The UNMC Munroe-Meyer Institute (MMI) Department of Psychology offers a 2,000-hour predoctoral internship through the Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology, accredited by the American Psychological Association. This internship is designed for graduate students completing their PhD in Clinical, School, or Counseling Psychology.
As a predoctoral intern at MMI, you will receive advanced training in behavioral psychology through applied clinical rotations, participation in monthly didactic trainings within your intern cohort, and consortium meetings with interns from other local internship sites. Clinical rotations include clinical experience in behavioral pediatrics, integrated behavioral health in primary care, comprehensive school mental health, rural integrated care, and/or specialty clinics. Rotations may include opportunities for you to participate in behavioral health outreach, integrated pediatric primary care, telehealth, academic evaluation, school consultation and assessment, LEND training and NICU follow-up clinics. Your training will emphasize interdisciplinary collaboration, team-based care and consultation.
Predoctoral interns in the MMI Department of Psychology receive experience in outpatient behavioral family and individual therapy and assessment in primary care, school and outpatient clinics for concerns including:
- Sleep disturbances
- Toilet training
- Elimination disorders
- Developmental disabilities
- Parent training
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Academic concerns
During your clinical training as a predoctoral intern, you can expect to receive weekly, one-on-one supervision with a licensed psychologist as part of a developmental supervision model. Didactic training and group supervision is also provided to predoctoral interns, including:
- Peer and group supervision
- Clinical topic seminars and grand rounds
- Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee
- Monthly research meetings
- Monthly Consortium didactic and peer supervision meetings
Learn from faculty as they present areas of specialty during monthly meetings. You will also gain knowledge in documentation management and the administrative side of clinical practice.
Your predoctoral internship experience with MMI will include research participation. Multiple opportunities will be available to you through ongoing departmental research related to improving service provision in integrated primary care, topics in pediatric psychology and behavioral pediatrics, relevant independent research, and studies using MMI psychology existing datasets. Presentation and publication opportunities are available throughout the year.
This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $1,350,000 with 20 percentage financed with nongovernmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.