At Widener, a unique clinical and internship experience is embedded in the PsyD degree curriculum and you will begin your clinical training in your first year.
* Years 1-3: Practicum Training
The practicum-level placements are introductory experiences designed to familiarize the students with a variety of clinical settings. Each practicum offers progressively more responsibility and patient–staff interaction.
* Years 4 & 5: Internship Training Program with three day a week clinical rotations
Most doctoral students in clinical psychology enter the Association for Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) match process to find a pre-doctoral internship. In contrast, our PsyD program offers a unique and fully integrated internship that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002, 202-336-5979).
This means that rather than enter the APPIC match to find an internship; our students are guaranteed a local internship placement through our in-house network of outstanding internship rotations.