Graduate Education/Training : Training Programs

Internship and Postdoctoral Training in Clinical Child and Pediatric Psychology

            Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Internship Program Admissions Date Program Tables are updated:
Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
The University of Miami Mailman Center for Child Development Internship program prepares trainees for entry level practice in health service psychology, with emphasis on clinical child and pediatric psychology.  As such, applicants should have strong child clinical backgrounds with experience in evidence-based assessment and interventions approaches with children and families.  Coursework and/or practicum experience in pediatric psychology is also preferred.
Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many
Total Direct Contact Intervention HoursNYAmount:  250
Total Direct Contact Assessment HoursNYAmount:  150
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Applicants must be enrolled as an advanced graduate student in an APA-accredited clinical, school or counseling psychology program.  Applicants must have a minimum of 10 comprehensive psychological assessments (including at a minimum cognitive, academic, and behavioral measures) with integrated reports.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time interns $23,795
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time internsNA
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes No
If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required?YesNo
Coverage of family member(s) available?YesNo
Coverage of legally married partner available?YesNo
Coverage of domestic partner available?YesNo
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)YesNo
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave YesNo
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?  YesNo
Other Benefits (please describe): 6 floating holidays; professional development time; dental coverage available
Initial Post-Internship Positions (Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts15
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree
Community mental health center1
Federally qualified health center
Independent primary care facility/clinic
University counseling center
Veterans Affairs medical center
Military health center
Academic health center81
Other medical center or hospital
Psychiatric hospital
Academic university/department5
Community college or other teaching setting
Independent research institution
Correctional facility
School district/system
Independent practice setting
Not currently employed
Changed to another field
Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time.  For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.

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 neuropsychology, 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, neurology, audiology, social work, nutrition, nursing, 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, child and adolescent clinical psychology, or clinical neuropsychology.

Interns will develop certain basic skills and knowledge consistent with the philosophy of the program. There are three aspects of this philosophy. The first is an interdisciplinary developmental focus, consistent with that of the Mailman Center. The second is an intradisciplinary clinical child/pediatric focus, based on the Hilton Head Conference for the Training of Clinical Child Psychologists (1985). Within this framework, we expect each intern to gain experience in clinical/developmental assessment, intervention, prevention, and consultation while working alongside professionals from other disciplines. The third is a multi-cultural diversity focus, acquiring skills to work with individuals from a variety of cultural and economic backgrounds. Within each of these areas, we further expect that each intern will acquire basic knowledge and skills that reflect this training emphasis.

The size and location of the Center enables interns to gain experience with a broad spectrum of problems in a diverse cultural, ethnic, and socioeconomic population. While the faculty represent a number of theoretical positions, the program leans toward a cognitive-behavioral/systems perspective. However, many different diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, including cognitive-behavioral, family systems, and interpersonal techniques, are taught within the program.
A candidate must be enrolled as an advanced graduate student in a clinical or counseling psychology program approved (or provisionally approved) by the American Psychological Association. All candidates should have a substantial amount of prior practicum supervision and other clinical experience. Applicants with strong clinical child, pediatric, or neuropsychology backgrounds are preferred. The internship program abides by the University of Miami’s policy as an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Matching to a position involves approximately a half-time commitment to one funding 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.

Please watch the following video to learn about what a typical intern’s schedule looks like.

Funded Internship Positions:

Our major funding rotations are: 1) Pediatric Psychology, 2) Clinical Psychology, 3) Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, 4) Parent-Child Interaction Therapy; 5) Early Childhood Interventions; 6) Hearing Loss; and 7) School Health (two positions)

Overviews of each of these funded rotations are provided in the following videos:

The Clinical Psychology Intern

This position is comprised of rotations in Behavioral Pediatrics (half-day per week), Psychological Assessment Services (one day per week), and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (one day per week). See the rotation videos below.


Behavioral Pediatrics


Psychological Assessment Service

Parent-Child Interaction Therapy

The Autism Spectrum Disorder and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Intern

This position is comprised of rotations in Psychological Assessment Service (one day per week) and the Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic (one day per week). See rotation-related videos below.

Psychological Assessment Service

Autism Spectrum Assessment Clinic

Pediatric Psychology Intern

This position is comprised of rotations in Pediatric Medical Cope Clinic (half-day per week), Cystic Fibrosis (one day per week), and Diabetes (half-day per week). See rotation-related videos below.


Pediatric Medical Cope Clinic


Cystic Fibrosis




Early Childhood Intern

Early Childhood Interventions is comprised of working two days per week in our Early Discovery program.


Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) Intern

The PCIT Rotation is comprised of delivery PCIT in-office or via telehealth two days per week.


Pediatric Hearing Loss Intern

The Pediatric Hearing Loss rotation is comprised of working within an interprofessional cochlear implant clinic two days per week.


School Health Interns

The school health intern position is comprised on 2.5 days per week in designated schools the first six months and 1.5 days per week in schools the second six months.


Elective Rotations:
Each primary rotation listed above is also available to be completed as an elective rotation. Each intern typically selects 2-4 elective rotations per each six months. Overviews of the elective training rotations are provided in the following videos:
Pediatric Psychology Elective Rotations

Pediatric GI

Continuity Clinic

Clinical Child Psychology Elective Rotations:

Early Steps

Child Protection Team

Teacher-Child Interaction Training

Parent Club


Application materials include: the AAPI Online application, Graduate School Transcripts, Cover Letter, CV, 3 Letters of Recommendation. No supplemental application materials are required for the Mailman Center for Child Development.

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Contact: Jason Jent, Ph.D., Director of Training .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (305) 243-6857