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Exclusively Affiliated Doctoral APA Accredited Internship

The UT Southwestern Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology includes an exclusively affiliated doctoral internship program that is separately accredited by the American Psychological Association. The overall training goal of the internship is to provide high-quality training to prepare interns for the professional practice of clinical psychology at the entry level in the job market.

A Unique Experience

The Internship Program provides interns with broad exposure to diverse patient populations, ethnic and cultural groups, and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care. The Internship Program is a two-year, half-time program that takes place in the third and fourth year of the intern’s doctoral study.

Each intern rotates through clinical rotations (typically two primary rotations, 12 months each) in UT Southwestern clinical facilities, community agencies, regional facilities, specialized agencies, and area schools. See our Training Sites for details about these locations.

For more information about training activities, policy, and procedures, please read our Guidelines for Interns.

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data


This Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program and the exclusively affiliated internship are accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). The APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation can be contacted by email or:

APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979
TDD/TTY: 202-336-6123
Fax: 202-336-5978

Internship Didactics

A weekly Didactic Series is presented for the graduate students and interns. The Didactic Series includes lectures on all profession-wide competencies including, research, ethical and legal standards, individual and cultural diversity, professional values, attitudes, and behaviors, communication and interpersonal skills, assessment, intervention, supervision, and consultation and interprofessional/interdisciplinary skills.

Students also attend teaching/clinical case conferences held in connection with the clinical service to which they are assigned or conjointly with training programs in psychiatry. The Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds, colloquium speakers, and the various local and regional psychological societies and associations are additional sources of educational experiences available to students. Grand Rounds and special topics presentations in other departments at UT Southwestern are also open to students completing the Internship.