The internship at MetroHealth Medical Center provides a broad range of experiences in adult health psychology, child clinical, and pediatric psychology. The program offers 4 training tracks;
Pediatric Psychology (229711)-focused traditional pediatric psychology cases, adjustment to medical conditions, etc.
Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (229712)-focused on children and adolescents with neurodevelopmental disabiliities
Trauma and Community Health (229713)-focused on children and adolescents in fostercare and the school based health clinics
Adult Health (229714)-focused on adult health psychology
Adult Integrated Health Psychology (BHEWET Grant) (229715)- focused on integrated adult health psychology and opioid and substance use addiction assessment, treatment and prevention
Serious Persistant Mental Illness Track (GPE Grant) 229716- focused on serious persistant mental illness in inpatient dual diagnosis unit and outpatient individual and group therapy.
Interns on all 6 tracks will spend 60% of their time in two core, year-long : outpatient therapy and integrated primary care (pediatric and/or family medicine clinics/opioid and substance use disorders). The outpatient child clinic service provides diagnostic and treatment services to children ages 2-18 with emotional, behavioral, and developmental problems. The integrated primary care clinic offers brief problem-focused interventions for children and families presenting to primary care clinics and consultation to medical staff.
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Child focused residents will also have opportunities to rotate through pediatric specialty clinics (e.g., neurology, adolescent, gastroenterology, Hispanic, obesity, foster care, LGBT), consult-liaison, and family medicine. Interns will receive individual and group supervision and attend weekly didactics and hospital-wide conferences.
Adult focused residents will also have opportunities to rotate through adult specialty clinics (e.g, pain management, bariatric surgery, behavioral sleep medicine, neuro-psychological assessement)
For Spanish-speaking applicants, there is opportunity for bi-lingual supervision with our Spanish-speaking psychologists. Trainees will develop skills in assessment, empirically-based interventions, and interprofessional collaboration across settings.
The goal of this program is to help residents develop working relationships with children, their families and other professional staff, and enhance their communication, interviewing, consultation abilities, and program development. Residents successfully completing the internship program will be able to provide a wide variety of clinical services, including evidence-based assessment, psychotherapy, and program development with children and families and from diverse ethnic, cultural, and social backgrounds, in psychology and integrated primary care settings.