For Psychology Interns

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship Program


Phoenix Children's Hospital psychologists provide assessment, intervention, consultation, and treatment to infants, children, adolescents, and families. 

The psychology internship program is offered by the Behavioral Medicine Department, which trains medical residents, psychiatry residents, psychology practicum students, and psychology interns. 

Our Doctoral Internship program offers training in inpatient medical, outpatient medical/non-medical, and assessment experiences. We are a member of APPIC and the program is APA accredited. The address of the APA Commission on Accreditation is: 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, (202) 336-5979, E-mail:, Web:

The primary goal of the program is to train interns in the core competencies needed to be a skilled psychologist working with children, adolescents, and families in a medical setting. Additionally, multicultural/diversity issues, ethical issues, interpersonal skills, and professional behavior are addressed during the training year.

Our program embraces cultural and individual diversity and strives to recruit interns representative of diverse personal and demographic characteristics. Candidates likewise, should have experience, and the desire to work with diverse groups of children, adolescents, and families in a medical setting.

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Application process

Selection process

Internship overview

Stipend and benefits


Core competencies

The Arizona lifestyle

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John L. Barton, Ph.D., ABPP

Training Director

Phoenix Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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