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Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program

The Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA provides a 12-month, full-time psychology internship for doctoral students in clinical psychology. The training program is centered upon the provision of training within a scientist-practitioner model, with a focus on providing clinical care and engaging in scientific endeavors and research activities. 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 and residents will have the opportunity to train and collaborate with specialists across multiple disciplines within a world-renowned academic medical center.

Training Opportunities

The core clinical training consists of two 6-month rotations and all residents complete outpatient psychiatry training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as one of these rotations. Residents may also train within the Inpatient Psychiatry service at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. 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, pain management, 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.


As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Brigham and Women's Hospital 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 Brigham, Harvard Medical School and Longwood Medical Area academic communities.


Resident compensation includes an annual salary of $35,568, vacation time, sick days, paid holidays, and educational leave. Psychology residents on internship are eligible for benefits including health insurance arranged through the hospital. Academic appointments as a Clinical Fellow in Psychology within the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School will be solicited from the institution.

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 November 8, 2021 at 11:59 EST.


All application procedures follow the policies and procedures of the APPIC and National Matching Services (NMS) services.

Additional program details are available: Program Brochure


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