Psychology Internship

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Psychology Internship offers clinical science training in three tracks, Adult, Child, and Pediatric Psychology. We feature training in evidence-based clinical practice. Our core program is structured, yet flexible. We strongly encourage self-directed learning and the pursuit of elective experiences. Ours is a rich, stimulating, and vital training milieu characterized by invigorating discussion and collaborative clinical instruction. Trainees describe our program as warm and friendly. The internship follows a clinical science model of training and is intended for those individuals whose training and interests emphasize the application of scientific principles within clinical psychology.

Important to Note: Our Pediatric Psychology track has replaced our previous Health Psychology track. For those with interest in adult health psychology and general psychotherapy, please take a look at our Adult track, which offers rich experiences in general psychotherapy as well as opportunities for health psychology experiences throughout the year. More broadly, please explore the opportunities that we offer throughout our internship and do not hesitate to contact us if you have questions. We look forward to reviewing your application.

COVID-19 Update

First, we hope this finds you all safe and well. As you might imagine, there has been a lot of uncertainty that we’ve had to manage, as well as a number of adjustments we’ve had to make to our current training activities rather quickly. Interns and faculty have all been understanding, compassionate, and remained in good spirits as we have learned to provide virtual clinical care and training. We are providing individual and group supervision, as well as seminars, virtually.  Finally, we have been offering virtual self-care twice per week – yoga on Wednesdays at 7PM and mindfulness on Fridays at 12:15PM. In addition to self-care, one of our core training values is transparency. As best I can, I’d like to share with you our thoughts regarding recruitment and training for the 2021-2022 year.

Recruitment

Consistent with the internship training community nationally, we will engage in interviewing and recruitment virtually. Our AAPI deadline will be November 2, 2020. We would expect to review applications and offer virtual interviews in December and January. The interview day would be a half-day structured around a presentation by track directors, Q&A with current interns, and 3-4 interviews with faculty.

Training

It is highly likely that the training year will involve a combination of face-to-face and virtual clinical care, supervision, and seminars. Above all, the safety and well-being of trainees, faculty, and patients is our highest priority. As such, telehealth training activities will be a featured aspect of our initial onboarding and orientation processes.  There may also be some limitations in our elective opportunities due to the challenge of implementation in a virtual environment. Our track directors will consult individually with interns to carefully and creatively find options that meet specific training interests. Our training year will start the week of July 1.

Thank you for considering our training program as we all take on the challenges of the current public health crisis. We will do our best to provide a safe and secure setting promoting professional growth. Please do not hesitate to reach out for conversation and questions.

Gregory G. Kolden, Ph.D., Director of Psychology Training

Meredith Rumble, Ph.D., Adult Track Director

Jason Horowitz, Ph.D., Child Track Director

Stephanie Farrell, Ph.D., Pediatric Track Director

 

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

“Our trainees describe our program as inviting, warm, and friendly.”

Gregory G. Kolden, PhD, Psychology Training Director UW-Madison Department of Psychiatry