Department : Department Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2297
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: MetroHealth Medical Center
Department: Department Psychiatry
Address: 2500 MetroHealth Drive
Cleveland, Ohio 44109
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH
Distance from Major City: Located in Cleveland, Ohio
Phone: 216-778-4917x
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Amanda Burger
Chief Psychologist: Britt Nielsen PsyD
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 25
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 11
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 35600
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Access to online journals through Case Western Reserve University Lab Coats Option to join House Officer Association with additional benefits of discounts for event tickets, free coffee once a week, invitations to social events, and discount on membership to onsite MetroHealth Exercise facility.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Each work day at MetroHealth will be different. Residents on the Pediatric (4 positions), Neurodevelopmental Disability (1 position), and Community Health/Trauma (1 position)Tracks will spend 60% of their time in two core, year-long child focused experiences (1.5 days in Pediatric Psychology Outpatient Clinic and 1.5 in Integrated Pediatric Primary Care). They will spend one half day per week in their choice of two 6 month long rotations in a pediatric specialty care clinic. Adult Integrated Health Track Resident (2 positions) will spend 60% of their time in two core, year-long experiences (1.5 days in Outpatient Clinic and 1.5 in Integrated Primary Care ). They will spend one half day per week in their choice of two 6 month long rotations in a specialty care clinics. Adult Health Track Residents (BHWET Grant) (2 positions) will spend 60% of their time in two core, year-long experiences (1.5 days in Outpatient Clinic and 1.5 in Integrated Primary Care Clinics/Medically Assisted Treatments for Opioid and Substance Abused Disorders. They will spend one half day per week in their choice of two 6 month long rotations in a specialty care clinic. Serious and Persistent Mental Illness Track Residents (GPE Grant) (2 positions) will spend 60% of their time in two core, year-long experiences (3 days in an inpatient Dual Diagnosis Inpatient Unity for 6 months and 3 days in outpatient therapy and IOP/PHP groups for 6 months. They will spend one half day per week in their choice of two 6 month long rotations in a specialty care clinic. Finally, every week all residents will spend 3-4 hours participating in individual clinical supervision, 1 hour of group supervision, 4 hours in administrative/report writing time, and 4 hours will be spend in didactics.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?No
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: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
A Virtual Interview is:
Interview notification date: 12/01/2022
Tentative interview date: Starting 1/5/2023 through 1/23/23
Interview process description:

All interviews will be conducted via video conference.  Interviews are tentatively scheduled to start January 6 through January 23. Additional interview dates may be added if necessary. 

All applicants will be assigned to a virtual interview day. During that day, there will be a 1-1.5 hour long introduction to the program-with opportunities for questions.  Applicants will then be scheduled for 2-45 minute long video conference individual interviews with faculty, and then a 20 minute meeting with the training director and a 20 minute meeting with the chief psychologist.  Through out the day there will be opportunities to talk to current residents.  The day will wrap up with opportunities to meet with specific faculty and/or ask final questions.

A video highlighting the training opportunities and training locations is available on our website.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler School of Professional Psychology Arizona State University Ball State University Carlos Albizu University Case Western Reserve University Central Michigan University Eastern Carolina University La Salle University Lehigh University Loyola University Maryland Marshal University Miami University, Ohio Midwestern University Norther Illinois University NOVA Southeastern University Palo Alto University Pacific University Ponce Health Sciences University Roosevelt University Rosalind Franklin Rhode Island University St. Louis University Texas A & M University University of Houston University of Maryland University of Massachusetts University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill University of Southern Alabama University of South Carolina University of Wisconsin Pacific University Wayne State University Western Michigan University Wheaton University Wright State University
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: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 100
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
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 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 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. 

*See the Website for more information about the tracks.

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.


Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 88 138 130 162 164 144
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 30 63 59 71 64 78
Total number of interns: 3 6 6 8 8 9
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 6 6 8 8 9
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 6 5 6 5 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 1 2 3 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 6 4 6 6 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 1 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 0 2 1 1 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10 12 11 10 15 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 90 135 62 120 45 37
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching: 0
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 0 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: