Program Information: Department of Pediatrics

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1213
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Mailman Center for Child Development/U Miami School of Medicine
Department: Department of Pediatrics
Address: Division of Clinical Psychology
P.O. Box 016820 (D-820)
Miami, Florida 33101
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 305-243-6857
Fax:
Email: jjent@med.miami.edu
Web Address: https://med.miami.edu/centers-and-institutes/mailman-center/education/clinical-training-opportunities/clinical-child-and-pediatric-psychology-internship
Brochure Website's Address: https://med.miami.edu/centers-and-institutes/mailman-center/education/clinical-training-opportunities/clinical-child-and-pediatric-psychology-internship
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jason Jent
Chief Psychologist: Alan Delamater
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 20
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/08/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 7
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 27563
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): onsite primary and urgent care for employees.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Each intern is selected for a specific specialty track training rotation where they will engage in training and practice within a focused pediatric and/or child clinical psychology area for approximately 20-30 hours per week. Interns are also then provided the opportunity to select from elective training rotations (18 rotations with focuses in assessment, intervention, consultation, and/or prevention). Interns spend the rest of their clinical service time on these rotations. Interns participate in weekly didactics and training director/professional development meetings. Within a typical day based on the intern's rotation selections and interests, the intern could be expected to deliver clinical services, complete relevant documentation, provide developmental supervision to a practicum student, collaborate in clinical supervision, and/or attend a didactic,
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: Tuesday, January 11 Friday, January 14 Thursday, January 20
Interview process description:

Our virtual interviews take place across three Open House dates in early to mid January.  Our schedule is such that it is a whole day, and we try to make it a really fun and relaxed day. The Open House will be a blend of virtual and asynchronous activities. Applicants selected for the open house will be provided with a video overview and tour of the program prior their interview date. The interview day activities will take place virtually via Zoom. The day starts with a program review and Q&A by the Training Director, followed by up to 1-2 interviews with faculty and postdocs. During lunch time, applicants will be provided the opportunity to meet current interns. Applicants will be able to join different break out rooms to discuss their interests and questions with current interns. Following this meeting, applicants will complete an additional 1-2 interviews. At the end of the day, the Training Director will host a meeting with applicants to answer any remaining questions and explain next steps. Virtual interviews as required. Interview dates are: 

Tuesday January 11, 2022

Friday January 14, 2022

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Our faculty works very hard to review applications efficiently so that we can provide invitations to open house dates as quickly as possible. 

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Intern classes from 2017-2021 come from the following institutions: University of North Carolina, University of Miami, University of Florida, Florida International University, Georgia State University, LSU, Ohio State University, Xavier University, University of Washington, University of South Florida, Northeastern University, Oklahoma State University, Washington State University, Nova Southeastern University, University of Central Florida, PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium, University of South Carolina, Georgia State University, Ohio State University, University of South Carolina, University of Houston, University of Maryland, Hartford University, University of Virginia
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: Yes
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 150
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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: Applicants must have a minimum of 7 comprehensive psychological assessments (including at a minimum cognitive, academic, and behavioral measures) with integrated reports.
Program Description

The Internship Program at the Mailman Center for Child Development, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine offers training opportunities with an emphasis in clinical child psychology and pediatric psychology. The program is designed to offer experiences with the child (and his/her family) with, or at risk for, developmental disabilities or behavioral problems due to genetic, environmental, or medical factors. There are opportunities for training in the psychological aspects of traditional developmental disabilities (e.g., genetic disorders, autism, and learning disabilities), pediatric psychology, and prevention in at-risk populations. Interns will develop profession-wide competencies in health service psychology, as well as specific skills within the domains of child clinical and pediatric psychology.  Our program emphasizes an interdisciplinary developmental approach to care and cultural competence throughout training experiences.  Interns will gain experience in clinical/developmental assessment, intervention, prevention, and consultation while working alongside professionals from other disciplines. Interns will also acquire skills to work with individuals from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. Matching to a position involves a 20- to 28-hour/week commitment to one funding rotation across the 12-month internship year. The remaining time will be spent on rotations selected to meet the training needs of the intern and defined competencies of the program. The specific 12-month rotation commitment is determined at the time of the match.

For the 2022-2023, we have one position for each of the following funded positions. 

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Pediatric Psychology
  • School-Based Integrated Primary Care
  • Integrated Pediatric Hearing Loss Consultation
  • Early Childhood Consultation and Therapy
  • Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
  • Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults:
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other: Creole-Speaking

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Other:

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: https://med.miami.edu/centers-and-institutes/mailman-center/education/clinical-training-opportunities/clinical-child-and-pediatric-psychology-internship  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
Number of Completed Applications: 128 110 127 140 292
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 51 48 60 52 75
Total number of interns: 5 6 8 7 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 6 8 7 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 5 5 7 7 6
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 0 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 5 3 5 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 1 5 2 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 3 12 17 12 11
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 45 25 42 41 59
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 2 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 5 3 6 8 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 1 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 1 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 2 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 3 3 5 4 5
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 2 1 1 2
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 1 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0