Clinical Psychology Training Programs

The Friends Hospital Predoctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology is an internship program accredited by the American Psychological Association that provides an opportunity for doctoral candidates in clinical or counseling psychology to work under close supervision in an inpatient psychiatric setting that is committed to the principles of recovery, trauma-informed care, and high quality service. The internship program employs a practitioner-scholar model of training and is grounded in cognitive behavioral therapy, with an emphasis on evidence-based treatment.

Internship in Clinical Psychology

The Internship in Clinical Psychology has been fully accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1979. The Internship will be up for re-accreditation in the year 2021.  The Internship is a member in good standing of the Association of Psychology Pre-Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Internship Centers (APPIC). Questions regarding accredited status should be directed to the APA Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
email: [email protected]

Please follow the links below for more detailed information about our Internship Program.

Internship Documents
Pre-doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology Internship Handbook (2021-2022 Training Year) (pdf)
Addendum Instructions and Information to Applicants for Internship Year 2021-2022 (pdf)
Application Procedure (pdf)

Additional Internship Information
Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data (pdf)
APA IR C-27 I Data

Externship Program

The Externship Programs in Behavioral Healthcare at Friends Hospital are designed for doctoral psychology graduate students at the pre-internship level who are interested in an externship experience in a dynamic inpatient psychiatric hospital setting with intensive, specialized practicum experiences. For more detailed information about our Externship Program, download these PDF files:

Friends Hospital follows the PENDELDOT timeline and guidelines for interviewing and making offers to externs. Please see the PENDELDOT website for more information.

Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

Friends Hospital accepts one full-time clinical psychology postdoctoral fellow. Applicants should email or mail a letter of interest, CV, 2 letters of recommendation, an official transcript from the doctoral program, and a de-identified sample assessment report to:

Donna L. Toro, PsyD
Director of Clinical Services
4641 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19124-2399
[email protected]

Please click on the following link for more information.

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