Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – Pediatric Psychology

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin offers practicum training for doctoral students interested in pediatric psychology and general clinical child psychology. During this experience students have the opportunity to work with a variety of programs to develop skills essential to the clinical practice of clinical psychology. A wide variety of training experiences exist which may include assessment, intervention, and research. By the end of the experience each practicum student should accumulate 150 or more hours of direct patient contact. These hours may be comprised of a variety of experiences ranging from traditional outpatient therapy, to consultation liaison services, and testing and assessment. On site supervisors have a variety of theoretical orientations; however, behavioral and cognitive behavioral approaches are typically employed. Typically, students are placed in one primary clinic but on occasion may spend their time between two different clinics. There are attempts to match students with their particular area of interest. Throughout the practicum, students: Provide intake assessments; Have weekly supervision with a licensed psychologist; Develop a caseload under the direct supervision of a primary supervisor; Provide direct services to children, adolescents, and their families; Complete a series of weekly didactic experiences to develop a working knowledge of providing psychological services within the context of a hospital; Gain exposure to consultation and liaison services; Develop testing and report writing skills using a wide variety of psychological instruments. Clinics include: The Asthma Plus Clinic, Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic, Gastroenterology (Feeding Team, Elimination Disorders Clinic, Functional Abdominal Pain Clinic, General Child Clinical, Hematology/Oncology/Blood Marrow Transplant, Jane B. Pettit Pain and Headache Clinic, Trauma Team (Trauma-focused CBT, PCIT)