University of Washington Psychology
Internship Program was founded in 1961 with the goal of providing excellent
clinical, didactic, and research training firmly rooted in the
scientist-practitioner tradition. The program has been continuously accredited
by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1965, and has built a
strong national reputation as a leading medical school-based internship,
providing training in general adult psychology, general child psychology, and
behavioral medicine/health psychology and neuropsychology. Our faculty includes
nationally recognized researchers and clinicians with a strong interest in
teaching and clinical training. Our program is strongly committed to advancing
diversity in the recruitment and training of psychology residents.
internship program offers:
- Assessment: Training in the assessment of behavioral,
cognitive, social, and psycho-physiological factors related to behavioral
disorders, medical and neurological illness, and normal functioning. More
specialized training experiences in neuropsychological evaluation can be
Supervised experience with a wide variety of
therapeutic interventions that may involve individuals, couples, families, or
groups with an emphasis on empirically supported treatments.
- Consultation: Opportunities to develop the consultative and
communication skills needed for doing professional work in interdisciplinary
health care settings.
Training opportunities in rehabilitation psychology, neuropsychology, primary
care, and consultation-liaison with medical-surgical inpatient and outpatient
- Research: Research activity is very strongly encouraged.
Opportunities are provided to increase sophistication in the design and
performance of clinical research, usually by collaborating on ongoing faculty
projects. Independent projects can be pursued with faculty support.
- Grantsmanship: An interdisciplinary research training series
of seminars providing didactic and experiential training in grant writing
skills under the mentorship of faculty members.
- Education: A year long series of required didactic
presentations and journal clubs. Special seminars and tutorials may be
arranged. In addition, a spectrum of scheduled courses, colloquia, grand
rounds, workshops, and conferences is available throughout the University.
Diversity advancement is a strong priority for the program. Diversity issues
are integrated into didactic, clinical and research training, and there is a
committee devoted to advancing diversity issues within the internship. Many
internship rotation sites provide opportunities to work with diverse
populations, with many immigrant and minority groups represented.