Predoctoral Psychology Internship Program


Explore the Possibilities of an Internship in Clinical Psychology at Reading Hospital!

Summary Information

*Questions related to the program's accredited status should be directed to the Commision on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-336-5979

Department Overview

The Reading Hospital has had a behavioral health service for over 40 years which now includes an inpatient component (the 40-bed Spruce Pavilion), the Center for Mental Health, the community-based behavioral health and addictions program (including two outpatient clinics, an adult and an adolescent partial hospitalization program, a Drug and Alcohol Center, dual disorders and addictions clinics, school-based and college-based mental health programs, and an Assertive Community Treatment team), and the Willows Program (providing nursing home consultation and an interdisciplinary Senior Assessment Program for older adults), hospital behavioral health consultation services and integrative medicine services (with our Cancer Center, our Rehabilitation Hospital, and other medical programs). Over 15,000 patients are served on an annual basis in all these programs.

The Department of Psychiatry/Center for Mental Health includes over 100 mental health professionals from all disciplines including psychiatrists, psychologists, psychiatric nurses, psychiatric social workers, counselors, and therapists of different training backgrounds. Many of these are senior in their experience and expertise and have a broad range of expertise with many populations such as the seriously mentally ill, older adults, children and youth, dual disorders, forensic, and culturally diverse populations.

Educational Experiences

The Internship Program offers the following clinical and didactic experiences as an integral part of the training experience:

  • Department of Psychiatry professional seminars twice monthly
  • Diagnostic interpretation seminar weekly/biweekly
  • Internship training seminar as scheduled
  • Countertransference seminar monthly
  • Geriatric training seminar monthly
  • Medical neuropsychology seminar
  • Supervision and consultation seminar
  • Cultural Sensitivity Seminar

Annual stipend - $23,664


  • Berkshire Health Plan benefits plan for you and your family at a reduced rate
  • Dental coverage available starting second month at a reduced rate
  • Seven meals weekly in the Hospital cafeteria
  • Housing allowance
  • Liability insurance provided by the Hospital
  • Life insurance equal to your annual stipend after six months of employment
  • Optional credit union membership
  • On-site child care facility at reduced charge
  • Free parking
  • Two weeks of paid vacation
  • Six paid holidays
  • 12 days of sick leave
  • Hospital employee discounts at local businesses

Predoctoral Psychology Internship Program Brochure

To Apply

Please use the APPIC Standard Online Application (AAPI Online), available at:

For More Information

Should you wish to receive a brochure by mail, or if you have any additional questions, contact:

John M. MacDonnell, PhD
Director, Predoctoral Psychology Internship Program
Behavioral Health Services
Reading Hospital
P O Box 16052
Reading, PA 19612-6052

Phone: 484-628-8070 
Fax: 484-628-5829