Clinical Psychology

Dear Applicant,

Welcome to the website of the Clinical Psychology (with an Emphasis on Pediatric Psychology) Internship at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan in Detroit, Michigan. We are excited that you are considering applying to our internship! Pediatric Psychology is a growing, vibrant specialty with an increasing number of innovative opportunities for you to work in integrated health care systems, children’s hospitals, medical schools, community clinics, physician specialty groups, and private practices. Our graduates are employed in all of these settings. In recent years our graduates have attended Pediatric Psychology or Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowships at the following hospitals: Boston Children's Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Children's Hospital of Orange County, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Judge Baker Children's Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, St. Louis Children's Hospital, The Institute for Living at Hartford Children's Hospital, and many others.

The mission of Children’s Hospital of Michigan is to improve the health and well-being of all children and their communities by advancing the science and practice of pediatric healthcare and through advocacy efforts. The goal of our Internship is to prepare you for entry level practice in the field of pediatric psychology and/or advanced Post-Doctoral fellowship training in Pediatric Psychology or Pediatric Neuropsychology. As you learn and work with our patients under our supervision, you contribute to improving their well-being, furthering the mission of Children’s Hospital of Michigan. You also advance the science of pediatric psychology by learning and using the latest evidence-based assessment and intervention techniques.

Because Children's Hospital of Michigan is a major referral center for Southeastern Michigan, you will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of patients with many different medical and/or psychiatric conditions from highly diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds. We proudly work beside our pediatric and surgical colleagues in multidisciplinary outpatient pediatric specialty clinics and inpatient consultation liaison. Children’s Hospital of Michigan was founded in 1886, and Psychology has been present at our Hospital since 1949. We have developed excellent relationships with our medical colleagues, who genuinely value and appreciate our consultative assistance.

Our internship is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. The accreditation status of the internship can be verified by calling the Commission on Accreditation at (202) 336-5979. In 2010, the internship received a 7 year full re-accreditation. Our program number for the Intern Matching Program is 136211. The Detroit Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Michigan provide and promote equal opportunity to all persons, without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, weight, height, marital status, disability, and status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or sexual preference.

This website will provide you with information about the organization of our internship (e.g., rotations, therapy, consultation-liaison, seminars), our stipend and benefits, our application procedures, the type of applicant we are looking for, the nine specific goals of the program, our philosophy and training model, and our faculty and staff.

If you have specific questions, feel free to e-mail me at or call me at (313) 966-0602. Information regarding living in Detroit can be found here. I look forward to receiving your application, which is due by November 15.

Arthur L. Robin portrait

Arthur L. Robin, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Director of Psychology Training
Children’s Hospital of Michigan