The Primary Children's Hospital (PCH) Psychology Internship Program follows a practitioner-scholar model within a pediatric behavioral health environment. The program's mission is to increase intern competence in clinical skill areas, consistent with PCH's mission, vision, and values, and guided by evidence-based and ethical practices. The internship year is organized around the general competencies set forth in the APA Standards of Accreditation. The internship program's goal is to prepare doctoral level interns for entry-level psychology post-doctoral or resident positions, with a child/adolescent and family focus, in a variety of settings. The program is designed to be an experiential work and training opportunity, wherein interns receive service-oriented diagnostic and treatment experiences that are sequential, cumulative, and graded in complexity, adding to interns' professional development, helping them make the transition from psychology intern to professional psychologist.
For the coming training year (2023-2024), we will have six internship positions: one intern who will primarily conduct individual and family therapy in our inpatient and child/adolescent day treatment programs, as well as conduct psychological assessments on our behavioral health continuum; two interns who are primarily based in a psychiatric outpatient clinic but who also provide assessment and consultation in our behavioral health continuum; one pediatric psychology intern who will provide C&L services in our hospital, participate in medical specialty clinics, and see pediatric psychology outpatients in our pediatric behavioral health clinic; one Hem/ONC/BMT intern who will provide outpatient therapy in our pediatric behavioral health clinic and intervention, assessment, and consultation in both outpatient and inpatient Hem/Onc/BMT units; and one neuropsychology-focused intern who will conduct neuropsychological assessments, engage in C&L work, and provide outpatient therapy in our pediatric behavioral health clinic. *Please note that we will have 5 different match codes, and you will need to specify for which rotation(s) you are applying in your application.*
In addition to site-specific training opportunities and weekly individual, face-to-face supervision, all interns attend four weekly, structured training activities--individual therapy seminar (8 month span), diversity seminar/family therapy seminar (each for a 4-month span), peer supervision, and a didactic seminar series organized around internship class needs. During the summer months, interns spend one-half day per week on a mini-rotation, gaining additional experience in an area of particular interest mutually agreed on by intern and primary supervisor, and consistent with training needs.
Minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Primary Children's Hospital is a non-discriminatory / Affirmative Action Employer.
*Even though we require a minimum of 100 assessment hours, if you are short on hours due to COVID-19, please still consider applying. We will likely still consider applicants who do not meet our minimum hour requirement due to the unique circumstances associated with COVID-19.