The Department of Clinical and Health Psychology Predoctoral Internship Program, directed by Lori Waxenberg, PhD, has been awarded a grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The goal of the grant is to expand the number of internship positions that offer training in the provision of psychological services to underserved populations in an interprofessional context. These positions are exclusively for the students in CHP’s excellent graduate program, allowing them to develop skills over time in a seamless interdisciplinary team-based training environment.
Interns will have the opportunity to provide team based service (with several specialty areas in medicine, nursing, speech therapy, physical therapy, and nutrition) in a focused manner to one of the following rural underserved populations: Children (pediatric obesity, pediatric traumatic brain injury), Chronic medical illness (chronic pain, cancer, sleep disorders, substance abuse problems in the medically ill and neurotrauma), and Older adults (memory and cognitive disorders, postoperative cognitive disorders, and movement disorders).
By partnering two strong and successful training programs (both accredited for over 50 years by the American Psychological Association) this new program is designed to meet the needs of our American rural underserved population as well as the demand for more training opportunities to produce clinicians who are competent in working in teams to provide clinical service to the underserved.
Please click here for more information about the new internship slots for treating underserved populations.