Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Combined Specialization

Montefiore-Einstein’s Combined Specialization offers comprehensive clinical and research training that covers psychopathology in children and adults. During their fellowship, interns provide high-quality, evidence-based, compassionate care to often under-resourced communities. Interns also have the opportunity to participate in specialty programming, including the mentalizing-focused Connecting and Reflecting Experience (CARE) parenting program, the Adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program and the Becoming an Emerging Adult at Montefiore (BEAM) Program.

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

Why our program could be right for you

The Combined Specialization is well-suited for trainees interested in understanding and treating psychopathology in children and adults, while providing evidence-based care to under-resourced communities. Working alongside a supportive and diverse multidisciplinary team, our interns learn to integrate theoretical orientations to effectively treat a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses.

Wakefield Campus

A quick 10-minute shuttle ride from Moses Campus, the newly renovated Farrand Building at Wakefield Campus is home to Montefiore-Einstein’s Adult and Child and Adolescent Outpatient Departments. 
 

Dr. McCoy and Dr. Zayde provided outstanding professional guidance and mentorship. I continue to use principles learned through Dr. Zayde’s Mentalizing-Focused Parenting Program in my daily work.

Cara Spitalewitz, PhD

Former Combined Specialization Intern

Being exposed to different theoretical orientations and age groups in the Combined Specialization really expanded my capabilities as a clinical psychologist.

Zakieh Bigio Klurfeld, PhD

Former Combined Specialization Intern

As a member of the Combined Specialization, I was able to gain supervision and expertise in treatments across the life span. My supervision was unparalleled, and I felt supported both during my internship year and beyond.

Brooke Ziegelbaum, PsyD

Former Combined Specialization Intern

A world-renowned faculty

Amanda Zayde, PsyD

Associate Director, Combined Specialization
Co-Director, Becoming an Emerging Adult at Montefiore (BEAM) Program
Director, Connecting and Reflecting Experience (CARE)
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Katrina McCoy, PhD

Clinical Director, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Administrative and Clinical Supervisor, Combined Specialization

Natalia Markova, DO

Medical Director, Montefiore Wakefield AOPD
Associate Clinical Director, Wakefield Psychiatry

Fredrick Matzner, MD

Medical Director, Wakefield Psychiatry

Traci Maynigo, PsyD, EdM

Supervisor, Combined Specialization
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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

Chief Psychologist
Director, Psychology Internship Program
Director, Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training Program
Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

A challenging and innovative curriculum

The Combined Specialization is well-suited for interns interested in working in the child and adult outpatient settings to deliver treatments, individually and in groups, using a variety of therapeutic approaches. As part of their work with child and adolescent cases, interns liaise with relevant organizations, such as schools or foster care agencies. Interns participate in the Connecting and Reflecting Experience (CARE) mentalizing-focused parenting program, the Adult DBT Program and the Becoming an Emerging Adult at Montefiore (BEAM) Program. Interns conduct at least two neuropsychological assessments and spend one day per week for four months engaged in research and/or scholarly work. 

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.
 

Internship Application Information

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

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

  • November 1, 2020—Application deadline
  • December 11, 2020—Applicants notified of their interview status via email on or before this date
  • Jan 4, 12 and 14, 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.

Amanda Zayde, PsyD
Associate Director, Psychology Internship Program
azayde@montefiore.org

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