The resources below supply additional information about training in pediatric and clinical child psychology.
Dr. Mitch Prinstein’s uncensored advice on graduate training in clinical child and pediatric psychology (PDF, 584KB) covers a range of common questions and concerns about graduate school and professional life as a clinical child or pediatric psychologist. Please note that the views expressed in this document do not reflect the views of the Society of Pediatric Psychology.
Dr. Kevin Hommel’s commentary on specialized training in pediatric psychology provides a brief overview of training issues pertaining to pediatric psychology. Please note that the views expressed in this document do not reflect the views of the Society of Pediatric Psychology.
Here is a link to a research survey on graduate admissions in graduate programs that offer training in pediatric psychology: Karazsia & McMurtry (2012, Journal of Pediatric Psychology)
As indicated in Dr. Hommel’s article and in Dr. Prinstein’s advice, choosing the best graduate program and internship for your training goals is of vital importance. To help you identify programs that may fit your needs, the SPP Student Advisory Board has compiled the following lists of graduate training programs and predoctoral internship programs that allow varying degrees of specialization in pediatric psychology. If you are a training director and need to update, change, or correct the information listed here, or if you would like your program listed, please contact the SPP student representative.