Psychology Doctoral Internship
Note: Information contained in this webpage HAS BEEN fully updated for the application process for the 2018-2019 training year. We do not anticipate major changes. However, we encourage you to return to this page for updates.
We appreciate your interest in the Clinical Psychology Internship in Developmental Disabilities and Pediatric Psychology, accredited by the American Psychological Association as a doctoral internship in health service psychology. This internship is co-sponsored by the Division of Psychology and the Institute on Development and Disability (IDD), a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at the Oregon Health & Science University.
Our internship program has been in existence on the Portland campus since 1967. We have had independent accreditation by the American Psychological Association since 1980. The aim of the division's psychologists is to broadly educate clinical psychology interns who are skilled in techniques appropriate to a wide range of pediatric patients and who have also learned to meld theory with practice. Trainees gain experience with individuals who have traditionally defined developmental disabilities (e.g., intellectual disability, Autism Spectrum Disorders), children with other special health care needs (e.g., ADHD, learning disabilities, chronic illnesses), and children with common and significant emotional and behavioral concerns. Experience in assessment, intervention, consultation, and interdisciplinary care is emphasized. Interns who complete our program understand, communicate effectively with, and interact comfortably and freely with physicians and other allied health service professions.
APPIC Materials: To access the AAPI, go to the APPIC web site and click on "AAPI ONLINE" link in the right-hand menu. The AAPI is designed to be downloaded onto your computer and completed. Extensive instructions for completing the AAPI are included within the document itself.
Accreditation Information: To learn more about accreditation by the American Psychological Association, please contact the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation and Consultation:
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Office Phone 202 336-5979
Please use the links to the right to learn more about the Clinical Psychology Internship in Developmental Disabilities and Pediatric Psychology, accredited by the American Psychological Association as a doctoral internship in health service psychology.