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.
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.
This year we will be training six doctoral psychology interns who are either in 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 being funded by a generous grant from the John and Geraldine Weil Memorial Foundation.
Doctoral Psychology Internship
Thank you for your interest in this internship in Clinical Psychology. Beginning in 1963, and continuously since then, there has been an APA Accredited Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology in place at South Shore Mental Health. The program’s primary model is a Practitioner Scholar model. Its overarching goal is to prepare psychologists for applied clinical work in community-based multidisciplinary settings. This is accomplished through clinical supervision of direct service, didactic experience, and exposure to multiple service delivery systems in a managed care environment.
Research and practice are integrated through the distribution and discussion of journal articles and other writings highlighting research contributions to the practice of psychology. This occurs in case presentations, seminars, and supervision.
You will find the descriptions of our training program as links on the side navigation bar.
The deadline to submit your application is November 5, 2016. If you have any further questions please contact Bruce Roberts, Psy.D., Director of Clinical Training, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training in the clinical psychology internship program involves one of two tracks, Adult or Child/Adolescent. Each includes a primary outpatient placement and a secondary placement in a different service. Half of an intern’s time is spent in the primary placement each week and the remainder is spent in the secondary site. (Secondary placements will be discussed during interviews and assigned after matches are confirmed).
A. Child/Adolescent or B. Early Childhood
The primary placement for both the Child/Adolescent and Early Childhood tracks is Bayview Associates at One Adams Place on Willard Street, Quincy, MA. One Child/Adolescent intern will spend their rotation at the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment Unit at McLean Hospital SouthEast. Another secondary placement is at South Shore Educational Collaborative; a third placement is in the In-Home Therapy (IHT) Program. The secondary placement for the Early Childhood track will be at Step One Early Intervention working with infants birth to three years of age.
C. Adult Outpatient/Inpatient
The primary placement for the adult outpatient track is also at Bayview Associates. Secondary placements are in the inpatient adult unit and partial program at McLean Hospital SouthEast.