The Department of Behavioural Medicine at UKZN, Durban campus offers a 1-year supervised, broad spectrum Clinical Psychology Internship Program with placements at the Durban Hospital Complex. The programme is approved by the Professional Board for Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA). The ethos of the training programme mirrors the guidelines set down by the HPCSA and the South African Society of Clinical Psychology (SASCP) of the Psychological Society of South Africa (PsySSA). The primary goal of the training programme is to provide a year of intensive exposure to a wide variety of clinical and human service experiences. The training, not aimed at specialisation, is designed to maximize personal and professional growth. Although exposure to and the philosophy about clinical human service experience is designated top priority, consultation, assessment, treatment, and supervision experience receive equal emphasis during the internship. Training is varied and includes working in general as well as in psychiatric hospitals. A significant input is made in respect of medical psychology, clinical health psychology and behavioural medicine. The Department also offers various continuing training courses during the year.
The internship programme stresses the development of clinical psychologists as clinicians and scientists who will be able to grow in the profession and exercise their expertise in the field of mental health as a whole.
Durban Clinical Psychology Internship Applications, Selections and Placements
Internship placements are at various hospitals and may include:
- Addington Hospital which is located near the city along the beachfront;
- Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, south of the city, in the Cato manor/ Mayville area;
- King Dinizulu Hospital, west of the city in the Overport/Sydenham/ Clare Estate area;
- King Edward VIII Hospital, south of the city, in the Umbilo area;
- Mahatma Ghandi Memorial Hospital, north of the city, in the Phoenix area,
- Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Hospital, further south of the city;
- RK Khan Hospital, south-west of the city, in the Chatsworth area; and
- Wentworth Hospital, south of the city, in the Wentworth/Bluff areas.
Applications for clinical psychology internship to these hospitals are done centrally at the Department of Behavioural Medicine. All applications are made in writing on prescribed forms. Download the file 'Intern Application Pack' below. [Note: This download is only for hospitals in the Durban area. For Pietermaritzburg contact Prof A.L Pillay directly - details below).
At present the Internship Coordinator is Dr Shireen Noor Mahomed , Clinical Psychologist, who may be contacted for all matters related to Clinical Psychology Internships and selection. The administrative staff is Miss P. Khuzwayo. All communications should be sent to Miss Pinkie Khuzwayo for attention of Dr Shireen Noor Mahomed. Her contact information:
Final selection includes the results of the final examination, which must be forwarded to this Department once available.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview, details of which will be forwarded to the shortlisted applicants.
Click Here to download the 2015 Intern Application Form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com