Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Pre-Doctoral Practicum

The Center for Cognitive Therapy is offering a pre-doctoral practicum program for graduate students focusing on diagnostic assessment. Students in this program will learn how to conduct in-depth diagnostic interviews, write evaluation reports, and conceptualize cases using the cognitive model. We will train students in clinical interviewing skills, utilizing structured diagnostic tools (SCID 5 CV, SCID 5 PD, Scale for Suicidal Ideation, Beck Depression Inventory, Beck Anxiety Inventory, Beck Hopelessness Scale), and making a diagnosis utilizing the DSM-5.

This program requires a time commitment of approximately 8-16 hours per week. Weekly responsibilities include conducting 1-2 diagnostic interviews and writing evaluation reports. 

Interested students may fill out our application. Please include with your application, one letter of recommendation (sent via U.S. postal service, not via e-mail), a curriculum vita, official graduate school transcripts (not copies), a sample diagnostic report based upon DSM-5 diagnosis, and a letter describing your professional interests and goals, particularly as they relate to our training program.

Applications are accepted between 12/15/2017 and 1/16/2018. Training will begin the first week in June. The program lasts 12 months.

Please send application materials to:

Mary Anne Layden, Ph. D.
Director of Education
Center for Cognitive Therapy
University of Pennsylvania
3535 Market Street 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-898-4106

layden@pennmedicine.upenn.edu


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