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Clinical Psychology Internship

Primary focus in autism, mental health and pediatric neuropsychology at Fraser

The Fraser Clinical Psychology Internship program emphasizes broad and general training in child and adolescent clinical psychology with unique specialized training opportunities in autism spectrum disorders, child and adolescent mental health and neuropsychology. Each of the three major rotations provides experiences that promote the development of intermediate to advanced knowledge, skills and competencies aligned with the program’s overarching goals and objectives. Our program is designed to prepare interns for advanced training or work in these areas of professional practice.


We are committed to developing an individualized training experience for each intern. We have three interns annually. Interns are involved in a variety of clinical experiences with diverse populations. They complete three four-month rotations: Early Childhood Evaluation Rotation (birth through five), Child and Adolescent Evaluation Rotation (six and older) and Neuropsychology Evaluation Rotation. They also conduct individual, group and family therapy throughout the year with clients from the mental health and autism programs. These clinical experiences emphasize comprehensive training in broad and generalized areas of psychology, but also allow flexibility to maximize personal growth and to provide for more in-depth experiences in areas that are of particular interest to the trainee. We emphasize a comprehensive approach to training across clinical work, didactics, case consultations and research. Interns are provided with one half-day of protected time each week for research under the direction of a staff mentor.

Due to COVID-19 and in order to provide fair and equitable access to all intern candidates, there will be no in-person interviews during this recruitment cycle. Thus far, our program has had no delays with start dates or end dates due to COVID-19 restrictions. All previous interns were able to graduate the program on time and met all requirements for training and supervision hours. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Dr. Klein regarding specific questions about our training program and processes during the pandemic.

The internship year begins on August 1, 2023, and ends July 31, 2024. Applicants will be invited to attend an interview through Zoom. During the interview process, prospective interns will speak with the training director, current interns, and faculty in separate interviews via Zoom.

Application Deadline: November 18, 2022
Interview Notification: December 5, 2022

Interview Dates:
December 20, 20221:00 pm – 4:00 pm
January 3, 2023 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
January 17, 2023 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
January 17, 2023 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
January 20, 2023 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
January 23, 2023 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables are updated: 07/01/2022

Program Disclosures

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Internship Program Admissions

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:
ELIGIBILITY
Internship candidates must be enrolled in an APA-accredited clinical, counseling or school psychology program. Individuals from Ph.D. and Psy.D. programs will be considered. Candidates must have completed all required course work prior to beginning the internship. Preferably, candidates will have completed the major qualifying examination for the doctorate. Applicants are required to have at least 600 hours of supervised experience in the areas of child clinical psychology, autism spectrum disorder, and/or clinical neuropsychology prior to beginning the internship. Because of the strong emphasis on assessment in this program, one-half of the 600 hours of experience must be in supervised assessment.

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 Hours
Yes
Amount: 300
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours
Yes
Amount: 300

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Adequate coursework and clinical experience with children and families, including supervised experience in the areas of child clinical psychology, autism spectrum disorder and/or clinical neuropsychology are required for interns to be ready for training at Fraser. Interns are ranked considering their education, training experiences, interests, training goals, and their fit with Fraser’s training aims.

Intern applicants should demonstrate particular interests and aptitudes for research-informed and evidence-based approaches to assessment and intervention with the populations served by Fraser, notable for its demographic and diagnostic diversity, including autism spectrum disorders and complexity created by chronic health and disability conditions.

Fraser demonstrates a strong commitment to diversity and ethnic minority recruitment and retention. Staff and internship applicants from all cultural and ethnic minorities are considered based on their training and experience and its relevance to our training site.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns
$28,325
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?
Yes
No
If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required?
Yes
No
Coverage of family member(s) available?
Yes
No
Coverage of legally married partner available?
Yes
No
Coverage of domestic partner available?
Yes
No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)
160
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave
N/A
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?
Yes
No
Other Benefits (please describe):
The stipend is currently $28,325 for twelve months. Fraser provides a complete benefits package including a flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) Plan. Interns earn PTO at the rate of .10 x hours paid per pay period (approximately 20 days) which may be used for holidays, vacation, and sick days. Additional time off is allowed for dissertation defense and conference attendance with approval from the training director. Interns are eligible for group health, dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as other Fraser offered benefits, at the first of the month following 42 days of full-time employment. Coverage to family members and legally married partners is available. In addition, interns are eligible to contribute toFraser’s 403(b) retirement plan immediately upon start date.

In the event of a medical or family issue requiring a leave of absence, including maternity and paternity leave, interns will be supported in adjusting their individual training plan to allow successful completion of the internship.

Interns are provided financial support to attend a psychological conference in Minnesota (i.e. MinnesotaPsychological Association or Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health).

An internship handbook is provided to interns both electronically and in hard copy during orientation.
*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)
2018-2020
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts
7
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree
0
PD
EP
Academic teaching
N/A

N/A

Community mental health center
2
1
Consortium
N/A
N/A
University Counseling Center
N/A
N/A
Hospital/Medical Center
2
1
Veterans Affairs Health Care System
N/A
N/A
Psychiatric facility
N/A
N/A
Correctional facility
N/A
N/A
Health maintenance organization
N/A
N/A
School district/system
N/A
N/A
Independent practice setting
1
N/A
Other
N/A
N/A
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.