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The Doctoral Psychology Internship Program

Internship Admission, Support and Initial Placement Data
Program Tables Last Updated: 08/30/2019

Internship Program Admissions

The Hamilton-Madison House Behavioral Health Services provides high quality and cost effective mental health services responsive to the needs of clients in the surrounding metropolitan area. The APA Accredited psychology internship program was designed to reflect this mission and prepare interns to become clinicians who have a capacity to serve the diverse population and who will develop specific expertise in working in the public sector with a disadvantaged population exposed to high levels of environmental stress. The program provides a comprehensive and sequential training in the requisite diagnostic and treatment skills needed to work within this scope. The value of diversity and the importance of understanding the individual within his or her own context are strongly emphasized. The internship program provides a structural and supportive environment, aimed at fostering the development of competent clinical practitioners, capable of functioning in a rapidly changing health care system. The programís primary objectives are to train interns to acquire the skills for collaborative work with other disciplines, to maintain high standards of professionalism and ethics, to gain competence in diagnosis and assessment and psychotherapeutic intervention, to obtain skills in outcome assessment and program evaluation and development, to learn to work with individuals whose lives can be extremely stressful and are frequently marked by poverty, mental illness, and substance abuse. Interns are anticipated to develop a sense of competence in working the children, adolescents and adults in a variety of treatment modalities.

The Hamilton-Madison House Psychology Internship Program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA). The American Psychological Association Committee on Accreditation can be contacted at the addresses below:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(Tel) 202-336-5979
(Fax) 202-336-5978

The Hamilton-Madison House Psychology Internship Program abides by the Internship Match policies as developed by the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). Information about these policies can be obtained at:

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours   Y Amount: 500
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours Y Amount: 25


The internship participates in the APPIC Match. An applicant must have completed at least three years of study in a regionally accredited, degree-granting clinical or counseling psychology doctoral program in the United States by the time the internship is scheduled to begin. The applicantís program must be APA-accredited or demonstrate equivalence by the student having successfully completed supervised practicum experiences and graduate coursework in individual intelligence assessment, personality assessment, personality theory, psychotherapy or counseling theory, and research/statistical analysis. To be considered for an interview, an applicant needs to have at least 500 hours of direct contact intervention hours. Preference will be given to individuals who speak Mandarin and/or Cantonese. Additionally, applicants must be verified as ready to apply for internship by the Director of Training of his or her graduate program, as listed in the APPIC application form. Details are available at the AAPIC website (

Financial and Other Benefit Support for the Upcoming Training Year

Interns receive a stipend of $25,000 annually. Dental and medical coverage is not part of the internís benefits package. Internship program also provides other therapeutic tools, books, stationary supplies, and other necessary materials interns may need for their work.

Interns are granted 15 time-off days to use as they deem fit, as well as 8 sick days & 3 preapproved professional days.  Interns are asked to give at least 30-day notice before scheduling a time-off period that is more than three days. If additional days are required for other reasons, the intern is expected to discuss this with the training director and to obtain written approval.

An intern may be excused from service for maternity leave, severe illness (physical or emotional), or other legitimate reasons. Extended absences do not reduce the overall number of hours required for completing the internship. In rare cases, an intern may need to extend the length of training in order to fulfill all required training hours. If this occurs, the stipend ends after the first 12 months of training.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns 25000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns NA
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? No
If access to medical insurance is provided:  
Trainee contribution to cost required? NA
Coverage of family member(s) available? NA
Coverage of legally married partner available? NA
Coverage of domestic partner available? NA
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 15
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 8
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes  
Other Benefits: 3 preapproved professional days


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