Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Adult Specialization

The Adult Specialization trains interns to be competent in treating the full spectrum of adult psychopathology. Working in an urban medical setting, interns deliver evidence-based therapy to a diverse patient population, gaining unparalleled exposure to a vast range of medical challenges and diagnoses. Our program’s core rotations include outpatient psychiatry, addiction medicine, transplant and emergency psychiatry and research.

Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ABPP, A-CBT, Director, Psychology Internship Program 

Why our program could be right for you

Our program offers interns a wealth of training experiences under the leadership of a faculty and institution dedicated to training, innovation and social justice. Montefiore-Einstein Psychology is committed to providing compassionate, evidence-based and culturally sensitive treatments to a complex and diverse patient population. 

Moses Campus

Moses Campus is a 700-bed tertiary care center serving patients in the Bronx, Westchester and the Lower Hudson Valley. As the university hospital for Montefiore-Einstein, all surgical and medical specialties are represented here.

Moses Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Department

The Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Department (AOPD) at Moses Campus is a high-volume, hospital-based community mental health clinic that serves approximately 1,400 patients, most of whom are Bronx residents. The AOPD provides individual, group and family psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy for a broad range of psychiatric conditions, including mood, anxiety, psychotic and personality disorders. While training here, interns receive comprehensive, one-on-one supervision from licensed psychologists who have expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), psychodynamic (PD) therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), mindfulness, integrative perspective and other therapies. 

Moses Addiction Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison/Transplant Medicine

Within our Addiction Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Service at Moses Campus, our interns provide consultations to patients admitted to the general hospital and gain experience with substance use and transplant evaluations. 

Psychiatric Observation Suite—Psychiatric Emergency Room

Housed on Moses Campus, the Psychiatric Observation Suite is a five-bed unit within the Psychiatric Emergency Room of the Emergency Department, ranked one of the busiest in the country and the most visited in New York State. Most of the patients cared for here are acutely ill, and seen for immediate evaluation, crisis intervention and disposition. Under the supervision of Medical Director Melissa H. Rooney, MD, and other attending psychiatrists, our interns learn to diagnose patients quickly, make triage and referral decisions, perform suicide and violence risk assessments and carry out crisis interventions. While training here, interns also work closely with the Chief Resident, nurses and social workers, and attend daily rounds and meetings. 

Training at Montefiore was not just the last requisite of my doctoral training, but also a valuable and memorable experience that shaped my career in meaningful, positive ways.

Alex Behn, PhD

Adult Specialization Intern, 2014

A world-renowned faculty

Laurie Gallo, PhD

Lead Psychologist, Adult Outpatient Psychiatric Department
Associate Director, Psychology Training, Adult Specialization
Associate Director, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Training Program
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Simon A. Rego, PsyD, ABPP, A-CBT

Chief, Psychology
Director, Psychology Internship Program
Director, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training Program

Amy Kranzler, PhD

Attending Psychologist
Associate Director, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Training
Clinical Director, Adult Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Program, Moses Campus
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Shahab Motamedinia, PhD

Attending Psychologist

Lisa Teh, PhD

Lead Psychologist, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Transplantation

Aaron S. Breslow, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Yash Bhambhani, PhD

Attending Psychologist
Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

A challenging and innovative curriculum

Our program places strong emphasis on training and education throughout the internship year. We offer intense clinical supervision across various theoretical orientations, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and psychodynamic integrative therapy. Interns participate in didactics days, case conferences and weekly departmental grand rounds featuring renowned speakers from around the nation. In addition, interns are offered opportunities to participate in research and writing projects, and to present their work at conferences, in the hospital and within the community. 

Many years later, I still find myself quoting supervisors and mentors from the Adult Specialization Internship Program, and reflecting on how much they helped me grow and develop into who I am as a psychologist today.

Jasmine H. Irvin, PhD

Adult Specialization Intern, 2012

Hear from our team

As one of the top 10 largest medical and surgical training programs in the country, Montefiore-Einstein provides postgraduate clinical training to more than 1,400 residents across 106 accredited residency and fellowship programs. Here, our postgraduate trainees share their own first-hand experiences.

One of the benefits of interning at Montefiore-Einstein is the clarity of purpose of the program’s leadership and the focus on professional development. The program leaders always found a way to meet the developmental goals of each intern.

Bryan Kutner, PhD

Adult Specialization Intern, 2017

Internship Application Information

We’re seeking interns who will shape the future of healthcare.

If you would like to apply to become an Adult Specialization Intern at Montefiore-Einstein, here is some information to keep in mind.

  • November 1, 2020—Application deadline
  • December 11, 2020—Applicants will be notified of their interview status via email on or before this date
  • January 6, 8, 11 and 15, 2021—Tentative interview dates

Montefiore-Einstein recognizes that having a diverse and inclusive institution is critical to success, and we reaffirm our fervent commitment to fostering a culture in which diversity is a central tenet.

Have questions? Get in touch.

Laurie Gallo, PhD
Associate Director, Psychology Training, Adult Specialization

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