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Applying to Clinical Internships: Insider Tips for Maximizing Your Success – 7/24/19

Applying to Clinical Internships: Insider Tips for Maximizing Your Success

Webinar Overview:

The pre-doctoral clinical psychology internship can be one of the most exciting and rewarding experiences of a psychologist’s career. Applying for an internship can be one of the most stressful. In this webinar, we bring together training directors from graduate programs and internship sites to provide strategies and tips for making the most of the summer leading up to internship applications. We will also hold an open Q&A session, so you can ask individualized questions. In addition, SCCAP members will have access to the online discussion forum after the webinar where panelists will respond to questions for 30 days after the webinar!

In this webinar, panelists will cover these critical topics:

  • Shaping and organizing application materials (e.g., CV, cover letter, essay) to highlight your clinical experiences and competencies
  • Choosing your letter writers to reflect your best selves
  • Selecting the child/adolescent internship sites best fit to your career goals
  • Differentiating clinical- and research-oriented sites
  • Criteria that internships directors use to review applications
  • Commonly asked interview questions

Recording: Download Recordings

PowerPoint Slides: SCCAP_Internship Webinar_Final_2019

Note: There is a citation slide at the end of the presentation for students to use if they are using the material in any formal capacity.


Expert Panel:

Sandra S. Pimentel, PhD
Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychology
Associate Director of Psychology Training
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Stephen L. Soffer, Ph.D.
Director – Outpatient Program
Training Director – Psychology Internship Training Program
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Michelle Paul, Ph.D.
UNLV Clinical Psychology Program Associate DCT

Karen Guan, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar, Child FIRST Lab
University of California, Los Angeles
Internship at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, Los Angeles, CA


American Psychological Association Division 53: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Division 53 maintains responsibility for this program and its content. For registration questions, contact Sonja Wiggins, MBA, APA Division Services Office, at or 202-336-5590.