The doctoral internship in psychology provides training in applied behavior analysis (ABA), developmental disabilities and psychodiagnostic assessment.

About the internship

This internship is organized into two tracks:

  • Assessment
  • Treatment

The internship provides generalist training as well as specialty competencies related to behavioral treatments and diagnostic assessment of children with developmental disabilities.

Our training philosophy

The internship is based on the understanding that principles and procedures of the science of behavior form the basis for effective and ethical clinical services. Accordingly, the internship utilizes data-based diagnostic and treatment procedures that are consistent with basic principles of learning and behavior as embodied in the research literature.

We are informed by national standards

Marcus Autism Center provides standards of best practice in diagnostic and clinical evaluations, as well as specific treatment and intervention activities that are designed to conform to established ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA), the National Standards Project (for autism spectrum disorder) and the Association for Behavior Analysis International.  

We welcome diverse applicants

We are committed to respecting diversity and welcome applications from candidates from under-represented groups in the fields of science and psychology. 

We partner with Emory University 

Visit the Doctoral Internship in Health Service Psychology website  for details about goals, training components and rotations.


E-mail our training office. 

*Questions regarding the program’s accreditation status should be directed to:

The Commission on Accreditation
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 First St. NE 
Washington, DC 20002