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Stipends, Benefits, Resources, and Outcomes


We anticipate that the intern stipend level for the coming year will be $39,180. Postdoctoral fellows are promoted to Postdoctoral Associates after completion of all doctoral degree requirements. Postdoctoral associates are paid $65,000 for a full year; this amount is prorated if doctoral degree requirements are met after July 1 of the Postdoctoral Fellowship.


First year fellows receive individual medical insurance through Yale Health; Postdoctoral fellows pay a fee of $50 per month for Yale Health. Four weeks of vacation/personal time, all Yale holidays, and a holiday recess between Christmas and New Year's Day are granted to all trainees.


Finally, all psychology trainees are appointed Fellows of the Yale University School of Medicine. With this appointment, they receive all the privileges and rights of membership in the Yale University community including access to libraries and other facilities. Each cohort of students shares an office space within the Child Study Center, where they have access to their own telephone with voicemail, a wireless network, testing materials and scoring programs. Each fellow is provided with a cellphone and laptop computer by the University for use during their fellowship. Each fellow also receives $2000 in professional development funds for use over the two years.

Tasha Brooks-Boone and Karen Franchi provide clerical and technical support to the Training Program. Their duties include supporting admissions and orientation for incoming interns, ordering and maintaining supplies, and other administrative duties as requested. A support staff is provided by the Child Study Center to greet patients, schedule appointments, contact clinicians, and support billing.

Yale has an extensive library system, which all trainees can readily access. There are numerous trainings offered by the library to assist trainees in using the library resources. Yale has a large software library available, including resources such as free virus protection software. p

All trainees receive a Yale email account. The university has an extensive IT department which trainees can call should they have problems with any Yale equipment. During the first week at the Child Study Center, all interns will have the opportunity to have their laptops, iPads, and cell phones configured to meet Yale security requirements. Each trainee is issued a Yale-managed laptop for their use during their years of training.

Two Year Program Outcomes

The Yale Child Study Center Psychology Training program was specifically designed to train leaders in the field of child psychology who will go on to careers in research, teaching, clinical services, and advocacy for medically underserved populations. The training model provides experiences which increase access to clinical services and address the needs of underserved populations, including:

  • Children exposed to violence
  • Children with serious psychiatric illness
  • Children with significant developmental disabilities
  • Children with school-related problems
  • Children diagnosed with serious physical illness

These experiences are designed to increase the workforce of culturally competent psychologists who can effectively work with, and teach others to work with, medically underserved populations. This two-year integrated program model has been successful in developing a cadre of practitioners prepared to go on to provide leadership in the areas of clinical service, teaching, and research to medically underserved children and families. Thus far the model has demonstrated its success in a number of ways:

  • One hundred percent of program participants work extensively with underserved populations, in both the generalist training curriculum and in their area of focus, including working with children from Health Professions Shortage Areas (HPSAs).
  • One hundred percent of program completers continue to work with underserved populations during their Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Child Study Center, including working with children from HPSAs.
  • Career choices following completion of the two-year program model suggest that participants begin career trajectories which will enable them to make significant contributions as leaders in improving knowledge, skills, competencies, and outcomes both in the development of the health professions workforce and in the delivery of services to underserved populations.

Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Date Program Tables are updated: 7/24/2023

Program Disclosures

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values? No.
Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: No
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: No

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Practicum training experiences that were completed in a hospital, community health, and/or community mental health center with children and families are preferred. Completion of more than five comprehensive psychological assessments of children and/or adolescents.
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $39,180
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes

If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required? No
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) - 160
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave - 72
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? Yes

Other Benefits (please describe):
Yale closes for 9 holidays and approximately 6 winter recess days.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

An Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts


Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree


Academic teaching

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Community mental health center

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University Counseling Center

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Hospital/Medical Center

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Veterans Affairs Health Care System

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Psychiatric facility

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Correctional facility

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Health maintenance organization

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School district/system

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Independent practice setting

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Graduate Outcomes

Intern ID and Area of Focus (AOF) Internship Year Initial Employment Setting Initial Job Title
Anxiety Disorders 2011-2012 University Assistant Professor, Northwestern University, Family Institute
Autism 2011-2012 Medical Center Associate Research Scientist, Yale Child Study Center
Trauma 2011-2012 University Hospital Faculty, New York University and Bellevue Hospital
Early Childhood 2011-2012 Medical Center Fellow, Yale Child Study Center T-32 Fellowship
Pediatrics 2011-2012 Community Agency Pediatric Psychologist in Primary Care, Integrated Wellness, New Haven, CT
Anxiety Disorders 2012-2013 Group Practice Clinical Psychologist, Center for Anxiety and Behavior Change, Rockville, MD
Autism 2012-2013 Medical School Faculty, New York University Child Study Center, Autism Program
Autism 2012-2013 Medical School Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Child Study Center and Yale Department of Psychiatry
Trauma 2012-2013 Medical School Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Child Study Center Trauma Program
Early Childhood 2012-2013 University Assistant Professor, Tulane University Department of Psychology
Pediatrics 2012-2013 Children’s Hospital Pediatric Psychologist, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
Autism 2013-2014 Children’s Hospital Psychologist, Developmental Disabilities Unit, Hospital for Special Care, New Britain, CT
Trauma 2013-2014 University Assistant Professor, Hebrew University, Israel
Early Childhood 2013-2014 Community Agency Director of Training, Child First,
Shelton, CT
Pediatrics 2013-2014 Children’s Hospital Pediatric Psychologist, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
Autism 2014-2015 Medical School Asst Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center
Trauma 2014-2015 Professional School Adjunct Faculty, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Early Childhood 2014-2015 University Research Fellow, University of Michigan Center for Human Growth and Development
Pediatrics 2014-2015 Medical School Clinical Instructor, Stanford Medical School
Autism 2015-2016 Medical School Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, Learning and Emotion Program
Trauma 2015-2016 University Assistant Professor, Pacific University, Portland Oregon
Early Childhood 2015-2016 Medical School Fellow, Emory University, Neurobehavior and Exposure Clinic
Pediatrics 2015-2016 Medical School Asst Clinical Professor, Yale Child Study Center
Autism 2016-2017 Children’s Hospital Psychologist, Children’s National Medical Center
Trauma 2016-2017 Medical School Clinical Instructor, Yale Child Study Center
Early Childhood 2016-2017 Medical School Postdoctoral Associate, Yale Child Study Center
Pediatrics 2016-2017 Medical School Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital
Autism 2017-2018 Medical School Assistant Clinical Professor, NYU Child Study Autism Program
Trauma 2017-2018 Medical School Assistant Professor, Yale Child Study Center
Early Childhood 2017-2018 Hospital Assistant Professor, Mount Sinai Hospital Early Childhood Program
Pediatrics 2017-2018 Medical School Research Fellow, Yale Department of Psychiatry, Eating Disorders and Obesity Program
Autism 2018-2019 Medical School Instructor, Duke Center for Autism and Brain Disorders
Trauma 2018-2019 Medical School Instructor, Johns Hopkins. Staff psychologist, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Early Childhood 2018-2019 Medical School Clinical Instructor, Brown University. Staff psychologist, Bradley Hospital
Pediatrics 2018-2019 Medical School Assistant Professor of Child Clinical Psychology,
Yale Child Study Center
Autism 2019-2020 Medical School Clinical Instructor, Brown University. Chief Psychologist, Bradley Hospital Developmental Disabilities Unit
Trauma 2019-2020 Community Agency Psychologist, Brooklyn, NY
Early Childhood 2019-2020 Hospital Psychologist, Outpatient Department, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dept of Psychiatry
Pediatrics 2019-2020 Medical School Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Brown University, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Autism 2020-2021 Medical School Assistant Professor of Child Clinical Psychology,
Yale Child Study Center
Trauma 2020-2021 Medical School Assistant Professor of Child Clinical Psychology,
Yale Child Study Center
Early Childhood 2020-2021 Medical School Assistant Clinical Professor and Attending NICU Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
Pediatrics 2020-2021 Hospital Psychologist, Outpatient Eating Disorders Program, Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Providence RI
Autism 2021-2022 Medical School Assistant Clinical Professor, NYU Child Study Autism Program
Trauma 2021-2022 Hospital Assistant Professor, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
Early Childhood 2021-2022 School-based Health Clinic Assistant Professor, New York Presbyterian/Columbia University
Pediatrics 2021-2022 Hospital Psychologist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia