(s). The elective rotation can be on one of the following sites: Rehabilitation Medicine, Comprehensive Addiction Treatment Center/Detox, Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Assessment Service, Psycho-oncology, Adult/Pediatric Consultation Liaison Service and Bariatric Surgery Program. The Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program is an additional training option that can be combined with one of the other elective rotations.

Year-long outpatient placements at Jacobi are available on the Adult/Geriatric Outpatient Service, the Pediatric Service, the Family Advocacy Program or the Adult/Pediatric Health & Empowerment Center. The ideal caseload consists of 5 individual cases, 1 group and 1 family/couple. All services include collaboration with a multidisciplinary team.

Interns matched with NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx spend two four-month rotations on the two short-term inpatient units as a therapist carrying up to five patients. They can elect a three month rotation on either the Partial Hospital Program, the Acute Geriatric Inpatient Unit or the ER/Consultation/Liaison Service. Throughout the year, interns carry three to four outpatient therapy cases, conduct intake assessments and co-lead an outpatient group. On all rotations, interns make regular presentations of their cases to the larger treatment team with emphasis being placed on a collaborative approach to patient care. Interns also co-lead inpatient therapy groups and do family work/therapy on both the inpatient and outpatient sites.

Some of the core features of the program are:

  1. Psychological Testing
  2. Supervision
  3. Seminar
  4. Didactics
  5. Internship Handbook: Please click here to access our Intern Handbook, which gives more detail about our program from the perspective of one of our current Psychology Interns.