NYU-Bellevue Psychology Internship Program

The NYU-Bellevue Clinical Psychology Internship Program, accredited by the American Psychological Association, is based in the Departments of Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry of New York City Health and Hospitals/Bellevue (NYU H+H/Bellevue) and is affiliated with the New York University School of Medicine. Psychology interns receive training at NYC H+H/Bellevue, the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone Child Study Center, and Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center. Our mission is to prepare doctoral candidates for careers as psychologists in a variety of academic, clinical, and research settings in both the public and private sectors.

Designed in the Practitioner-Scholar Model, the Program consists of three tracks and aims to facilitate a smooth transition from doctoral study to professional functioning, through acquisition of advanced clinical skills that integrate theory and practice. The Program accepts fourteen interns a year, seven in the Adult Psychology Track, four in the Child and Adolescent Psychology Track, and three in the Forensic Psychology Track. Applicants to the internship program may apply to only one of the three tracks, and must indicate their choice in the cover letter that accompanies the online AAPI.

The Adult Track provides a broad-based training with adults, adolescents, and children in a variety of clinical modalities with a wide range of patients. (Program Code Number 147611)The Child and Adolescent Track combines the resources of New York City Health and Hospitals/Bellevue (NYU H+H/Bellevue) and the Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone Child Study Center, emphasizing training in child and adolescent evidence-based therapies, while incorporating clinical experiences treating adults. (Program Code Number 147612)

The Forensic Track combines the assets of NYU H+H/Bellevue and Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center, providing exposure to the wide range of clinical issues unique to forensic psychology. (Program Code Number 147613)

All psychology interns, regardless of track, obtain advanced training in assessment, diagnosis, and evaluation, and exposure to numerous intervention and treatment modalities. Specifically, interns have opportunities to gain expertise in areas such as individual psychotherapy throughout the lifespan, neuropsychology, inpatient and outpatient assessment and treatment, as well as family and group psychotherapy. Supervision is conducted according to numerous theoretical perspectives, including cognitive, behavioral, family systems, psychodynamic, and eclectic. The Program is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of ethical and professional conduct.

The NYU-Bellevue clinical population is extremely diverse, including individuals from an array of cultures, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations, gender identity, and socio-economic levels. The Program deeply respects and attends to the many cultural issues that come into play when working with such a broad population.

The Program takes pride in its long and distinguished history of training fine psychologists who make valuable contributions to clinical, academic, research, and public policy arenas, both nationally and internationally. On behalf of the faculty, I invite you to learn more about us on this website, and to contact me with any questions you may have.

Anna E. Odom, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine
Director, NYU-Bellevue Clinical Psychology Internship Program

The NYU-Bellevue Clinical Psychology Internship Program is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA). On May 1, 2014, the APA CoA awarded full accreditation to the NYU-Bellevue Clinical Psychology Internship Program until 2020.

Accreditation reports and materials are available to intern applicants on request.

The American Psychological Association Committee on Accreditation can be contacted at the addresses below:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(Tel) 202-336-5979 (Fax) 202-336-5978
(Website) www.apa.org/ed/accreditation
(Email) apaaccred@apa.org

The NYU-Bellevue Clinical Psychology Internship Program agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. Information about this policy and others can be obtained at: http://www.appic.org/.