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.
This year we will be training six doctoral psychology interns, two of the 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.
Doctoral Psychology Internship
Thank you for your interest in our internship in Clinical Psychology. Since South Shore Mental Health’s inception in 1963, there has been a continuously running APA Accredited Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology. The program’s primary model is a Practitioner Scholar one. 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, 2017. If you have any further questions please contact Bruce Roberts, Psy.D., Director of Clinical Training, at email@example.com.
Training in the clinical psychology internship program involves one of two tracks, Adult or Child/Adolescent. Each track includes a primary outpatient placement and a secondary placement in a different service. Half of an intern’s time is spent at the primary placement each week and the remainder is spent at the secondary site.
A. Child/Adolescent or B. Early Childhood or C. Family Focused
For interns in the Child/Adolescent, Early Childhood, and Family Focused tracks, the primary placement is located at the Bayview Associates outpatient clinic at One Adams Place on Willard Street, Quincy, MA.
(A) For the intern in the Child/Adolescent Track, outpatient clinical work will focus on providing individual therapy to clients aged 5-18 and parent guidance/family interventions as needed. One Child/Adolescent intern will complete their secondary rotation at the Adolescent Acute Residential Treatment (ART) Program at McLean Hospital SouthEast in Middleborough, MA. The other Child/Adolescent secondary placement is at South Shore Educational Collaborative in Hingham, MA.
(B) For the intern in the Early Childhood Track, outpatient clinical work will be primarily with 3-10 year-olds. The Early Childhood track is being funded by a generous grant from the John and Geraldine Weil Memorial Foundation. The secondary placement for the Early Childhood track will be at South Shore Mental Health’s Step One Early Intervention Program in Quincy, MA, working with infants to three year-olds.
(C) For the Family Focused intern, outpatient clinical work will have a greater focus on family therapy interventions, but will also include individual therapy with children and adolescents. The secondary placement for the Family Focused track will be at South Shore Mental Health’s In Home Therapy (IHT) Program, which is a flexible support program that provides home-based family therapy, parent coaching, and case management for children and adolescents with serious emotional problems.
D. Adult Outpatient/Inpatient
The primary placement for the adult outpatient track is also at Bayview Associates. Secondary placements are 6 months each on the inpatient adult unit and partial program at McLean Hospital SouthEast in Middleborough, MA.