Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program

Elizabeth McQuaid, PhD, ABPP, Director

[Note: This internship is designed for clinical or counseling psychology graduate students who have completed all other requirements for the doctorate degree.]

History

The Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program, within the Clinical Psychology Training Programs at Brown: A Consortium of the Providence VA Medical Center, Lifespan, and Care New Enlgand, was formally established in 1975.  

Administration

The Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program is coordinated by the Clinical Psychology Training Programs at Brown.  The Consortium is centrally controlled through a Training Committee within the Department of Psychiatry & Human Behavior (DPHB) of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.   The Training Committee is the central coordinating body of the program's policies and goals.  

The Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program is responsible for maintaining records of all current clinical psychology residents and alumni to the program. 

Training

Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program provides training at the predoctoral level for students interested in careers relevant to clinical science, research, and practice. The overall training philosophy of the program reflects a commitment to the development of psychologists who will apply scientific knowledge to human behavior in clinical practice and who will advance clinical science research.  

The primary aim of the Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program is to provide an integrated year of predoctoral training which emphasizes both breadth and depth of clinical exposure. The overall aims are:

  • to ensure adequate levels of proficiency in the core aspects of assessment, therapy, consultation and clinical research within clinical psychology;
  • to provide a beginning concentration in a particular area of clinical psychology; and
  • to advance the overall professional development of clinical psychologists in training.  

All clinical psychology residents are admitted to the training program within a track, or area of emphasis, which represents their career focus or interests.  The Clinical Psychology Internship offers intensive training in four specific areas (tracks) of clinical psychology:

  1. Adult;
  2. Child;
  3. Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine; and
  4. Neuropsychology 

Specific details on the rotations available in each track can be found in the Rotations link.  

Many of the predoctoral clinical psychology residents stay at Brown to complete their fellowship training.


This internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association.  The next site visit of the Commission on Accreditation will be in 2019.  For questions about the programs accreditation status, contact:  

American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC  20002-4242 
Phone:  202-336-5979
Web:     http://www.apa.org/ed/accreditation/