The doctoral psychology internship at GRH-A lasts 12 months and includes training experiences with a psychiatric inpatient, diverse multicultural population, often in economically disadvantaged or homeless situations and experiencing severe mental illness or severe emotional disorders. During the course of the training year, interns complete a six-month Adult Mental Health Clinical Psychology rotation and a six-month Forensic Psychology rotation. During the entire training year, interns also participate in a Positive Behavior Support minor rotation (four hours per week) focused on studying and implementing principles of applied behavior analysis in a recovery framework through staff training and consultation.
Interns work between 40 and 45 hours per week. Sequentially, interns shadow a psychologist on the treatment unit, work under close supervision of their supervisors, and increasingly assume a more independent role in providing psychological services and consulting with treatment teams.
The internship program at GRH-A is designed to provide a wide array of experiential training, including brief and comprehensive psychological evaluations, group and individual interventions, and behavioral interventions, with an emphasis on recovery-oriented approaches with underserved and SMI populations. Intern-focused didactic seminars are presented on a variety of topics including individual and cultural diversity, forensic psychology, applied behavior analysis, specific diagnoses and subpopulations, recovery-oriented interventions, inpatient treatment planning, interdisciplinary consultation, and licensure preparation.
The Doctoral Psychology Internship Program at Georgia Regional Hospital – Atlanta is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA).
Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336-5979 Email: email@example.com