Psychology Internship & Residency

Internship   Residency

The Psychology Department

The Psychology Department, within Hartford Hospital’s Department of Psychiatry, has its own leadership, with the Director of Psychology who cohorts with other operational directors of the hospital and reports to the VP of Operations. A Program Director of Psychology Training reports to the Director of Psychology.  A full-time Administrative Associate is available to the trainees and psychology leadership. The Director of Psychology has clinical, operational, supervisory, and administrative responsibilities for training, psychological/neuropsychological testing, health psychology and the Center for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. All psychologists hired in the Hartford Healthcare system report to the Director of Psychology for discipline-specific issues, professional education, licensing, continuing education as necessary, and credentialing. Psychologists in the Hartford Health Care system report clinically to the supervisors in their respective areas of emphasis.

The faculty of the Department of Psychology at the IOL consists of >60 doctoral level psychologists, eight interns, ten residents, and numerous practicum students from local universities. The department's theoretical perspective is integrative and eclectic with major emphases in psychodynamic psychology (ego psychology, self psychology, object relations and attachment psychology), cognitive behavioral psychology, systems theory (emphasizing group and family theory and practice), and behavioral psychology. We have a strong Group Psychotherapy training emphasis at the IOL.

Members of the Psychology Department currently carry treatment responsibilities in the Child and Adolescent Division; Adult Inpatient and Outpatient Division; the General Psychiatry Service; Hartford Hospital’s Rehabilitation, Stroke, Transplant, Pain, Bone and Joint, Men’s Health, Bariatric Services, Primary Care, and Geriatric Services. Expertise in the areas of group psychotherapy, neuropsychological assessment, psychological assessment, health psychology, pediatric psychology, substance abuse treatment, trauma/abuse, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia and serious mental illness, brief therapy, and psychoanalytic psychology exists within the Psychology Department. Active research spans across the above-mentioned areas as well as within the Olin Center for Psychiatric Research.