Program Information: Psychology Section, Department of Pediatrics

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1948
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
Department: Psychology Section, Department of Pediatrics
Address: 6701 Fannin St. Suite 1630
Houston, Texas 77030-2399
Country: United States
Metro Area: Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 832-822-3094
Fax:
Email: labonin@TexasChildrens.org
Web Address: https://www.bcm.edu/departments/pediatrics/sections-divisions-centers/psychology/education
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.bcm.edu/departments/pediatrics/sections-divisions-centers/psychology/education
Primary Agency Type: Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
Additional Agency Types:
  • Medical School
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Liza Bonin Ph.D.
Chief Psychologist: Karin Price Ph.D., ABPP
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 33
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/05/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 34500
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): Malpractice Insurance; Opportunity to participate in medical school's 403B; Pending budget approval, $450 is available for professional development (e.g., conference participation)
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Approximately 38% of an intern's time is spent engaged in assessment and consultation activities, 35% in intervention, 16% in supervision/case consultation, and 11% in seminars, conferences, and staffings. Proportion of time in assessment vs therapy will vary depending on track. To the extent feasible, clinical rotations and training experiences are tailored to the unique training needs and interests of each intern.
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:
  • Not Offered
  • Required
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicant is notified of their interview status by email on or before the deadline date. 

Applicants offered interviews are invited to participate in a structured virtual interview day via Zoom (~9:30am - 2:30pm).  These virtual interview days will be conducted in January on select Mondays and Fridays (precise dates to be determined) and will include an internship training program and Psychology Section overview and virtual tour, individual interviews with several training faculty supervisors, and a meeting with the current intern class. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Please see program brochure
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: 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: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application 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
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree 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

The mission of the Texas Children's Hospital Psychology Internship is to advance the profession of psychology and maximize child health outcomes through exemplary training in individualized evidence-based practices of psychology. Our psychology internship program provides broad-based clinical training - with an emphasis in pediatric/child populations - that will prepare emerging psychologists for productive and meaningful careers in a variety of contexts. As part of our mission, we are committed to providing the foundations for successful post-doctoral specialization in the fields of pediatric psychology, clinical child and adolescent psychology, and pediatric neuropsychology. Our faculty aspires to train highly competent professionals who will uphold a strong commitment to scientist practitioner values, demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to developmental considerations and cultural/individual differences, and be effective at contextually-relevant care as well as interdisciplinary teamwork. Our patient population is racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse, providing interns with experiential training in delivering services to families from a broad range of backgrounds. The program currently maintains 3 psychology intern positions with an emphasis in clinical child / pediatric health psychology (Track I) and 2 psychology intern positions with a pediatric neuropsychology focus (Track 2).  When an intern matches to a training track, the intern can expect to participate in the major rotations corresponding to the core training area(s) of the track. The program's structure provides for both depth and breadth of clinical training and allows the program to individualize an intern's training year. MAJOR ROTATIONS: 1) Pediatric Neuropsychology/Evaluation, 2) Pediatric Health Psychology, 3) OCD & Anxiety Disorders, 4) Preschool. MINOR ROTATIONS 1) Brief Behavior Intervention, 2) OCD & Anxiety Disorders, 3) Inpatient Rehabilitation; 4) Autism Center (evaluation OR intervention), 5) Pediatric Health Psychology, 6) Learning Disabilities Evaluation & Consultation, 7) Pediatric Neuropsychology, 8) Diagnostic Interviewing, 9) Research Rotation

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults:
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students:
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other: Pediatric/chronic illness

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

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

Quality Improvement

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: https://www.bcm.edu/departments/pediatrics/sections-divisions-centers/psychology/education  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: 178 180 217 155 197
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 35 36 35 36 38
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: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 5 4 5 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 1 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
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: 5 5 4 5 4
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 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 1
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0