Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care
in conjunction with
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Department of Psychiatry

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Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC) - Piscataway, is a branch of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences, as is the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. UBHC is one of the largest behavioral health service delivery systems in the U.S. Our core facilities are located on the Rutgers University Busch Campus, in Piscataway New Jersey. The internship track sites are located within this compound, or in separate buildings in the surrounding area. We are conveniently located approximately halfway between New York City and Philadelphia, offering easy access to both.

Our multi-disciplinary professional staff is comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, nurses and mental health specialists. Including support and administrative staff, there are over 1,000 employees. We offer a vast array of mental health and behavioral health services, making our extensive focus on clinical training possible, while also offering opportunities to develop skills in psychological assessment, consultation, training and supervision. Clinical services are provided across the life span, from infant to geriatric clients. The population of Central New Jersey is amongst the most ethnically, culturally and religiously diverse in the nation, and this is reflected in our population base. We provide traditional inpatient, partial hospital, outpatient and emergency services. We also provide behavioral health services to the prison population of New Jersey within University Correctional Health Care (UCHC). In addition we have many specialized programs such as our School-based programs, Forensic programs, Family Medicine Clinic, Early Intervention Support Services and Employee Assistance Program.

Our Doctoral Internship program has sustained a continuous four decade focus on the training of clinical psychological intervention. This strong heritage informs our mission to continue to provide rigorous advanced clinical training, toward the development and attainment of full professional psychological competence. While maintaining the behavioral focus that has historically been the realm of clinical practice in psychology, we are ever mindful of the evolution of psychology in aligning with the broader spectrum of science based healthcare. In an ongoing way, we seek to train our interns to both understand and practice within a model that integrates evidence based psychology with biological, social, ethical and cultural components of health, wellness and behavior. We also seek to train our interns in settings that foster professional relationships with other allied health professionals. Through a continuous process which includes self-assessment, quality improvement, evidence based awareness and best practice orientation, we aim to train our interns in cutting edge clinical practice. We aspire to maintain current with the distinctive evidence based contributions of psychology while delineating the confluence of psychology with the broader spectrum health service science.

Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care has a presence throughout a large part of New Jersey. Our other main hub, located in Newark also has a psychology internship program. Please note that the two internships are separate and autonomous programs.



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