Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Child and Adolescent Specialization

Focused on patients aged four to 21, the Child and Adolescent Specialization is for interns interested in providing evidence-based individual, family and group psychotherapies and learning how to liaise with relevant organizations, such as schools or foster care agencies.

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

Why our program could be right for you

One of our program’s greatest strengths is the people we care for and work alongside. The Bronx-based population we serve includes resilient, high-need youth and families, who become invaluable teachers to our interns. Trainees also benefit from a talented, compassionate, collaborative, expert team of supervisors who value mentorship and provide meaningful care and training in a multidisciplinary setting. 

Sandra S. Pimentel, PhD, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

What to expect as an intern

While training, interns spend time in the Anxiety and Mood Program, the Adolescent Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program, the Becoming an Emerging Adult at Montefiore Program and the Child and Adolescent Assessment Service. For four months, interns spend at least one day per week engaged in research and/or scholarly work.

Children’s Hospital at Montefiore

Child and Adolescent Specialization Interns spend time at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) if they elect for rotations with the Consultation-Liaison Services or our Eating Disorders Program, in which our Adolescent Medicine colleagues also participate. Additionally, CHAM affords our interns the opportunity to get involved in collaborative research projects between the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, such as SuperKids, a project that assesses the feasibility and utility of a comic activity book in the delivery of evidenced-based skills to medically ill youth during inpatient hospitalization. 

Though it was a busy and challenging year, the experience I received through the Child and Adolescent Specialization provided me with in-depth training in a combination of areas that would not have been possible elsewhere.

Lauren Yadlosky, PhD

Former Child and Adolescent Specialization Intern

The Child and Adolescent Specialization at Montefiore-Einstein provided me with a comprehensive, diverse, challenging and fun training experience that bolstered my skills as a psychologist and multidisciplinary team member.

Samantha Pflum, PhD

Former Child and Adolescent Specialization Intern

The variety of rotations available, coupled with access to experts across a host of specialties, is incredible. The supervisors are also deeply invested in the trainees, both during internship and after graduation.

Emma Racine, PsyD

Former Child and Adolescent Specialization Intern

A world-renowned faculty

Sandra S. Pimentel, PhD

Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychology
Associate Director, Child and Adolescent Socialization Internship Program Track
Co-Director, Becoming an Emerging Adult at Montefiore Program
Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology

Jenny Seham, PhD

Attending Psychologist
Director, Arts and Integrative Medicine (AIM) Program
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Melissa N. Dackis, PhD

Attending Psychologist; Clinical Director, Adolescent DBT Program
Attending Psychologist, Child Outpatient Psychiatry Department
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Courtney L. Santucci, PhD

Attending Psychologist

Ryan C. DeLapp, PhD

Attending Psychologist
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Elective Supervisor, Einstein Student Mental Health Center

Robert J. Feiguine, PsyD

Child Therapy Supervisor

Madeleine Seifter Abrams, LCSW, ACSW

Family Therapy Supervisor
Director of Family Studies, Psychiatry, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director of Family Education, Bronx Psychiatric Center
Instructor, Couples Therapy Program, Westchester County Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy

Gifty G. Ampadu, PhD

Attending Psychologist, Child and Adolescent Specialization

A challenging and innovative curriculum

In addition to our general psychiatry curriculum, interns in the Child and Adolescent Specialization participate in a biweekly didactic series with child psychology externs and child psychiatry fellows. This series includes various child-focused topics and features a health advocacy journal club series and a partnered quality improvement project, which target improving systems of care and health disparities. 

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Internship Application Information

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

If you would like to apply to become a Child and Adolescent 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 5, 7 and 13—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.

Sandra S. Pimentel, PhD
Associate Director, Child and Adolescent Specialization Psychology Training 

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