This internship is oriented toward individuals seeking to identify as academic health service psychologists in their careers. Empirically based clinical training and the integration of science and practice are emphasized across all 4 tracks. We will be recruiting interns for each of our four tracks: Adult/Health Psychology (2 positions), Adult Neuropsychology (1 position), Pediatric Neuropsychology (1 position), and Child/Pediatric Psychology (1 position). The Adult/Health Psychology track focuses on practice and science, with emphasis on empirically supported assessment and interventions within outpatient clinics. CBT for anxiety and mood, eating disorders, substance abuse, psycho-oncology, health psychology, pain, integrated primary care, consultation/liaison, transplant, reproductive behavioral health psychogastroenterology, training and administration, and surgical treatment of obesity are emphasized. The Adult Neuropsychology track follows Houston conference guidelines. Interns complete rotations under the supervision of two adult clinical neuropsychologists. Rotations include Adult Neuropsychology with a medical neuropsychology focus and the Memory Disorders Clinic. Interns may also choose a research rotation or a rotation from the other three tracks. The Pediatric Neuropsychology track is oriented to individuals whose primary interest spans Pediatric Neuropsychology, diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, and pediatric consultation/liaison. Opportunities for lifespan neuropsychological assessment are avialble. The Child/Pediatric Psychology track is oriented towards candidates seeking to focus on the interface between hospital based clinical child psychology and pediatric psychology practice. Emphasis is on consultation/liaison, diagnostic interviewing and intervention, management of health, and psychopathology related difficulties, working with referring medical and psychiatric teams, and assessing and treating exposure to trauma and community violence.
Research and clinical training opportunities are available across tracks. All interns carry a required number of individual psychotherapy cases and are supervised by program faculty in their clinical work. Tracks have required educational experiences, including seminars, attendance at departmental grand rounds, and options for participation in focused research under a faculty mentor. Interested candidates should view our website for further information. The brochure is updated annually by September 1 for the upcoming training year. https://psychiatry.uchicago.edu/education/clinical-psychology-doctoral-internship-program