Unique and robust interdisciplinary and collaborative psychological training.
The Internship in Clinical Psychology Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine was established in 1952 and has been continuously APA accredited since 1956*. The internship program moved to its new academic home in the Department of Family Medicine in 2012 under the departmental leadership of Chairman Frank Verloin deGruy III, M.D., M.S.F.M.
The CU School of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus is home to 85 psychologists who hold faculty appointments in the departments of Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. The rich training opportunities in the psychology internship program are the result of interdisciplinary and multi-institutional collaborative efforts that include faculty members from the School of Public Health, other CU system institutions, including the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the National Jewish Health Center.
A number of clinical volunteer faculty members also contribute to the service, teaching, and scholarly missions of the School of Medicine through their dedication to the psychology internship program. All psychologists with primary supervisory responsibilities are graduates of APA accredited internships.
The University of Colorado and the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) are dedicated to enriching the educational experience on our campuses by cultivating a climate of inclusiveness, respect, and understanding for everyone.
Promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion is part of our mission and of increasing importance as we seek to attract the best and the brightest to join our team - apply for our fellowships, internships, and residencies – and help us to better serve our patients and our community.
*Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Internship in Clinical Psychology is advancing its training efforts thanks to a new grant. Funding for the project will run from September 2022-September 2025.
The internship, housed within the Department of Family Medicine, was recently awarded a three year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), to expand training opportunities for interns in the treatment of Opioid Use Disorders (OUD).
We will be adding three psychology internship positions to our program within the new rotation at CU Family Medicine Depot Hill. We will expand interdisciplinary training experiences on delivering team-based OUD prevention and treatment for underserved populations and have interns collaborate with psychiatry, nursing, and family medicine. At least 25-percent of the interns' time each week will be devoted to clinical services at Depot Hill surrounding PUD treatment.
CeDAR (Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation has earned top billing in the recent Newsweek poll of top addiction treatment centers. It ranks #1 in Colorado and #2 in the nation. Congratulations!