Department : 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: 443-923-7481
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: Alicia Sullivan
Chief Psychologist: Louis Hagopian
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 30
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 31
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; 5 professional days; 8 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: 11/01/2022
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
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: Carlos Albizu University - Miami Campus Central Michigan Univ. Drexel University Eastern Kentucky University Eastern Michigan University Florida International University Florida State University Fordham University Hofstra University Howard University Illinois State University Indiana State Univ. Indiana University - Bloomington James Madison University Kent State University Loma Linda University Marquette University Mississippi State University Nova Southeastern University Pacific University PGSP - Stanford Rutgers University New Jersey Spalding University Texas A&M Univ. University of Buffalo University of Cincinnati University of Connecticut University of Delaware University of Florida University of Georgia University of Georgia University of Houston University of Houston - Clear Lake University of Memphis University of Missouri - Columbia University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill University of Oregon University of Southern Mississippi University of Texas - Austin University of Utah University of Virginia University of Wisconsin - Madison West Virginia University Wheaton College William James College Yeshiva University/Ferkauf
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 (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 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. At this time, all training appointments at the Kennedy Krieger Institute for the doctoral internship program are contingent upon being vaccinated for COVID-19. Documentation will be required. Requests for a religious or medical exemption, pregnancy or intent to become pregnant may be granted, and such requests must be submitted through the appropriate channels.
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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 320 321 389 325 269 274
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 148 149 147 148 153 150
Total number of interns: 33 33 32 32 30 31
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 33 33 32 32 30 31
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 24 30 27 24 25 20
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 9 3 5 8 5 11
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 20 20 19 19 16 18
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 1 3 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 13 12 12 10 14 13
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 14 2 2 2 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 84 116 87 95 68
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 1 0 0 2 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 34 28 0 32 28 30
Community Mental Health Center: 2 4 1 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 1 0 0 1 0 0
General Hospital: 4 0 0 7 1 1
Other Medical Center: 16 20 27 22 21 23
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 1 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 1 0 0 0
Medical School: 5 1 0 0 3 2
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 2 2 0 0 2 0
Research Position: 0 1 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 4 0 1 2 3 3
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 1 3 0 0 1
Not Currently Employed: 2 2 0 0 2 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 1 0 0 0 0