Internship in Psychology

As a university affiliated hospital serving a culturally diverse community, we are able to provide a variety of experiences and increased flexibility regarding the duration and intensity of internships. Internships are available to fulfill either practicum or full-year internship university requirements.

Our goal is to collaborate with interns to identify areas of interest and meet their particular needs. Interns are expected to take a proactive approach to their internship experience, seeking out the many learning opportunities available to them.

An important component of the internship experience at St. Mary’s Hospital is attendance in the weekly Clinical and Grand Rounds. While they are psychiatric –driven, the in-patient cases are presented in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus of care. In Grand Rounds, students are exposed to presentations from a variety of health professionals and researchers within the hospital or from other institutions on relevant clinical issues.

Another element of training are the weekly Psychology clinical meetings and the monthly journal club. Discussions in the clinical meeting focus on out-patient clinic case presentations and discussions for care and treatment plan while the Journal Club stresses on continued development of knowledge and professional skills, as supported by current topics and scientific literature.