Behavioral Health Practicum

The Behavioral Sciences Division (BSD) at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh is pleased to offer practicum rotations through several of our medical subspecialty clinics. Our site offers 6, 9, and 12-month rotations that range from 8 – 20 hours/week based on staff availability and student need. Practicum students rotate through 1-2 of our clinics at a time. Specific clinics assigned to trainees are dependent upon staff availability, student interest, and student qualifications.

Update May 2024: All practicum positions for the 2024/2025 training year have been filled, and we are not currently accepting applications for practicum positions. We appreciate your interest in our program and encourage interested candidates to check our website at a later date for additional updates and openings.

Available Clinic Rotations

  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine
  • Cardiology and the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU)
  • Developmental Medicine
  • Endocrinology
  • Hematology
  • Neonatal Developmental Follow-up Clinic
  • Neurology - Movement Disorders
  • Neurology – Headache
  • Oncology
  • Palliative Care
  • Plastic Surgery – Cleft-Craniofacial Clinic
  • Pulmonology
  • Rehabilitation
  • Trauma Surgery

Eligibility and Application Procedures

  • Practicum students must be at least a 3rd year doctoral student or an advanced placement master’s student.
  • Students may apply to 1-2 specific clinics of interest.
  • Required application materials:
    • Cover letter indicating clinic(s) of interest
    • CV (Curriculum Vita)

Application materials and inquiries should be sent via email to:

Dr. Kaycee Weir, PhD
Pediatric Psychologist, Neurology
Training Director


Dr. Elizabeth Grandelis, Psy.D.
Pediatric Psychologist, Endocrinology
Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh
Practicum Training Director