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 serious mental illness or severe emotional disorders. Interns choose either a Forensic Psychology track or an Adult Mental Health Clinical Psychology track. Within each track interns will rotate to a different treatment unit at six months. During the entire training year, interns also participate in a focused concentration area relevant to the work of psychologists in this setting, using program evaluation and consultation methods to identify and evaluate clinical programs and approaches. Areas of focus are based on a combination of intern interest and hospital program needs.
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. Interns are expected to increase their involvement in the facilitation of these didactics over the course of the internship year.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org