Penn State Psychology Internship Training Program is geared towards providing exceptional instruction.  In addition to their required attendance in specific didactics, interns are highly encouraged to attend other elective, formal learning forums within the Department of Psychiatry and in other departments (Pediatrics, Neurology, etc.), and more informal didactics within the medical center.  The following is a selected list of core didactics required for interns.  For a listing of specific didactics' content, please see the internship program's brochure. 

  • Professional Development Seminar Series (monthly)
  • Research Seminar Series (Monthly)
  • Adult Didactics Seminar Series (bi-monthly)
  • Pediatric Didactics Seminar Series (bimonthly)
  • Psychiatry Grand Rounds (1st, 3rd, and 4th week per month)

In addition, interns are required to attend a one-hour, biweekly didactic seminar series tailored to their specific rotation selected (e.g., Outpatient Psychiatry Rotation, Neuropsychology Rotation) as follows:

  • Pediatric Neuropsychology Didactic Seminar Series
  • Adult Neuropsychology Didactic Seminar Series
  • Didactic Seminar Series - Eating Disorders
  • Didactic Seminar Series - Oncology/Hematology and Bariatric
  • Outpatient Psychiatry Didactic Seminar Series
  • Inpatient Psychiatric Didactic Seminar Series
  • Didactic Seminar Series in Autism spectrum Disorder