Program Information: Department of Pediatrics

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1381
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Minnesota Medical School
Department: Department of Pediatrics
Address: Mayo Mail Code 741
420 Delaware Street, Southeast
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455-0392
Country: United States
Metro Area: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI
Distance from Major City: 0
Phone: 612-624-1479x
Fax: 612-624-3189
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: William Robiner
Chief Psychologist: William Robiner
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 14
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32600
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Discounts on computers; sporting and cultural events, parking, public transportation, etc.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns have active therapy caseloads and have ample opportunities for psychological and neuropsychological assessments with children and adolescents. In addition, there is a robust didactic curriculum, with limited opportunities to gain exposure to a psychiatric emergency room and interprofessional training. Interns obtain at least 4 hours of supervision/week, participate in monitoring of clinical outcomes, and have monthly interactions with their mentor. Tuesday mornings are dedicated to didactics including Assessment Seminar, Psychotherapy Seminar, Diversity Seminar, Professional Development Seminar, and Topical Seminar. Interns are in clinics the rest of the week. During COVID (at the time this was written), therapy was provided via Telehealth while assessments involving testing were in-person.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2022
Tentative interview date: 12/12/2022, 01/06/23, 01/24/23
Interview process description:

We usually offer 1/2 day on-site individual interviews with multiple faculty from all three rotations, but  during COVID will have offered virtual interviews only.  We do not know if we will return to in-person format in the future. Three days are planned: 12/12/22 1/6/23 and 1/24/23. Arrangements are generally made via email. There are early and later scheduled sessions each day.  Interns meet with the trainng director for an overview of the program. The interview days include a presentation on the internship and area, three interviews with supervisors from all three rotations and meetings with current interns.  Additional information is provided via a virtual tour.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler University Catholic University of America Kent State Illinois Institute of Technology Loyola University Marquette University McGill University Memphis State University Miami University Minnesota School of Professional Psychology Northern Illinois University Northwestern University Oklahoma State University Pacific University Palo Alto University Pepperdine University Seattle Pacific University Southern Illinois University St. Mary's University Temple University University of Arizona University of Connecticut University of Houston University of Illinois University of Iowa University of Kansas University of Maine University of Miami University of Minnesota University of New Mexico University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill University of North Dakota University of Oregon University of South Carolina University of Connecticut University of Houston University of Illinois - Chicago University of Miami University of Minnesota University of Northern Illinois University of North Carolina University of North Dakota University of South Carolina University of South Dakota University of Southern Mississippi University of Texas at Austin University of Tennessee University of Wisconsin - Madison University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee Utah State University Vanderbilt University Virginia Commonwealth University Washington University Wayne State 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: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 250
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 500
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited 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: Applicants must pass background checks required by State of Minnesota to be eligible for internship. These are completed after the match. Failure to pass the background check places individuals at risk for not being eligible for the internship.
Program Description

We are committed to promoting interns' professional development in Profession-Wide Competence areas so as to prepare them for rewarding careers as psychologists in healthcare, academics, and other organizational settings. The aim of the internship is to prepare psychologists with the requisite knowledge and skills for post-internship career activities, entry to the profession, and into the practice of health service psychology.  By the conclusion of the internship, interns are expected to demonstrate competence in each of the APA Profession-Wide Competence areas. Interns generally pursue postdoctoral fellowships after the internship, some of which are commonly at the University of Minnesota.

We provide broad training in child psychology with a relative focus on psychological assessment. Interns complete two 6-month rotations associated with the Medical School's Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry.  Rotations offered are: (a) Child & Adolescent Mental Health (formerly Child and Adolescenet Psychiatry); (b) Pediatric Neuropsychology; and (c) Pediatric Psychology. The internship has been APA-accredited since 1965, making it the 13th longest continuously accredited program in the country (> 55 years). Interns gain exposure to complex medical (e.g., transplant, diabetes, genetic disorders, FASD) and psychiatric patients from early childhood through adolescence, primarily outpatient. Intensive didactics and supervision are strengths of the internship. It is a clinically rich, stimulating setting with strong emphasis on quality assessment and improvement and excellent interprofessional collaborations. Didactics are generally child-focused and include: Assessment Seminar, Diversity Seminar, Psychotherapy Seminar, Professional Development Conference, Topical Seminar and other training in Pediatrics and Psychiatry Departments. Interns participate in case conferences, multiple rounds, and work collaboratively with interdisciplinary teams. We also provide two half day workshops on supervision and on cultural diversity in conjunction with other local internships (through Minnesota APA-Accredited Psychology Internship Centers [MAAPIC]). Faculty are active clinicians involved in clinical, educational, research, administrative and professional activities who are committed to training and supervision. The internship provides excellent preparation for postdoctoral fellowships and licensure. The University of Minnesota Medical School has a postdoctoral fellowship in Pediatric Neuropsychology. and Pediatric Psychology (every other year).  Postdoctoral fellowships are also available some years in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. Interns get exposure to the psychiatric emergency room (Behavioral Emergency Center; BEC) and interprofessional education (IPE). Interns meet with their mentor throughout the year. The University of Minnesota Children's Hospital and outpatient pediatric and pediatric neuropsychology clinics provide an excellent training environment with several medical specialties ranked annually in US News and World Report Best Hospitals. Most internship activities are on the newly renovated campus of the Masonic Institude for the Developing Brain (MIDB;

As of July 1, 2022, clinical training comprises a mixture of telehealth (using Amwell,, etc.) for psychotherapy and hybrid virtual/in-person services for psychological assessment (using Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] of masks and face shields, modified scheduling, screening of patients, intensive cleaning).  Didactics and supervision are provided through a mixture of in-person and virtual activities.

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Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: CBT, DBT, parent training, weight management


Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)

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: 100 90 105 81 92 91
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 30 30 32 30 30
Total number of interns: 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 6 6 6 6 6 6
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 6 5 4 6 5 6
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 2 0 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 5 6 5 6 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 0 0 1 0 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 19 26 14 30 11 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 71 106 91 147 126 96
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: 1 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 5 6 6 6 6 6
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 1 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: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 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 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 5 5 5 4 4 6
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 1 0 0 0 1 0
Independent Practice: 0 1 1 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0