Department : Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2519
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Harvard Medical School/Brigham and Women's Hospital
Department: Psychiatry
Address: Department of Psychiatry
1153 Centre Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02130
Country: United States
Metro Area: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 617-983-7924
Fax: 617-983-7455
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since: 07/22/2020
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Christopher AhnAllen
Chief Psychologist:
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 18
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 44000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 20 paid vacation days, 12 paid sick days, 10 paid holidays and 3 paid educational days to be used for attending conferences, dissertation defense or other educational needs.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical day is dependent on the assigned track, specialty rotations and electives for each psychology intern. Typical daily activities include individual psychotherapy sessions, group psychotherapy sessions, interdisciplinary treatment team meetings and communications, assessment sessions, supervision, provision of supervision with junior psychology trainees, research activities and administrative functions including note writing and medical record chart reviews.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/21/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

Virtual interviews and open houses will be offered via email for all invited interviewees to be conducted using a video platform given APPIC recommendations and to address equity issues associated with access to interview sites for all applicants and interviewees in the US and Canada. Invited interviewees will attend one of two virtual open houses scheduled before completing virtual interviews with faculty. Open Houses are planned for 12/21/23 3-5pm and 1/2/24 3-5pm. Interviews will be scheduled between 12/21/2023 and 1/31/2024. Applicants who are offered interviews will be required to complete at least two individual video interviews with program faculty. Opportunities to connect with current psychology interns in the program will be offered at pre-selected times in a group format. Pre-recorded images and videos of the Brigham and Women's Hospital and Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital will be provided. Photos of interviewees, which are viewed as optional and in no way required, are requested during or after interviews to assist faculty with recall of interview content.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 300
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements: COVID-19 and seasonal flu vaccines are required by all staff including interns. Occupational Health clearance including additional history of vaccinations is also required. Interns must meet CORI (criminal record history) clearance. See link for more information:
Program Description

The internship program for 2024-2025 will offer two training program tracks and prospective interns may apply to one or both tracks to be considered for a match to the program. The two tracks include:  - General Adult Track (2 positions) -Neuropsychology Track (1 position). Intern candidates should specify within their cover letter which track(s) they wish to be considered for in the program.

To submit our program for rank order within the National Matching Service (NMS) portal, please note the following Match Code Numbers for each track: -General Adult Track: 251911 (2 positions) -Neuropsychology Track: 251912 (1 position). 

For full details about the program, kindly visit online:

*Please note that our program has submitted a completed self-study to APA for accreditation consideration and is currently under review for accreditation. APA has reviewed the self-study and we have an APA site visit planned for March 4-5, 2024. After this site visit, should APA later determine our program to be accredited, interns who successfully complete their internship year with our program during the training year of the site visit (and interns in subsequent training years) would be able to state they completed an APA-accredited internship. Please be advised that we cannot guarantee that we will ultimately achieve accreditation. 


Internship Training Opportunities


Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: Yes
Other: Medically comborbidities

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Experience (21% to 30%)
Supervision of Practicum students : Experience (21% to 30%)


Health Psychology: Experience (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: Experience (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: Experience (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Experience (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Research: Experience (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at:  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 17 28 38 69
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 14 17 17 32
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 0 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 1 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 0 0 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 32 150 46 32
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 2 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 0 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: