Clinical Psychology Internship
Welcome to the website for the Clinical Psychology Internship at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. We provide specialty training in both pediatric psychology and pediatric neuropsychology. We are excited that you are considering applying to our internship! Pediatric psychology and pediatric neuropsychology are growing, vibrant specialties with a 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 alumni are employed in all of these settings. In recent years most of our graduates have attended Pediatric Psychology or Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowships, many at academic medical centers throughout the country. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan has a long history of training psychology students, and our internship has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1988.
The goal of our full time Internship is to prepare you for entry level practice in the field of pediatric psychology or pediatric neuropsychology, and/or for advanced post-doctoral fellowship training in these areas. The mission of the 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. As you learn and work with our patients under our supervision, you contribute to improving their well-being, furthering the mission of the Children’s Hospital of Michigan. You also advance the science of psychology by learning and using the latest evidence-based assessment and intervention techniques.
Because the 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. The 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.
During the COVID19 pandemic, the goal of the internship has been to balance intern training needs, intern safety, professional, institutional, and governmental guidelines, and quality patient care. The internship closely follows guidance from both APA and APPIC, as well as city, state, and federal guidelines to maximize training experience while prioritizing the safety of trainees and patients. From this experience, the internship has developed new options for delivering clinical services and created new opportunities for education and training. Telehealth training has now become an integral part of the internship, particularly teletherapy.
Our internship is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation (CoA) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and maintains Membership in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). In 2017, the internship received a full 10 year re-accreditation from the CoA. The accreditation status of the internship can be verified at APA-Accredited Programs or by contacting the Commission on Accreditation:
For the 2024-2025 internship training year, we plan to offer four full time, paid intern positions. We offer two tracks of training: Pediatric Psychology (Program Code #136211) and Pediatric Neuropsychology (Program Code #136212), and we plan to accept two applicants for each track. Applications are submitted through the APPIC website, and are due by November 15.
This website will provide you with information about:
- Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data
- Program Information
- Internship Training Model
Jill Meade, Ph.D., LP
Psychology Internship Training Director
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Wayne State School of Medicine