CMH is a tertiary care pediatric medical center. The psychology internship is housed within the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Health which incorporates psychology, psychiatry, and developmental pediatrics. The internship program offers two tracks. The Clinical Child Track includes a yearlong outpatient experience (with the option to participate in our summer treatment program for ADHD for the last 2 months of the year), a yearlong outpatient consultation experience in our primary care clinic, and a choice of 3 (4-month) clinical specialty rotations from the following: Behavioral pediatrics/ADHD, special needs/autism, feeding/elimination disorders, or eating disorders. The Pediatric Track includes a yearlong inpatient consultation/liaison, a yearlong outpatient experience and 3 (4-month) medical specialty rotations: Integrated pain management, neuropsychology, and a selected medical subspecialty clinic.
For general outpatient clinical experiences, we serve a diverse population with a wide variety of presenting problems, including ADHD, LD, behavioral problems, affective disorders, coping with medical conditions, and developmental disabilities/autism. We have pediatric psychologists embedded in some of the following clinics: Endocrine, GI, Hematology/Oncology, Rehab Medicine, Pain Management, Nephrology, pulmonology and others. Interns are part of multidisciplinary teams that include a variety of medical and mental health professionals.
An individualized research experience is offered for interns who have completed their dissertation requirements and are tailored to each intern's needs/interests and is supplementary to the intern's clinical training during the year.