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Society for Health Psychology

Impact of COVID-19 on Interns and Post-doctoral Fellows

Student Advisory Council

Between March and April of 2020, the SfHP Student Advisory Council conducted a survey of psychology interns and post-doctoral fellows. The survey was designed to describe and identify training concerns in response to COVID-19. The results of the survey demonstrated multiple concerns related to:

  • Meeting training requirements for the year
  • Being required to continue in-person work despite not feeling safe
  • Lack of options for remote work like telehealth

Although challenges were common, many individuals also identified positive ways that their training program was responding to COVID-19 related disruptions. Trainees are encouraged to talk to their DCT, home institution, and APPIC about any concerns and challenges related to their training due to COVID-19.


Download the full report here.