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NIMH Clinical Psychology Doctoral Student Practicum Program/Externship

NIMH provides year-round supervised practicum training in several specialty tracks.

Tracks at NIMH include:

  • Clinical Neuropsychology Track (lead supervisor: Joe Snow, Ph.D.)
  • Neurodevelopmental Assessment Track (lead supervisor: Audrey Thurm, Ph.D.)
  • Children and Adolescents Mental Health Track (Internalizing and Externalizing Disorders) (lead supervisor: Erin Berman, Ph.D.)
  • Adult Mood Disorders and Suicide Risk Track (lead supervisor: Elizabeth Ballard, Ph.D.)

For information on applying to specific tracks, please see the index for the DC area Consortium of Doctoral Programs in Clinical Psychology Externship: 

The Externship is prepared to accept fully matriculated clinical psychology doctoral students who are attending an APA or PCSAS accredited program.

In addition to the clinical activities of the track, depending upon specific specialty track, training opportunities may include:

  • Interacting with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Having the opportunity to develop multi-cultural awareness in assessing patients with varied demographic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Participating in didactics within and across tracks that provide both depth and breadth of training on relevant topics across the age span. Opportunities include attending rounds, seminars, journal clubs, and lectures. In order to get more information about the schedule of seminars or be added to the Teams to view previous lectures, please contact Krystal Lewis