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Training Program Structure

The Indiana University School of Medicine Psychology Internship Program is located within the Section of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry.  Training sites for the internship program include the Neuroscience Center (Goodman Hall), Indiana University Hospital and Clinics (IU Health Facility), Riley Hospital for Children (IU Health Facility), and may include IU Health Primary Care locations including IU-Methodist Family Medicine Center and Georgetown Medical Plaza.  The sites provide interns with a variety of training experiences. All 22 psychologists involved in the training program have faculty appointments in the Section of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and/or the Department of Neurology, are licensed to practice psychology in Indiana, and have endorsements in Indiana as Health Service Providers in Psychology (HSPP).

The Internship year is a full 12 months, beginning on the first working day of July and continuing through the last working day of the following June.  The training year is structured into two, six-month core rotations (2-1/2 days per week) which are determined by their track as described below.  Please note: each track has a separate Match number

  • Autism Track (3 positions): 2 Core rotations in Autism
  • Child/Pediatric Psychology Track (1 position): 1 Core in either Child Inpatient (Riley Behavioral Health Unit) or Child Outpatient (Riley Outpatient Clinic) and 1 Core in either Pediatric Consultation Liaison or Pediatric Neuropsychology
  • Adult/Health Psychology Track (1 position): 1 Core in Adult Health Psychology and 1 Core in Adult Outpatient
  • Generalist Track (1 position): 1 Child Core (Child Outpatient, Child Inpatient, Pediatric Consultation Liaison or Pediatric Neuropsychology) and 1 Adult Core (Adult Health Psychology or Adult Outpatient)
  • Integrated Care Track – (funding decision pending for 2018-2019 year – please check back or contact us for updates!) 2 Core rotations in CHOICE

Interns will also complete two days of Elective Rotations per week during each of the six month rotations.   Specific elective rotations will be selected via post-match discussion between each intern and the training director taking into account each individual intern’s interests and training goals. 

To ensure breadth of training, interns are expected to complete at least one core or elective rotation in a traditional psychology clinic setting, and one core or elective in a behavioral medicine setting.  They are also required to complete at least one core or elective rotation with an adult population, and at least one core or elective rotation with a child-adolescent population.  

Please see the “Rotations” tab on this website for full descriptions of the available Core and Elective rotations.  

In addition to the core rotations and specialty rotations, interns attend a series of weekly didactics presented on a wide variety of topics.  These didactics take place on Fridays from 1:00 – 4:00PM. 

All interns also attend Director's Conference weekly on Fridays from 12:00-12:45PM, just prior to didactics.   This is an opportunity for the interns to have regularly scheduled time with the Director of Training and/or the Assistant Directors of training.  

Interns also attend the Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds on Fridays from 11:00AM – 12:00PM from September to May. Interns must attend at least 75% of the Grand Rounds or they will be asked to make up missing sessions by viewing recorded sessions.

Interns are given the opportunity to schedule Quarterly Educational Seminars (QES). Interns are encouraged to develop full-day workshops, which need to include at least 6 hours of educational activity, in areas of interest specific to the intern class. The interns, coordinated by the Chief Intern, can select a topic from a list of available programs or create their own seminar. These seminars are to be conducted four times a year, once in each quarter of the academic year. One QES will be done in the memory of Dr. Robert Ten Eyck, who supervised interns for many years, and funds are available for food and other activities of a seminar.

Interns may also have the opportunity to attend a conference providing training in hypnosis via the Knarr Hypnosis training fund which can cover conference attendance fees as well as travel.

Finally, the Section of Psychology Continuing Education program offers a number of workshops during the year.  If interns wish to attend any of these events, they may do so free of charge.   

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