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New Conemaugh Memorial Doctoral Psychology Internship Joins APPIC
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Posted: 2013-01-07

A new Doctoral Psychology Internship program established at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center has been approved for acceptance to the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The APPIC Match system assists psychology training programs to find the highest quality applicants.

“This membership allows us to gain national recognition in recruiting new psychology interns,” says Raymond Hornyak, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist and Training Director, Conemaugh Clinical Psychology Internship. “This is a critical step in preparing an internship for further accreditation.”

The recently established Doctoral Psychology Internship at Conemaugh Memorial is designed to train future psychologists to work in health care settings as providers of comprehensive psychological services that stress interdisciplinary collaboration.

Psychology interns work in the Family Medicine Residency Program under the direction of Dr. Raymond Hornyak, and the Conemaugh inpatient and outpatient mental health services with Dr. Theresa Kovacs, Chief Psychologist.

The experience involves 2,000 hours of training with faculty supervision and mentoring to transition from a student to a professional psychologist with service as a mental health resource to its employees, local students, medical professionals and the community. Upon completion of the internship, interns are prepared to assume an entry level doctoral psychology position across the lifespan in medical, inpatient, outpatient and behavioral health care settings.

To learn more about this program, visit the Conemaugh Health System website at www.conemaugh.org/DoctoralPsychologyInternship.


About Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center
Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center (MMC), the flagship hospital of the Conemaugh Health System, is a regional referral hospital known for clinical excellence. Memorial has received HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence award for 2012, 2011, 2009, 2008 and 2007, for clinical outcomes which are among the Top 5% in the nation. Learn more at the Conemaugh Health System’s all new website, www.conemaugh.org

About the Conemaugh Health System 
Serving over a half-million patients each year through the Conemaugh Physician Group and Medical Staff, a network of hospitals, specialty clinics and patient focused programs; Conemaugh Health System (CHS) is the largest healthcare provider in West Central Pennsylvania with 4,500+ employees and 350 physicians. Conemaugh Health System (CHS) has been named an IMS Top 100 Integrated HealthCare Network for 2012.

For More Information, Please Contact:
Amy Bradley, Director of Public Affairs
Phone: (814) 534-3121
Email: abradle@conemaugh.org