Clinical Internships


Clinical Experience & Internship

All doctoral students begin their practicum training in the first year, with program-affiliated sites. All students participate in the testing practicums associated with the Tests and Measurements and the Psychological Assessment courses offered in the Fall and Spring semesters of the first year.

In the second year, students begin intensive clinical training working in Long Island University’s Psychological Services Center, which serves a multicultural population of college students. The Ph.D. students participate in this practicum during which they conduct intake interviews, psychotherapy, and psychodiagnostic testing. Second year students participate in weekly intake conferences, and meet in small groups with other students and faculty supervisors to discuss and evaluate psychological test batteries. Students receive one-on-one clinical supervision from both L.I.U. faculty and carefully selected practicing psychologists in the community.

Third year clinical training takes place in many of the finest hospital and clinical settings in the metropolitan area. This year of training introduces students to even more intensive work in a variety of community settings. This advanced training offers exposure to a broad range of clinical populations. For those students interested in general clinical training, placements have included Beth Israel Medical Center, Bronx Municipal Hospital Center, Lenox Hill Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center-Hillside Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center, Montefiore Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital, NYU Bellevue, NY Presbyterian-Columbia and other equally outstanding training facilities. For those students interested in developing expertise with children and adolescents, placements such as Beth Israel Medical Center, Bronx Children’s Psychiatric Center, Cornell Westchester Medical Center, Jewish Child Care Association and Jewish Board of Family and Children’s Services provide intensive training in this specialty. Students interested in developing expertise in neuropsychology have similar opportunities in many of the aforementioned sites.

Clinical Internship (Year 5)

The internship normally takes place during the fifth year, and sometimes sixth year, of a student’s training. This year of clinical training allows the student to greatly expand and consolidate skills in therapy and assessment as well as to experience being a full-time clinical psychologist in a professional setting. The LIU Brooklyn PhD Program has an excellent reputation regionally and nationally, with students matching for predoctoral internships at over 97% in the past 10 years. See the “Student Admissions, Outcomes and Other Data” section of the website for annual figures.

LIU Brooklyn PhD Program Internship Site Match (previous six years)

NYC Regional Sites

NYU Bellevue, New York, NY

Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

St. Luke’s Roosevelt Hospital Center, New York, NY
Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY
Mt. Sinai Medical Center/Adolescent Health Center, New York, NY
Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY

Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY

Long Island Jewish (Northwell) Medical Center, NY
Nassau University Medical Center, East Meadow, NY

New York University Medical Center/Rusk Institute, New York, NY
Jewish Child Care Association, Pleasantville, NY

Kings County Hospital Center-Brooklyn, NY

NY Harbor VA Medical Center-Manhattan, New York, NY
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY
North Bronx Health Care Network, Bronx, NY
Mt. Sinai Services/Elmhurst Hospital, Elmhurst, NY

Gouverneur Healthcare Service, New York, NY

St. Dominic’s Home: Family Services Center, Bronx, NY
Bronx VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY

VA New Jersey Health Care System-Lyons, NJ

National Sites

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Albany Consortium/Albany Medical College, Albany, NY

SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY
Great Hartford-Clinic/VA, Newington, CT

Yale University-Child Study, New Haven, CT

Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Cal Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, CA
Sharp Healthcare, San Diego, CA

Oakes Children’s Center, San Francisco, CA

Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

RAMS, San Francisco, CA

St. Louis VA Medical Center-St. Louis, MO

VA Medical Center- Milwaukee, WI

VA Medical Center - Miami

University of North Carolina Medical Center – Forensic, Chapel Hill, NC

University of Florida Health Science Center, Gainesville, FL