AGH APA-Accredited Psychology Internship

Mission and values

The AGH Psychology Internship is dedicated to training the next generation of outstanding Health Psychologists and Neuropsychologists to:

  • provide high quality, evidence-based treatments
  • conduct state-of-the-art comprehensive evaluations
  • serve as leaders with distinction within their organizations
  • become thoughtful, compassionate, effective supervisors

The Allegheny Health Network embodies a core set of values that we seek to infuse throughout the training program:

  • People Matter: Every person contributes to our success. We strive for an inclusive culture, regarding people as professionals and respecting individual differences while focusing on the collective whole.
  • Stewardship: Working to improve the health of communities we serve and wisely managing the assets which have been entrusted to our care.
  • Trust: Earning trust by delivering on our commitments and leading by example.
  • Integrity: Committing to the highest standards encompassing every aspect of our behavior, including high moral character, respect, honesty and personal responsibility.
  • Customer-focused Collaboration: Because no one person has all the answers, we actively seek to collaborate with each other to achieve the right outcomes for our customers.
  • Courage: Empowering each other to act in a principled manner and to take appropriate risks to do what is right to fulfill our mission.
  • Innovation: Committing to continuous learning and exploring new, better and creative ways to achieve our vision.
  • Excellence: Being accountable for consistently exceeding the expectations of those we serve.

Training philosophy

The Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) Psychology Internship offers training in the integration of psychological science and clinical practice through the scientist-practitioner model in the setting of a tertiary care medical center. Allegheny General Hospital (AGH) has a long and cherished tradition of teaching future healthcare leaders.

As part of the scientist-practitioner model, interns are taught to consult the professional and scientific literature in conducting assessments and treatment. Interns are also encouraged to thoughtfully apply the principles of psychological science to the unique individuals and situations presented within the clinical setting. Electronic library resources are available to search and request published research. A rich understand