Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship Program
The Neuropsychological Testing and Evaluation Center in the Department of Psychiatry provides a pre-doctoral psychology internship for doctoral candidates in Psychology PhD or PsyD programs.
The Adult Clinical Psychology Internship Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is an organized training program dedicated to providing extensive instruction in neuropsychological and personality test administration, interpretation, and full report writing, as well as in psychodynamically-oriented and cognitive-behavioral outpatient psychotherapy. The intern will receive in-depth training in a broad range of neuropsychological and psychological measures. The internship is a full-year, full-time training experience with direct clinical services for both inpatient and outpatient adult populations. The internship is comprised of a combination of neuropsychological assessment, individual psychotherapy, and a comprehensive didactic program. In addition, research opportunities (one day per week) are available.
About the Program
Interns will be provided with training in the purposes and uses of neuropsychological testing designed to assess a wide range of referral questions, including dementia evaluations and memory screenings, questions of capacity, psychiatric illness and differential diagnoses, psychoeducational testing, and issues of validity. Assessment populations consist of inpatient and outpatient adults and geriatric patients with a variety of neurological and/or non-neurological disorders, acute psychiatric inpatients, and participants of the Mount Sinai World Trade Center Program. Face-to-face individual supervision (approximately two hours per week) will be conducted with licensed neuropsychologists. Approximately one - two full testing batteries are conducted weekly. The interns will assist in supervising externs as part of their training. Interns will also have a small caseload of adult patients for individual psychotherapy seen through the Mount Sinai Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Disorder Clinic. Weekly face-to-face individual supervision (minimum of one hour) and group supervision (one hour) for these cases with experienced analytically or CBT oriented licensed psychologists will be provided.
There is a weekly didactic program that focuses on a wide range of topics, such as psychopathology, treatment, assessment, research, and diagnosis. In addition, interns attend weekly in-service meetings and lectures, Psychiatry and Neurology Grand Rounds, monthly case conferences, and weekly brain-cutting sessions (neuropathology conference) and autopsy consensus meetings.
Interns are expected to acquire increasing levels of autonomy in all practice areas during the year, yet continue to receive ongoing supervision as part of their training. The internship training will include at least 2000 hours and will be completed within 12 months, starting in July. Interns work 40 hours per week. The full time stipend is $20,000, in addition to medical insurance benefits.
How to Apply
The Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology is an APPIC member and utilizes the online APPIC (AAPI) application. The Training Program follows all policies of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), which can be found at www.appic.org and participates in the APPIC match. Our APPIC Program Match number is: # 2376. Please note that there are other psychology internships at Mount Sinai Medical Center, so be careful to use the correct Match # or we will not receive your application. Required materials include: Cover letter of Interest, CV, 1 de-identified testing report, 2 letters of recommendations.
Applications are reviewed by program faculty to determine which applicants will be scheduled for in-person interviews. In-person interviews are required and include an overview of the program, individual interviews with faculty, a tour of the facility, and the opportunity to meet with current interns and post-doctoral fellow. Supplemental materials for the APPIC application: 1 de-identified test report.
Compliance with APPIC Guidelines
All APPIC matches are binding agreements. This internship site in the department of Psychiatry agrees to abide by the APPIC Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.