department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
Temple University Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship Consortium
The Temple University Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship Consortium is an empirically-oriented clinical internship program whose primary mission is to provide a combination of intensive clinical and research training to scientifically-minded doctoral students in clinical psychology. The program is designed to be particularly well-suited to the applicant who desires excellent training in both the provision of clinical services in a large urban outpatient Psychiatry setting, and specialized training in the delivery and evaluation of empirically-based treatment approaches with specifically targeted populations. Those populations include adults seeking treatment for weight management, anger management, or other disorders of emotion dysregulation and impulsive behavior, and children and adolescents needing treatment for anxiety-related difficulties. Although the program provides experiences that are centered on Temple University’s Main Campus, Health Sciences Campus, and Episcopal Campus, the administrative home of the internship is the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.
The internship program consists of three separate year-long training concentrations. All three concentrations involve one to two (depending on the program) full days per week in the outpatient psychiatry service at Temple University Hospital’s Episcopal Campus , home of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences . The focus of this training experience is the provision of psychotherapy and assessment services to the clinically diverse and primarily economically disadvantaged population that is served by the department’s Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic at Episcopal Hospital. Interns will also gain experience in doing split therapy with psychiatric residents. Both individual and group supervision is provided for this service, primarily by the Director of Training (Dr. Robert Fauber), but also by other clinical psychologists affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry.
Along with the common element of the outpatient psychiatry service, the internship is comprised of three distinct year-long primary concentrations: The CORE concentration, the MAD concentration, and the CAADC concentration. Each of these specific concentrations is centered in a research-focused, grant-supported clinic dedicated to the development and evaluation of empirically-supported treatment approaches for specific disorders and clinical problems. Each of these concentrations is described in more detail below.
In addition to these clinical responsibilities, interns spend between one-half and one full day each week engaged in research activities within their specific concentrations, under the supervision of the concentration director. There is an expectation that this collaborative work will result in an intern-authored research paper being both presented and submitted for publication by year's end. Interns will also be provided with guidance and assistance with the preparation and submission of grant applications in support of postdoctoral fellowship funding. Also, interns spend a significant portion of their time each week in diverse educational and training activities such as individual and group supervision, case conferences, clinical rounds, and seminars presented by both the Departments of Psychiatry and Psychology.
Please note that there is a separate APPIC Match Program Code for each of the three concentrations or tracks, as provided below. Please make sure to use the correct code for the concentration in which you are specifically interested. An applicant may choose to apply to more than one track as appropriate to their training and interests, but in such events the applicant must submit separate applications to the appropriate concentrations as if they are separate sites.
The CORE Concentration
The Center for Obesity Research and Education (CORE) at Temple University offers internship training in the assessment and treatment of obesity. The empirically supported treatment approach will focus on the assessment and treatment of adult obesity and the prevention of obesity in children Assessments include pre-operative psychological assessment for bariatric surgery patients and behavioral assessments of potential Clinical training for this internship includes didactics, role play, group and individual supervision and real-time observation. There will also be an opportunity to participate in ongoing research including clinical trials in a variety of clinic-based and community (e.g., schools, corner stores, supermarkets) settings.
In addition to these activities, the intern in the CORE concentration will be expected to devote one full day per week to the outpatient psychiatry service.
**The APPIC Match Program Code for the CORE concentration is 153711**
The Mechanisms of Affect Dysregulation (MAD) Research Clinic at Temple University offers internship training in the assessment and treatment of emotion dysregulation as part of ongoing treatment efficacy and translational research. The empirically supported treatment concentration, supervised by Dr. Mike McCloskey, will focus on the assessment and treatment of affective aggression and other emotion dysregulation disorders as a part of the MAD research clinic at Temple University. Assessments include standardized diagnostic interviews for axis I and II disorders (e.g. SCID, SID-P). Study treatments utilized in this program include empirically supported treatments such as cognitive-behavior therapy and mindfulness-based treatments for affective aggression and other disorders of emotion dysregulation. Clinical training for this internship includes didactics, role play, group and individual supervision utilizing videotape and real-time observation. There will also be an opportunity to participate in ongoing research, including clinical trials and functional magnetic resonance imaging studies.
In addition to these activities, the intern in the MAD concentration will be expected to devote two full days per week to the outpatient psychiatry service.
**The APPIC Match Program Code for the MAD concentration is 153712**
The empirically supported treatment for child and adolescent anxiety disorders concentration, supervised by Dr. Philip Kendall, will focus on the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders in youth. The intern will hold a part-time appointment in the Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders research clinic (CAADC) at Temple University. Assessments integrate child and parent report on the Anxiety Disorders Interview Schedule, along with a battery of self-report instruments. The CAADC works with children (ages 7 to 17) with primary diagnoses of anxiety disorders; mild comorbidities, including behavioral and mood disorders, are often seen. Study treatments utilized in this program include the Coping Cat Program, the Cat Program and more recently, the Camp-Cope-A-Lot computer-assisted program. Clinical training for this internship includes didactics and group and individual supervision utilizing videotape and real-time observation. The intern will be expected to conduct assessments and carry a caseload of anxious children throughout the year. Opportunities to lead group therapies and participate in community outreach will also be available. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research studies.
In addition to these activities, the intern in the CAADC concentration will be expected to devote two full days per week to the outpatient psychiatry service.
**The APPIC Match Program Code for the CAADC concentration is 153713**
**Also, please note that the deadline for application to the program for the 2012-13 internship year has been extended to Thursday, December 1, 2011.
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