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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 interns will be provided with a broad-based approach to training in clinical psychology with opportunities for specialization through one of two training tracks (General Adult, Neuropsychology), specialty rotations and electives. The Department of Psychiatry at the Brigham is an academic affiliate of Harvard Medical School and interns will have the opportunity to train and collaborate with specialists across multiple disciplines within a world-renowned academic medical center.

Training Opportunities

General Adult Track:

The core clinical training consists of two 6-month rotations and interns complete outpatient psychology training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and on the Inpatient Psychiatry service. This core training is supplemented with psychological assessment training, various electives, based on interns’ interests and professional goals, and include opportunities for further training in the areas of behavioral medicine, gender diversity, pain management, serious mental illness, addictions, pediatric newborn medicine, psycho-oncology and neuropsychology.

Neuropsychology Track

Psychology interns in the Neuropsychology track will spend 50% of their time training within the Department of Neurology and 50% of their time training within the Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Within the Department of Neurology, interns will see patients through the Center for Brain Mind Medicine (CBMM), which is uniquely collaborative, interdisciplinary group comprising Neuropsychologists, Behavioral Neurologists, Neuropsychiatrists, and Social Workers. Interns will develop competency in the assessment of patients presenting with a range of neurological and neuropsychiatric syndromes. Within the Department of Psychiatry, interns will focus their training on psychological testing and assessment as well as core clinical activities of individual and group psychotherapy.

All interns 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, Brigham and Women's Hospital has a commitment to training and education. Interns will be supervised 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 and/or neuropsychology. Didactic opportunities include a weekly psychology seminar, case consultation series, clinical teaching rounds, and various other departmental and hospital educational initiatives. Interns 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.

Benefits

Intern compensation includes an annual salary of $35,568, vacation time, sick days, paid holidays, and educational leave. Psychology interns 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 (PhD or PsyD) are encouraged to apply. APPIC applications are due by November 15, 2022 at 11:59 EST.

Applying

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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