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Psychology Internship and Additional Programs

The Watershed Predoctoral Internship Program offers a comprehensive training experience in chemical dependency and dual diagnosis with an adult population. The training program is designed to prepare doctoral candidates through clinical experiences, instruction and supervision for transition from student to professional within the field of psychology. Interns will work closely within multidisciplinary teams and learn to manage the numerous and complex issues surrounding the mental health treatment needs of those suffering from drug and/or alcohol addictions.

The internship program will include a primary placement at the Watershed’s Boynton Beach facility. Our Boynton Beach facility is a 120-bed detoxification and rehabilitation treatment program for male and female adults suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction. The facility houses 40 females and 80 males. Interns may also spend a portion of their internship at The Watershed’s Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP).

The Watershed internship’s principal goal is to provide doctoral candidates in psychology a well-rounded experience, primarily within the domain of chemical dependency. This 2,000 hour program consists of training and supervised experience over a span of twelve months. Throughout the internship year, Interns will be involved in a variety of clinical services including individual and family therapy, group therapy, assessment and crisis intervention in order to provide exposure to a broad range of clinical experiences and modalities.


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If you are interested in applying for or learning more about The Watershed’s Predoctoral Internship Program, please call the 24/7 hotline. This program is operated in accordance with the standards of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and the American Psychological Association (APA). The program is APPIC approved; however, is not accredited by the APA.

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