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I left Carnegie Mellon in 1999, from what I understand the internship is still ongoing. However, I now have a full-time, private practice in Washington,DC, and I teach at Johns Hopkins. Hence, I am no longer at Carnegie Mellon. If you are interested in the internship, please contact Carnegie Mellon, not me. Best of luck, LVF
Students are provided with experiences and information aimed at increasing their knowledge of the day-to-day professional lives of these mental health professionals so that they can make informed decisions about whether they are well-suited to a career in the helping/psychological professions; and, if so, which professions should they pursue?
Therefore, the course is a full-time, intensive, six-week internship involving both didactic and "hands-on" experience. Specifically, although the structure and content vary somewhat from year to year, interns participate in 5 primary activities:
Beyond course activities, the 20-25 hour a week internship is conducted under the supervision of an M.D or Ph.D. often at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, the University of Pittsburgh Clinical Psychology Center or at other health/mental health research settings. In recent years our students have served as interns in the following clinical research areas: eating disorders, substance abuse, neuropsychology, the biological basis schizophrenia, the communication patterns of schizophrenic patients, attention deficit disorders in children, family interaction patterns, smoking cessation and other related areas.
Students should verify the cost of tuition with John Papinchak. Also, they should direct any further questions about tuition to John Papinchak at jp7p. Tuition is This does not include room and board which can be arranged separately with the housing office.
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