Program Information: Child Development and Rehabilitation Center

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1525
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Oregon Health & Science University - Univ. Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities
Department: Child Development and Rehabilitation Center
Address: P.O. Box 574
Portland, Oregon 97207-0574
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA
Distance from Major City: In Portland city limits
Phone: 503-494-2734x
Fax: 503-494-6868
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: Kim Reynolds
Chief Psychologist: Michael Harris
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 19
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 26000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Modest funding is available to support conference participation on a case by case basis. Public transportation passes will be either covered or available at a special very reduced rate for trainees. In the context of increased virtual care, institutional laptops are also available to interns for work from home (if still required at that time). Pending grant funding, reimbursement for the purchase of health insurance may also be available, and the stipend will be at least $26,000, possibly higher.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Work day varies across the week. Interns spend 1 day per week in major rotation, 1/2 day per week in minor rotation, 1/2 day per week in outpatient treatment, 1 day per week in "placement" (integrated team medical care), 1/2 day per week in research, 2/3 of a day per week in supervision and didactics, and the remainder in activities related to clinical training (e.g., prep time, report writing, etc). Many activities include participation in multi-disciplinary team clinics. For the 2021-2022 cohort, training will include a combination of virtual and in-person care, consistent with State rules and institutional policies in the context of the COVID 19 pandemic. Future cohorts will likely engage in both virtual and in-person care as well, to ensure appropriate training in modalities currently relevant to the practice of pediatric/child psychology.
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 11/30/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/11/2022
Interview process description:

Interviews will occur Tuesday January 11 and Friday January 14, 2022. Alternative dates will not be offered. Each date involves a full-day interview process and will include an overview of the program, time with current interns (without supervisors present), individual meetings with several faculty members, a video tour of the facilities, and a small group discussion. The entire interview process will be virtual for the 2022 interview dates. In person meetings will not be accomodated, even for applicants in town, in order to support equity in the process. 

Individuals who are invited to interview will receive an e-mail from the program that contains dates of interviews, contact information for confirming acceptance of the invitation, and specifics regarding the time and virtual access details of the interviews.

Note, due to funding sources, we accept applications from those who are US citizens, non-citizen nationals of the US, or foreign nationals who possess a visa permitting permanent residency in the US. If you have questions about whether you are eligible for consideration, please contact the program as soon as possible.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
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 Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree 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: Psychology interns are required to have health insurance. Reimbursement for the cost of purchasing health insurance may be available pending funding status at the start of internship. While dissertation completion is not required prior to internship, it is strongly encouraged in order to balance the demands of internship. Other requirements are listed on the website.
Program Description

Our internship program has been in existence since 1967, accredited by APA since 1980. Our aim is to develop excellence in working with youth and their families by fostering skills appropriate to a wide range of patients and contexts, emphasizing melding theory with practice. Emphasis is on practice and professional activities within a pediatric context. Interns who complete our program understand, communicate effectively with, and interact comfortably and freely with other health service professionals. Training emphasizes assessment, intervention, consultation, and research with youth with special health needs and their families. Trainees work with youth with conditions ranging from those with traditionally defined developmental disabilities (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disability, metabolic disorders, ADHD) to those with chronic health conditions (e.g., seizures, diabetes, cancer, chronic pain) to those with emotional/behavioral challenges. Further, the internship program is integrated into our institution's interdisciplinary leadership training (LEND Program), which offers didactic, experiential, and professional training opportunities to trainees of up to 15 disciplines.

Diverse training occurs because of the intersection between the emphasis of the Institute on Disability & Development (IDD) and Doernbecher Children's Hospital, through which inpatient (medical) and outpatient services are provided. Training activities occur primarily on the OHSU campus; some occur in the community. The IDD's focus is on the total well-being of individuals over the entire life span, though the internship program focuses on child/pediatric populations.


There are 3 separate training tracks available for the 2021-2022 (and likely 2022-2023) training year: Special Health Needs, Autism Spectrum Disorders, and Neuropsychology Tracks. Note, the primary distinction between each of these tracks is the major rotations (1 day per week). Other aspects of training are nearly identical. We are recruiting for 3 positins in the Special Health Needs track, 1 position in the Autism track, and 1 position in the Neuropsychology track for the 2022-2023 training year. 


Regardless of track, our program is best suited to trainees who are interested in the full spectrum of training we offer regardless of the track in which they complete the training. Applicants are welcome to apply for consideration to one or more tracks based on their training and professional interests/goals. Applicants will be considered independently for their match to each track of interest.


Please see the program website for specific details about training experiences and opportunities.

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
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Other: Work with young adults occurs in some clinical training opportunities

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy:
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention:
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
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%)
Other: Integrated Care


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)

Other: Virtual care. Approximately 10-25% of clinical and didactic training will occur virtually. This means that some patients will be engaged in telemedicine. 

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: 193 176 179 131 160
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 52 55 52 51 53
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 5 5 5 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 4 4 4 5
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 1 1 1 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 17 3 14 7 17
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 73 101 84 21 155
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 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 5 5 5 5 5
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 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: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 2 0 0 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 1 0 1
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 4 3 4 4 3
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 1
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0