Program Information: Behavioral Psychology and Neuropsychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1344
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Department: Behavioral Psychology and Neuropsychology
Address: 720 Aliceanna St., 2nd Flr.
Baltimore, Maryland 21202
Country: United States
Metro Area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 443-923-9209
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jonathan Schmidt
Chief Psychologist: Jen Crockett
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 29
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 30
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Support for attendance at a professional meeting; 4 professional days; 7 holidays; free parking
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site It is easier to describe a typical work week. An intern will typically spend approximately 15 hours in direct service delivery (assessment or treatment). An intern will spend 2 hours in individual and 2 hours in group supervision each week. Interns participate in program didactics 1.5 to 2 hours per week. We have a ProSem with interns and the director of training most weeks. Interns spend the remainder of their time in consultation, documentation, case management, and additional supervision. Interns work an estimated 45 to 55 hours per week.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

All applicants will be notified of their status no later than Dec 15th.

Our interviews will be virtual this year. We expect to offer various interview dates during January based on the track(s) the applicants are invited to interview within. Our virtual interviews will consist of an orientation from the Training Leadership, opportunities to meet virtually with current interns, a virtual tour of our facilities, and individual interviews with track supervisors. Applicant photographs will be taken during the interview.

Additional VISA requirements:  US citizens enrolled in Canadian doctoral programs are eligible.  International students must currently be enrolled in a US doctoral program and on a student VISA.  International students enrolled in international doctoral programs are not eligible.      

Additional information on intervention and assessment hours:  We do not have minimum hours required; however, most successful applicants have approximately 800 intervention hours and 400 assessment hours.  


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Over the last 2 years, we have matched with interns from the following doctoral programs: Alliant IU/CSPP - San Francisco ASPP - Southern Calif Antioch University - New England ASPP, Argosy - Washington, DC Bowling Green State University Chicago School of Professional Psychology Eastern Michigan University Florida International University Gallaudet University Georgia School of Prof. Psych. Georgia State University Howard University Illinois State University Indiana University Indiana University - Bloomington LaSalle University Loma Linda University Louisiana Stata University Marquette University Mississippi State University Nova Southeastern University Oklahoma State University Pacific University Pepperdine University Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science Spalding University Tulane University Univ of Californida - Riverside Univ of Colorado - Denver Univ of Delaware Univ of Florida Univ of Memphis Univ of Nebraska - Lincoln Univ of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Univ of South Carolina Univ of South Florida Univ of Southern Mississippi Univ of Virginia University of Connecticut University of Florida University of Georgia University of Iowa University of Montana University of South Carolina University of Southern Mississippi University of Utah University of Virginia University of Wisconsin Virginia Commonwealth University West Virginia University
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: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
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 Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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: If matched to our program, a background check will be conducted. Events found on background check that were not disclosed on the AAPI may affect Hopkins appointment.
Program Description

The Departments of Behavioral Psychology and Neuropsychology provide assessment and treatment services for a variety of pediatric populations and their families. Our Program Aim is to prepare doctoral interns to intermediate competence in delivery of health service psychology with children and adolescents with a range of behavioral, developmental, emotional, health and learning needs along with their families. Our program recognizes the importance of cultural and individual differences and diversity in the training of future psychologists and their internship supervisors. Our training program follows Kennedy Krieger Institute’s policy, as an equal opportunity employer, of commitment to diversity at all levels Our training program provides training in applied behavior analysis, developmental disabilities, behavioral pediatrics, pediatric neuropsychology and family therapy. The Departments' philosophy is that the principles and procedures of behavioral science form the basis for effective and ethical clinical services. The Departments strive to provide a model of applied behavioral science in a pediatric medical setting by developing and evaluating the application of behavioral science and technology in health care services for children through its service, training, and research programs.

The philosophy of our internship program is to prepare students to function not only as psychologists in a variety of settings, but also as members of a multidisciplinary team providing health related services to children and their families. Training occurs through supervised experiences in inpatient hospital units and outpatient clinics. Interns completing our program are well qualified to enter clinical, medical or academic settings.

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
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


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

Treatment Modalities may differ across tracks.  Refer to our website or contact the Director of Training for information on specific tracks.

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:  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: 320 321 389 325 269
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 148 149 147 148 153
Total number of interns: 33 33 32 32 30
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 33 33 32 32 30
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 24 30 27 24 25
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 9 3 5 8 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 20 20 19 19 16
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 1 3 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 13 12 12 10 14
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 14 2 2 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 84 116 87 95
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 1 0 0 2
Postdoctoral Fellow: 34 28 0 32 28
Community Mental Health Center: 2 4 1 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 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: 1 0 0 1 0
General Hospital: 4 0 0 7 1
Other Medical Center: 16 20 27 22 21
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 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 1 0 0
Medical School: 5 1 0 0 3
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 2 2 0 0 2
Research Position: 0 1 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 4 0 1 2 3
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 1 3 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 2 2 0 0 2
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 1 0 0 0