Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data
Center for Brief Therapy

Program tables last updated: August 28, 2017

Internship Program Admissions

The internship in clinical psychology at the PCOM Center for Brief Therapy is a training program for doctoral psychology interns based on the practitioner-scholar model of professional psychology training and practice. The internship is exclusively affiliated with the PsyD program in Clinical Psychology at PCOM. The internship at the Center for Brief Therapy emphasizes the integration of science and practice, informed by the local clinical scientist model, and an emphasis on cognitive behavioral practice. The internship stresses foundational competency development and consolidation in the areas of relationship, diversity, and applied ethics, and specific competency development in knowledge, skills and attitudes involving assessment, diagnosis, case conceptualization, treatment planning, intervention, consultation, supervision, and research and education. Interns also represent the role of psychology while working within an interdisciplinary team of health care professionals. The bulk of the internship is in the major rotation at Center for Brief Therapy, with a minor rotation in an assigned neighborhood PCOM Health Care Center or affiliated health care center. Our training curriculum strives to be relevant to the current demands of practicing psychologists and the populations they serve. The activities of the internship are designed to teach and develop professional competence through education, modeling, experience and supervision. The internship emphasizes the provision of service to culturally diverse communities, as well as the treatment of underserved populations with significant health disparities. The internship strongly values cultural competence and ethics. We strive for interns to employ scientific attitudes and analysis to the work they do. Overall, we expect interns to hone a range of competencies which are central to effective functioning as a professional psychologist, such that they emerge from our internship program fully prepared to function as entry level professionals.


Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

  Yes No
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours   x
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours   x

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants: N/A


Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: $23,000
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: N/A

  Yes No
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?     x
If access to medical insurance is provided, Trainee contribution to cost required?   x
Coverage of family member(s) available?   x
Coverage of legally married partner available?   x
Coverage of domestic partner available?   x
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) x  
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave x  
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? x  

Other Benefits (please describe): free campus parking

*Note: Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.


Initial Post-Internship Positions 
(Provide an aggregated tally for the preceding three cohorts)

Initial Post-Internship Positions 2013-2016  
Total # of interns who were in the three cohorts 18
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0


Community mental health center 4 3
Federally qualified health center N/A N/A
Independent primary care facility/clinic? N/A N/A
University counseling center 1 1
Veterans Affairs medical center  1 2
Military health center N/A N/A
Academic health center 4 3
Other medical center or hospital 2 2
Psychiatric hospital 3 1
Academic university/department N/A N/A
Community college or other teaching setting  N/A N/A
Independent research institution  N/A N/A
Correctional facility  N/A
School district/system N/A N/A
Independent practice setting  3
Not currently employed  N/A N/A
Changed to another field  N/A N/A
Other  N/A N/A
Unknown  N/A  N/A

PD = Post-doctoral residency position
EP = Employed Position