Predoctoral Internship Programs in Child Psychology

The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, Mount Sinai West, and Mount Sinai Beth Israel are pleased to offer the following range of predoctoral internship programs in child psychology.

The Mount Sinai Hospital

The Mount Sinai Hospital sponsors an internship program that combines rotations on the inpatient child psychiatry unit, as well as rotations in the outpatient Centers of Excellence including the Seaver Autism Center, the Eating and Weight Disorders Program, the Pediatric Neuropsychology and Learning Disorders Program, and the Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders Program. Interns are exposed to a variety of didactics and supervision styles. The internship is not currently American Psychological Association (APA) approved.

Mount Sinai St Luke’s and Mount Sinai West

Mount Sinai St Luke’s and Mount Sinai West offer an APA-accredited Predoctoral Internship in Psychology with a track focused on working with children and adolescents. The internship provides doctoral level psychology students with experiences in individual, group and family therapy, crisis services, home and community-based services for chronically mentally-ill patients, intensive case management, neuropsychological assessment and alternative day programs for psychiatrically ill and/or substance dependent high school students. Interns have major rotations in the Outpatient Department and at CARES. Minor rotations focus on learning neuropsychological testing and assessment skills, conducting intake evaluations with an emphasis on building diagnostic expertise, participating in clinical research projects and conducting developmental screenings for babies and caregivers in the Parent-Infant Center. In addition, interns participate in seminar courses focusing on child and adolescent psychotherapy and neuropsychological assessment, and may take optional courses in child and adolescent psychopathology and psychopharmacology.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

The Psychology Division of the Department of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Beth Israel offers a yearlong, full-time, predoctoral internship in clinical psychology with rotations in child psychology. This program is available to matriculated doctoral students in clinical and counseling psychology programs approved by the APA. The primary goal of the internship program is to provide an intensive, broad-based training experience that exposes the interns to a variety of clinical settings, populations, and applications of psychological interventions.

For the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Rotation, interns participate in a four-month rotation on the Child and Adolescent Outpatient Service, during which they conduct intake evaluations and psychological assessments. As part of their work with children and adolescents, interns regularly collaborate with various members of the child’s school or other community agencies, such as child welfare. Interns become familiar with a number of therapeutic approaches including play therapy, parenting skills training, family therapy, and cognitive behavior therapy.