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Child Clinical Psychology Externship for Advanced Doctoral Students — $2,000 Stipend


Multiple advanced externship positions are available in Child Clinical Psychology for the 2024-2025 training year at Orchard Mental Health Group (OMHG), formerly known as Quince Orchard Psychotherapy (QOP).

Orchard Mental Health Group is a large private practice in Rockville, MD that provides affordable, accessible, research informed counseling and assessment services to children, adolescents, and adults.

The externship includes therapy and optional assessment experiences.

  • Externs will be exposed to many different aspects of working in a successful private practice.
  • Externs will carry an outpatient therapy caseload of 6-8 clients per week with the option to complete 1-2 psychological evaluations over the course of the year.
  • Externs with specific interests can tailor their experiences to receive specialized training in autism spectrum conditions or ERP for OCD.
  • Opportunities for co-leading groups may be available.
  • Opportunities for paid psychology associate positions will be available after the first year of externship.


  • Master’s degree in clinical or counseling psychology required. The applicant must obtain their master’s degree by June 2024.
  • Prior practicum experience in therapy and experience with cognitive and personality instruments is required.

Students will need to obtain an NPI number and become a registered psychology associate with the state of Maryland.

OMH will cover the costs associated with the initial registration of being a psychology associate, including the cost for the student to take the jurisprudence test once. We will also assist in helping the student obtain an NPI number and in completing the necessary paperwork for becoming a psychology associate.

Students who obtain their psychology associate by August 2024 will receive a $500 bonus.

Time Commitment

  • Externs are required to commit two (2) days a week, or sixteen (16) hours total per week.
  • Fridays are preferred as one of the two days.
  • One (1) hour of individual supervision and
  • One (1) hour of group supervision will be provided each week.

Apply for Our Externship

By February 9, 2024, please submit the following:

  1. Letter of Interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two (2) Letters of Reference

You may also submit via email:


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In addition to their work, externs are invited to participate in more career development opportunities.


  • Weekly OCD consultation group
  • Weekly assessment group supervision
  • Monthly DEI working group
  • A variety of workshops and continuing education events