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APA Pre-Doctoral Psychology Internship

The Psychology Department of WJCS offers a PRE-DOCTORAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM for students working toward a Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in clinical, school or counseling psychology. The internship is accredited by the American Psychological Association and consists of 4 full-time (one- year) positions.  Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: 

                                                     Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
                                                     American Psychological Association
                                                     750 1st Street, NE
                                                     Washington, DC 20002
                                                     Phone: (202) 336-5979; E-mail:

Each fellow is usually based at a WJCS family mental health clinic or other outpatient setting, as well as at least two rotational placements in such programs as Dialectical Behavior Therapy, forensics assessment, trauma and abuse, parent-child drop-in center, juvenile sex offenders and autism diagnostic evaluation. Fellows are expected to meet WJCS' evidence-based therapy, testing, research, supervision and teaching requirements.

Click here for Psychology Predoctoral Internship Training Program Brochure.

For questions about the Psychology Internship that are not addressed by the brochure, contact:
                                      Liane Nelson, Ph.D., Chief Psychologist and Director of Treatment Center for Trauma and Abuse
                                      Phone:  (914) 949-7699 ext. 475   E-mail:

For questions about the Psychology Internship application process that are not addressed by the brochure, contact:
                                      Colleen Porrazzo, Psychology Internship Application Coordinator
                                      Phone:  (914) 761-0600 ext. 210    E-mail:

The agency also provides a Psychology Externship Program for second-, third-, and fourth-year doctoral candidates enrolled in clinical, school and counseling programs. Social Work Internships for first and second year graduate students from schools of social work provide field work placements.