Internship in Behavioral Psychology, Westchester Institute, Valhalla, NY

Behavioral Psychology,
Westchester Institute for Human Development, Valhalla, NY

The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is currently seeking applicants for its internship and fellowship in Behavioral Psychology for the 2019-2020 year.  Located 30 minutes north of New York City, WIHD offers full time internships and APPIC-member fellowships for students in Professional Psychology doctoral programs.

Both positions offer a broad variety of training experiences, including providing therapy to children and adults (as well as their families and caregivers) with intellectual and developmental disabilities (such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and comorbid psychiatric disorders), implementing behavioral interventions in the outpatient clinic (with opportunities in the community and through school and/or group home consultation), treating behaviors (including noncompliance, aggression, self-injury, toileting, sleep, and eating difficulties, communication deficits, social skills deficits, independent living skills deficits, academic skills deficits, medical/dental fears and phobias, comorbid anxiety, depression, and management of other psychiatric disorders), and conducting functional behavior assessments to guide treatment planning.  Trainees also have opportunities to participate in community outreach programs and conferences, clinic-based research, professional in developmental disabilities, early intervention, and career development.   Additional training experiences are available at WIHD and can be integrated into candidates’ program based on interest.   BCBA certification supervision hours available.

Psychology Interns and Fellows also take part in a 9-month, federally-funded Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) featuring: developmental disabilities training from a multi-disciplinary perspective (with content in clinical issues, family-centered care, cultural competence, public health, policy and advocacy, and evidence-based practice), participation in team projects & research groups, attendance at local/national conferences, and opportunities to develop presentation & legislative advocacy skills.

For further information see: à Training à Graduate Student Training Opportunities àPsychology Training.  For questions, contact Trupti Rao, Psy.D., Director of Psychology Training