Internship in Child Welfare/Pediatric Disabilities/Early Childhood, Westchester Institute, Valhalla, NY

Child Welfare/Pediatric Disabilities/Early Childhood
Westchester Institute for Human Development, Valhalla, NY

The Westchester Institute for Human Development (WIHD) is currently seeking applicants for its internship and fellowship in Child Welfare/Pediatric Disabilities/Early Childhood for the 2019-2020 year.  Located 30 minutes north of New York City, WIHD offers full time internships for students in Professional Psychology doctoral programs, as well as full-time APPIC-member fellowships for graduates of psychology doctoral programs. 

Psychology training opportunities at WIHD offer a broad variety of training experiences, including providing site-based and home-based assessment with children and parents involved in the child welfare system, as well as play based and trauma-focused intervention with children in foster care.  Opportunities may also include providing parent training to court-involved families.  Training activities involve collaboration with the Westchester County Department of Social Services, as well as assessment/training in early childhood disabilities/autism spectrum disorder.  Additional training experiences are available at WIHD and can be integrated into candidates’ program based on interest.  

Full-Time 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