Our Mission:

The Pittsburgh Psychology Internship Consortium’s mission is to train doctoral psychology interns dedicated to serving children and their families. P-PIC is designed to prepare interns for independent practice, in addition to meeting state requirements for certification as a school psychologist. 

The Pittsburgh Psychology Internship Consortium (P-PIC) represents the collaborative effort of several agencies to share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represent the necessary depth and breadth required for future professional psychological practice.  The P-PIC training program is a year-long, full-time doctoral internship experience, beginning on the first business day of August each year.  Across training sites, interns will complete an average of 15-20 hours per week of face-to-face direct service delivery.  Interns are expected to complete 2000 hours of training during the year. Interns are also expected to achieve the goals and objectives of the internship program, to abide by the APA Code of Ethics, the requirements of the P-PIC training program, and the rules and regulations of the training site that employs them.

The Consortium will offer 8 full-time positions during the 2024-2025 internship cycle:

Wesley Family Services (2) The interns will rotate through Wesley Family Services in which they will work with children and adolescents with social-emotional, neurodevelopmental, and behavioral disorders within a school-based acute partial, partial hospital, and an outpatient clinic. Primary activities include psychological/psychoeducational evaluations, autism assessments, individual and group therapy, as well as school psychology related activities such as IEP Team meetings, student staffing review and parent consultation.

Psychology & Learning Center (2) The interns will have their main rotation at an outpatient community clinic, The Psychology and Learning Center, as well as a one day weekly rotation through local contracted public schools to provide school psychology services and consultation. Primary activities include neuropsychological and psychological assessment and school psychology related activities. 

Fallon Psych (2) The two interns will have their main rotation at Fallon Psych, a community mental health private practice with an emphasis on training experiences that include a strength based, systems approach to provide individual therapy, group therapy, social skills training, family therapy, parenting consultation, and comprehensive psychological evaluations. In addition, consultation with local schools and school districts will be heavily emphasized.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Department of Transplant Psychology (1) focuses on providing psychological services as part of the multidisciplinary assessment and management of psychosocial functioning among solid organ transplant candidates and recipients. Transplant psychologists serve as liaisons to all solid organ and related transplant teams, including kidney, liver, small bowel, heart, lung and multi-visceral. Program faculty have expertise across a broad range of behavioral medicine domains, including psychological assessment, medication adherence, chronic pain, and cognitive impairment within chronic disease populations.  Activities include pretransplant psychological evaluations, collaboration and consultation with schools and community treatment team members, individual therapy, and assisting the transition back to education setting process for patients.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Behavioral Sciences Division (1) The Pediatric Psychology Internship site at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) is designed to prepare interns for post-doctoral study treating youth who are experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties in a wide range of settings and across the developmental span. Our program is uniquely suited to work at the interface of pediatrics, clinical psychology, and behavioral medicine. The internship program includes rotations in multiple medical subspecialty clinics throughout the hospital. Full-time interns will complete 1 major rotation (2.5 - 3 days per week) and 1 minor rotation (1 – 1.5 days per week) for the first 6 months, and new major and minor rotations for the second 6 months – resulting in rotations through a total of 4 clinics throughout the training year. Interns will gain experiences in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Clinics will be selected based off of intern interest as well as supervisor availability. This allows the intern to tailor their training experience in a way that fits with their ultimate professional goals.

Download the P-PIC Handbook for more information 

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