Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychology Internship Training Program
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Note: This internship is intended for graduate students who are currently enrolled in APA-or CPA-Accredited Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology programs and have completed all other requirements for their doctorate degree (PhD, PsyD, and EdD).
Note: Just received notice of our re-accreditation until 2019!
Welcome to the Psychology Internship Training Program at Montefiore Medical Center.
Our year-long psychology internship has been accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since June 21, 1985 and was recently re-accredited until 2019. For more information on the accreditation status of our program, please contact the APA at: American Psychological Association, Commission on Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242; Phone: 202-336-5979; Web: http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation
As the academic medical center and University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine , Montefiore is nationally recognized for clinical excellence - breaking new ground in research, training the next generation of healthcare leaders, and delivering science-driven, patient-centered care – all of which has caused it to be ranked among the top hospitals nationally and regionally by U.S. News & World Report.
The Psychology Internship Training Program is housed within the Division of Psychology, which is part of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Montefiore. Our department has an established reputation for delivering the highest quality clinical care, providing exceptional training opportunities for future psychologists, and is consistently ranked by US News & World Report among the top hospital departments of psychiatry in the nation.
By being housed within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at a large, academic medical center, our psychology internship training program provides interns with the opportunity to gain exposure to, and collaborate with, experts in virtually every field of medicine - from neurologists to transplant specialists to bariatric surgeons. We also offer cutting-edge elective experiences in areas including: geriatric psychiatry, sleep-wake disorders, marriage education, neuropsychological assessment, an HIV clinic, a managed care company, and many more!
The training sites for the Psychology Internship Training Program are primarily located in or around Montefiore Hospital, which is on the Moses Campus in the Norwood section of the Bronx (just south of the Westchester County border). For intern candidates who are interested in gaining experience in working with issues of diversity and underprivileged groups, the U.S. Census considers the Bronx to be the most diverse area in the country!
For example, in the Bronx, the majority is Latino (which is unique among the NYC boroughs) and non-English speaking (45% Spanish), and in general there is a 90% chance that any two Bronx residents chosen at random will be of different race/ethnicity. In addition, 28% of the population of the Bronx lives below the poverty line (including 39% of those under age 18). On top of this, many Bronx residents have either been diagnosed with a chronic medical disease such as hypertension (32% of the population), asthma (16% of the population), and diabetes (11% of the population) or have significant risk factors for developing these diseases (e.g., 18% are smokers, 19.5% are former smokers, 29% are obese, and 38% are overweight but not obese).
Thus, while only a 30 minute subway ride from Midtown Manhattan, the Psychology Internship Training Program’s location in the Bronx makes it an ideal match for intern candidates who are interested in living and working in New York City, while also gaining experience in working with issues of diversity and underprivileged groups. This includes cross-cultural applications of evidence-based treatments and adjusting evidence-based treatments for patients with comorbid medical conditions and/or multiple psychosocial and environmental stressors (either of which may impact the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of their mental health disorders) as well as implementing evidence-based behavioral health treatments for chronic medical diseases (e.g., CBT for smoking cessation, weight management, hypertension, etc.)
Please use the website links at the left to explore the many facets of our Psychology Internship Training Program. If after reviewing the information on our website you have any questions or concerns about our internship and/or clinical rotations, please do not hesitate to contact me .
We at Montefiore are very proud of our Psychology Internship Training Program and our many successful graduates. I hope that you will consider applying to our internship and becoming a part of the Montefiore family, and wish you the best of luck during this important and exciting stage of your career!
Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ABPP, ACT