Program Information: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1413
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Duke University Medical Center
Department: Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Address: Psychology Internship Training Program
2608 Erwin Rd., Ste 300
Durham, North Carolina 27705
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Raleigh, NC: 25 minutes
Phone: 919-668-0081
Fax: 919-668-0088
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Christian Mauro PhD
Chief Psychologist: Nicole Heilbron
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: 10
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns may enroll for Duke health, dental, and vision insurance and pay a monthly premium for each. In addition to sick and vacation leave, interns also receive 7 Duke designated holidays and 6 discretionary holidays during the calendar year.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns will provide a variety of clinical services addressing all nine profession wide competencies in an academic health center. All interns will participate in rotational didactics, clinical services, supervision, and multidisciplinary teams.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Invitation to a virtual interview for 2022 (by email).

Tentative virtual interview date for 2022:  January 7, 2022

The interview day will run from 8:00am-5:00pm.  Uninvited applicants will receive an email notification in December. Please see our website for the latest interview date info and application process. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: American University; Boston University; Carlos Albizu University-San Juan; DePaul University; City University of NY; Duke University; East Carolina University; Emory University; Fairleigh Dickinson University; Florida State University; George Mason University; George Washington University; Harvard University; Howard University; Indiana University/Purdue-Indianapolis; Jackson State University; Kent State University; Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge; Loma Linda University; Marquette University; Northwestern University; Ohio University; Ohio State University; Palo Alto University; Seattle Pacific University; Rosalind Franklin University; Teachers College at Columbia University; Temple University; University of Alabama-Birmingham; University of Arkansas-Fayetteville; University of California-Los Angeles; University of Colorado-Boulder; UNC-Charlotte; University of South Florida; University of Florida; University of Georgia; University of Kansas; University of Kentucky; University of Louisville; University of Maryland-Baltimore County; University of Miami; University of Minnesota; University of Nevada-Las Vegas; University of Nevada-Reno; University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; University of North Carolina-Greensboro; University of Oregon; University of South Carolina-Columbia; University of Utah; University of Vermont; University of Virginia; University of Washington; University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; University of Wyoming; Vanderbilt University; Virginia Commonwealth; Virginia Polytechnic Inst & State University; and others
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: Yes
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Not Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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: Please see the "How to Apply" link on our website for program requirements.
Program Description

Duke University Medical Center's Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship Program training takes place within the context and spirit of the scientist-practitioner and clinical scientist models with the overarching aim to produce a Clinical Psychologist who is able to demonstrate all Profession-wide competencies and thrive in a variety of academic and health care settings.

A second aim of the program is to help Interns explore and develop areas of concentration that prepares them for early career development in Research, Clinical work, and/or Education.

A central vision of the Duke Internship Program is to provide both the breadth to ensure core competencies while giving opportunities to pursue depth into a specific area of Clinical Psychology.

To this end, our program has 10 full time interns across two major tracks: Adult Psychology and Child Psychology.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)

Opportunities available to integrate assessment, treatment, and consultation with a wide variety of patients, many with both medical and mental health programs; to develop skills in functioning on multidisciplinary treatment teams; and to participate in faculty research if dissertation completed. 

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: 200 280 215 203 263
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 71 83 72 68 98
Total number of interns: 10 10 10 10 10
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 10 10 10 10 10
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 10 10 10 10 10
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 10 10 10 9 10
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 0 5 6 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 74 70 101 64 37
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 10 10 9 10 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 2 1 1 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 8 5 7 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 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 0 0 0
Medical School: 10 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 2 0
Research Position: 0 0 4 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0