Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology

Broad-based clinical training through exposure to interventions such as psychological assessment, individual therapy and group therapy.

Interns are exposed to the clinical complexities of substance use disorders and commonly occurring mental health conditions and complications. Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Mental Health Centers offer a doctoral internship in health service psychology, accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Doctoral interns are provided a strong foundation in scholarly knowledge and clinical practice. The goal of the training program is to facilitate doctoral intern development as independent psychological professionals for a variety of career opportunities. This program emphasizes a developmental learning model that ensures doctoral intern knowledge of evidenced-based practices in the treatment of mental health disorders that co-occur with substance use issues and facilitates their growing expertise in the daily clinical practice of knowledge. Interested applicants are not required to have previous experience working with substance use disorders. Rather, this training program is seeking applicants ultimately who share an interest in gaining education, training and experience with a wide range of co-occurring disorders.

The training program at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation provides broad-based clinical training through exposure to interventions such as psychological assessment, individual therapy and group therapy, as well as, involvement in training didactics, supervision, and consultation within an interdisciplinary treatment team. Both adult and adolescent sites identify rotations which include experience in consultation with a multidisciplinary team, assessment, crisis intervention, individual therapy, and group therapy for males and females. Additional opportunities for training in specialized testing and treatment of health care professionals are available in the adult program. The program is offered at the Center City location serving adults, and the Plymouth location designed for youth and families.

Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002

Application deadline is November 4, 2016 for 2017/2018 doctoral internship year. Diverse applicants are encouraged to apply.

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