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Training Settings

Based within the Emory University School of Medicine Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences/Grady Health System and Rehabilitation Medicine/Division of Neuropsychology, the psychology internship program provides opportunities for clinical training rotations set within several Emory-based and affiliate clinics and hospital systems.  Emory affiliate health systems that serve as training sites for the psychology internship program include Grady Health System and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The Emory-based internship training sites include the Emory Rehabilitation Hospital and the Emory Brain Health Center, both of which are components of Emory Healthcare.  Collectively, these internship settings provide a dynamic training environment rich in learning opportunities for interns. 

Grady Health System

An affiliate of the Emory University School of Medicine and staffed by Emory and Morehouse School of Medicine faculty, Grady Health System (GHS)  is among the largest community health systems in the country and has as part of its mission a commitment to providing high quality care for medically under-served communities.  GHS is a major teaching site for both Emory and Morehouse training programs, with 25% of all physicians in Georgia having received at least some of their training at GHS.   It also is a clinical research site.  The GHS centerpiece is Grady Memorial Hospital, a 953 bed facility located in downtown Atlanta that houses multiple inpatient and outpatient programs.   GHS also operates several outpatient clinics located throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area.  Among the best known GHS programs are its Level 1 Marcus Trauma Center, Burn Center, the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center, the Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center, the Georgia Cancer Center for Excellence, and the Avon Breast Center.  Its Infectious Disease Program has been recognized as among the top three academically-affiliated HIV outpatient primary care programs in the country.  GHS also operates the Georgia Poison Center and 24 hour Rape Crisis and Nurse Advice lines, is home to the Emory Regional Perinatal Center, and operates a neonatal intensive care unit. The GHS Department of Behavioral Health serves over 10,000 patients annually at Grady Memorial Hospital and the nearby Park Place outpatient clinic. Hospital-based programs include emergency mental health evaluation and crisis intervention, inpatient care, and consultation-liaison services.  Outpatient services include psychotherapy, medication management, assertive community treatment, psychosocial rehabilitation, case management, and peer support programs.  Additionally, a primary care clinic is integrated within the GHS outpatient behavioral health program at Park Place. GHS is the primary training site for psychology interns on the general and trauma tracks of the general internship experience.  Neuropsychology track interns also participate in minor clinical rotations at GHS.

Emory Rehabilitation Hospital

Located along the health sciences corridor on the main campus of Emory University, the Emory Rehabilitation Hospital (ERH) is housed in a 5-story, 56-bed rehabilitation facility that includes a 16-bed inpatient neurorehabilitation service.  The ERH provides inpatient, day program, and outpatient rehabilitation services to address the medical, physical, cognitive, psychological, community reintegration, and vocational needs of persons with disability.  These services are offered by a team of physicians, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, physical therapists, recreation therapists, and neuropsychologists.  The ERH is also home to the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Rehabilitation Medicine which has ranked among the top programs nationally for research in physical medicine and rehabilitation.  The department is committed to brain injury and stroke research and has been the site of a federally-funded Traumatic Brain Injury and Stroke Research and Training Center as well as a federally-funded Model Traumatic Brain Injury System of Care.  The ERH, which includes four fully equipped neuropsychology laboratories, is a primary training site for interns on the neuropsychology track.  Although based at the ERH, the neuropsychology program serves all Emory University School of Medicine departments, with neuropsychological services provided across the campus-based facilities of the Emory Healthcare system.

Emory Brain Health Center

The Emory Brain Health Center brings to bear more than 400 researchers and clinicians who are working together to predict, prevent, treat, rehabilitate—and even cure—disorders of the brain. This collaborative community's mission is to advance research, education, and care in a science-driven, patient- and family-centered environment. The Brain Health Center is located in a state-of-the art facility not far from the central Emory Campus, and houses programs in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, rehabilitation medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, and sleep medicine. The Neuropsychology Program is staffed by neuropsychologists who provide primarily diagnostic services for outpatients with dementia, mild cognitive impairment, epilepsy, and movement disorders.  It is a primary training site for interns on the adult/geriatric concentration of the neuropsychology track.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Ranked nationally in multiple pediatric specialties, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA) is one of the largest pediatric health care systems in the country.  It is comprised of three hospitals and over 20 neighborhood locations throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area, including the Marcus Autism Center which is designated as an NIH Autism Center for Excellence.  The CHOA hospitals include the 255-bed Children’s at Egleston situated on the Emory campus, the 24-bed Children’s at Hughes Spalding located on the Grady Memorial Hospital campus, and the 250-bed Children’s at Scottish Rite in the north Atlanta area. With a presence at both Scottish Rite and on the Emory campus, the CHOA Department of Neuropsychology is a primary training site for interns on the adult/pediatric concentration of the neuropsychology track. The Emory office is in close proximity to the ERH and within three miles of the Emory Brain Health Center.  Additionally, interns on the general track complete portions of their training at Children’s at Hughes Spalding.