USC-UCEDD Psychology Predoctoral Internship
The USC UCEDD at Children's Hospital Los Angeles offers an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited internship in clinical psychology. The internship is comprised of two required placements and one specialty placement in a variety of departments and clinical services. The two required clinical placements represent generalist skills of a child-focused psychologist: Child/Family Therapy and Psychological Assessment. The specialized placements focus on an area of specialty practice such as:
- Pediatric Psychology
- Early Childhood Mental Health
- Assessment, Consultation and Education
- Trauma Psychology
- Adolescent Medicine
The training program is designed to prepare doctoral candidates to assume the role of a practicing professional in both the private and public sectors of mental health care and psychology practice. Through didactic lectures and seminars, intensive supervision and ample direct patient contact, interns receive comprehensive experience in quality psychology training which engages them in psychological assessment treatment/therapy, consultation and community involvement. The internship program provides training in the principles of psychology as applied to pediatric behavioral and developmental disorders through supervised experience in outpatient mental health clinics, community clinics and/or pediatric hospital units.
The USC UCEDD's psychology predoctoral internship joined the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) in 1997 and received seven years of full accreditation by the APA in 2012. The year-long, full-time, predoctoral clinical and pediatric psychology internship begins July 1st and ends June 30th. The application deadline is November 1.
To find out more about our program, please visit www.uscuceddtraining.net and review the latest Psychology Predoctoral Internship program brochure. To apply, please refer to the contact information below.
Phone: (323) 361-3301
Children's Hospital Los Angeles
Division of General Pediatrics
4650 Sunset Blvd., MS #115
Los Angeles, CA 90027
For More Information About the Program’s Accreditation
American Psychological Association
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: (202) 336-5979