Doctoral Internship Training in Professional Psychology

The Kennedy Krieger Institute’s training program in professional psychology has been a leader in the field of behavioral and pediatric psychology for more than three decades. Since its inception in 1977, it has become one of the most prominent training programs in psychology as it relates to developmental disabilities and pediatric problems. Kennedy Krieger’s Departments of Behavioral Psychology and Neuropsychology are committed to providing a training environment that facilitates the development of future leaders in the field. The doctoral internship program provides training in applied behavior analysis, developmental disabilities, behavioral pediatrics, pediatric neuropsychology, and family therapy.

Kennedy Krieger is one of the nation’s many programs dedicated to Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND). Administered by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the LEND program ensures that psychologists, physicians, nurses, therapists and other allied health professionals are qualified to address the unique needs of children with special healthcare requirements and their families — maximizing the developmental potential of children and enhancing the quality of life for families.

All Kennedy Krieger doctoral interns receive their academic appointments through the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The doctoral internship program at the Kennedy Krieger Institute has been accredited in professional psychology by the American Psychological Association since 1988. Our program is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers. For more information, please contact APA's Commission on Accreditation at:

American Psychological Association
Commission on Accreditation
750 First St. NE
Washington, D.C. 20002-4242
Telephone: (800) 374-2721; (202) 336-5979

General Information
Goals, Training Model and Requirements for Completion
Policies and Procedures
Supervision and Training

Application Guidelines
Intern Selection Process
Training Tracks
Practica and Academic Requirements

Training Clinics
Training Faculty
Faculty and Trainee Research
Alumni Positions
Training Brochure

The Kennedy Krieger Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with the Institute's and the Johns Hopkins University's policies, our training program welcomes and encourages qualified individuals at the doctoral and postdoctoral level to apply and enter on the basis of demonstrated ability, performance, and merit, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status or veteran status.