Baylor College of Medicine - TX

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The Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, offers a fully American Psychological Association approved internship training program in clinical psychology. Interns in the Baylor program are accepted into one of seven tracks, differentiated on the basis of the population served and/or the location of the training experience. While each track has a somewhat different clinical emphasis, all interns have core seminars and training experiences in common and carry adult psychotherapy patients in the Baylor Adult Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic. The number of positions available in each track and the sequence of rotations may vary, depending upon funding and resource availability. Training content and clinical emphasis, however, remain constant. Currently, ten intern positions are available.

The Adult Anxiety Track is particularly ACT-friendly. This internship track consists of a year-long placement at the Menninger Compulsive Disorder Treatment Program. The treatment philosophy of the program is firmly rooted in evidence-based cognitive-behavioral therapy. The Menninger OCD Treatment Center, with the capacity of 15 patients, is a specialized in-patient program providing intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy, medication management and milieu treatment for adults and adolescents with severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), OCD Spectrum disorders and other anxiety disorders. Previous interns in this track have been allowed to incorporate ACT into their work.

There are a few other psychologists at the internship site with varying knowledge on ACT. In addition, there are opportunities to learn more about and practice DBT in other areas of the internship. For more information about the internship you can visit their website http://www.bcm.edu/psychiatry/?PMID=2205