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

Date Program Tables Updated: August 22, 2019

Internship Program Admissions

The internship at the Center for Brief Therapy is exclusively affiliated with the APA accredited PsyD program in Clinical Psychology at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (PCOM). The doctoral program at PCOM with which it is affiliated is grounded in cognitive-behavioral practice, and the internship mirrors and extends the competencies gained in the doctoral program prior to internship. The doctoral curriculum trains students in the use of empirically supported assessment and interventions addressing the most current developments in psychology, with an emphasis on the intersection of psychology, behavioral health and primary care medicine, while enhancing learning through practical clinical applications. The internship emphasizes values of self-reflection, attention to diversity, advocacy and social justice.

The internship requires a total of 2000 hours. This time is split between supervised work in the primary rotation at Center for Brief Therapy for three (3) days a week and a secondary rotation in an assigned integrated primary care center for two (2) days a week for a total of 16 hours each week. Interns who wish to concentrate their assessment training in neuropsychological assessment and testing may exchange one of their secondary rotation days in an integrated primary care center for a day in the PCOM neuropsychological assessment center.

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 Amount
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours   x N/A
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours   x N/A
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

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
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes 
If access to medical insurance is provided: 
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes 
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes 
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes 
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes 
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation): 80 hours
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave: 40 hours
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? Yes 
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 3 Cohorts)

Total # of interns who were in the 3 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 2  
Federally qualified health center 1  
Independent primary care facility/clinic    
University counseling center 1  
Veterans Affairs medical center 1  
Military health center    
Academic health center    
Other medical center or hospital 2  
Psychiatric hospital 1  
Academic university/department    
Community college or other teaching setting    
Independent research institution    
Correctional facility    
School district/system    
Independent practice setting 10  
Not currently employed    
Changed to another field    

“PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position