Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program

Psychology residents will be provided with a broad-based approach to training in clinical psychology with opportunities for specialization through specialty tracks and electives. The Department of Psychiatry at the Brigham is an academic affiliate of Harvard Medical School (HMS).

  • Training Opportunities: The core clinical training consists of two 6-month rotations in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Inpatient Psychiatry, which are based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital respectively. This core training is supplemented with various electives, based on residents’ interests and professional goals, and include opportunities for further training in the areas of behavioral medicine, gender diversity, DBT, serious mental illness, addictions and neuropsychology. Residents dedicate time for research activities and are expected to develop a research product at the end of the training year.
  • Supervision/Mentorship/Didactics: As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, the Brigham has a commitment to training and education. Residents will be supervised on site for a minimum of 4 hours per week, will be assigned a separate mentor to assist in professional development, and will have opportunities to develop their own supervision and teaching skills by supervising doctoral students in clinical psychology. Didactic opportunities include a weekly psychology seminar, case consultation series, clinical teaching rounds, and journal club presentations. Residents are also encouraged to take advantage of numerous learning activities that are available across the BWH, HMS and Longwood Medical Area academic communities.
  • Compensation: Resident compensation includes an annual salary of $27,000, vacation time, sick days, paid holidays, and educational leave. Psychology residents on internship are eligible for benefits including health insurance arranged through the hospital.
  • Eligibility Requirements: Applicants should complete a minimum of 300 AAPI hours and have a minimum of 3 graduate training years prior to beginning internship. Applicants from APA or CPA-accredited institutions (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) are encouraged to apply. APPIC applications are due by December 2, 2019 at 11:59 EST.

Additional program details are available: 2020-2021 brochure

Christopher AhnAllen, Ph.D.
Director of Psychology Training
(617) 983-7924