Brown Clinical Psychology Training Consortium
Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program Overview
Note: This internship is designed for clinical or counseling psychology graduate students who have completed all other requirements for the doctorate degree.
The Clinical Psychology Training Consortium at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University provides training at the predoctoral level, for students interested in careers relevant to clinical science, research, and practice. The overall training objectives of the program reflect a commitment to the development of psychologists who will provide and apply scientific knowledge to human behavior and who advance clinical science research. The primary goal of the Consortium is to ensure the development of proficiency across the basic areas of clinical psychology including assessment, therapy, consultation, and research. A second goal of the program is to provide a beginning concentration in a particular area of psychology. A central mission of the Training Consortium is to promote diversity of perspective and experience in its pursuit of academic excellence in research, teaching and service.
The Internship offers intensive training in four specific areas (tracks) of clinical psychology: (1) Adult; (2) Child; (3) Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine; and (4) Neuropsychology. Click on these links to view details of the rotations available in each track. All clinical psychology residents are admitted to the training program within a track or area of specialization which represents their career focus or interests.
Each clinical psychology resident completes two four-month rotations within his/her area of specialization. Rotation assignments are determined on the basis of the clinical psychology resident's stated interests and training needs. VA-paid clinical psychology residents can expect to spend the majority of their internship year in a VA rotation. The third rotation for the year is determined by the Training Committee, with input from the clinical psychology resident and his/her advisor, and is in an area either within or outside of that individual’s chosen track. Child and Neuropsychology track clinical psychology residents stay within track during third rotation. Adult and Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine track clinical psychology residents may stay in track or be out of track (in Adult or Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine) during third rotation.
There are also several clinical-research internship slots. Training of clinical-research focused residents meets all of the goals and objectives of the internship while providing more concentrated clinical-research training in a particular specialty area. The clinical-research training entails both direct patient care in clinical settings as well as in the context of research protocols. In the Adult Track there is training in Outpatient Psychiatry-MIDAS Project Clinical-Research and training in Integrated Primary Care Clinical-Research. In the Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine Track there is training in Obesity Clinical-Research and in Integrated Primary Care Clinical-Research. Please be aware that not every clinical-research slot is offered each year.
All clinical psychology residents in the Consortium have potential access to all eight training sites. Each site has at least two appropriately trained and experienced psychologists who have input into the governance and policies of the training program. Most training is on an individual basis. Supervision is available in a variety of therapeutic modalities and within a variety of theoretical orientation.
Many of the predoctoral clinical psychology residents stay at Brown to complete their fellowship training.
This internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association.