HUMC Pediatric Psychology Internship Program Details

Program Details

Below is a guideline of topics to be addressed over the course of the internship year during Educational Seminars. Though externs and Fellows may participate in these educational seminars, the content is developed specifically for the Internship program. Interns may also be provided with syllabi related to some topics, to be reviewed prior to the presentation, to assist in learning and application. Unless otherwise specified, didactics are scheduled for Wednesday mornings, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

 Month/Week  Day Topic Presenter Length
 Month 1, Week 1a Wed. Orientation-Workflow Procedures/Review of Manual Cherie/Sandy/Jenn Santiago 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 1 hr
Month 1, Week 1b Fri. Diversity: APSAC Reading Club-What Queer Theory Can Teach us About Personality Fluidity and Multiplicity of Racial Identities APSAC Presenters: Jaiza Jones, A.M., LCSW and Karen Zilberstein, LCSW Noon-1p.m., 1 hr
Week 2 Wed. RACE-Racial & Cultural Empathy Training-Rutgers UBHC: History of Racism in the United States Denise Williams Johnson, PhD; Susan Esquilin, PhD and Aida Lennon, PsyD 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., 2 hrs
Week 3 Wed. General Orientation-AHCH Mental Health Orientation- Services/Documentation/Report Brett Biller, Psy.D. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 4 Wed. Evaluations-CHEC Evaluations (including scoring/interpretation of measures used) Candice Hudson, Psy.D 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Month 2 Week 5 Wed. A) Evaluations-Psychosocial and B) Clinical Supports A) Barry Solomon, Psy.D., and B) Brett A. Biller, Psy.D. A) 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. B) 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 6 Wed. RACE-Racial & Cultural Empathy Training-Rutgers UBHC Denise Williams Johnson, Ph.D.; Susan Esquilin, Ph.D. and Aida Lennon, Psy.D. 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., 2 hrs
Week 7 Wed. A) Assessing Suicidality and AHCH Procedures and B) Preparation to Assess for more than one form of abuse A) Paula Iudica. Psy.D. and B) Ruth Mesnard, Psy.D. A) 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. and B) 10 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 8 All Week Finding Words Training Finding Words Faculty 40 hrs
Month 3 Week 9 Wed. Evaluation-Consolidation of Information from Finding words to AHCH practice/Developmental Considerations in Interviewing/Clinical Case Conceptualization Brett A. Biller, Psy.D. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 10 Wed. A) Evaluation-Test Measures Used at AHCH and B) APSAC Reading Club-Race and Racism How Are Children of Color Doing in Our Child Welfare Systems A) Greg Margherita, Psy.D. and B) Darrell Armstrong, M Div, Eds-MFT, DDiv, and Stacie LeBlanc, JD, MEd A) 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. and B) noon - 1 p.m.
Week 11 Wed. RACE-Racial & Cultural Empathy Training-Rutgers UBHC Denise Williams Johnson, Ph.D.,; Susan Esquilin, Ph.D. and Aida Lennon, Psy.D. 2 p.m - 4p.m., 2 hr
Week 12 Wed. Evaluations-Conceptualizing and Forensic Report Writing Brett Biller, Psy.D. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Month 4 Week 13a Wed. RACE-Racial & Cultural Empathy Training Denise Williams Johnson, Ph.D.; Susan Esquilin, Ph.D. and Aida Lennon, Psy.D 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., 2 hrs
Month 4 Week 13b Fri. APSAC Reading Club-Integrating Race, Power, Privilege, and Perspective Into Child Protective Services. Debangshu Roygardner, Ph.D. and Darcy H. Merritt, Ph.D. MSW Noon - 1 p.m., 1 hr
Week 14 Wed. A) Overview of Creative Arts Therapy and B) What Tests to Choose A) Kim B) Margherita A) 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. and B) 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Week 15 Wed. Child Maltreatment- Intergenerational Trauma-Impact and Assessment Ruth Mesnard 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 16 Wed. Child Maltreatment-Vicarious Trauma Leah Schild 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Month 5 Week 17 Wed. A) Therapy-Art Therapy and B) Attachment/Regulation/Competency A) Kyonok Kim and B) Richard Coco A) 9 a.m. - 10 a.m. and B) 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Week 18 Wed. Megan’s Law Tony D’Urso 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 19 Wed. Child Maltreatment-Sexual Abuse Grooming/Perpetrator into Victim Status Brett A. Biller, Psy.D. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 20 Wed. Risk and Vulnerability Factors Contributing to Maltreatment Solomon Barry, Psy.D. 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Month 6 Week 21 Wed. Therapy-Poetry Therapy Kim 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 1 hr
Week 22 Wed. Child Maltreatment-Psychological Maltreatment Barry 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 23 Wed. Therapy-Using Song-making with young children Kim 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 1 hr
Week 24 Wed. Developmental Trauma and Developmental Trajectory Fanciullo 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Month 7 Week 25 Wed. Therapy-Using Storytelling in treatment Kim 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 1 hr
Week 26 Wed. Child Maltreatment-Process of Disclosure Biller 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 27 Wed. Therapy-Mask Making Kim 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 1 hr
Week 28 Wed. Therapy-Play Therapy Hudson 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 29 Wed. or Thurs. Therapy-Game Based CBT Macdonald 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Month 8 Week 30 Wed. Therapy-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Margherita 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 31 Wed. or Thurs. Therapy-Adoption Janiec 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 32 Wed. Therapy-Collage Making Kim 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 1 hr
Week 33 Wed. Therapy Problematic Sexual Behaviors in Youth/Children Barry 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Month 9 Week 34 Wed. Therapy-Dramatic Play Kim 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 1 hr
Week 35 Child Maltreatment- Medical Evaluations DeBellis 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 36 Wed. Therapy-Art Therapy Techniques Kim 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 1 hr
Week 37 Wed. Non-Accidental Head Trauma Marriano/Romalin 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 38 Wed. Evaluation-Testimony in CPS Biller 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Month 10 Week 39 Wed. Therapy-Creative Arts Therapy Case Consultation Kim 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 1 hr
Week 40 Wed. Child Maltreatment-Factitious Disorder DeBellis 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 41 Wed. Therapy-Creative Arts Therapy Case Consultation Kim 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 1 hr
Week 42 Wed. Neuropsych Evaluations in CPS context Macdonald 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Month 11 Week 43 Wed. Therapy-Creative Arts Therapy Case Consultation Kim 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 1 hr
Week 44 Wed. Psychological/Parenting Evaluations Barry 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Week 45 Wed. Therapy-Creative Arts Therapy Case Consultation Kim 9 a.m. - 10 a.m., 1 hr
Week 46 Wed. Latino Families in Maltreatment Mroz 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., 2 hrs
Month 12 Week 47 Wed. Mock Trial
Week 48 Wed. Mock Trial
Week 49 Wed. Make Up
Week 50 Wed. Make Up/Wrap Up
Week 51 Wed. Wrap Up
Week 52 Wed. GRADUATION
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