The Dartmouth Psychology Internship Program currently offers the Neuropsychology track, Adult Psychology track, and Child Psychology track. The Neuropsychology Track offers training for interns who plan on a career in neuropsychology. The Neuropsychology track offers two positions for the 2020-2021 training year. Training experiences in this track include administration of brief and extended neuropsychological assessment batteries to inpatient and outpatient populations with a variety of clinical presentations of organic and non-organic illness, including acquired barin injuries (e.g., stroke, traumatic brain injury), neurodegenerative disease and movement disorders, learning and developmental disorders (e.g., ADHD), epilepsy, and comorbid psychiatric and psychosocial impairment. Training in brief psychosocial interventions and longer-term psychotherapy are also available. Applicants to this track should have a strong background in provision of services to primarily adult populations. Interns in this track provide services within the Neuropsychology Service in the Outpatient Clinic of the Department of Psychiatry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) and the inpatient services of New Hampshire Hospital. Several opportunities for reesarch collaboration exist, supported through protected research time.
The Adult Psychology track offers two positions for the 2020-2021 training year. The interns work within the Outpatient Clinic of the Department of Psychiatry at DHMC and Hanover Psychiatry, the Department's community-based practice. The Adult Psychology Track provides extensive training and supervision in the areas of individual and group therapy and in psychological assessment of adults. Interns work with a variety of presenting psychiatric disorders and have extensive opportunities to observe and work alongside professionals functioning as clinicians, researchers, administrators, and program developers. Interns can expect to receive training in evidence-based practices for anxiety, mood, trauma-related, and obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, as well as behavioral medicine services (e.g., chronic pain and insomnia). The Adult Psychology Track position involves significant opportunities for training in cognitive-behavioral and behavioral therapies. The interns in this track will spend the majority of their experience in clinical services, though opportunities for collaborative research are also available and encouraged through protected research time.
The Child Psychology track offers one position for the 2020-2021 training year. The intern also works within the Outpatient Clinic of the Department of Psychiatry at DHMC and Hanover Psychiatry, the Department's community-based practice. Additionally, they will provide services in pediatric and specialty clinics, including weight management and transgender services. The intern can expect to receive training in providing therapy for youth with a variety of concerns, including anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, ODD, elimination disorders, trauma-related disorders, and sleep problems. Clinical services primarily consist of individual and family-based care with cognitive-behavioral, acceptance and mindfulness-based interventions, parent training, family systems as the core treatment modalities. Similar to our other tracks, the intern in this track will spend the majority of their experience in clinical services, though opportunities for collaborative research are also available along with protected research time.