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Qualifications of Applicants
The doctoral internships in clinical psychology are for advanced students (fourth year and beyond) in good standing in APA-approved programs in clinical psychology. Such standing assumes that applicants will have the following preparation: supervised clinical practicum experience, as well as courses in personality theory, diagnostic psychological testing including projective methods, psychotherapy, abnormal psychology or psychopathology, and research methods. Applicants with doctorates in fields of psychology other than clinical should consult the APA guidelines on retraining requirements.
Minority Group Applicants - African-American and Spanish-speaking psychologists are in considerable demand in the Boston area, and internship applications from members of these and other minority groups are especially encouraged.
Application and Selection Procedures
The deadline for applications and all supporting materials is November 1, 2019.
Please use the APPIC application. In your cover letter, please include the information requested on our application face sheet (which tracks you are applying for and which days you could come for interviews. We would like you to upload a writing sample, preferably a case report, in your APPIC supplemental activities section as well.
It is not possible for us to interview all who apply; we must restrict interviews to those students whose interests and qualifications appear to be most compatible with our program. Therefore, interviews will be scheduled only after applications have been screened. After screening, applicants will be invited for interviews if appropriate.
Applicants will be notified whether they will be interviewed by December 2, 2019. This year, we will interview applicants on the three days listed on the application. Please indicate on the application all dates you would be available for interview.
All internships begin on July 1, 2020 and end on June 30, 2021.
Shirley Yen, PhD
Director of Psychology Training
Massachusetts Mental Health Center
75 Fenwood Road
Boston, MA 02115
Applicants will be informed of their status through the matching program adopted by APPIC.
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