Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology

Internship at the Danielsen Institute at Boston University is a one-year full-time program focusing on the development of clinical skills (assessment, psychotherapy, case consultation) and the integration of psychological perspectives with religious/spiritual/existential perspectives. The primary theoretical orientation of the training program is psychodynamic, with an emphasis on relational theories and approaches, but also drawing from  multicultural perspectives, religious/spiritual/existential traditions and perspectives, developmental theories, and neuroscience. The internship is based upon a reflective practitioner model of training which emphasizes critical, collaborative reflection upon clinical activities and attention to personal formation in addition to knowledge and skill development. Interns will be asked to reflect upon their personal history and identity as relevant to developing their capacity to work effectively with issues of identity and diversity.

Internship represents the first year in a two-year training track; the second year is a postdoctoral fellowship which provides additional training in our areas of specialization and hours toward licensure. You must complete your degree and internship to participate in the postdoctoral fellowship.

The internship program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1998. Accreditation can be verified at the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First Street, NE, Washington, D.C. 20002-4242 (phone: 202-336-5979 or 202-336-6123 TDD.)

For further information about the program and application process see the links below:

Training Model

Goals, Objectives & Competencies

Internship Responsibilities

Program Facilities & Resources

Internship Policies & Regulations

Intern Selection & Application Process

Statement on non-discrimination and diversity

The Danielsen Institute Doctoral Internship in Psychology does not discriminate in selection, training, retention, or evaluation on the basis on any individual characteristics which are not relevant to professional training such as age, ethnicity, race, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religious or philosophical affiliation, class, disability, nationality, citizenship, language, etc.  The Internship program values diversity amongst staff, interns, and clients, and seek to promote a high level of multicultural competence in all training and service activities.