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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 Pre-doctoral 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) 848-8170    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.