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Announcing a new pediatric psychology rotation at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Department of Psychology as part of the APA-approved University of Tennessee professional psychology internship consortium
Pediatric Psychology Rotation
The pediatric psychology rotation through the Department of Psychology at St. Jude will serve as two major rotations of the consortium (8 months of the training year) and may be available as a minor rotation during the 3rd period
The Department of Psychology conducts approximately 1,200 psychological assessments and 500 initial consults each year, with ongoing psychological care provided to many of these patients.
The clinic consists of 10 doctoral level psychologists, 3 doctoral level neuropsychologists, 3 master’s level psychological examiners, and 7 postdoctoral fellows.
Interns will be assigned a primary supervisor but will have opportunity to be supervised by multiple attending psychologists during the course of their rotation.
Training is available in psychological assessment and intervention with children, adolescents, and young adults with catastrophic illnesses including cancer, sickle cell disease, other hematological disorders, and HIV/AIDS
Clinical training opportunities include, but are not limited to:
clinical and research-protocol driven psychological assessment
inpatient/outpatient individual and family therapy
non-pharmacological pain management interventions
health and behavior assessment and intervention
pill swallowing training
Participation in medical, psychosocial, and psychology rounds is available to trainees
3 rotation periods of approximately 16 weeks each
Rotations split into major (up to 24 hours per week) and minor (up to 12 hours per week) affiliations
Time set aside for seminars, supervision, staff meetings, and additional selected learning experiences (e.g., workshops)
Applicants accepted from clinical, counseling, and school psychology programs
Preference to applicants from APA-approved schools
Most of the Consortium agencies are located within what is known as the Medical Center.
University of Tennessee Health Science Center
University Behavioral Health Center
University-affiliated Boling Center for Developmental Disabilities
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
The Regional Medical Center at Memphis
Memphis Mental Health Institute
Other related health service and education agencies.
The training program is planned with each intern, with the recommendations of his/her Training Director taken into account, and is reviewed quarterly during the year and modified appropriately
Internship is APA-approved and extends for one calendar year
For More Information
University of Tennessee Professional Psychology Internship Consortium
The APPIC Number for the UT Professional Psychology Internship Consortium is 156011. The St. Jude track APPIC number is 156012.
Additional questions may be directed to the Director of Clinical Services and Training, Valerie Crabtree, PhD