Trainees and Application Procedure
Applicants are recruited from approved programs and programs meeting APA accreditation standards across the country. While our program is designed for trainees from clinical programs, candidates from other approved programs may apply if their prior experience, training, and future career goals are consonant with our program. Re–specialization candidates are also welcome to apply for admission. All candidates must have a plan to complete the doctoral degree before the beginning of their second year of fellowship. We anticipate accepting four fellows for the 2014-2015 training year.
Applicants must have completed all coursework toward the doctorate and all practicum experiences required prior to internship. Most successful applicants have extensive therapy and psychological assessment experience with children and have worked in multi-disciplinary settings. The Yale Child Study Center Psychology Training Program encourages applications from individuals from all backgrounds and has a solid record of recruiting and training individuals from under–represented populations such as racial and ethnic minorities and the handicapped. We aspire to training a diverse population of scientists and practitioners. The faculty of the Child Study Center includes individuals from many cultural and racial backgrounds. Admission to the Psychology Internship Training Program at the Yale Child Study Center is open to all qualified individuals and the Center is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all applicants for employment. Yale University is committed to basing judgments concerning the admission, education, and employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities, and affirmatively seeks to attract to its faculty, staff, and student body qualified persons of diverse backgrounds. In accordance with this policy and as delineated by federal and Connecticut law, Yale does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment against any individual on the basis of that individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a special disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era or other covered veteran, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
The Child Study Center Psychology Training Program requires the AAPI Online, which may be accessed at www.appic.org, click on "AAPI Online”. Your online application should include: a cover letter, a Curriculum Vitae, the actual application (which includes essays and the DCT's verification of eligibility and readiness), all graduate transcripts. Please include three letters of recommendation, at least two of which should be from supervisors familiar with your clinical work. In addition, each applicant is asked to upload and attach to your electronic application:
- A cover letter that explicitly states the following:
- 1) IN THE FIRST PARAGRAPH, please note the tracks that are your top TWO choices for consideration IN YOUR ORDER OF PREFERENCE (if you only wish to be considered for one track, please indicate that).
- 2) please indicate the reasons why you are a good match for both the overall program and for the track or tracks for which you seek consideration, including any relevant experiences during or prior to graduate training.
- 3) please note how many comprehensive psychological assessments you have provided to date (we consider a comprehensive assessment one that includes cognitive, achievement, adaptive, and social-emotional data that is integrated through a formulation and provides specific recommendations and clinical feedback to the family).
- A de-identified psychological assessment report, preferably one for a child.
- A de-identified case formulation and treatment summary, preferably one for a child. We realize that different programs and clinics provide differing opportunities for learning to write case formulations and treatment summaries. Please choose your best available example of a treatment write-up that includes: the presenting problem, your clinical assessment, and your formulation of the client’s difficulties.
Applications are due November 1, 2013. Early applications are encouraged and may be reviewed upon receipt. All applications are screened by early December and will be notified of their status by December 15 by phone and/or e-mail.
Top candidates are invited to the Child Study Center for interviews in January. Interviews are a very important part of the application process. Applicants will receive a general program overview, have lunch with current fellows, and meet individually with one fellow and several members of the faculty, including faculty currently working in the specialized training area or areas ranked by the applicant on the Specialized Training Supplemental Form. Applicants who are not granted interviews after review of written materials are notified by e-mail.As a member of APPIC we adhere to all APPIC regulations concerning the selection of interns. Our institutional and state requirements call for a criminal history, background, and child abuse clearance prior to beginning the internship. An individual who does not pass these background checks will have their offer rescinded prior to the start date. This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking–related information from any intern applicant. The starting date for the fellowship is July 1, 2014.
Questions regarding the psychology fellowship or the application process should be addressed to:
Dr. Michele Goyette–Ewing
Yale Child Study Center
P.O. Box 207900
230 South Frontage Road
New Haven, CT 06520–7900
Phone: (203) 785–6227
The predoctoral internship is APA approved. To contact APA regarding this program:
Education Directorate Program Consultation & Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 336–5979
Fax: (202) 336–5978