The Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program resides in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (School of Medicine). We offer a one-year, full-time APA accredited training program.
Our internship program aims to nurture the development of interns as “ambassadors” of clinical psychology and to foster a range of clinical, teaching and leadership skills that can support success in academic medical settings and work with underserved populations. Further, we embrace the diverse roles that a career in psychology has to offer and aim to create opportunities to build resiliency and role-expansion that can be sustaining throughout one’s career. Our major rotations provide intensive training and supervision with underserved populations in interdisciplinary settings. Our "Psychologist as Leader" series provide interns the opportunity to engage in the development of policy briefs, practice transformation, and research or clinical projects. Mentorship for these series is provided both from psychologists and physician faculty within the Department of Family Medicine.
Our internship is organized around major rotations and minor rotations. Major rotations correspond to the specialty tracks to which an individual applies--applicants can apply to only one major rotation track. Major rotations are 24-32 hours per week for 12 months. Minor rotations are 6-months in duration and are available to complement the major rotations. They require 12 hours per week. Minor rotations allow interns to acquire additional training in one or two areas to complement the training that is provided by the major rotation.
For the 2023-2024 training year, we will offer nine internship slots within five major rotation tracks: 1) Integrated Primary Care AF Williams; 2) Integrated Primary Care at Depot Hill; 3) Reaching HOPE; 4)JFK Developmental Disabilities, and 5) Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR).
We want to call special attention to our brand new major rotation at Depot Hill which is funded through our HRSA grant and will provide training in OUD interventions and pain management.
All interns participate in weekly seminars and didactic experiences. They are scheduled in blocks throughout the year to include a Diversity Series, a 8 week Outcomes Oriented Psychotherapy Series, a Professional Issues Seminar (covering Ethical and Professional issues), Health Psychology and Primary Care, Pediatric Behavioral Health, Professional Development, and Intern Lunch (year long). Additional didactic training opportunities are provided within each major rotation. Didactics are hosted live.
Interns follow COVID-19 safety precautions mandated by the Department of Family Medicine and the School of Medicine. Vaccinations are required.
Because this training program has a specialty emphasis, applicants who show promise of a career focus in the specialty area will be given priority. Evidence of prior experience in and commitment to the specialty area will be weighted heavily in evaluating applicant credentials.