Children's Healthcare of Atlanta is Georgia’s leading pediatric healthcare provider with three hospitals and multiple neighborhood locations. For more than 100 years, our purpose has been the same: making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.
Our faculty and staff seek to lead the field in numerous lines of scientific research. We are committed to celebrating human diversity, serving diverse patient populations, and welcoming diverse trainees and staff. Several clinics contribute to internship training, and clinical activities conform to established ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association. The internship promotes data-based diagnostic and treatment procedures that are consistent with the research literature, and follows the scientist-practitioner training model. Training occurs through supervised experiences in interdisciplinary diagnostic clinics, outpatient, and day treatment programs; didactic instruction by the psychology faculty and related disciplines; and attendance at grand rounds and other seminars. Active involvement in research is required, and a strong research background is essential to successful participation in the internship. Historically, applicants whose training has emphasized psychodynamic, interpersonal or humanistic theories have not proven to be a good fit for our program. Our graduates are well qualified to enter clinical, community, or academic settings.
The Marcus Autism Center, Children's Healcare of Atlanta at Emory Univeristy School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, a National Institutes of Health Autism Center of Excellence, is one of the largest centers for clinical care of children with autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders in the country. The Center provides state-of-the-art diagnostic assessment, treatment, and care coordination services for children with developmental disabilities and their families.
The Behavioral Mental Health Center, Children's Healcare of Atlanta at Emory Univeristy School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, represents a new initiative to provide multidisciplinary outpatient care for behavioral and mental health needs of children and adolescents. Patients are seen for assessment and treatment of anxiety, depression, conduct/behavior problems, somatic symptoms or medical non-adherence using best-practice approaches.
6 Tracks (These will be finalized by Aug. 31, 2021)
Interns must rank one or more separate tracks: 1) The Clinical Assessment and Diagnostics (2 positions) emphasizes early and accurate diagnosis of autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders; 2)The Pediatric Feeding Track (4 positions) offers interns a concentrated opportunity to work with children ages 9 months to 21 years who do not consume enough volume or variety of food to maintain adequate growth or nutrition; 3) The Severe Behavior Track (1 position) provides interns a concentrated opportunity to work in a continuum of services for individuals with developmental disabilities between the ages of 2 and 21 years who display severe destructive behavior such as self-injurious behavior (SIB), aggression, property destruction, noncompliance, tantrums, elopement, pica and toileting deficits; 4) The Treatment Track (2 positions) meets the internship’s core competencies in assessment, treatment, consultation, and professional development through two 6-month major clinical rotations (e.g, Severe Behavior and Language and Learning; 5) The School Consulation and Parent Training Track (1 position) meets the internship's competencies through opopportunities to engage consultation and training with school professionals and parents to increase the behavioral functioning of children with developmental disabilities; and 6) The Behavior and Mental Health Track (2 positions) meets the internships compretencies through a 1 year rotation in assessment and treatment of children and adolescents for common behavioral and mental health concerns and a minor rotation through another a clinic at the Marcus Autism Center.
Within your cover letter, please indicate which tracks that you would like to you would like to be considered for. Thank you.
More information is available at on the Emory Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology website.
This internship was previously knonwn as the Marcus Autism Center Internship Program.