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:
NEW 2020-2021: A new rural rotation at Salud Family Health Primary Care (APPIC 117511) has been added to our program and is located in Fort Morgan, Colorado.
Fort Morgan is located in Morgan county, northeastern Colorado. The town has a population of 11, 315.
The Psychology Intern will be provided with rich training opportunities and supervision specific to service delivery for a largely Latinx population, rural health care, and an integrated model of primary care services adapted specifically for medically underserved populations. Minor rotation selection and involvement in internship wide didactics and training is in keeping with the overall internship program.
The University of Colorado School of Medicine, Internship in Clinical Psychology is advancing its training efforts thanks to a new grant.
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) at its Salud Family Health Center major rotation.
Salud is a federally qualified health center serving a primarily Spanish-speaking population. This grant supports training in the provision of evidence based treatment, interdisciplinary collaboration, direct clinical care, and telehealth services with high-need clinics. At least 25% of the interns’ time at Salud will be devoted to clinical services surrounding OUD treatment.