Child and Adolescent Psychology Track

Interns in the Child and Adolescent Psychology Track have the opportunity to pursue specialized training in clinical child and adolescent psychology. The program combines the assets of the NYU Child Study Center and Bellevue Hospital Center to offer concentrated training with children, adolescents, young adults and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

The NYU Child Study Center is a center for training, research, education, outreach, and clinical service delivery dedicated to the understanding, prevention and treatment of child and adolescent mental health, behavioral and learning problems. The faculty is committed to empirically demonstrated assessment and treatment methodologies, and to evaluating treatment outcome.

Interns in this track complete three, four-month rotations. One rotation will be either on the child or adolescent inpatient unit. A second rotation will also be child or adolescent focused. Interns can request their third rotation among any of the other possible rotations offered.

Each intern will conduct individual therapy throughout the year with two adults at Bellevue Hospital Center with supervision conducted according to numerous theoretical orientations, including cognitive, behavioral, and psychodynamic.

Interns will also spend time at the NYU Child Study Center, where their activities will include: Treating outpatients with internalizing and externalizing disorders; conducting neuropsychological and/or educational testing protocols; co-leading groups in specialized group therapy programs; attending specialized seminars and individual supervision; and attending weekly NYU Child Study Center Grand Rounds Programs. Interns also chose a concentration, which includes DBT, family therapy, and neuropsychological assessment among the choices.