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. Professionally renowned consultants from Boston add special expertise to the training program.
Each year, we train six doctoral psychology interns in either the Adult or Child psychology training tracks. Two of the interns are in the Adult track and four will work with children. Three of these are in the Child/Adolescent track and one in the Early Childhood track which focuses on infants and children up to about age 10. The Early Childhood track is funded by a generous grant from the John and Geraldine Weil Memorial Foundation.