Introductory Letter

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in the doctoral internship program in Clinical Psychology at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC). UBHC is the mental health service delivery component of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS). It is also one of the largest and most comprehensive mental health service delivery systems in the country.

Our internship focuses on the advanced development of clinical competencies and as such, is largely treatment focused. We provide outstanding opportunities for training with a broad variety of client populations. Our consumer base is represented by a full spectrum of mental health disorders. We provide services to all ages. We treat a diverse, multi-cultural population. Our programming is quite extensive and we offer many specialized programs. Our 5 major rotation tracks are offered in specialty areas that include: child partial hospital services; adolescent school-based treatment; adolescent forensic services; adult outpatient mental health and severe and persistent mental health disorders. Please take the time to look over all the possible training opportunities.

Our 5 funded positions pay an annual stipend of $25,000. We do adhere to APPIC requirements and ask that you complete the APPIC application. We participate in the APPIC Internship Matching Program. Therefore, you must obtain an Applicant Agreement Package from the National Matching Services and register for the Matching Program in order to be eligible to match our program. Along with the APPIC application, please include your CV and three (3) letters of recommendation from individuals who are in a position to evaluate your clinical skill and performance. We also request an official graduate school transcript as part of the APPIC application. In addition, please provide one written work sample, representing assessment/treatment of a client. Applications may be filed until the deadline of November 20th. Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so it is recommended that you submit your application as early as possible. We require in-person interviews. Chosen candidates will be invited to one of three interview dates scheduled for December 15, 2017, January 5, 2018 and January 12, 2018.

We require applicants to come from an A.P.A. or C.P.A. accredited graduate program in clinical, counseling or school psychology. We further require successful completion of the following degree requirements: comprehensive/qualifying exams, official acceptance of a dissertation proposal; and at least two years of practicum placement. Although not an absolute requirement, we do prefer candidates who will have had a minimum of 600 face to face client contact hours by the beginning of internship.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is committed to recruiting and maintaining a diverse professional staff and student body. Likewise, our psychology internship is committed to recruiting diverse interns. Within the last 11 years, 67% of our interns have been of minority/non-dominant cultural identification.

Please feel free to call or write if you have any additional questions.


Edward Barrett, Ph.D.
Director, Psychology Internship Program

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