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Applying to Clinical Internships: Insider Tips for Maximizing Your Success – 7/9/2018

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 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. How do you organize your c.v.? How do you select the sites that fit you? What are internship sites looking for? What happens to your application on the other side? Our panel of experts will provide overviews of these critical topics and then will 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!

Discussion Forum:

Slides: PowerPoint Slides

Recording: Download Recordings

Learning Objectives

In this webinar, panelists will cover these critical topics:

  • Shaping your c.v. and cover letter to highlight your clinical experiences and competencies
  • Selecting the child/adolescent internship sites best fit to your career goals
  • Writing your APPIC essays to reflect your best selves
  • Choosing your letter writers
  • Criteria that internships directors use to review applications

Monday, July 9, 2018, 2:00 3:00pm EDT

Free For All Students

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Expert Panel:

  • Mitch Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP, John Van Seters Distinguished Professor, former Director of Clinical Training, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Laura Mufson, Ph.D., Professor of Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry), Director of Training (Child Track), Columbia University Medical Center, NY State Psychiatric Institute
  • Rhonda Sena, Ph.D., Director of Internship Training, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Semel Institute/UCLA
  • Ric Steele, Ph.D., ABPP, Professor of Psychology and Applied Behavioral Science, Director of Clinical Training, University of Kansas.


  • Brian Chu, PhD, Associate Professor, Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University
  • Leigh Spivey,M.S, SCCAP Student Advisory Committee Chair

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.