The Neuropsychology Center in the Department of Psychiatry provides an APA-accredited psychology internship for doctoral candidates in Psychology PhD or PsyD programs.
The Adult Psychology Internship Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) through 2029. The training program has been a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) since 2016. The training program is dedicated to providing extensive instruction in neuropsychological and psychological test administration, interpretation, and 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 12-month, 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 are available. The training program follows a professional practitioner model of clinical training, incorporates 2000 hours of supervised clinical experiences, and meets licensing requirements for one year of pre-doctoral supervised clinical training.
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 Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC). Face-to-face individual supervision (approximately two hours per week) will be conducted with licensed neuropsychologists. Approximately 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 (90 minutes) 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 $30,000, in addition to medical insurance benefits.
How to Apply
The Adult Psychology Internship Program is an Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) member and utilizes the online APPIC (AAPI) application. The Training Program follows all policies of the 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 use the correct Match # or we will not receive your application. Required materials include: Cover letter of Interest, CV, 1 de-identified testing report, 3 letters of recommendation.
Recruitment and Interview Processes in the Face of the COVID-19 Pandemic
As the COVID-19 pandemic remains an evolving situation, The Neuropsychology Center and the APA-accredited Adult Psychology Internship Program will be compliant with The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai policies regarding non-essential employees. Presently, the Adult Psychology Internship Program plans to conduct all interviews for the 2020-2021 internship selection process virtually. Should in-person interviews be feasible, the program will offer applicants the choice of an in-person or virtual interview. Note: In-person interviews will not be required for 2020 applicants.
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.
The internship program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 2020 and is fully accredited through 2029. The address of the APA Accreditation Office is:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20002-4242