Psychology Residency Program

Providing training in child clinical and pediatric psychology, with a focus on integrated primary care. Questions? Email the Program Coordinator at [email protected].

GME Residents at MetroHealth
Psychology residents are part of a team that is dedicated to excellent and compassionate care. Our Residents
We are a teaching hospital of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where our faculty members hold academic appointments.  Our Faculty
The residency in psychology offers a graded increase in responsibility coupled with close supervision by our faculty. Curriculum
Residents participate in scholarly activity, including research or a presentation at a regional or national meeting, or publication of a book chapter.  Research

Psychology Residency

The MetroHealth Psychology Residency only accepts students currently matriculated in an American Psychological Association accredited doctoral program in Clinical, Counseling or School Psychology. 

We are committed to providing a superb educational experience in a unique, supportive environment designed to further the professional growth of each resident. This innovative, fast paced internship was developed to meet the training needs of psychology doctoral students and to meet the mental health needs of the diverse, underserved and low-income children, adolescents and adults in our community.  

For more than 170 years, MetroHealth has provided quality health care to a diverse patient population. The MetroHealth System is one of the largest, most comprehensive health care providers in Northeast Ohio. MetroHealth, Cleveland's first hospital and a principal teaching center of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (CWRU), is the flagship unit of The MetroHealth System and includes a Level I trauma center, a regional burn center and Metro Life Flight, the country's second-busiest emergency air transport system.
Our residency program strives to recruit individuals with diverse backgrounds mirroring the diversity of our patient population. The department's faculty represent leaders in integrated primary care, pediatric psychology, family medicine and substance abuse treatment. A multidisciplinary team approach to patient care is at the heart of our philosophy of training.  Psychology residents are part of a team that is dedicated to excellent and compassionate care. The close links formed between faculty and residents offer the optimal situation for clinical training. 

The faculty has a longstanding history of training Case Western Reserve University psychology graduate students, a tradition that continues with the residency program. The training at MetroHealth to prepares residents to work with a diverse, underserved population in an integrated primary care setting. The program provides professional training following a scientist-practitioner model and is designed to promote specific areas of competence in professional psychology.  

Grant Support

American Psychological Association’s Board of Educational Affairs Internship seed funding grant.
Case Children’s Access Now (CaseCAN)  a workforce development program funded by the Ohio Department of Medicaid, Medicaid Technical Assistance and Policy Program (MedTAPP) Healthcare Access (HCA) Initiative SFY 14 and SFY 15 - Continuation and Expansion. 

This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number M01HP31290, Behavioral Health Work Force Education and Training (BHWET) Program $1,290,050. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $454,812. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement by HRSA, HHS, or the US Government.

APPIC Membership

The internship is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). The internship abides by all APPIC guidelines and requirements.

Admission, Benefit, and Outcomes

Information regarding Admission to our program and benefits can be found here.

In-Depth Look at the Program

Our resident handbook provides an in-depth look at our Child Clinical and Pediatric Psychology Internship Program, including application and selection process, curriculum overview and salary and benefits. Read the Resident Handbook.

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