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Program Information

Nancy Kennedy, Psy.D. 
Director of Training                  

Alvaro Barriga, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Training

Contact Information:
Department of Psychiatry
Allegheny General Hospital
4 Allegheny Center, 8th Floor
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

Phone: (412) 330 - 4242                                
Fax:      (412) 330 - 4377                               

APPIC Match:
The AGH Psychology Internship is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and participates in the Match Program. Information about APPIC can be obtained from:

APPIC Central Office
10 G Street, NE Suite 440
Washington DC 20002
Phone: 202-589-0600 Fax: 202-589-0603

APA Accreditation:
The AGH Psychology Internship is fully APA-accredited, having completed a re-accreditation site visit in November, 2016. For additional questions, the APA Commission on Accreditation can be reached at (202) 336 - 5979.

Training Focus: Generalist (Therapy and Assessment) Across the Lifespan

Interview Dates: Fridays in December

Training Dates: July 1st - June 30th

Annual Stipend: $28,080/$13.50 per hour


  • Employee health insurance (including optional Vision and Dental plans)
  • Free parking pass
  • Professional development funds per intern (for conferences, training workshops, books, annual professional memberships, etc.) – typically $500 per year
  • Office space with personal computer
  • Access to electronic library resources
  • 15 PTO Days (for vacation and sick days)
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • 5 Professional Development Days

Training Structure:

  • Major rotation 3 days / week (6 months long, choose two)
  • Year-long minor rotation 1 day / week (possible two, separate 6-month rotations)
  • Year-long outpatient psychotherapy caseload of 4 – 6 patients (lifespan)
  • Year-long didactics and seminars

Major Rotation Options (Each 6 months):

  • Center for Traumatic Stress for Children & Adolescents
  • Intensive Psychiatric Day Treatment
  • Neuropsychology

Minor Rotation Options:

  • Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh:
    Consultation & Liaison (6 or 12 months)
  • Allegheny Health Network:
    Child Integrative Therapy (12 months)
  • Women’s Behavioral Health Program (6 or 12 months)
  • Neuropsychological Assessment in Dept. of Psychiatry or Neurology (12 months)