Final Year Psychology students working toward their PsyD or PhD have the opportunity to participate in a full year (12-month) internship through ANDRUS that meets all client contact, administrative, and supervisory requirements, consistent with APPIC guidelines & APA accreditation*.
The Internship offers two separate tracks: an “Outpatient” (Mental Health) clinic-based track (traditional CMH services for children, adults, and families) and a “Campus” track that involves the provision of therapeutic services (individual & family) to children in the Day Treatment Program on the ANDRUS campus and includes school-based consultation and groups with both Residential and Day students.
Interns from both tracks attend weekly didactic seminars together and receive individual supervision through their respective divisions.
Applications are currently being accepting for both the Mental Health and Campus Divisions.
Applicants may apply to only one track; all applications must be through the APPIC Match process.
The Mental Health Division of ANDRUS
The Mental Health Division of ANDRUS is an outpatient, community-based mental health setting with its primary goal being early identification of and intervention with children and their families at risk for mental illness or under intense situational stress. Most of the Mental Health Division’s resources are focused on the treatment of young children who have significant emotional, developmental and/or family problems. As such, it is among the largest facilities in the nation specializing in outpatient treatment of children under the age of 13, with a uniquely high proportion of preschoolers. In addition, we have recently added the opportunity to treat more adolescents and adults. Interns are provided with supervised clinical experiences and a rich, extensive didactic seminar schedule. Intern placements are in either the White Plains Clinic or the Yonkers Clinic, with possible supplemental training opportunities in the Peekskill Clinic.
The Campus Division of ANDRUS
The Campus Division of ANDRUS is located on a 110-acre campus in Yonkers, New York. Campus programs serve more than 175 seriously emotionally disturbed children, grades 1-9, in two distinct treatment programs: residential and day treatment. Children from both the residential and day programs attend the Orchard School, located on the ANDRUS campus. Due to the interns’ involvement with the on-campus Orchard School, this track is best suited for those students coming from school or combined school/child doctoral programs and who seek specialized training in this area.
Professionals already holding a doctoral degree in psychology who are seeking a comprehensive post-doctoral training opportunity may do so through the Mental Health Division.
For more information about our Psychology Internship Program, please contact:
Dr. Jonathan Cohen
Director of Psychology Internship Program
914-949-7680 ext 2210 – JCohen@jdam.org
*The doctoral Internship is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) and is in compliance with all policies and procedures. The Internship program’s accreditation is based on its compliance with all Guidelines and Principals for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology. Within the APA the Education Directorate’s Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation’s Commission on Accreditation (CoA) is responsible for insuring that programs remain in compliance. The CoA’s address is 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242 and its telephone number is (202) 336-5979