Doctoral Psychology Internship

Ann Martin Center’s mission is to serve children and families in need of psychological, social, behavioral, familial and educational support. The Center makes use of a variety of resources in order to provide services to children and families regardless of their socio-economic status and ability to pay. Throughout Ann Martin Center's history, the agency has maintained a strong commitment to the ongoing professional education of its staff, by providing monthly in-service training and clinical supervision of its staff, and has developed formal training opportunities for both mental health and educational professionals. The Clinical Internship Program trains doctoral psychology candidates. It is expected that all interns will stay at the Center for their postdoctoral training. In this model we can provide continuity of care for the clients we serve and also provide a sequential and next level of professional development through our postdoctoral training program.

Doctoral interns play a significant role in meeting the agency's goals and mission by their serving a broad spectrum of children, adolescents, and families in need of psychotherapeutic treatment, parent guidance, and psycho-social support. The training program itself achieves the agency's mission of advancing, supporting, and promoting ongoing professional education of clinical professionals at various stages of their development.

The Clinical Internship Program uses a practitioner-scholar model with the ultimate goal of training child psychologists who will have a deep understanding of human development and a broad range of techniques to use in practice. Our training program is graded, sequential and experiential in its organization.  We provide year long didactics, supervision and clinical experiences that increase in their complexity over time. Our program is centered on the following five goals:

  1. Interns will develop competence in delivering treatment and interventions for children, adolescents, and families with a broad array of psychological disorders and needs.
  2. Interns will understand multiple theories of psychological assessment and consequently develop competence in psychological assessment of children and adolescents.
  3. Interns will become competent psychologists who are able to provide consultation with the family, school, community and other systems of care
  4. Interns will demonstrate competency in professional behavior consistent with ethical standards/guidelines as they develop mature professional identities
  5. Interns will develop competence in the integration of science and practice

Please read our brochure for further details about our training program.

For questions please contact our Training Director, Katherine Eng, PhD, at (510) 655-7880 ext. 326 or at keng@annmartin.org.