Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

According to the newest requirements of the Commission on Accreditation (CoA), we are providing descriptive data for our recent classes of interns including admissions characteristics, initial post-internship placements, and support available during the internship year.

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation

Our program is based in an academic medical center and highlights the integration of science and practice in the provision of evidence-based clinical care. Applicants are required to apply to a particular track: Adult/Health Psychology, Adult Neuropsychology, Child/Pediatric Psychology, and Pediatric Neuropsychology. Our training program is tailored to help each intern develop and progress towards professional training goals that may be addressed within the experiences offered in our department. Applicants who are competitive for our program have a combination of both general training and more focused experiences within the particular track, and seek to use internship as an opportunity to hone existing skills while developing new ones that will be consistent with their professional goals. Most of our interns have previous experience in academic medical centers, have operated as part of interdisciplinary teams, are comfortable with the fast paced environment and the need to function autonomously with appropriate support, and aspire to careers in academic settings.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours

N

Y

Amount: 600

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours

N

Y

Amount: 600

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

We require 600 total face-to-face assessment and intervention hours. The distribution of these hours between assessment and intervention depends on which track the applicants choose. For our Adult/Health and Child/Pediatric tracks, competitive applicants usually have 400-600 hours. For our neuropsychology tracks, competitive applicants have a greater proprotion of assessment hours, although intervention experience is also important.