Psychology

Psychology Training

UMMS/UMMMC supports a number of psychology training programs. Its Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship Program at Worcester State Hospital has been APA-accredited for over 50 years, as has the Pre-Doctoral Program at Worcester Youth Guidance Center. Post-doctoral training programs are available in Forensic Psychology within Psychiatry, in Family Medicine, in Behavioral Medicine, in Emergency Medicine, and in Neuropsychology within the Neurology Department. A number of centers and units in UMMS/UMMMC also provide opportunities for graduate students in psychology to obtain part-time traineeship experiences. Below is a list of postdoctoral programs, internships, and traineeships, many with links to detailed program descriptions. 

Psychology Post-Doctoral Programs at UMMS/UMMMC

Behavioral Medicine 
Department of Medicine 
Director, Sherry Pagoto
Family Medicine 
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health 
Director, Alexander Blount
Forensic Psychology 
Department of Psychiatry 
Director, Ira Packer 
Neuropsychology 
Department of Neurology 
Director, Brian Dessureau 
Behavioral Health Research 
Department of Emergency Medicine 
Director, Edwin Boudreaux
Healthcare for Homeless/Public Housing Primary Care 
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health 
Director: Nicholas Apostoleris

Clinical Psychology Pre-Doctoral Internship Programs at UMMS/UMMMC

UMMS/Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology 
APA-Approved Pre-doctoral Internship 
Psychiatry Department and DMH/Worcester State Hospital 
Director, John Terry
Community Healthlink/Youth and Family Services Pre-Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology 
APA-Approved Pre-doctoral Internship 
Community Healthlink 
Director, Susan Tritell


Psychology “Trainee” Opportunities at UMMS/UMMMC

These positions are typically part-time and non-salaried. They provide practicum experience for psychology graduate students in the pre-internship training years. 

Adult Consultation-Liaison 
Department of Psychiatry 
Faculty coordinator: Amy Wachholtz 
General Clinical 
Community Healthlink 
Faculty coordinator: Susan Tritell 
Family Medicine 
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health 
Faculty coordinator: Alexander Blount
 
Adult Outpatient Treatment 
Department of Psychiatry, Outpatient 
Faculty coordinator: Robert Carey
Acute Adult Psychiatric Inpatient Care 
Department of Psychiatry 
Faculty coordinator: Maria Fusaro-Davis
Adolescent Inpatient Treatment 
Department of Psychiatry, UMass Adolescent Treatment Program 
Faculty coordinator: Ken Holbert
Adult Forensic Evaluation 
Worcester State Hospital, Forensic Service 
Faculty coordinators: Denise Mumley, Chad Tillbrook, Bill Warnken
Healthcare for Homeless/Public Housing Primary Care 
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health 
Faculty coordinator: Nicholas Apostoleris