Pediatric Psychology Training

Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology Doctoral Internship Program


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The Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology Doctoral Internship Program at the University of Louisville School of Medicine offers a one year, intensive training program in clinical child and pediatric psychology.  Our primary objective is to prepare psychology interns for entry into advanced postdoctoral training or professional practice in child clinical and pediatric psychology.  The program is designed to equip interns with the skills required to provide clinical and psychological assessments, diagnosis, treatment, consultation, and other aspects of mental and behavioral health care with children, adolescents, and families on an increasingly independent basis.  This includes developing expertise in the foundations of evidence based practices, cultural diversity, child development, and issues in professional development.

The internship is conducted within the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychology (CAPP) in the Department of Pediatrics and is supported by personnel and facilities within the Bingham Clinic and Norton Children's Hospital.  The child psychology faculty maintains primary responsibility for planning and conducting the program and supervising interns.  Interns also receive instruction from the child psychiatry faculty and collaborate with professionals from other disciplines, resulting in extensive exposure to multidisciplinary approaches.  Training is further enhanced by opportunities to work alongside other trainees in the department.  The Division also offers a child and pediatric psychology practicum, pediatric psychology postdoctoral fellowship, and child psychiatry residency.  Additionally, CAPP faculty and learners participate in the lectures and clerkships for medical students/residents/faculty in the School of Medicine.