August 18, 2015

Applying for internship this year? Please join SCP on Wed. Sept. 9 from 7-8 PM EDT for a panel presentation and discussion on applying for internship!

Overview: Applying for a doctoral internship in clinical psychology is a major concern for graduate students, especially in the current climate of imbalance between applicants and sites. In response to the strong interest among our membership on this topic, Society for Clinical Psychology is offering a 60 minute webinar on applying for internship. This webinar will feature a panel discussion among leading experts who will discuss the application process. They will also provide an overview of specific sites, including community mental health centers, Veterans Affairs Medical Centers, and child-focused medical centers. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel!
*See attached flyer for further details!

*Note: Registration is $15 for all participants and closes 48 hours prior to webinar.


Allison N. Ponce, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Ponce has research and clinical interests in the role of community based public mental health services in recovery from homelessness and mental illness. Another major area of interest is the training and education of psychologists and other mental health professionals. Dr. Ponce supervises psychology interns and postdoctoral fellows. She coordinates several seminars focused on administration, leadership, and community-based care. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of Connecticut in 2003 after her internship at the Boston Consortium, and then completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Yale before joining the faculty in 2005. Dr. Ponce is Secretary of the Board of Directors of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and serves as an internship site visit chair for the APA’s Commission on Accreditation.

Mitchell J. Prinstein, Ph.D., ABPP is the John Van Seters Distinguished Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami and completed his internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Brown University Clinical Psychology Training Consortium. Mitch’s research examines interpersonal models of internalizing symptoms and health risk behaviors among adolescents, with a specific focus on the unique role of peer relationships in the developmental psychopathology of depression and self-injury.  He is the PI on several past and active grants from the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Institute of Child and Human Development, and several private foundations.  He serves as the Editor for the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and is an editorial board member for several developmental psychopathology journals.  Mitch is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and the American Psychological Association Divisions 53 and 12.  He has received several national and university-based awards recognizing his contributions to research (American Psychological Association Society of Clinical Psychology Theodore Blau Early Career Award, Columbia University/Brickell Award for research on suicidality), teaching/mentoring (Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy Mentor Award, UNC Chapel Hill Tanner Award for Undergraduate Teaching), and professional development of graduate students (American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Raymond D. Fowler Award).

Randi Streisand, Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, CDE certified diabetes educator.  Dr. Streisand is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and serves as Director of Psychology Research for Children’s National Health System.  Dr. Streisand is currently the Principal Investigator on an NIDDK funded multi-site project within childhood diabetes, and she serves as the Co-Investigator on 2 other federally funded intervention projects.  Her work focuses on adherence to diabetes management, parent and child adjustment, and managing diabetes in young children. She has over 55 publications in the area of child health.  Dr. Streisand serves on several grant review committees through Children’s National Health System and she has been an ad hoc grant reviewer for several organizations including NIH and the American Diabetes Association. Further, she is on the Editorial Boards for Health Psychology, the Journal of Pediatric PsychologyChildren’s Health Care, and Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Dr. Streisand also provides clinical service to families of children with diabetes and other chronic medical conditions, and serves as Director of the Medical Psychology Clinic. She is an active participant in the psychology training program at Children’s, and mentors undergraduates, graduate students, interns, fellows, and junior faculty members in both clinical work and research.

Risa B. Weisberg, Ph.D., is the Assistant Chief of Psychology for Internship Training at the VA Boston Healthcare System and Associate Professor (research) at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.  She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Albany, where she specialized in cognitive-behavioral treatments of anxiety and sexual dysfunction, under the tutelage of David Barlow. She then completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship training at the Brown University Clinical Training Consortium. Dr. Weisberg joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University in 2000, and in 2004 gained a joint appointment as faculty in the Department of Family Medicine. Dr. Weisberg has served as a research mentor to interns and postdoctoral fellows at the Brown consortium throughout her career. Dr. Weisberg’s research focuses on primary care – behavioral health integration. She has been the PI on numerous NIH-funded studies examining behavioral health issues in primary care. Dr. Weisberg’s  work in these areas, and her commitment to professional service, have been honored with awards from organizations such as the “Member of Distinction” award Anxiety and Depression Association of America, which she received in 2013.

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