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Office of Mental Health

Graduate Education Programs

Psychology Internship Program:

The Department of Psychology at Manhattan Psychiatric center offers a one year, full-time, American Psychiatric Association (APA) accredited internship program for students completing their doctoral degrees in Psychology. The program offers training in functioning as a member of a psychiatric inpatient, comprehensive treatment team, assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation-all in the context of working with individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. We also offer specialized training in novel treatment techniques, such as Neurocognitive Remediation, Sex Offender Treatment, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and the treatment of trauma in a Serious Mental Illness (SMI) population.

Review our Internship brochure if you are interested in learning more about our program.

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

If after reviewing these documents you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Jacob Kader, Doctor of Psychiatry (Psy.D.), Director of Psychology and Psychology Training or at (646) 672-6425.

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

We look forward to hearing from you!

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

Manhattan Psychiatric Center (MPC) is affiliated with the New York University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program. This is a multi-site program, which holds a long and highly valued tradition of training residents to work in the public sector. A central mission of the program is to train residents who are committed to working with the chronically mentally ill and to equip them to become future leaders in the world of public psychiatry.

During their training, first, second and fourth year New York University (NYU) residents in psychiatry have the opportunity to rotate through Manhattan Psychiatric Center in two 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.

MPC is affiliated with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry Training program to provide a clinical rotation experience to psychiatric residents on the STAIR Unit: Service for the Treatment and Abatement of Interpersonal Risk. Teaching is focused onEvaluation and clinical follow-up of patients admitted to STAIR and Participation in cognitive skills groups and on The Forensic Evaluation of the STAIR patient. Supervision is provided by MPC faculty.

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

Saint George's University, School of Medicine, which is an off shore Medical School located in Grenada, West Indies, has had a long term affiliation with Manhattan Psychiatric Center MPC since 1997. Under this agreement MPC provides a psychiatric clerkship experience lasting 6 weeks for 6 to 10 third year Medical Students according to the American Medical Association (AMA) guidelines for accredited Medical Schools and supervised by the Street George’s Dean for Medical Education. MPC provides a clinical program to the students, 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. The clerkship is under the direction of a MPC Education Director and is supported by a part time clerical person. MPC Faculty provides the teaching and supervision of all medical students, which contributes to an academic environment at MPC. It has also been an attractive feature for potential psychiatrist candidates to consider a position at MPC.

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