The Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center
The Clinical Psychology Internship Program (CPIP)
The Clinical Psychology Internship Program at the University of Vermont is a predoctoral internship program that received accreditation from the American Psychological Association (APA) in July 2013 and is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The internship is located in Burlington, Vermont, within the Behavior Therapy and Psychotherapy Center (BTPC) and the Vermont Center for Children, Youth and Families (VCCYF). The focus of intern training at the BTPC is with the Connecting Cultures Specialty Service, providing culturally competent evidence-based treatment to torture survivors and refugee populations from over 25 countries. Interns in the BTPC also engage in multi-disciplinary services with providers including social workers, teachers, lawyers, and refugee advocates. In addition to direct clinical services, the Connecting Cultures program offers outreach services, presentations and evaluation/research opportunities. Connecting Cultures is also a component of the New England Survivors of Torture and Trauma (NESTT) program.
Olga Berkout and Rebecca Hamblin of the Clinical Psychology Internship Program
The VCCYF specializes in the application of evidence-based strategies from the family perspective, addressing both child and parental emotional and behavioral problems. Through the use of health promotion, prevention, and intervention, the VCCYF uses the Vermont Family Based Approach to help the well remain well, prevent at-risk children from developing emotional and behavioral problems, and intervene comprehensively on behalf of children and families challenged by psychopathology. At the VCCYF, interns will collaborate with professionals in psychiatry, psychology, social work, nursing, and genetics.
We currently have two interns placed in the Internship. We encourage applications for the four positions available for the 2015-2016 year. Access Clinical Psychology Internship for further information or contact Kathleen Kennedy, Ph.D.