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Sunset Terrace Family Health Center at NYU Langone Clinical Psychology Internship

The Sunset Terrace Family Health Center at NYU Langone offers a comprehensive clinical psychology internship based in the ambulatory Behavioral Health Program—Family Health Centers at NYU Langone, which serves diverse patient populations throughout Brooklyn. The training program is affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Under the leadership of Joseph D. Laino, PsyD, program director, our mission is to train doctoral-level psychology students to provide culturally sensitive outpatient clinic-based psychological services, including assessment, treatment, and access to clinical studies, to adult and child and adolescent populations. Some of these patients may have co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders or serious and persistent mental illness.

The Sunset Terrace Family Health Center at NYU Langone Clinical Psychology Internship places a strong emphasis on anti-racism, cultural humility, and providing affirming care to all patients, as exemplified by our history of developing culturally inclusive assessment measures and interventions strategies.

Clinical Psychology Internship Overview

Our internship begins on September 1 and ends on August 31 of the following year. As an intern in our training program, you develop competence in evidenced-based models of psychotherapy and methods of psychological assessment to prepare you for independent practice as a professional psychologist. During your clinical training, you work as part of an interdisciplinary team to learn about the unique contributions of psychology across the continuum of care.

Our program finely hones effective communication with peers, colleagues, and other professionals and increases your competence in scholarly inquiry, research methodology, and the application of evidence-based practice to therapeutic work.

As part of the Department of Psychiatry’s commitment to anti-racism, social justice, and equity and inclusion in healthcare, you learn to deliver culturally competent care. The program also strengthens your awareness of ethical principles and how such principles apply to clinical work in daily practice.

Our internship program adheres to the practitioner–scholar model of training in professional psychology. While psychology interns train in a number of therapeutic approaches, including cognitive–behavioral therapy, interpersonal psychotherapy, and motivational interviewing, the psychodynamic model provides the underpinnings for thinking about psychotherapeutic process and for understanding the emotional experiences of patients.

Research knowledge and methods are incorporated into our didactic training and clinical supervision. Supervisors share research related to theoretical orientations, treatment modalities, and interventions. You may have an opportunity to participate in clinical research, one half-day per week, on the Manhattan campus of NYU Langone within the Department of Psychiatry.

Internship Stipend

Interns are paid a stipend of $30,089 for the training year.

Application Process

To apply to the Sunset Terrace Family Health Center at NYU Langone Clinical Psychology Internship, please use the centralized application service through the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers.

Contact Us

For more information about the Sunset Terrace Family Health Center at NYU Langone Clinical Psychology Internship, please contact Dr. Laino, program director, at joseph.laino@nyulangone.org.

Internship Leadership and Administration

Our psychology internship leadership and administration include the following:

Joseph D. Laino, PsyD
Director, Internship Training
Associate Clinical Director, Department of Psychiatry

Melvin Hampton, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Andrea Henry, PsyD
Child and Adolescent Psychologist

Jon J. Marrelli, PsyD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Juan Rodriguez, PsyD
Affiliated Psychologist

Aaron O. Reliford, MD
Acting Medical Director

Sean Pavlow, MPA
Senior Administrative Director

Sarah Davison-Duffy, LCSW
Director of Clinical Operations