Department of Psychiatry

Penn Behavioral Health

Welcome to the Clinical Psychology Internship Program

Pennsylvania Hospital, a part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, is the home of the nation's first hospital and the nation's first psychiatric unit. Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1751, the hospital is located in the historic Society Hill section of Philadelphia. Behavioral health services include acute inpatient care, community mental health, consultation/liaison psychiatry, and a training clinic staffed by psychology interns.

The psychology internship is located on Manning Street just one block from the general medical hospital. In this setting, interns have individual offices, conference space, and computer facilities. This setting also houses the department's training clinic, a sliding scale outpatient program that offers both general, acute outpatient services and long-term psychodynamically oriented treatment.

With this as the center for clinical training, interns then rotate through services in other locations, including the acute inpatient unit, the community mental health program, the general medical hospital, and the palliative care cancer center. Other auditorium and classroom facilities are located in the hospital and in the community mental health center. The behavioral health library is located in the historic Pine Building of the main hospital.

Clinical assignments are at the Pennsylvania Hospital campus and at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Seminars are divided between Pennsylvania Hospital and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.