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The Internship Application process is an exciting and stressful period for doctoral students in clinical psychology. ABCT has become an incredibly important forum for students participating in this process. Below is a growing list of resources available to students to help navigate this experience.
Panel Discussion: Each year, the ABCT Convention includes a panel discussion with training directors from several internship programs followed by an informal poster session and question/answer period. This is an incredibly important opportunity to gain advice about the internship application process and to meet training directors from many prestigious programs.
Networking: The ABCT Convention typically is held shortly after internship applications have been submitted. The Convention offers a unique opportunity to meet with psychologists who may be conducting interviews with applicants just a few short weeks later. Many students attend the ABCT convention to informally meet their future potential supervisors and learn about their work. Several internship sites also host social hours for prospective interns.
the Behavior Therapist frequently publishes articles that are helpful to students applying for internships. Recent articles include:
Many students who are members of ABCT are especially interested in learning about internships with a strong foundation in evidence-based practice.
This Directory from the Society for the Science of Clinical Psychology offers an excellent resource.