Albany Psychology Internship Consortium

 

The Albany Psychology Internship Consortium consists of the Albany Medical College/Albany Medical Center, the Capital District Psychiatric Center, and the Samuel S. Stratton VA Medical Center. We offer internship training to matriculated students in APA-accredited clinical and counseling psychology doctoral programs. The Albany Consortium offers an intensive training program which stresses foundational skills needed for the practice of health service psychology. It is a program designed to prepare the doctoral candidate for assuming the role of an adaptive, self-reflective, and competent practicing professional. Through intensive supervision, optimal amounts of direct client contact, and didactic seminars, interns are provided a coherent broad-based clinical training experience.

As a consortium, internship training takes place across a number of challenging settings. We provide the opportunity to work as a highly visible and respected professional in a multidisciplinary setting. Interns collaborate with psychiatrists, psychiatric residents, physicians, medical students, psychology practicum students, social workers, and nurses. In providing the interns with experience with other mental health disciplines, we allow them to discover for themselves their identities as valued professionals with unique perspective and expertise.

The internship year begins September 1st and is a 12-month, full-time program for six (6) interns. The current internship stipend is $29,214, with health insurance coverage available. The application deadline is November 1st. A select number of applicants will be invited for interviews. We accept only applications from students enrolled in APA-accredited doctoral programs in counseling or clinical psychology. Practicum requirements must have been completed. The doctoral program must certify that the applicant is ready for internship.

The Albany Psychology Internship Consortium is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

           Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
           American Psychological Association
           750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
           Phone: (202) 336-5979
           E-mail: apaaccred@apa.org
           www.apa.org/ed/accreditation