Dr. Khan's Credentials

In choosing a therapist, you have many choices: Ph.D., Psy.D., LMFT, MSW, LCSW, clinical psychologist, counseling psychologist, social worker, masters level counselor, etc. The Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology is amongst the most selective, with the most rigorous training programs in U.S. having an acceptance rate of less than 5%. 

Below, pls. find more info. on my Ph.D., internship, and postdoctoral training. My training is one factor, amongst many, in considering whether I would be a good match for you and your needs. 

Ph.D. Training
I earned my Ph.D. from the Program in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, Teachers College. This program has been accredited continuously by the American Psychological Association since 1947-1948,  when the accreditation process began. 

Here are the recent, complete admissions data from the Ph.D. Program in Clinical Psychology at Columbia University, Teachers College:

Year of Entry

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Number of Applicants 

305

288

352

335

326

Number Accepted for Admission 

15

12

10

11

9

% Accepted for Admission

4.9

4.2

2.8

3.3

2.8

Actual Size of Incoming Class 

10

9

10

6

7


Internship Training
As part of completing the Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, all Ph.D. candidates must complete a full-time, twelve month clinical internship in their fourth or fifth year of study. In this "match" process (similar to residency match in medicine), applicants apply to and rank the hospitals and clinics where they would like to complete their twelve month training. Hospitals and clinics interview and also rank the applicants. The most rigorous training programs have a match rate that is less than 5%. Here is a recent article in the
NY Times (2010) about the intership match process.

I matched and completed my internship in clinical psychology in Presbyterian Hospital's Division of Clinical Psychology at The New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. The internship is also conducted through the Department of Psychiatry and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (the primary teaching and research facility of New York State). As an Adult Track intern, my training occurred in both outpatient and inpatient settings.

Here are the recent admissions data for doctoral candidates from the Clinical Psychology Internship Program at The New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center:
 

Year

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Number of Ph.D./Psy.D. Applicants 

313

270

251

278

Number of Applicants Invited for Interviews 

112

113

111

98

Total # of Interns

10

10

10

10

% Accepted/Matched

3.2

3.7

4.0

3.6
















Postdoctoral Training/Research
After completing a full-time, twelve month internship and requirements for the Ph.D., all New York State licensed psychologists must then complete an additional postdoctoral year of supervised experience and then pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) developed by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) (the psychology licensing exam). 

I completed my postdoctoral year at The Center of Prevention and Evaluation (COPE), a clinical research program for adolescents and young adults (ages 12-30) who are at clinical high risk or prodromal to psychosis at the New York State Psychiatric Institute/Department of Psychiatry at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center. In 2015-16, U.S. News & World Report ranked New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell as 
#1 in New York City, #1 in New York State, and #7 in the U.S. The Department of Psychiatry was ranked #1 in the U.S.























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