Site Name: Western Psychiatric Hospital
Department: Psychology Internship Program
Interviews (virtual) will be held on Friday, January 6th and Friday, January 13th. Interview days will involve multiple individual or small-group interviews, as well as group informational sessions. WPH interviews are a full-day event, and applicants should make arrangements to be available the entire time. Requests to meet with specific faculty will be solicited and accommodated when possible. Approximately 12 applicants will be scheduled for each of the two interview days. Interview requests will be emailed to applicants by the 21st day of November, with interviews scheduled for one of the two interview dates on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Western Psychiatric Hospital (WPH) and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine offer an APA-accredited, rotating internship in clinical psychology. We adhere to a 'clinical science' model of training and professional development in which the primary principles are a commitment to empiricism for guiding both clinical and scientific work, and an emphasis on the reciprocal relationship between clinical practice and the development and investigation of important questions for clinical research. We have three general goals for the program: (1) Develop and consolidate clinical skills in psychiatric assessment, conceptualization, and evidence-based psychological interventions; (2) Provide broad clinical experience within multidisciplinary treatment and research teams located within a university-based medical center; and (3) Consolidate and enhance skills in clinical psychological science and supplement the clinical experience with adequate time and resources for empirical exploration of a specialty area. Our program provides two options: (a) a one-year general internship emphasizing clinical experience with major disorders in children and adults; and (b) a multiyear clinical research track that begins with the predoctoral internship and includes additional years of postdoctoral training to provide participants with the skills necessary to conduct clinical research. Applicants to the program initially commit to one year of training. Decisions about postdoctoral training are made in the spring of the internship year (and are subject to availability of postdoctoral training slots). Strengths of the program include assessment and diagnosis of psychopathology (both Axis I and Axis II disorders) in adults and children, psychosocial treatments of major disorders (with an emphasis on evaluation and outcome research), behavioral medicine, and the application of new quantitative tools to clinical research problems.
(training opportunities continued)
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.