Department : Child Study Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1184
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Yale University
Department: Child Study Center
Address: PO Box 207900
230 S. Frontage Road
New Haven, Connecticut 06520-7900
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 120 miles South West of Boston; 75 North East of New York
Phone: 203-785-5165
Fax: 203-785-7400
Web Address: http://h
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Michele Goyette-Ewing PhD
Chief Psychologist: Laurie Cardona PsyD
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 19
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 17
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 39180
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Yale closes for 9 national holidays and approximately 6 winter recess days.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns are in full year placements where they provide psychological assessment and psychotherapy in the Outpatient Clinical Services at the Yale Child Study Center. In addition, each intern is matched to one of our four areas of specialization where they spend approximately 1 1/2 days per week working with a specialized population.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? Yes
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Details of the above affiliations
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/01/2024, 01/03/2024, 01/05/2024, 01/08/2024, 01/09/2024, 01/10/2024
Interview process description:

Successful applicants will be invited to attend a virtual interview day.  As candidates are making a two-year commitment to our training site, we feel it is very important that each candidate gets a clear sense of the goodness of fit of their match with us.  Interview invitations are extended by phone whenever possible.  This year interview days are on  January, and 10, 2024.

The interview days begin at 9:30 EST with an orientation to the program by the Director of Training.  Candidates then have individual interviews with faculty members and one half-hour individual interview with a current Fellow.  A group meeting with current fellows is provided as well.  Interview appointments are customized, to the extent possible, to the interests of the candidates.  It is not possible to request meetings with specific staff.  Due to the customized schedule for each candidate, the length of the interview days varies.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree 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

The Yale Child Study Center is a two year integrated clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship. The internship is the first of two required years and provides general training in child clinical psychology with an emphasis on psychological assessment. During the internship year, approximately 15 hours per week are dedicated to specific areas of specialization: Early Childhood, Pediatrics, Autism/Developmental Disorders, or Children and Trauma. The second year provides the opportunity to meet requirements for licensure; the generalist components of the program focus on hospital based work, including serving as a primary clinician in an inpatient setting, and the remaining 50% time is dedicated to the area of specialization.

Please refer to the Yale Child Study Center training program website and brochure for further details YCSC Brochure: Psychology Training Program Internship & Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology (

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Experience (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation:
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Administration: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: Exposure (1% to 20%)

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at: h  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022 2022-2023 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 133 113 142 136 159 141 133
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 32 32 32 32 32 32 32
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 4 4 3 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 2 4 4 4 4 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 0 0 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 13 9 7 6 5 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 44 23 26 50 250 85 53
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching: 0
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 4
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0