Program Information: Harvard Medical School/Baker Center for Children and Families - Department of Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2479
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Harvard Medical School/Baker Center for Children and Families
Department: Department of Psychology
Address: 53 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02120
Country: United States
Metro Area: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 617-278-4265x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Daniel Cheron
Chief Psychologist: Daniel Cheron
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 36000
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): Appointment as Clinical Fellow in Psychology with Harvard Medical School.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns participate in two major rotations and one minor rotation throughout the training year. The internship commences on July 1 and interns immediately begin their minor rotation at Camp Baker, Camp Baker is a five-week day treatment program that teaches children ages 6-12 effective ways to manage ADHD and other behavior issues. Camp Baker is a highly structured and supportive program that uses behavioral interventions to facilitate behavioral gains, improved social skills, and helps prevent against summer erosion of school year functioning. Interns spend the entire day with a group of approximately 14 children, supported by undergraduate and graduate counselors whom the intern will supervise. Following the conclusion of Camp Baker, interns begin their major rotations at the Center for Effective Child Therapy Outpatient Program (CECT) and the Manville School at the start of September. Interns spend two days a week at CECT providing psychodiagnostic assessments and individual psychotherapy for children ages 2.5 to 19. The training in and use of evidence-based practices and programs are prioritized at CECT. Interns spend three days a week at the Manville School. Manville is a therapeutic day school for students in grades K-10 who experience emotional, neurological and/or learning difficulties. Interns can expect to gain experience with a comprehensive array of clinical services and supports based on best practices, including psychoeducational and diagnostic assessments, individual, family, and group therapy, parent coaching and support groups, and case management. The Manville School and the Center for Effective Child Therapy (CECT) placements continue until the end of the training year on June 30th. Throughout the entire training year, interns will receive a minimum of 4 hours of supervision per week as well as an additional 4 hours of structured didactic seminars devoted to direct service delivery. Interns spend 40 hours per week on internship activities, although some interns report investing additional time completing reports, collateral contacts, and other paperwork.
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: 11/01/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/02/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/06/2023; 01/09/2023; 01/10/2023
Interview process description:

Applicants offered an interview to the training program must choose from one of three interview days (January 6th, 9th, or 10th, 2023).  Interviewees will be assigned to an interview day.  Those requesting an interview on a specific days may be accommodated if possible, but interview slots on preferred days may be unavailable. On the day of the interview, Interns will meet with the Director of the program, a well as a minimum of two other faculty members. On-site interviews are encouraged to provide applicants with the best exposure to the program, faculty, and facilities. However, the program strongly values equity in the interview process and virtual interviews are available for applicants by request.


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs: This internship has had graduate students from the following programs: William James College/Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology; Boston University; Harvard University; Lehigh University; Northeastern University; University of Massachusetts, Amherst; ; University of Oregon
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: Yes
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 start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
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): 200
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
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 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

Please download our program brochure for complete program details.

Judge Baker Children’s Center is a private, non-profit organization and a Harvard Medical School affiliate located in Boston’s Longwood Medical Area.  We are dedicated to improving the quality of children’s mental health care by translating research into programs and services that change lives. For over 100 years, Judge Baker has been instrumental in creating a continuum of care that supports children’s healthy development at the policy, systems, and practice levels. Judge Baker has been an important partner in the implementation and delivery of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for children and families from a variety of racial and cultural backgrounds, including direct service programs and implementation initiatives in schools, community mental health centers, and for families involved in the child welfare system.

The internship year at Judge Baker Children’s Center is a supervised, intensive, experiential learning opportunity focused on the delivery of psychological services. Training is competency-based and relies on evidence-based teaching approaches. The internship is part of a professional community of psychologists that values and promotes diversity among the faculty, interns, populations served, and the theoretical perspectives and interventions utilized. Our approach to professional training helps improve the quality of services for children and their families by developing trainees into outstanding professionals. Using competency-based learning strategies, interns spend the year embedded in our outpatient, school, and day-treatment service programs building advanced skills to help children succeed. The overall aim for the internship at Judge Baker is to train professional psychologists to develop the skills and knowledge to support the healthy development of children and families. The training program follows a scientist-practitioner model in which clinical practice is informed by science and empirically supported treatments which, in turn, leads to the generation of further research and evaluation.



Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Urban: Yes
Low income:

Treatment Modalities

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


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

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
Number of Completed Applications: 6 19 22 96
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 6 18 18 18 18
Total number of interns: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 1 2 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 1 1 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 1 1 0 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 1 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 1 1 1 0
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 (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 1 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 1 0 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 2 0 1 1 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 1 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0