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Psychology Doctoral Internship

Psychology Programs

Our Psychology Doctoral Internship Program at Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children’s offers training in therapy and assessment with medical inpatients, outpatients with medical and/or psychological concerns, as well as their families. Consultation to medical teams is also an important aspect of our training program. We are a member of APPIC and the program is accredited by the APA. Please contact the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation (OPCA) directly with questions related to our program’s accreditation status. The address of the APA OPCA is:

750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002


The psychology internship program is offered by the Department of Psychology, which trains medical residents, psychiatry residents, psychology practicum students, as well as psychology interns and residents. The primary goal of the program is to train interns in the profession-wide competencies needed to be a skilled psychologist working with children, adolescents, emerging adults, and families in a medical setting. Additionally, multicultural/diversity issues, ethical practice, interpersonal skills, supervision acumen, integrating science and practice, and professional behavior are addressed during the training year. Interns are required to complete 2,000 hours of training.

Phoenix Children’s serves a population that is rich in the many aspects of diversity. Thus, our program embraces cultural and individual diversity and strives to recruit interns representative of diverse personal and demographic characteristics. Candidates likewise, should have experience and the desire to work with diverse groups of children, adolescents and families in a medical setting.

To learn more about our internship, download the brochure!


John L. Barton, PhD, ABPP
Training Director

Phoenix Children's is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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