Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology
The Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology provides training to prepare doctoral students for professional practice as psychologists in health service settings. We employ a competency-based approach to education and training that focuses on biological, psychological, social, and cultural aspects of health and behavior.
For the 2020-21 training year, 12 internship positions are available across two tracks to meet the training goals of interns interested in clinical child and pediatric psychology
- The Integrated Behavioral Health Track provides interns with intervention, assessment and consultation training in both community-based, integrated pediatric primary care settings and hospital-based settings. Interns gain experience in the integration of evidence-based, clinical child psychology services within primary care and other clinics that comprise the medical home.
Number of Intern Positions: 6
- The Pediatric Psychology Track provides interns with intervention, assessment, and consultation training in hospital-based, medical inpatient and outpatient settings, with a focus on children/adolescents and families experiencing medical illness and associated psychosocial challenges.
Number of Intern Positions: 6
Training Program Details
Please see our training brochure (PDF) for full details about our program’s aims and competencies, clinical rotations, didactic and professional development curriculum, training faculty and life in the greater Wilmington/Philadelphia area.
The Division of Behavioral Health is located in a beautiful, state-of-the-art clinic and office space next to the main hospital building on Rockland Road. Interns share a large, sunny office that is located one floor up from the clinic space. Each intern has his/her own personal workspace with high-speed internet access, Nemours-issued iPhone, Nemours-issued laptop, e-mail account, and voicemail. Computer support training and electronic medical record use are provided. Remote access to the hospital server is also available. The office space also includes a large break room and kitchen, conference room, seminar room for didactics, treatment and scoring library, lounge seating, lactation room, and private spaces for supervision and other small-group meetings.
The clinic area features 54 specially-designed treatment rooms, many of which allow for observation via one-way mirror or iPad technology. Some have internal rooms for time-outs or cool-downs. “Bug in the ear” technology is available for unobtrusive parent coaching during therapy appointments. Other features of the clinic include extensive space and equipment for live supervision and case discussion; convenient workstations for in-clinic documentation; feeding therapy facilities; and multiple waiting areas for patients of different ages and with different sensory needs. Providers in the Divisions of Behavioral Health and Developmental Medicine see patients in the same clinic space to promote interdisciplinary collaboration and joint appointments where appropriate. In addition to the outpatient clinic space, clinical work also takes place in primary care clinics and the main hospital building (e.g., in specialty care clinics and on the inpatient medical units).
|2015 - 2016|
|Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts||26|
|Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree||0|
|Community mental health center||0||0|
|Federally qualified health center||0||0|
|Independent primary care facility/clinic||0||0|
|University counseling center||0||0|
|Veterans Affairs medical center||0||0|
|Military health center||0||0|
|Academic health center||23||0|
|Other medical center or hospital||0||0|
|Community college or other teaching setting||0||0|
|Independent research institution||0||0|
|Independent practive setting||0||0|
|Not currently employed||0||0|
|Changed to another field||0||0|
Date Program Tables were updated: 8/1/19
Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time. For former interns working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary setting.