Our clinical psychology internship has three tracks, one (2 internship slots) which emphasizes child and adolescent-focused training, one track (1 internship slot) with an emphasis in adult-focused training and health psychology, and one track (1 internship slot) with an emphasis on Neuropsychology. It is an internship housed in a supportive, multidisciplinary setting within the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Psychiatry. Eligible are at least third year declared candidates for Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in clinical or counseling psychology from APA-accredited programs. Applicants must have completed all doctoral requirements except for clinical internship and dissertation (significant progress strongly encouraged). Those who are applying to the child and adolescent track must also have strong child and adolescent training and experience. Year-long major rotations are offered in inpatient and outpatient assessment and treatment. Interns also receive training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) , Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) . By the end of internship, interns will have made significant progress towards meeting the national certification/rostering requirements for PCIT and TF-CBT. Minor rotations often include research and adult treatment. Faculty specialties include trauma and stress-related disorders, externalizing disorders, and internalizing disorders. Theoretical orientations include behavioral, cognitive behavioral, social learning, and systems. Training for the child and adolescent-focused interns occurs at two outpatient clinics and an inpatient unit within an academic medical center.
The adult-focused intern receives training in the assessment and treatment of individuals with a wide range of disorders, including trauma and stress-related disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and serious mental health illnesses. An additional focus includes behavioral medicine through work with patients in primary care, at a burn center, with chronic pain, and with neurologic conditions. In addition, the intern will have an optional minor rotation in research. Faculty orientations include behavioral, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, mindfulness, and rehabilitation. Training for the adult-focused intern occurs in outpatient clinics, inpatient hospital units (for Consult Liason), burn center within an academic medical center, as well as a university-affiliated cisis stabilization unit.
The intern on the Neuropsychology track will train within the Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurosurgery seeing a wide variety of patient populations and working as a part of multiple multidisciplinary teams including the DBS, epilepsy, brain tumor, and multiple sclerosis programs. This intern will have additional rotations in General Psychology and Health Psychology, and an optional research rotation will also be available within the Brain Imaging Research Institute of the Department of Psychiatry. We encourage applicants who are interested in pursuing Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology.