Program Information: Psychology Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1796
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital, Psychology Internship Program
Department: Psychology Services
Address: 3100 S.W. 62nd Ave.
Miami, Florida 33155-3009
Country: United States
Metro Area: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 305-669-6503x
Fax: 305-669-6442
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private General Hospital
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private General Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Rose Alvarez-Salvat
Chief Psychologist: Marisa Azaret
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 06/20/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35568
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site An intern's typical day consists of completing medical consults, participating in multidisciplinary clinics, seeing outpatient therapy cases, and completing neuropsychological, psychological and/or psychoeducational evaluations. Supervision also takes place 4-5 hours a week. Didactics and medical rounds are also provided weekly.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
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:
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2022
Interview process description:

Individuals invited to the interview(s) will be notified via email by December 01, 2021.  As of August 2021, Face-to-face interviews will NOT be offered this year. Virtual interviews will take place January 2022 and include both group and individual format. THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  Two to three dates are typically offered on a first come/ first serve basis. Tentative dates are January 10, 11, and 12, 2022.  Applicants will have the opportunity to meet supervising psychologists corresponding to the track of interest.  


For applicants who indicate Spanish language fluency, a portion of the interviews may be conducted in Spanish. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Loyola University-Maryland, University of Austin-Texas, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver, Nova Southeastern University, University of Miami, University of Georgia, George Washington University, Temple University, Wright State University, Pepperdine University, Spalding University, University of Alabama
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
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: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not 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:
Program Description





1-      The Psychology interns and fellows follow the same safety measures and use of PPE (personal protective equipment) that our employees follow.

2-      Employees are given “walk around” masks.

3-      Telehealth is used for the outpatient visits and consults when most appropriate.

4-      Medical floor consultations continue to take place in-person.

6-      Masks are to be worn across all locations in the institution.

The internship program at Nicklaus Children's Hospital's, formerly named Miami Children’s Hospital, primary purpose is to train interns in the delivery of state of the art psychological assessment and intervention for pediatric health conditions, emotional disturbances, and behavioral problems associated with genetic, environmental, and medical conditions of children and their families.  To this end, training experiences are offered in psychological assessment, individual and group treatment techniques, consultation-liaison services with medically involved patients, assessment and secondary prevention in at risk populations and parent counseling.  All interns are required to participate in training experiences involving psychological assessment, treatment and consultation-liaison service.  In addition to these core-training requirements, interns are assigned to participate in one of the two following yearlong specialized multidisciplinary training tracks: the Pediatric Health Track or the Neuropsychology Track.  The Pediatric Health Track consists of a year long rotation of consultation-liaison services, therapy, and assessment with medically compromised populations with emotional and behavioral disorders, including Endocrinology (Diabetes), Hematology/Oncology, Pulmonology, Neurology, and Gastroenterology. The Neuropsychology Track consists of a year long rotation providing neuropsychology evaluations for children with neurological conditions and other medical disorders that affect brain function and cognitive status or emotional-social adjustment.  Inter-disciplinary collaboration with professionals from other disciplines is a critical aspect of the internship experience to ensure effective and efficient service delivery.  


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
French-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)

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: 104 114 119 107 141
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 37 41 41 46 44
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 0 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 4 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 4 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 0 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 15 22 13 26 13
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 94 40 147 62 58
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: 3 4 4 4 4
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 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: 3 3 4 4 4
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 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 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 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