Child and Adolescent Psychology Doctoral Internship Program
Internship Overview & Objectives
The primary goal of the internship program is to prepare doctoral interns to function as postdoctoral fellows or early career psychologists in health service psychology working with diverse populations of children and families with a focus on professional, ethical, and evidence-based care.
In line with the Standard of Accreditation for Health Service Psychology, our program is an organized training program that aims to train doctoral interns to demonstrate competency in the following areas:
- Ethical and legal standards
- Individual and cultural diversity
- Professional values, attitudes and behaviors
- Communication and interpersonal skills
- Consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills
Applications for APA accreditation and APPIC membership for the internship program are under review. The program abides by the accrediting body’s policies and procedures and maintains communication in a complete and timely manner.
Structure, Requirements, and Didactics
Explanation of Training Settings and Rotation Listing
TTUHSC Intern Handbook
- Applications are received through the APPIC Application for Psychology Internships (AAPI) portal.
- No supplemental documents are required beyond the “universal application.”
- Applications are due on November 1 at 11:59pm EST.
- Be enrolled in and in good standing in an accredited (American Psychological Association or Canadian Psychological Association) doctoral program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology.
- Have received 3 years of closely supervised experiential training in professional
o Preference is given for experience with child and adolescent populations.
- Have acquired a minimum of 400 intervention hours and 100 assessment hours.
- Be authorized by their doctoral program to apply.
- Acceptance into the internship program will be dependent on successful completion of a background check and additional employment procedures set forth by TTUHSC.
- By the beginning of the internship program, applicants should have their graduate level coursework completed.
- All applications are reviewed using a standard applicant fating form and evaluated for potential goodness of fit with the internship program.
- Applicants are notified whether they have received an interview by email on or before December 1.
- Interviews are scheduled on a first come, first served basis in January and occur via teleconference.
- Each applicant should expect a half-day of interviews.
- Interviews are conducted using a standard set of interview questions, although interviewers may ask additional interview questions of applicants as appropriate.
- The internship program participates in the APPIC Match and follows all relevant policies and procedure.
- The internship program participates in the APPIC Match.
- Each year, 2-4 interns will have the opportunity to match at the internship program.
- The salary for a full-time doctoral intern for the 2024-2025 academic year will be $36,000. The interns are employees of the Health Science Center and receive benefits in line with employee status.
- Free health insurance following 60 days of employment (options to add family at low cost)
- Optional insurance (associated costs; dental, vision, life, disability, etc.)
- Optional Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
- Free liability insurance
- Retirement plan
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Professional/educational leave (5 days)
- Professional/Educational funds
- Sick leave: 8 hours per month accrued (starting on first day of employment)
- Holiday leave: 2 hours per month accrued (starting on first day of employment)
- Holidays: Paid approved holidays
- Vacation leave: 8 hours per month accrued
Tarrah Mitchell, PhD
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