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Field Placements

Students in the PhD Program in Clinical Psychology are required to complete a minimum of six semesters of practicum before completing a full-year, full-time predoctoral internship. The Associate Director of Clinical Training (Associate DCT) is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and coordinating field placement experiences in general, in conjunction with the Director of Clinical Training (DCT) and core faculty. Approved clinical supervisors provide specific and detailed evaluations of students’ clinical work.

Practica are conceptualized by the program as clinical experiences in which students apply didactic and theoretical training from their coursework and strengthen competencies in ethical and legal standards; individual and cultural diversity; professional values, attitudes, behaviors; communication and interpersonal skills; assessment; intervention; supervision; and consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills.

Student fieldwork begins with a more introductory-level practicum experience and progresses each year to more advanced externship experiences in which students perform clinical tasks with greater responsibility and demonstrable competencies. This sequence is intended to prepare students for their predoctoral internship.

Examples of Practicum Placements

The following is a list of examples of sites at which our students have completed practicum placements. Our program is a grateful member of the New York New Jersey Association of Directors of Training (NYNJADOT).

  • Academics West (New York, NY)
  • Albert Ellis Institute (New York, NY)
  • Ann Klein Forensic Center (Trenton, NJ)
  • Baruch College Counseling Center (New York, NY)
  • Behavioral Associates (New York, NY)
  • Behavioral Health Institute of Monmouth County (Hazlet, NJ)
  • Bronx TASC Mental Health Court Program (Bronx, NY)
  • Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, Montefiore Health System (White Plains, NY)
  • Center for Anxiety (Suffern, NY)
  • Center for Cognition and Communication (New York, NY)
  • Center for Cognitive and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (CCDBT; New Hyde Park, NY)
  • Center for Forensic and Clinical Psychology of New Jersey (Morristown, NJ)
  • Center for Integrated Behavioral Health (Bethlehem, PA)
  • Child & Family Institute (Scarsdale, NY)
  • Child Mind Institute (New York, NY)
  • CNNH/NeurAbilities Healthcare (various locations in NJ)
  • Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry, LGBTQ+ Affirmative Behavior Therapy Externship (New York, NY)
  • Columbia University Medical Center Neuropsychology Service (New York, NY)
  • Columbia University Irving Medical Center/Children’s Hospital of New York Presbyterian (CHONY; New York, NY)
  • Child Study Center at the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of NYU Langone Health (New York, NY)
  • East Jersey State Prison (Woodbridge, NJ)
  • East Orange VA Medical Center (East Orange, NJ)
  • Fordham University Counseling and Psychological Services, Lincoln Center Campus (New York, NY)
  • Goryeb Children’s Hospital/Morristown Medical Center (Morristown, NJ)
  • Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital (Morris Plains, NJ)
  • High Focus Centers (various locations in NJ)
  • Hoboken University Medical Center, Partial Hospitalization Program (Hoboken, NJ)
  • International Rescue Committee (Elizabeth, NJ)
  • JCCA Bronx Foster Home Services (Bronx, NY)
  • Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation – Adult Neuropsychology Externship (West Orange, NJ)
  • Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center (New York, NY)
  • Lifespan Neurodevelopmental Consultants (Doylestown, PA)
  • Lyons VA Medical Center / VA New Jersey Health Care (Lyons, NJ)
  • Manhattan CRAN – Forensic Mental Health Program (New York, NY)
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences & Department of Pediatrics – Neuropsychology (New York, NY)
  • Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC New York)
  • Metropolitan Detention Center (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Mid-Hudson Forensic Psychiatric Center (New Hampton, NY)
  • Montclair State University Counseling and Psychological Services (Montclair, NJ)
  • Montefiore Medical Center Division of Neuropsychology, Department of Neurology (Bronx, NY)
  • Mount Sinai Eating and Weight Disorders Program (New York, NY)
  • Mount Sinai Epilepsy Center – Department of Neurology (New York, NY)
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Comprehensive Adolescent Rehabilitation and Education Service (CARES; New York, NY)
  • Mount Sinai Morningside Child and Family Institute OPD (New York, NY)
  • Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Metropolitan Regional Diagnostic Treatment Center (Newark, NJ)
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital-Weill Cornell Medicine, Weill Cornell Neuropsychology Service, Department of Neurology (New York, NY)
  • New York-Presbyterian – Westchester Division (White Plains, NY)
  • Northern State Prison (Newark, NJ)
  • NYC Health + Hospitals Correctional Health Services (CHS; Rikers Island, East Elmhurst, NY)
  • NYU Langone Department of Neurology-Manhattan Campus, Adult Neuropsychology (New York, NY)
  • Resolve Community Counseling Center (Scotch Plains, NJ)
  • Rockland Psychiatric Center (Orangeburg, NY)
  • RSM Psychology Center and Sports Concussion Center of NJ (Princeton, NJ)
  • Rutgers World Trade Center Health Program (Piscataway, NJ)
  • SCO Family of Services (Briarwood, NY)
  • Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at Mount Sinai (New York, NY)
  • Sparta High School (SHS) Align Wellness Center (Sparta, NJ)
  • Spectrum Psychological Services (New York, NY)
  • Staten Island University Hospital – Neuropsychology and Health Psychology (Staten Island, NY)
  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center – Children’s Mental Health Center (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Trinitas Regional Medical Center – Adult Outpatient and DBT Program (Elizabeth, NJ)
  • Worrywell Neuropsychology (Red Bank, NJ)
  • YCS Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health (East Orange, NJ)
  • Youth Development Clinic (Newark, NJ)
Examples of Internship Placements
The following is a list of sites at which our students have completed or are currently completing their predoctoral internship. To date, all are internship sites accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Our program is a grateful member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).
  • Bronx VA Medical Center (Bronx, NY)
  • Captain James A Lovell Federal Healthcare Center (North Chicago, IL)
  • Coatesville VA Medical Center (Coatesville, PA)
  • Dartmouth Health (Lebanon, NH)
  • Federal Medical Center, Devens (Ayer, MA)
  • Federal Medical Center, Rochester (Rochester, MN)
  • Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital (Boston, MA)
  • Jewish Child Care Association (JCCA; Bronx, NY)
  • Kennedy Krieger/Johns Hopkins/Behavioral Psych (Baltimore, MD)
  • Manhattan Psychiatric Center (New York, NY)
  • Miami VA Healthcare System (Miami, FL)
  • Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology (Lincoln, NE)
  • Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (Newark, NJ)
  • Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care – Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (Piscataway, NJ)
  • Southwest Behavioral & Health Services (Phoenix, AZ)
  • Superior Court of the District of Columbia (Washington, DC)
  • Trenton Psychiatric Hospital (West Trenton, NJ)
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine (Aurora, CO)
  • Veterans Affairs New Jersey Health Care System (Lyons, NJ)
  • Veterans Affairs NY Harbor Health Care System-Manhattan Campus (New York, NY)
  • Westchester Jewish Community Services (White Plains, NY)