Psychology Internship Program

Center for Heart and Vascular Health

Inpatient consultations are provided throughout the hospital’s large cardiovascular service line. Interns respond to consult requests from attending physicians and perform proactive consults for particularly high-risk patient populations. They assess patients’ psychosocial needs and provide supportive, short-term therapy and education to patients and their families. Interns work as part of multidisciplinary teams to address behavioral and psychological factors affecting patients. Interns have opportunities to conduct pre-surgical evaluation of candidates for advanced heart failure treatment options, facilitate support groups, and see patients on an outpatient basis.

Neuropsychology Assessment

Interns complete clinical interviews, administer extensive neuropsychological test batteries to patients, score tests, write reports and provide feedback to patients. Outpatient referrals include questions related to concussion, traumatic brain injury, dementia, stroke, and other neurological and psychiatric diagnoses.

Center for Women’s Emotional Wellness

Interns provide inpatient and outpatient consultation for ante-partum and post-partum women. Interns provide consultation and education for multidisciplinary obstetrical teams on behavioral and psychological factors affecting patients. Interns provide assessment, short-term therapy, and referrals as needed. Interns have opportunities to facilitate support groups and provide consultation to other professionals, via a hotline.

Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute

Interns participate in multidisciplinary teams across the cancer care continuum by providing outpatient therapy, multidisciplinary team assessment, education, intervention, and inpatient consultation for patients at times from diagnosis and treatment to recovery or end-of-life. They work closely with physicians, nurse navigators, social workers, financial assistants, registered dietitians, genetic counselors, and pain and rehabilitation specialists. Interns have the opportunity to co-facilitate or provide psychoeducation, support and education groups, participate in the patient triage process, and complete psychosocial evaluations for bone marrow transplant. Interns may also have opportunities to engage in program development and implementation and research activities.