The Chestnut Hill College (CHC) Internship Consortium is an APA-Accredited internship program, administered by the Chestnut Hill College School of Graduate Studies’ Department of Professional Psychology. The Consortium provides paid, 2,000 hour minimum, one-year clinical internships, beginning July 1st and ending June 30th. Phase I of the APPIC Match is open only to Chestnut Hill College Psy.D. students. Phase II of the Match is open to all students participating in Phase II, including students from other doctoral programs. All selection procedures are conducted within APPIC Guidelines for training sites offering multiple programs in the Match. All participating Consortium sites agree to abide by the APPIC policy that no person will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. All applicants should submit a treatment summary or case report and a psychological assessment report as part of their AAPI.
The Consortium is a cooperative training program that includes clinical service agencies across the greater Philadelphia region, and is currently in its fifth year of training interns. The Consortium provides oversight of the integration and integrity of the educational and training aspects of the interns' experiences. On-site clinical supervision is provided by designated site supervisors at each internship site.
The intern’s clinical training occurs at a primary member agency or institution (“sites”), and the intern and the site, along with the Consortium, enter into an agreement that the intern will train at that particular site. All member sites share the training goals of the Consortium, but they are independent and maintain sole clinical and financial responsibility for their clients, as well as on-site supervisory responsibility of the interns. All requests for information about member sites or how to apply to the Consortium are made and coordinated through the Consortium Internship Director.
The Consortium provides weekly, in-person didactic activities and regular group supervision of the interns on Fridays from 9 am-5 pm. Didactic modules include research seminar/time, professional development seminars, and didactic seminars in the areas of Professional Practice/Clinical Issues, Ethics, Diversity, and Assessment. These weekly meetings also provide the means for all interns to interact regularly as a cohort. While most of the didactic activities take place at Chestnut Hill College, didactic activities are also held at the various Consortium sites during the training year, with faculty/supervisors from those sites overseeing those didactic activities.
The Chestnut Hill College Consortium model enables and encourages cross-training among all sites so that interns can be exposed to diverse and broad training experiences. This cross-training may include the opportunities for assessment, treatment, outreach activities, supervision of practicum students, shadowing of other interns, and participation in workshops and didactic activities. The amount of cross-training that takes place between sites is dependent upon the needs and experiences of each intern, the opportunities provided by each site to meet all of the goals of the internship, each particular site’s format and its ability to provide cross-training, and the training interests of interns. All cross-training is coordinated through the Consortium Internship Director.
The stipend for the 2016-2017 training year is $22,500. Intern benefits are described in the Training Manual.
View the CHC Internship Consortium Training Manual, which provides more information about Consortium training philosophy; intern duties; ethical standards; Consortium goals, opportunities and training plan; due process; the evaluation process; and exit criteria. Interns who train at a Consortium site are expected to be familiar with and adhere to all aspects of the Training Manual.
For general information or questions about APA accreditation of the Internship Consortium, please contact:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202)-336-5979/E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
APPIC Match Program Codes and Slots
The overall program code for the CHC is 2181. Each CHC Consortium site is uniquely identified by a 6-digit program code number.
The Chestnut Hill College Internship Consortium
Department of Professional Psychology
Chestnut Hill College
9601 Germantown Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19118