Child and Adolescent Psychology Track

Program Code Number 147612

Interns in the Child and Adolescent 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, adults, and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

Track Requirements

Psychology interns divide their time between Bellevue and the Child Study Center. At Bellevue, interns complete three, four-month rotations. One rotation is on the Child and Adolescent 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.

At the Child Study Center, interns choose two areas of concentration, dialectical behavior therapy, the Family Studies Program, parent-child interaction therapy (PCIT), or neuropsychological assessment.

Individual Psychotherapy

At Bellevue, interns conduct 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.
Interns also treat outpatients in the Child Study Center’s Anxiety and Mood Disorder Service, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity and Behavior Disorders Service, and Autism Spectrum Disorder Service.

Group Psychotherapy

Interns may elect to co-lead groups in the Child Study Center’s specialized ADHD and Behavioral Disorders, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, or Autism Spectrum Disorders Services. Weekly supervision is provided by the staff clinician who co-leads the group with the intern.  

Didactics

In addition to the didactics offered across the internship tracks, Child and Adolescent Track interns participate in additional didactics at the Child Study Center, including case conference, Ch