Graduate Education/Training : Training Programs

Internship and Postdoctoral Training in Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology

For Questions about the Training Program contact:

Jason Jent, PhD, Director of Training
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Intern Virtual Class Photo


The Internship Program at the Mailman Center for Child Development, Department of Pediatrics, University of Miami School of Medicine offers a variety of training opportunities in child clinical psychology, pediatric psychology, and developmental neuropsychology. This program is accredited by the American Psychological Association (Commission on Accreditation, American Psychological Association; 750 First Street, NE, Washington, DC, 2002-4242; 202-336-5979, 202-336-6123 TDD/TTY). The program is designed to offer experiences with the child (and his/her family) with, or at risk for, developmental disabilities or behavioral problems due to genetic, environmental, or medical factors. There are numerous opportunities for training in the psychological aspects of traditional developmental disabilities (e.g., intellectual disabilities, autism, and learning disabilities), pediatric psychology, lifespan neurodevelopment, and prevention in at risk populations. In addition, the internship program is part of an interdisciplinary training program, and interns will work alongside professionals and trainees from pediatrics, audiology, social work, nutrition, genetics, physical therapy, speech and language therapy, and education. With this training background, the student is prepared to advance to further post-doctoral training, or in some cases, professional careers in pediatric psychology and/or child and adolescent clinical psychology.

Matching to a position involves approximately a half-time to more than half-time commitment to one funded rotation across the 12-month internship year. The remaining hours/week will be spent on rotations individually tailored to meet the training needs of the intern, selected by the intern in consultation with his/her primary supervisor. The source of the 12-month rotation commitment is determined at the time of the match.

Like all trainees at the Mailman Center, Interns participate in the LEND (Leadership Development in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities) curriculum, a federally funded interprofessional training program based on family professional partnerships.

2021-2022 Funded Rotations

For the 2021-2022 training year, Mailman Center will have 7 funded rotation positions with specialty training in the following areas of focus (click on links for more details):

Child Clinical Psychology
Pediatric Psychology Consultation and Therapy
Integrated Pediatric Hearing Loss Consultation
School-Based Integrated Primary Care
Early Childhood Consultation and Therapy
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy
Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Assessment

Elective Training Rotations

Beyond specialty training, interns are provided with the opportunity to select from a variety of child clinical and pediatric psychology training opportunities. It is important to note that each funded area of training is also available as an elective training rotation for the intern. For example, the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Intern could complete a six-month training rotation in Early Childhood Consultation and Therapy. Intern ability to complete each elective rotation is dependent upon schedule availability and the number of interns that the supervise can train on each rotation. The Competencies, Training Plan, and Example Intern Schedule explains this in more detail.

Elective Clinical Psychology Rotations
Elective Pediatric Psychology Rotations

Intern class with Sebastian


Important Resources to Review Before Submitting Your Application

2021-2022 Internship Brochure

Competencies, Training Plan, and Example Intern Schedule

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Application Process and Requirements (Applications due 11/1/2020)

Brief Video Explanation of Funded Rotation Breakdown, Schedule, and Competencies Google Sheet

Build Your Own Schedule and Training Plan Google Sheet: Funded Rotation Breakdown, Schedule, and Example Competencies

Racial and Social Equity Efforts

COVID-19 Program Updates

Mailman Center Training Program Virtual Tour


Updated Postdoctoral Training Information will be listed by October 1st, 2020, once we know the number of open positions available for the next training year 2021-2022.

For more information about the Postdoctoral Training Program:



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