Applicants for the pre-doctoral program are required to have completed all coursework and comprehensive examinations for their doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology by the start of the internship year. The program accepts applications from all qualified candidates. Students from ethnic minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be either U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or non-U.S. citizens who can demonstrate employment eligibility. The general criteria for selection include study in an APA accredited doctoral program in clinical or counseling psychology, completion of comprehensive examinations, clinical experience (individual, group, family, child and adult), testing experience, community-based experience and experience or interests in providing psychological services to a diverse urban population.
All applicants must submit an electronic copy of:
- APPIC Online Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Three letters of recommendation. At least two must be from current or past clinical/practicum supervisors.
- A sample of a psychodiagnostic assessment report or a psychotherapy summary. Please observe appropriate confidentiality safeguards.
- Copy of doctoral program transcript (unofficial copy ok)
- *Application can be obtained by downloading from the APPIC Website: http://www.appic.org
- All application materials must be received by November 15. All qualified applicants will be interviewed in person during the months of November, December or January. These interviews are conducted in accordance with APPIC guidelines (see the APPIC Web-site). We are unable to conduct interviews by telephone. Each candidate will be interviewed individually in a group format by CMTP faculty. Candidates will have an opportunity to privately and confidentially inquire of current interns and to contact former interns, if desired.
- Candidates are evaluated according to guidelines that allow consideration of their educational performance, training and experience, their letters of recommendation, and expressed and/or demonstrated interest in working with low-income and diverse cross-cultural populations. A final rank-ordering of candidates (from among those receiving the highest average evaluations) is accomplished through a meeting of the Director, and Core Faculty. BMC and BUSM are EEO/AA employers.
- CMTP participates in the APPIC Match Program which will take place in February. Our program code number is 1326.
- This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any Intern applicant prior to National APPIC Internship Match Day.
Electronic applications can be optained and submitted from the APPIC Web-site. If you do not have access to the Internet, or if you would like further information, please contact the program.
Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology
ATTN: Shamaila Khan, Ph.D.
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston Medical Center
85 East Newton Street, M-912
Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Tel: (617) 414-4646
Fax: (617) 414-4792
The Center for Multicultural Training in Psychology has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1986. Inquiries can be made to CMTP or directly to the accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association, APA, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242 (202) 336-5979.
The current taxable annual stipend is $26,520.00 (subject to change i.e. increase). Medical insurance is available for purchase through payroll deduction. Interns are granted up to 22 days (combined) of vacation, sick, conference leave and paid holidays. In addition to the title of Intern in Psychology at Boston Medical Center, trainees are granted the status of Psychology/Psychiatry Fellows in Psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine.
The latter appointment entitles Interns to discounts on books, other merchandise and entertainment and enables Interns to use the medical school's computer resource center, Boston University libraries (including the medical school library), Boston University recreation and sports facilities. CMTP, through the Division of Psychiatry, provides malpractice insurance coverage for Interns.