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 (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 1600 hours and will be completed within 12 months, starting in July.
How to Apply
Jane Martin, PhD
Director of Adult Psychology Training
Department of Psychiatry
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1230
New York, NY 10029