Child and Adolescent Psychology Doctoral Internship Program | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

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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:

  • Research
  • Ethical and legal standards
  • Individual and cultural diversity
  • Professional values, attitudes and behaviors
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Assessment
  • Intervention
  • Supervision
  • 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








  Tarrah Mitchell, PhD
        Training Director

        Candice Blanchard

      Candice Blanchard
       Training Coordinator





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Values-Based Culture

TTUHSC embraces a Values-Based Culture, instilling in each member the values: BEYOND SERVICE, ONE TEAM, INTEGRITY, KIND HEART, and VISION for the future. We are committed to sustaining an environment that is diverse, equitable, and inclusive for all who work and train at the institution. Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion at: Office of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (