Program Focus

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The focus of our program is to train psychology interns in the areas of pediatric health psychology and clinical neuropsychology. A graduated program of training experiences is provided for doctoral level psychology trainees. Our program is based on a Practitioner Scholar model, an integration of scholarship with experiential learning. The program includes exposure to knowledge and skills necessary for the completion of doctoral level training in professional psychology.

From didactic seminars to shadowing experiences, interns are trained in a manner that is sequential, cumulative and graded in complexity. The intern's progression toward independent practice informed by science is closely monitored through supervision provided across all aspects of training, the importance of psychological research and the application of that research to practice emphasize.

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COVID-19 RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR 2021-2022:
PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE IMPACT OF COVID-19 EXPOSURE IN OUR COMMUNITY THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED:

At this time, we are implementing a COVID-19 vaccine program where all Nicklaus Children’s employees, physicians, students, and vendors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 no later than October 15, 2021. If an employee believes that he/she is unable to receive the COVID-19 vaccine due to medical reasons or a sincerely-held, religious belief, practice or observance, the employee may request an exemption from the vaccination requirement by submitting a request to the Employee Health Office. Employees who work at any NCHS workplace and are approved for a qualified exemption must commit to ongoing, weekly testing.
The Psychology interns and fellows follow the same safety measures and use of PPE (personal protective equipment) that our employees follow.
Employees and visitors are given “walk around” masks.
Telehealth is used for the outpatient visits and consults when most appropriate.
All meetings and educational sessions are done virtually, unless noted otherwise.
Medical floor consultations continue to take place in-person.
Masks are to be worn across all locations in the institution.
APPIC recognizes that applicants and training programs greatly value the on-site interview process. However, for this year, all doctoral internship and postdoctoral residency/fellowship programs are strongly encouraged to exclusively use virtual, remote, or on-line open houses, interviews, and/or tours for the entire selection process and not to utilize or offer in-person recruitment formats”. For this reason, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital will be offering virtual, remote, or online interviews to all interviewees, including local candidates/applicants or those who may request an in-person visit, to support safe and equitable practices.