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Clinical Internship Programs

Devereux Massachusetts offers several options for students in advanced educational programs to obtain clinical experience. Our doctoral internship in clinical psychology is accredited by the American Psychological Association and is an APPIC member. We also offer a pre-doctoral psychology practicum placement, master’s-level internships, bachelor’s-level experience and a BCBA internship.

For information about any of our training programs, please contact Rachel Schein, Psy.D., HSP.

Training Faculty

  • Rachel Schein, Psy.D., HSP – Director of Internship Training
  • Ashley Warhol, Psy.D., HSP – Consulting Psychologist
  • Jessica Kemp, Ph.D., HSP – Clinical Supervisor and School Psychologist
  • Kristin Borozny, Psy.D., HSP – Clinical Supervisor
  • Lauren Patterson, Psy.D., HSP – Coordinator of Diagnostic Services and Clinical Training
  • Hannah Dodier, BCBA, LABA – Director of Clinical Services
  • Ellen Wells, LICSW – Intern Supervisor

APA Accredited Doctoral Psychology Internship

12-month (2,000 hour) APA Accredited, APPIC member internship 
(Three paid positions available)

This site adheres to APPIC Match policies and participates in the APPIC Match. The Online AAPI must be utilized by all applicants.
You will gain experience in two primary programs, with the opportunity for exposure in other programs. It is important to note that all programs utilize trauma-informed, evidence-based approaches to treatment, and that all interns will receive training in trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, regardless of program placement. Devereux’s programs include:

  • Mental and behavioral health programs utilizing dialectical behavior therapy
  • Programs for individuals with autism and developmental delays, as well as behavioral challenges, utilizing applied behavioral analysis and cognitive behavioral interventions
  • Therapeutic day school utilizing Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports and other evidence-based interventions.

You are responsible for providing individual, group and family therapy, as well as completing a minimum of four diagnostic assessment batteries over the course of the year. Other training:

  • Participation in treatment and IEP meetings with external agencies
  • Consultation to, and collaboration with, milieu, school and medical staff
  • Crisis intervention

Supervision: Interns receive at least four hours of supervision per week and participate in various seminars (e.g., assessment, clinical issues, DBT, ABA, etc.) throughout the course of the year.

Pre-Doctoral Practicum

800-hour practicum training
(Three positions)

Practicum students must be currently enrolled in a Ph.D. or Psy.D. psychology program, be eligible by your university to begin training in the field, in second year (or beyond) of graduate studies and have completed coursework in cognitive, achievement and social/emotional (e.g., objective and projective) assessment.

Practicum students will complete a minimum of four diagnostic assessment batteries. Additional training and supervision will be provided on a variety of measures, including, but not limited to:

  • The Wechsler scales
  • Measures of personality (MMPI-A, MACI,M-PACI, Rorschach, TAT, Roberts-2)
  • Trauma-specific measures
  • Autism spectrum assessments

Practicum students will carry two to three therapy cases and will be assigned to one program (specifics described above). Trainees are responsible for providing individual and family therapy for their assigned cases, and are also responsible for running at least one clinical group. Practicum students also attend didactic seminars focused on assessment and intervention.

Supervision: A minimum of two hours per week (individual and group).

The training year runs from the end of August until June or July. Interns are typically on site three days per week, for a total of 20 to 24 hours per week.

BCBA Internship

1,500 hours of supervised fieldwork with a maximum of 30 hours per week
(One position)
BCBA interns must be currently enrolled in a certified BCBA program through a college or university, have successfully completed the first module of BACB (Behavioral Analyst Certification Board) approved coursework and be committed to completing objectives associated with the BCBA task list.
You will have the opportunity to obtain supervised hours in a variety of settings: therapeutic day school, ASD group home, and the 1:2 community group homes. Training includes:

  • Individual therapy
  • Completion of functional behavior assessments
  • Development of behavior plans
  • Behavior tracking and analysis
  • Development of consultation skills

Master’s-Level Therapy Internship

600 hour (300 hours per semester) yearlong training opportunity
(Three positions)
Open to those currently enrolled in a master’s program in psychology, social work or counseling. Trainees must be in good standing with your university. Preference will be given to second-year students; however, first-year students with prior experience will be accepted with approval from their program.
Interns will be on site three days per week, and are responsible for:

  • Providing individual therapy to youth in our day school, group homes or residential treatment programs
  • Conducting group and family therapy
  • Development of treatment plans
  • Participation in treatment and IEP meetings with external agencies
  • Providing consultation to milieu staff
  • Crisis intervention

Supervision: At least one hour of individual supervision per week, and two hours of group supervision per month. Interns will receive supervision from a qualified supervisor as defined by their licensing board (LMHC or Social Work). Training at this site meets the internship qualifications for eventual licensure as an LMHC or LICSW.

Bachelor’s-Level Experience

Bachelor’s-level internships are offered on a semester basis for students in their junior and senior year of college. Students should be studying psychology, social work or another human services discipline, and be interested in gaining exposure to a diverse range of individuals. Please contact Dr. Rachel Schein for further information about current opportunities.