Doctoral Externship

Doctoral externships in psychology represent a means of obtaining supervised clinical experience during the course of a doctoral program in Professional Psychology. Usually, they are 12 months in duration, two days (16 hours) per week. Generally, externships are completed in the student’s third or fourth year of doctoral training--often the year before internship. For some schools, these externships represent a primary means of acquiring clinical training. Frequently (but not always), these are paid positions, and fulfill a specific requirement for graduation in a doctoral program in psychology.

The Department of Neuropsychology at Kennedy Krieger Institute offers Doctoral Externship training in a variety of areas. Doctoral externs receive, at a minimum, individual supervision at the rate consistent with the guidelines set forth for a Psychology Associate in Maryland. In addition, they are afforded the opportunity to participate in the full range of didactic experiences available to the Postdoctoral Residents and Interns. Our externs generally do clinical work one day and have didactics and supervision on the second day.

Application Guidelines

For more information about arranging a Doctoral externship training experience through the Department of Neuropsychology, please see our position announcement.

Beth Slomine, Ph.D., ABPP
Director for Training
Department of Neuropsychology
Kennedy Krieger Institute
707 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: (443) 923-2725
Fax: (443) 923-9105