Advanced Training for Pre-Doctoral Psychology Students
Our psychology externship program is geared for advanced pre-doctoral students in clinical/professional psychology. Each year, approximately 10 positions may be offered, dependent upon the availability of opportunities and the match of interests between supervisors and externs. Externs are assigned to one of the core clinical experiences or evaluation rotations. In the Division of Behavioral Health, we serve infants, children, and adolescents who are hospital inpatients and outpatients, referred from other ambulatory services of the hospital or from the community.
Training & Rotations for Externs
The Division of Behavioral Health at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children offers a psychology externship for advanced pre-doctoral students in clinical/professional psychology. Within the Department of Pediatrics, the Division of Behavioral Health includes psychologists and psychiatrists. We have an APA-approved clinical psychology internship. In Psychology, there are currently 16 full and part-time doctoral-level licensed psychologists, 7 psychology residents (interns), 6 postdoctoral fellows and up to 10 extern students. We serve infants, children, and adolescents in need of psychological evaluation and treatment.
The patient population includes hospital inpatients and outpatients referred from other ambulatory services of the hospital, or from the community.
Our externship positions typically last 9 to 12 months, depending on the needs of the student and clinic needs. An additional year of externship training may be offered, contingent on faculty approval. There is no stipend available for practicum training. You’ll need to commit at least one 8-hour day per week to practicum training, although many participants elect to commit to 2 days.
Externs will be assigned to one of the core clinical experiences or evaluation rotations. They will also be welcome to participate in other educational activities available through the hospital — including ethics rounds and grand rounds.