Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology

Internship at the Danielsen Institute is a one-year full-time program focusing on the development of clinical skills (assessment, psychotherapy, and 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 that 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, DC, 20002-4242 (phone: 202-336-5979 or 202-336-6123 TDD.)

For further information about the program and application process see the links below.  If you have further questions after reviewing our web pages, please contact David Rupert, Psy.D., Director of Training, 617-353-9686 or

Training Model, Structure, and Program Aims

Goals and Elements

Evaluation and Completion

Program Facilities and Resources

Internship Policies and Procedures

Intern Selection and Application Process

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Statement on Non-Discrimination and Diversity

The Danielsen Institute does not discriminate in selection, training, retention, or evaluation on the basis of any individual characteristics that 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. Danielsen programs value diversity among staff, interns, and clients, and seek to promote a high level of multicultural competence in all training and service activities.