We are pleased you are considering the Children’s Program doctoral clinical psychology internship program. Children’s Program is a multi-disciplinary mental health clinic serving children and families. Our internship in clinical psychology offers an opportunity to learn from more than 20 licensed psychologists, all of whom have a unique specialty relating to children and families. Areas of specialty include: diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders (including ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, and developmental delays), mood disorders and anxiety, issues related to trauma and attachment, and issues specific to children involved in the child welfare system. Children’s Program clinicians use empirically supported treatments and work primarily from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective. We offer a number of therapy and psychoeducational group programs and classes for children and families.
We are proud to have served our community since 1987. Although located in Southwest Portland, Children’s Program serves children, families and agencies from across the state of Oregon. In addition to psychologists, Children’s Program employs developmental behavioral pediatricians, a child psychiatrist, licensed professional counselors, a social worker, a psychometrician, tutors, and also is a training placement for students from various training programs and specialties (e.g., Pacific University, OHSU).
The Children’s Program internship has provisional membership status in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC), and will participate in the APPIC match (APPIC #2543). Children’s Program will be accepting 2 interns for the 2023/2024 training year. Please see the Children’s Program Internship Brochure for details regarding the training year experience. Please email Dr. Rose Eagle, Training Director (firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
Prerequisites for Application
Internship candidates must be doctoral students in counseling, clinical, or school psychology. Both psychometric assessment and psychotherapy experience are required. Qualified candidates will ideally have completed at least 400 intervention and assessment hours, with preference being given to applicants who have a majority of hours completed with children and/or adolescents. Please note, we will be reviewing applications with the full understanding that training hours have been impacted by Covid-19 restrictions, and will make accommodations as appropriate. A minimum of 4 years of graduate training is required. All qualifying examinations must be passed by the internship application deadline. A candidate’s dissertation proposal must be approved before the internship match ranking deadline.
Please note that to protect our staff and clients, and in accordance with our current clinic policy, interns will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the start date of their internship.
We require a Supplemental Assessment Report for all applicants, which should include a comprehensive evaluation with a child or adolescent client (not for a class).
Applications are due on 12/2/2022. Applicants will be notified of interviews by 12/16/2022. Interviews will be held on 1/25/2023 and 1/27/2023, either virtually via Zoom or in-person, depending on the preferences of the applicant and logistics. No preferential treatment will be given to applicants interviewing in-person versus virtually. If applicants are unable to interview that day, alternative arrangements may be made. Applicants will meet the Director of Training and Assistant Director of Training for a 1-hour individual interview. An optional virtual group meeting with all applicants will be held from 12:00 – 12:45 to provide applicants the opportunity to speak with current trainees (e.g., residents, practicum students) and staff psychologists.
This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.
Children’s Program values diversity among staff, interns and other trainees and the population we serve. Our non-discrimination policy indicates that trainees, clients and staff have the right be treated considerately and respectfully regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, cultural background, economic status, education or disability. We believe that diversity enhances the climate and training environment and are committed to ongoing efforts to recruit and retain diverse staff (including training supervisors) and trainees, as well as to improve our ability to serve diverse populations in our region. We seek to provide ongoing training and educational opportunities for our staff and trainees around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion, with a goal of improving clinical practice, increasing outreach to underserved communities and improving our ability to welcome and support trainees and staff from a wide range of backgrounds.