Child Psychology Intern - 12 Month Fixed-Term (1.0 FTE, Days)

Category: Psychology & Social Science
Job Type: Full-Time
Shift: Days
Location:  Palo Alto CA 94305
Req: 11906
FTE: 1

Psychology&Social Science

12 Month Fixed-Term, 1.0 FTE, 8 Hour Day Shift

At Stanford Children’s Health, we know world-renowned care begins with world-class caring. That's why we combine advanced technologies and breakthrough discoveries with family-centered care. It's why we provide our caregivers with continuing education and state-of-the-art facilities, like the newly remodeled Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. And it's why we need caring, committed people on our team - like you. Join us on our mission to heal humanity, one child and family at a time

Job Summary

This paragraph summarizes the general nature, level and purpose of the job.

Pre-doctoral interns are responsible for conducting psychological assessments and evaluations of children with suspected mental health concerns, typically as part of a multidisciplinary assessment process.   They are also responsible for working on multidisciplinary teams in the hospital setting to provide consultation- liaison services to children with medical illnesses who have behavioral or emotional difficulties. Interns also provide psychological therapy services to children and adolescents n the Eating Disorders unit. Interns are always supervised by a licensed professional (e.g., a psychologist or psychiatrist) and are responsible for following the policies, recommendations, and guidelines made by the licensed professionals who supervise them.

Essential Functions

The essential functions listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification.  They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities.  Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

Employees must abide by all Joint Commission Requirements including but not limited to sensitivity to cultural diversity, patient care, patient rights and ethical treatment, safety and security of physical environments, emergency management, teamwork, respect for others, participation in ongoing education and training, communication and adherence to safety and quality programs, sustaining compliance with National Patient Safety Goals, and licensure and health screenings.

Must perform all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the Service Standards of the Hospital(s).

•    Conduct comprehensive clinical interviews with parents and clients.

•    Conduct psychological assessments including use of standardized instruments with children and teens (0-18).

•    Synthesize/ disseminate information to team members.

•    Develop and deliver treatment plans for children and their families, which may include individual, dyadic and family therapy or behavior management.

•    Coordinate clinical care with other disciplines.

•    Attend clinical staff meetings and intern seminars.

•    Attend and participate in weekly supervision meetings with all assigned clinical supervisors.

•    Adhere to all legal and ethical mandates and guidelines in the execution of duties.

•    Meet productivity expectations as determined by internship training directors.


Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities as well as possession of any required licenses or certifications is qualifying.

Education: Enrolled in a doctoral program which is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA). Preference will be given to applicants who are enrolled in a clinical programs although counseling and school psychology programs are acceptable. It is required that all applicants have completed all their formal course work and qualifying examinations, and have only the dissertation requirement to meet when commencing the internship year.

Experience: 1,500 clinical hours accrued as formal practica experience in outpatient and/or hospital settings.  

License/Certification: N/A 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

These are the observable and measurable attributes and skills required to perform successfully the essential functions of the job and are generally demonstrated through qualifying experience, education, or licensure/certification.

•        Knowledge of child development and psychopathology

•        Knowledge of a broad range of psychological assessment techniques for children

•        Knowledge of theory and practice of individual, family, and group psychotherapy

•        Knowledge of empirically-supported intervention practices

•        Knowledge of crisis intervention techniques

•        Ability to select, administer, and score various psychological assessments

•        Ability to perform diagnostic evaluations

•        Ability to provide individual and family psychotherapy

•        Ability to work in team environments

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
The Physical Requirements and Working Conditions in which the job is typically performed are available from the Occupational Health Department. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity and non-discrimination in all of its policies and practices, including the area of employment. Accordingly, LPCH does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, or disability, or the perception of any of the above. People of all genders, members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Qualified applicants with criminal convictions will be considered after an individualized assessment of the conviction and the job requirements, and where applicable, in compliance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.