Practicum Opportunities

About the Program

The BSM program offers a specialized training opportunity to advanced doctoral students in the area of Behavioral Sleep Medicine.

Clinical Practicum

Clinical practicum students at our site have the opportunity to provide evidence-based treatment to adults with insomnia disorder while receiving individual supervision (1 hour/week) in these areas. Clinical practicum students also serve in other research capacities including providing assistance with our ongoing research studies. Students are expected to provide 3-5 hours of direct clinical services per week. As part of their didactics, practicum students also have the opportunity to attend trainings hosted by the Penn Sleep Medicine Department.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Master's Degree
  • Advanced student (at least third-year) in a doctoral program
  • Previous training in CBT with good basic therapy skills
  • Available 16 hours per week (two days per week)

Start date: July 2023

Application Process and Deadlines:

Our application requires a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of recommendation to be sent by the applicant via email. We prefer that applications are submitted as one complete package that includes the aforementioned documents; however, we will accept letters of recommendation separately. If recommendation letters are submitted separately, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that recommenders have submitted their letters on time. The BSM participates in the Uniform Time Line for Practicum Applications for the Greater Philadelphia Area (PENDELDOT). These guidelines can be viewed here. An application cover sheet template can be found here.

For the 2022-2023 practicum year, applications may only be submitted between January 9, 2023 and January 20, 2023. Interviews will be conducted between February 1st, 2023 and February 24, 2023. Applicants will be notified of their status via e-mail (receive an offer, no offer, or waitlist) on March 6, 2023 at approximately 9 AM and will end the same day at 5 PM. Applicants have a two-hour window to respond ("yes", "no", or "hold"). Only one offer from a practicum site may be held by an applicant at any one time. 

All applications and questions can be directed to:

Alexandria Muench, PsyD

Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program

3535 Market Street, 6th Floor

Philadelphia, PA 19104

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