Graduate Student Advanced Practicum Program

Our Pediatric Psychology Graduate Student Advanced Practicum in the Division of Pediatric Psychology offers clinical training in the practice of pediatric psychology, including assessment, consultation, and intervention skills addressing a wide range of developmental, behavioral, and emotional issues in patients with medical or developmental disorders. The goal of the pediatric psychology practicum is to prepare graduate students for advanced training and practice within a pediatric medical setting.

The Pediatric Psychology practicum will require 16-20 hours per week, for one full year (e.g., September – August). The practicum placement will typically be completed in two full days per week, although some students may prefer one full day and two half-days. Specific schedule details will depend on clinic and supervisor availability in conjunction with student availability and interests.

Eligibility and Selection

Graduate students must be at least second-year students in an APA-accredited clinical or school psychology doctoral program to be eligible for the practicum. They should have completed at least a one-year/500-hour placement as a graduate student before applying to this site; additional clinical and/or clinical-research experiences are desirable. Eligible students should have their Temporary Limited License in Psychology (TLLP) prior to the start of the practicum. The successful practicum student will have solid oral and written communication skills, strong professional and interpersonal skills, and ability to function as a member of a multidisciplinary medical team.

How to Apply

The application deadline is the first Friday in February.

For application assistance or questions, please contact the Advanced Practicum Training Director, Bethany Gaffka, PhD (bsalline@med.umich.edu).

Applicants must complete the following and submit electronically to Dr. Gaffka (bsalline@med.umich.edu):

 A cover letter describing clinical interests and training objectives

 A curriculum vitae

 Two letters of recommendation from licensed psychologists familiar with your graduate work