The Doctoral Psychology Internship at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center is designed to train future psychologists to work in health care settings as providers of comprehensive psychological services that stress interdisciplinary collaboration.
The internship experience involves:
- 2,000 hours of training, in not less than 12 months and not more than 24 months consecutively
- Training which extends and integrates the intern's basic academic program
- Broad range of experiences to develop core professional competencies
- Intern shared responsibility in designing and planning the internship experience in collaboration with the intern’s supervisors and Psychology Training Director
- Faculty facilitating intern transition from the role of student to that of professional psychologist
- Serving as a mental health resource to its employees, local students, medical professionals, and the larger community.
Conemaugh Memorial psychologists provide training in empirically-validated treatment with the goal of recovery; helping individuals with chronic mental illness develop as much autonomy as possible. Conemaugh Memorial is committed to preparing psychologists for ethical practice in clinical application of psychology with a particular emphasis on professional practice in an interdisciplinary setting. Upon completion of the internship, interns are prepared to assume an entry level doctoral psychology position across the lifespan in multiple care settings (i.e.: medical, inpatient, outpatient and behavioral health care settings).
The Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center is a non-member of the Association of Postdoctoral and Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC), but uses the National Post-Match Service program to select interns.