Internships

Internships

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Discover available training tracks, interview dates and supplemental materials.

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OVERVIEW OF OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Our goal is to prepare doctoral-level psychology students for applied clinical work in community-based multidisciplinary settings

To ensure that we deliver the best of care, we recruit and train the finest talent. Since 1963, there has been an American Psychological Association (APA) Accredited Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology in place at Aspire Health Alliance (formerly South Shore Mental Health Center, Inc.). The program’s model is that of a Practitioner Scholar. Its overarching goal is to prepare psychologists for applied clinical work in community-based multidisciplinary settings. We also offer a master’s level social work internship program to approximately 10 students. If you are a social work student, contact your school placement office to see if there is an existing training relationship.

The training faculty is made up of psychologists, social workers, nurses, and psychiatrists from Aspire Health Alliance and our allied training sites. Our staff teaches through seminars and direct supervision. Our supervisors encompass a wide range of theoretical orientations, with expertise in case conceptualization and integrative interventions drawing on psychodynamic, internal family systems (IFS), cognitive-behavioral, family systems, trauma-informed, attachment, and humanistic theories.

This year we will be training six doctoral psychology interns. Two interns will be in the Adult track and four will work with children, adolescents, and their families. The Internship Program is divided into three distinct tracks, each of which has an outpatient placement at  Aspire’s clinic in Quincy and a secondary placement.  These training options are described in further detail below, and include the (A) Child/Adolescent (B) Early Childhood and (C) Adult tracks. Additionally, interns complete a weekly shift for 3 months with our Crisis Team, which provides in-home, community, and hospital ER-based psychiatric evaluations, level of care determinations, and treatment to support and stabilize children, teens, and adults who are at risk of harming themselves or others.

All interns are required to complete a minimum of 6 testing batteries with integrated reports in order to graduate from the internship program. Projective testing experience (Rorschach training preferred) is necessary in all internship positions, but there is a greater emphasis on projective batteries at the McLean ART secondary placement.

If you wish to apply to our internship for the 2020-2021 year, please download and review our Internship Brochure 19-20, complete the AAPI Online application, including a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, redacted testing report, three letters of reference, and our Supplemental Application 20-21. In your cover letter, please let us know which of our tracks and secondary placements are of interest to you and about your interest in training in a community mental health setting. The due date for the application is November 5, 2019. 

Our program is committed to policies of non-discrimination in intern selection and hiring on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, physical disability, or other forms of diversity. The training program avoids any actions that would restrict program access on grounds that are irrelevant to success in graduate training. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Overview

Learn the basics about our internship program, such as seminar offerings, evaluations, stipend and benefits, internship staff and interview opportunities.

Internship Programs

Learn about the doctoral psychology internship and the training tracks for child/adolescent, early childhood, family focused and adult outpatient/inpatient.

Primary Placements

The Primary Placement for all psychology interns is at the Aspire Outpatient Clinic, 859 Willard Street, One Adams Place, Quincy, MA.  Aspire is a multidisciplinary community mental health center which provides outpatient services for thousands of residents of the South Shore.

Secondary Placements

Learn about the variety of locations available for secondary placements.

Doctoral Internship Competencies

Learn about the specific goals and objectives of the training program which are defined in a list of competencies to be achieved by completion of the internship.

Internship Faculty

Learn about the specific goals and objectives of the training program which are defined in a list of competencies to be achieved by completion of the internship.

Our Mission

We are making emotional well-being essential to overall health and building a supportive community for all, through effective, integrated care that is tailored to the way you live.

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Our Mission

We are making emotional well-being essential to overall health and building a supportive community for all, through effective, integrated care that is tailored to the way you live.

Stay Connected

Keep up with news from Aspire Health Alliance, and help us spread the word about the important work we do!

Get In Touch

T: 800.852.2844
F: 617.786.9894

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Media Inquiries
617.378.1049