Program Information: Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1266
Program Type: Internship
Site: The University of Chicago Medicine
Department: Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience
Address: 5841 S. Maryland Ave.
MC 3077
Chicago, Illinois 60637-3077
Country: United States
Metro Area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City: 5 miles
Phone: 773-702-0529x
Fax: 773-702-6454x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since: 1989
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Shona Vas
Chief Psychologist: N/A N/A
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 17
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 33000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Funding for a conference where the trainee makes a first author presentation.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Our interns are on site for 40-45 hours per week. As we have 4 different internship tracks with a myriad of rotation options, our interns' schedules are very different. During the interview process, candidates will have the opportunity to review sample schedules for each track.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Candidates will be contacted by the program in order to schedule the date for an on-site interview. Interviews are conducted on the first four Fridays in January (1/3, 1/10, 1/17, and 1/24/2020) from 9 am to approximately 2.30 pm. The interview day consists of an informational meeting with the Training Director, followed by 3-4 interviews with faculty, typically from the specific track to which the intern has applied, lunch and tours with the current interns, and small group meetings with the Training Director. Additional interviews may be arranged at the applicant's request. We do not offer phone or Skype interviews as we believe that having applicants visit our program is an essential piece of clarifying whether we are a good fit for them. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Detailed information for the past several cohorts is provided in the program's brochure.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 600
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 600
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Not Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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:
Program Description

This internship is oriented toward individuals seeking to identify as academic health service psychologists in their careers. Empirically based clinical training and the integration of science and practice are emphasized across all 4 tracks.  We will be recruiting interns for each of our four tracks: Adult/Health Psychology (2 positions), Adult Neuropsychology (1 position), Pediatric Neuropsychology (1 position), and Child/Pediatric Psychology (1 position). The Adult/Health Psychology track focuses on practice and science, with emphasis on empirically supported assessment and interventions within research-affiliated clinics. CBT for anxiety and mood, substance abuse, psycho-oncology, health psychology and integrated primary care, consultation/liaison, transplant, severe mental illness, weight management, training and administration, surgical treatment of obesity, eating disorders, and behavioral sleep medicine are emphasized. The Adult Neuropsychology track follows Houston guidelines. Interns complete rotations under the supervision of two adult clinical neuropsychologists. Rotations include Adult Neuropsychology with a medical neuropsychology focus and the Memory Disorders Clinic. Interns may also choose a research rotation or a rotation from the adult track. The Pediatric Neuropsychology track is oriented to individuals whose primary interest spans Pediatric Neuropsychology, diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, and pediatric consultation/liaison. The Child/Pediatric Psychology track is oriented towards candidates seeking to focus on the interface between hospital based clinical child psychology and pediatric psychology practice. Emphasis is on consultation/liaison, diagnostic interviewing and intervention, management of health and psychopathology related difficulties, and working with referring medical and psychiatric teams.

Research and clinical training opportunities are available across tracks. All interns carry a required number of individual psychotherapy cases and are supervised by program faculty in their clinical work. Tracks have required educational experiences, including seminars, attendance at departmental grand rounds, and options for participation in focused research under a faculty mentor. Interested candidates should view our website for further information. The brochure is updated annually by September 1 for the upcoming training year.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


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

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 190 164 193
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 77 70 73
Total number of interns: 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 5 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 5 4 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0