The Internship Program in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University is designed to train the next generation of leaders in clinical psychology. We develop professional psychologists who are clinically perceptive and technically skilled, and who demonstrate a comprehensive and critically minded knowledge of psychological theory, treatment, and applied research. Our internship program is based on a scientist-practitioner model. Training is multidisciplinary, scholarly, and pluralistic. It is designed for individuals who wish to pursue careers in clinical practice, teaching, and research, primarily in academic and medical center settings. Trainees are immersed in clinical programs that emphasize expert diagnosis, early intervention, continuity of care, and access to a broad range of evidence-based treatments; an educational curriculum that is programmatic, integrative, and individualized; and research programs of national standing. Opportunities for generalist training during the internship year abound as the patient population served is demographically, socioeconomically, and diagnostically diverse. Trainees acquire the theoretical, empirical, and methodological knowledge necessary to treat a wide range of complex clinical problems within a multidisciplinary setting. Steeped in a rich tradition of training, and supported by a wealth of clinical and scholarly resources, Northwestern, offers trainees an exceptional environment to complete the final preparations for their professional careers.
Our program places aan emphasis on evidence-based treatments. We accept three interns per year. Interns receive broad and intensive generalist training in assessment, diagnosis, psychological testing, case formulation, consultation, and individual and group psychotherapy with outpatient adults. They receive training in several evidence-based treatments, including CBT, DBT, CBT for Psychosis, CBASP, and Mindfulness-Based CBT/ACT. They also receive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Training is provided through the the clinics of Northwestern Medicine, including a CMHC associated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and several multidisciplinary, community-based clinics. All interns participate in a range of didactic seminars, workshops, and case conferences. Participation in research is strongly encouraged and supported. Interns work closely with a research mentor who shares their interests, and are encouraged to apply for post-doctoral fellowship positions with our department. For further information, we invite you to visit our website or to contact us directly.