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Our Psychology Internship curriculum provides faculty mentoring in clinician-scientist values and practices.

From the Director of Clinical Psychology Training

Welcome to The Ohio State University Neurological Institute and the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center—and an especially warm welcome from our Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.

Our internship program is fully accredited by the American Psychological Association* and our Clinical Health Psychology Track is a member of the Council of Clinical Health Psychology Training Programs. The program was established in 2014 when we matched with two applicants for our health psychology track. We have since grown to 10 interns and three tracks: Adult Psychopathology (EPICENTER, Mood, Anxiety, and Mindfulness, and STRIVE), Clinical Health Psychology, and Neuropsychology/Neuroscience. Our growth speaks to the support from our departmental administration which embraces a vision of academic preeminence and a comprehensive system of behavioral health care that is committed to the public health, service integration, evidence-based practice, and the delivery of value-based clinical services.

If you are not yet familiar with us, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the largest academic medical centers in the country and the only academic health center in central Ohio. For more than 20 years, we have been consistently honored by U.S.News & World Report as one of the top hospitals in the country.

Interns will find a wealth of resources for both clinical and research experiences. Our internship is further enriched by the contiguous location of our medical center with The Ohio State University main campus and our location within the thriving city of Columbus. I encourage you to browse the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health and The Ohio State University web pages to familiarize yourself with these resources.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have questions about the internship or application process.

Cheryl Carmin, PhD
Director, Clinical Psychology Training
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Department of Psychology
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine

*Any questions or concerns regarding our APA accreditation should be directed to the American Psychological Association, Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, 750 First St., NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242,, Telephone: 202-336-5979

Training at Ohio State

Located in Columbus, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is one of the largest and most diverse academic medical centers in the country and the only academic medical center in central Ohio. OSUWMC includes:

  • a top-ranked College of Medicine
  • seven hospitals
  • a unified physician practice in which psychologists participate
  • a network of primary and specialty care practices
  • more than a dozen research centers and institutes
  • 20 core laboratories

Central to how we carry out our mission and vision are our values:

  • Excellence
  • Collaborating as one university
  • Acting with integrity and personal accountability
  • Openness and trust
  • Diversity in people and ideas
  • Change and innovation
  • Simplicity in our work
  • Empathy and compassion
  • Leadership

Leaders in Personalized Medicine

Consistent with the reputation and goals of OSUWMC and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, the pre-doctoral clinical internship program is dedicated to providing exceptional education and training to the next generations of psychologists. We look forward to welcoming psychology interns into an environment where a high value is placed on evidence-based patient care, education and research. Our internship’s focus on health psychology, adult psychopathology, and neuropsychology/neuroscience benefits from our affiliation with a large and diverse university medical center.