Clinical Psychology Internship Child & Adolescent Psychology Track
Interns in the Child and Adolescent Psychology Track pursue specialized training in clinical child and adolescent psychology. The program combines the assets of the Child Study Center—part of Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone—and NYC + Health Hospitals/Bellevue to offer concentrated training with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Child and Adolescent Track Rotation Requirements
Psychology interns divide their time between Bellevue and the Child Study Center. At Bellevue, interns complete three four-month rotations. One rotation will be either on the Adolescent Inpatient Service or the Child Inpatient Service. A second rotation should also be child- or adolescent-focused.
Interns on this track are required to complete an adult treatment experience. This can be accomplished either through the selection of a third rotation with an adult patient population or by choosing to see adults through the Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. Each psychology intern also conducts individual psychotherapy throughout the year with either two adults in the Adult Outpatient Clinic or a child and an adolescent in the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Clinic.
At the Child Study Center, interns treat outpatients in the Anxiety and Mood Disorder Service, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders Service, and the Autism Spectrum Disorder Service; conduct neuropsychological and educational testing protocols; co-lead groups in specialized group therapy programs; and attend specialized seminars and individual supervision. Interns also choose two areas of concentration, which include dialectical behavior therapy, the Family Studies Program, parent–child interaction therapy (PCIT), and neuropsychological assessment.
Child and Adolescent Track Didactics
At both sites, psychology interns participate in didactic seminars and case conferences and receive individual supervision on outpatient individual cases, rotation experiences, and area of concentration, as well as group supervision for psychotherapy groups and family sessions.