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The Doctoral Psychology Internship Program




Internship Admission, Support and Initial Placement Data
Program Tables Last Updated: 08/30/2021


Program Disclosures

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values?     Yes

 ✔ No

If yes, provide website link (or content from brochure) where this specific information is presented:
NA


Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
Hamilton-Madison House Behavioral Health Services is the largest mental health provider for the Asian American community on the East Coast. The APA accredited psychology internship program was designed to prepare interns to become clinicians with a capacity of serving the diverse population and to develop specific expertise in working in the public sector with a disadvantaged population exposed to high levels of environmental stress. 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. Interns are anticipated to develop a sense of competence in working with 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
(Website) www.apa.org/ed/accreditation
(Email) apaaccred@apa.org

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: http://www.appic.org/.


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


Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
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 applicant’s 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. Other Asian languages and English-speaking only candidates will also be considered. 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 (www.appic.org).


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 days
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 8 days
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 (please describe):
3 discretionary days

*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table


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