Dr. Camilo Ortiz, co-director of clinical training at LIU Post's Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology

All of the doctoral students in the LIU Post Clinical Psychology PsyD program got their choices for their year-long clinical internships that start this July and in September.

“I am so pleased to say that 100 percent of our students matched,” said Dr. Camilo Ortiz, co-director of clinical training at LIU Post. “This compares very well against national averages.”

He added that the acceptance rate is particularly impressive given the competition for placements at these institutions which rank among the most prestigious teaching hospitals in the country.

“This area is challenging because even though there are many hospitals, there are so many students competing for these placements,” said Dr. Ortiz.

LIU Post’s approach sets its fully accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral program apart.

“We’re actually a dual-orientation program so all of our students get training in cognitive behavioral therapy and in psychodynamic therapy, which are the two major schools of psychotherapy,” Dr. Ortiz explained. “I don’t think there’s another program in the country like that.” It also offers areas of concentration, such as Serious Mental Illness and Interventions with High Risk Families, that offer PsyD students the chance to pursue special areas of expertise.

Congratulations to all the LIU Post PsyD students who matched at these internship sites:

Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Col.

Adult Psychology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Zucker-Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, N.Y.

General Internship, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System, Bay Pines, Fla.

General Internship, MercyFirst, Syosset, N.Y.

General Internship, North Bronx Healthcare Network, Bronx, N.Y.

Psychology Internship, Malcolm Grow Medical Clinics and Surgery Center, USAF, Joint Base, Andrews, Md.

Psychology Internship, Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences, Newark, N.J.

Child and Adolescent Psychology Track, Mt. Sinai Services, Elmhurst Hospital, Elmhurst, N.Y.

Psychology Internship, Rutgers Student Health, CAPS, New Brunswick, N.J.

Adult Psychology, Albert Einstein College, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.

Psychology Internship, Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center, Bronx, N.Y.

Severe Mental Illness, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, Ariz.

Psychology Internship, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Penn.

Adult Psychology, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Zucker-Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, N.Y.

PTSD/Mental Health, Phoenix VA Health Care System, Phoenix, Ariz.

Psychology Internship, SUNY Stony Brook Counseling Center, Stony Brook, N.Y.

Psychology Internship, Trinitas Regional Medical Center, Elizabeth, N.J.

Psychology Internship, University of North Florida Counseling Center, Jacksonville, Fla.