Child and Adolescent Psychology Track

Psychology 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 Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone Child Study Center and New York City Health and Hospitals/Bellevue to offer concentrated training with children, adolescents, young adults, and families in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

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. If the intern chooses to complete their Adult Treatment Experience by seeing adult outpatients, their third rotation can be any of the available rotations.Each psychology intern will also 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 with supervision conducted according to numerous theoretical orientations, including cognitive, behavioral, family systems, psychodynamic, and eclectic.

The 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.

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/or 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 includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy, the Family Studies Program, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and neuropsychological assessment among the choices.

At both sites, psychology interns participate in didactic seminars and case conferences and receive individual supervision on their outpatient individual cases, rotation experiences, and area of concentration, as well as group supervision for psychotherapy groups and family sessions.