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Devereux Institute of Clinical Training & Research

Professional Psychology Traineeship

We will not be accepting applications for the September 1, 2011 - August 2012 Training Year.

The full-time, 12-month Professional Psychology Traineeship is an experiential learning program for recent college graduates who are considering graduate study in psychology or a related behavioral healthcare field. The program provides a supervised learning experience combining didactic and hands-on training. In keeping with the scientist-practitioner model of professional psychology, the program emphasizes training in both applied psychological research and clinical services. A major goal of the program is to expose trainees to the variety of roles and functions of practicing professional psychologists and thereby enable them to consolidate and refine their career goals before making an informed decision to enter professional psychology as a career.


Greater Philadelphia, PA

Number of Positions

Between four and eight traineeship positions are planned for the 2009-2010 training year.

Program Description

Training Sites

Although professional psychology trainees are assigned to the Institute of Clinical Training & Research, the program utilizes the resources of Devereux's Pennsylvania Branch as training sites. Trainees will receive their clinical experience at one of the following sites: the Mapleton, Brandywine, or Day School programs of the Beneto Center, the CARES or Family-based Treatment Program at the Kanner Center, or the Whitlock Center.


Applicants for the traineeship program must have their bachelor’s degree prior to the start of employment, and be at least 21 years of age. Academic training in psychology is required. Knowledge of statistics and research methodology, as well as previous experience in the human services field, is preferred. Preference is given to applicants who plan to attend graduate school.


The traineeship stipend is $692.50/bi-weekly. Generous benefits include medical insurance, 19 days of paid vacation/holiday time, four days with pay for graduate school interviews, and up to eight paid sick days during the year. Trainees are expected to provide their own transportation and housing.

Important Dates

  • Completed applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning December 15th.
  • No applications or supplemental materials will be accepted after the firm deadline of February 1st.
  • Interviews are scheduled in February and March.
  • Traineeship dates are September 1 to August 31.

JCAHO Accreditation & Other Affiliations

The Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) accredits most training sites. Devereux is a member of the American Hospital Association, the Child Welfare League of America (CWLA), and the National Association of Psychiatric Treatment Centers for Children (NAPTCC).


We will not be accepting applications for the September 1, 2011 - August 2012 Training Year.

Attention Former Devereux Fellows, Interns and Trainees

We are interested in renewing contact with the many fellows, interns and trainees who have been an integral part of Devereux. Please contact us with information about yourself and your current interests.

Thank You.
Devereux Professional Psychology Trainees
Past Professional Psychology Trainees
Selection Process
  • Congratulations to Amit Bernstein, Traineeship Class of 1999, for his recognition by the American Psychological Association Society of Clinical Psychology (division 12) with the 2007 Distinguished Student Research Award!
  • Congratulations to Ernesto R. Barnabas, Traineeship Class of 2005, for his recognition by the National Association of School Psychologists on March 28, 2007 with the Annual Graduate Student Research Award!