The goal of South Shore Mental Health’s Clinical Internship Program is to prepare doctoral-level psychology students for careers in clinical practice with an emphasis on community mental health.
To ensure that we deliver the best of care, we recruit and train the finest talent. Since 1963, there has been an American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology in place at South Shore Mental Health. The program’s model is that of a Practitioner Scholar. Its overarching goal is to prepare psychologists for applied clinical work in community-based multidisciplinary settings. We also offer a master’s level social work internship program to approximately 10 students. If you are a social work student, contact your school placement office to see if there is an existing training relationship.
The training faculty is made up of psychologists, social workers, nurses, and psychiatrists from South Shore Mental Health and our allied training sites. Our staff teaches through seminars and direct supervision.
This year we will be training six doctoral psychology interns. Two interns will be in the Adult track and four will work with children, adolescents, and their families. The Internship Program is divided into four distinct tracks, each of which has an outpatient placement at our Bayview Clinic and a secondary placement. These training options are described in further detail below, and include the (A) Child/Adolescent (B) Early Childhood (C) Family Focused and (D) Adult tracks.