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