The 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. Predoctoral interns receive advanced training in behavioral psychology through two six-month rotations and participate in monthly consortium meetings with interns from other local internship sites. The six-month rotations include clinical experience in behavioral pediatrics, integrated care and specialty clinics. Rotations may include opportunities to participate in behavioral health outreach, behavioral pediatric primary care, telehealth, academic evaluation, LEND training and NICU follow-up clinics. Training emphasizes interdisciplinary collaboration and consultation.
Predoctoral interns in MMI psychology receive experience in outpatient behavioral family and individual therapy in primary care clinics for concerns including:
- Sleep disturbances
- Toilet training
- Elimination disorders
- Developmental disabilities
- Parent training
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Academic concerns
Interns also learn to manage documentation and the administrative side of clinical practice.
Didactic training is provided to predoctoral interns, including:
- Consortium training
- Clinical topic seminars and grand rounds
Faculty present areas of specialty to the predoctoral interns during monthly meetings.
Predoctoral interns are expected to participate in research during their experience with MMI. Research opportunities are available in ongoing department research related to improving service provision in integrated primary care, 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.