Skip Navigation

Training Settings

Based within the Emory University School of Medicine Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Rehabilitation Medicine, the psychology internship program provides opportunities for clinical training rotations set within multiple 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 faculty from both the Emory and Morehouse medical schools, Grady Health System (GHS) is the primary provider of public safety-net health services in metropolitan Atlanta. Among the largest community health systems in the country, GHS has as part of its mission a commitment to providing high quality care for medically under-served communities.  GHS is anchored by Grady Memorial Hospital, an internationally recognized teaching facility with 961 beds located in downtown Atlanta. GHS also operates multiple community-based outpatient primary care and specialty clinics located throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area.  Among its best-known medical programs are the 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 Foundation Breast Health Center.  Its Infectious Disease Program is recognized as one of the top academically affiliated HIV outpatient primary care programs in the country.  A large behavioral health program at GHS offers a continuum of adult services, including emergency, crisis intervention, acute inpatient, consultation-liaison, general outpatient community mental health, psychosocial rehabilitation, assertive community treatment, and mental health case management services. Primary care services are offered within the outpatient community mental health program, and behavioral health specialists are integrated within GHS general primary care clinics as well as adult and pediatric specialty HIV primary care programs. 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 part of Emory’s teaching hospital and health care network.  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, vocational, and community reintegration 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 ranks among the top departments 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 rehabilitation neuropsychology program at ERH serves all clinical departments across the campus-based facilities of the Emory Healthcare system. It is a primary training site for interns on the neuropsychology track. 

Emory Brain Health Center

The Emory Brain Health Center (EBHC) is a component of the Emory academic health center network situated in a growing Emory University medical specialty campus approximately 2 miles from the main campus.  Housed in a freestanding 5-story outpatient facility, the EBHC combines the expertise and resources of the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurology, Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Sleep Medicine to facilitate prediction, prevention, treatment, and cure of brain disorders through interdisciplinary collaboration among Emory clinicians, teachers, and researchers. This collaborative health specialty community seeks to advance research, education, and care in a science-driven, patient- and family-centered environment. The EBHC neuropsychology program, a unit of the Department of Neurology, 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 25 neighborhood locations throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area, including the Marcus Autism Center which is designated as one of only five NIH Autism Centers for Excellence.  The CHOA hospitals, collectively housing 638 beds, include Children’s at Egleston situated on the Emory campus, Children’s at Hughes Spalding located on the Grady Memorial Hospital campus, and Children’s at Scottish Rite in the north Atlanta area. The Center for Advanced Pediatrics is a state-of-the-art outpatient medical office building housing multiple pediatric specialty programs under one roof.  With a presence at both Scottish Rite and the Center for Advanced Pediatrics, the CHOA Department of Neuropsychology is a primary training site for interns on the adult/pediatric concentration of the neuropsychology track. Additionally, interns on the general track complete portions of their training at Children’s at Egleston.