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Selection Process

Eight interns (3 general, 1 trauma, 4 neuropsychology) are generally selected each year depending on funding. Interns must complete the APPIC on line application with all requested materials available no later than the deadline date. On line application instructions and specific application criteria are available from the APPIC website, www.appic.org. Please note prominently in your cover letter the internship experience and track (General, Trauma or Neuropsychology) for which you are applying. If you wish to apply for both the general and the trauma track, or for both neuropsychology concentrations please note this prominently in your cover letter. This site does not require any additional materials other than those contained within the on line application.

All materials are screened by the selection committee. The quality of intern applicants generally is quite high, and inclusion in the top interview group is based partially on how the intern's goals and experience match with the type of training we provide. As such, non-inclusion in the top ranks does not imply inferior credentials. Only the top 20 - 40 applicants from the general and neuropsychology tracks and about 10 applicants for the trauma track are invited individually for in-depth personal or phone interviews. Applicants will be notified by December 15 of their application status. Following the interviews, we establish a ranking of the top applicants for each track and this ranking determines the applicant order which we send to the computer match process. The internship conforms to all APPIC selection policies (please see the APPIC web site at www.appic.org). This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking related information from any intern applicant.

CRITERIA FOR SELECTION

The General Clinical Psychology Internship (general and trauma tracks) accepts applicants from APA accredited clinical and counseling psychology programs, with preference given to applicants from Ph.D. clinical programs due to their likely emphasis on psychopathology and research design. The Neuropsychology Track also accepts applicants from APA accredited clinical and counseling psychology programs that include coursework in neuropsychology and research design and that require an empirical research project for satisfactory completion of the doctoral (Ph.D. or Psy.D.) program. A minimum of 800 hours of supervised practicum experience and at least three years of pre-internship graduate training is required.