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Office of Mental Health

Manhattan Psychiatric Center (MPC)
Graduate Education Programs

Psychology Internship Program:

The Department of Psychology offers a full-time, American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited Internship. This program is for students completing their doctoral degrees in Psychology.

The MPC Internship Program aims to train ethical and culturally responsive psychologists.

We subscribe to a Practitioner-Scholar Model of training, where students are part of an interdisciplinary treatment team. Our approach focuses on developing Profession-Wide Competencies as we prepare students to enter the field.

The program offers training opportunities in:

  • assessment
  • psychotherapy
  • consultation
  • evidence-based treatments and interventions.

Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in a variety of positions and settings.
Learn more about the Internship Program.

The following documents give candidates a clear sense of what is expected during this internship:

If you have any questions, contact Christine Bartholoma, PhD, Director of Psychology and Psychology Training at (646) 672-6425.

If applicants are interested in further information about accreditation in general contact:
APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, North East (NE)
Washington, District of Columbia (DC) 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979.

Psychiatric Residency Program:
Affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry, New York University.

This is a multi-site program that holds a long and valued tradition of training residents to work in the public sector. A central mission of the program is to train residents committed to working with the mentally ill and to prepare them to be the future leaders in the world of public psychiatry.

Current training rotations:

  1. Manhattan Psychiatric Center MPC Service for the Treatment and Abatement of Interpersonal Risk (STAIR) Unit
  2. Manhattan Psychiatric Center MPC 125th Street Outpatient Clinic

Supervision is provided by MPC faculty in close coordination with the New York University (NYU) Training program.

Psychiatric Residency Program:
Affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

This program provides a clinical rotation experience to psychiatric residents on the STAIR Unit: Service for the Treatment and Abatement of Interpersonal Risk. Teaching focuses on:

  • evaluation and clinical follow-up of patients admitted to STAIR
  • participation in cognitive skills groups
  • forensic evaluation of the STAIR patient

Supervision is provided by MPC faculty.

Medical Student Education Program:
Saint George's University, School of Medicine, Grenada

MPC provides a psychiatric clerkship experience lasting 6 weeks for third year Medical Students. The program meets American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines for accredited Medical Schools. It is supervised by St. George’s Dean for Medical Education with direction from the MPC Education Director.

MPC provides the clinical program, which consists of three components:

  1. a clinical rotation on a psychiatric inpatient ward under the supervision of a teaching attending (usually two students are paired up per ward)
  2. a didactic curriculum covering lectures on interview skills, diagnosis, psychopharmacology and treatment aspects
  3. a final written exam and grading for the Medical School of each student

MPC faculty provide teaching and supervision.

 

Comments or questions about the information on this page can be directed to the Manhattan Psychiatric Center.