The Internship Program in Clinical Psychology has been offered by the Pritzker Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1963.
The exclusive training focus of our internship is clinical child and pediatric psychology. The training program is guided by a clinical science model in which clinical practice is informed by science and research, and clinical work, in turn, generates new research ideas. Program graduates will achieve assessment and intervention competence in the areas of neuropsychological assessment, clinical diagnosis, behavioral analysis and treatment, short-term therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, parent training, individual therapy, family therapy, consultation with school and agency personnel, and consultation in a medical setting.
I am excited to announce that beginning with the 2023-2024 Internship Class, our internship will offer four full-time, twelve-month internships in two specialty tracks: two interns in the Pediatric Psychology Track and two interns in the Clinical Child Psychology Track. This change will allow interns to pursue a greater degree of specialty training in clinical child or pediatric psychology while building upon our decades of exceptional teaching and training. Breadth of training will be encouraged through exposure to a broad range of theoretical orientations, treatment settings, and evidence-based interventions for child, adolescent, and family treatment. Cohesion among all four interns will be supported through shared didactics and co-located private offices. Applicants may apply to both tracks but must indicate their first preference in their cover letter.