Denver Health is an integrated urban health care system that is a national model for high-quality efficient care and is Colorado's largest safety net institution. The population is ethnically diverse (Latinx, Caucasian, African American, Native American, and Asian) and largely low SES. There are several internship tracks (with separate match numbers). Two tracks are operationally funded by Denver Health including the Adult Psychology and Child and Adolescent Psychology tracks, and the remaining tracks are supported by federal HRSA training grants with emphasis in co-occurring substance use and behavioral problems, correctional psychology, neuropsychology, and integrated primary care for adults, families, and children. Please see our brochure for a detailed description. Interns have the opportunity to rotate through outpatient and inpatient settings. All interns gain experience with acute psychopathology and conduct psychological assessments. The primary focus is supervised direct clinical service, working with attending psychologists on multi- and interdisciplinary teams. Some research or program evaluation work is expected, although the primary focus is supervised clinical activities. Interns participate in several hours per week of didactic training, and help educate other health care professionals about psychology. Biopsychosocial and life span developmental models as well as applied understanding of cultural and individual diversity inform training and clinical services. This a generalist internship in which all interns learn about a variety of populations, intervention strategies, and scientific perspectives. However, each applicant selects a track of special interest as part of the APPIC match process. Elective rotations may be available such as in oncology, bariatric surgery evaluation, or other areas. Denver Health is a teaching hospital for the University of Colorado and education is a core value in our mission statement.
Applicants may apply to more than one track. If invited for an interview, applicants may or may not be invited to interview for all tracks for which they applied. On occasion, applicants are invited to interview for a track for which they did not apply, but reviewers believe are a good fit with the applicant’s experience and interest in the application.
Please see the program brochure at https://www.denverhealth.org/for-professionals/clinical-specialties/behavioral-health/psychology-internship for further information.