CMHC - Psychology Internship Program
CAPS APA Accredited Doctoral Internship in Professional Psychology. Overall, the goal of our internship is to create mentoring relationships and a learning on the program and application process please refer to the Internship Brochure. An APPIC "member" is defined as an internship or post-doctoral training program Accredited programs have been reviewed and site visited by the APA or CPA. the process will begin for the program to be withdrawn from the APPIC Online. In , our internship program successfully completed the standard re- accreditation process required of all programs by the APA Commission on Accreditation.
Checks can be mailed to APPIC Central Office or payment can be made by credit card by calling Central Office with your credit card information or when you are online within your eMembership application. Hard copies of the materials are no longer accepted. Timelines for the review of applicants vary.
Internship Membership & Renewals
Programs will receive feedback on their submission in the preliminary review and given a short turn around to respond. Once the program has responded uploaded their detailed response and amended their materialsthe program is then reviewed by the APPIC membership committee.
This is typical for most programs. Programs will receive a confirmation email when the application is submitted.
APA Accredited Doctoral Internship Program — Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC)
Please call Central Office at APPIC will be happy to assist with this process. Older versions of Internet Explorer do not work well with this site. Programs that are not accredited by one of these agencies are required to maintain membership in APPIC by completing a review every 3 years. Renewal materials are required to be uploaded before the deadline provided to the program before April 1.
If a program misses the deadline and has not received an extension BEFORE the deadline date, the program will be considered as having voluntarily withdrawn from APPIC membership and will be considered inactive as of 30 days after their renewal deadline.
During the course of the internship, each intern will conduct at least 3 integrated test batteries. Interns participate in a weekly 2-hour consultation group focused on implementing research findings in treating child, adolescent, and adult clients in individual and group psychotherapy.
Counseling and Psychological Services
The consultation group provides opportunities to practice skills, evaluate the evidence base, and formulate ways of adapting such practices to contexts which may differ from those from which the evidence was derived. We have recruited a distinguished group of experts to conduct some of these trainings.
We believe that psychologists should be able to conceptualize what they do in psychotherapy sessions in relation to existing research data and foundational psychological principles and literature. Interns meet for one hour each week in an informal peer group.
The purpose of the group is to facilitate bonding and cohort cohesion among the interns and encourage processing and mutual support without staff present. The intern group will elect a representative in the event the group wishes to present any concerns about their experiences in the program to the Director of Training. Program Evaluation Research Project: CHAC has several psychotherapeutic and psychoeducational programs.
Over the past 10 years the psychology staff has sought to measure outcomes for each of these programs and clinic processes. Interns observe several of these programs early in the course of the training year, taking a take a fresh look at the goals of these programs, the outcome variables applicable to each of these goals, and the relevant evidence base for the variables which the program is intended to impact.
By the second quarter of the internship, each intern selects an area for intensive study. Under the guidance of a psychologist supervisor, the intern conducts an in-depth analysis of the existing area with the goal of validating, improving, or replacing the process for their target program in a year-long program evaluation project.
Thus, the interns participate in supervised training in program evaluation while making a positive contribution to measuring the efficacy of agency interventions practices and policies. Each intern presents findings to appropriate staff.
Opportunities for Supervision, Teaching, Community Advocacy: We seek to provide doctoral interns with training and experience in supervision, teaching, and community outreach — all of which are part of the competencies they will need to possess as professional psychologists.
As mentioned above, interns have the opportunity to co-supervise in group supervision; to co-lead several didactic trainings; and to present the results of evaluation studies to our staff.APA Accredited Doctoral Internship
Interns are selected for merit, qualification, and competence. Additionally, it is the policy of CHAC to provide a work environment free of sexual and other forms of unlawful harassment. This policy governs all employment, including hiring, compensation and benefits, assignment, discharge and all other terms and conditions of internship.
Interns must have advanced to candidacy. They must be prepared to submit fingerprints for clearance through Livescan. Interns shall have completed at least two years of practicum.
They are required to have conducted and written at least four integrated psychological assessment batteries, and must submit one written report with their application. They must demonstrate that they have experience working with diverse clientele, are familiar with evidence-based treatments, and have experience providing multiculturally informed, thoughtful case formulation and interventions as well as a record of meeting legal and ethical standards in prior practice.
All interns are required to have the physical and mental ability to perform the essential duties of the internship in both clinical and community practice settings with reasonable accommodation if applicable.
Interns are required annually to provide evidence that they are clear from infection with tuberculosis. As affiliated programs, all applicants are required to be doctoral students who have been advanced to candidacy at Pacific Graduate School of Psychology at Palo Alto University or at the Wright Institute.
The initial assessment helps identify specific clinical competency domains where an intern needs more training, experience or confidence. The training contract identifies primary and delegated supervisors, and lists responsibilities and expectations for the training year.
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The Progress Rating Form PRF is completed by the primary supervisor, in consultation with all other supervisors, at mid-year and the end of the training year. The PRF monitors progress on competency objectives across foundational and functional clinical domains. Evaluations are typically done in February, after the first trimester is completed and in June as the summer term begins.
The intern must also have accrued hours of supervised training by the end of the training contract. If a primary supervisor is not immediately available, interns are expected to consult with delegated supervisors or other clinical authorities designated by the primary supervisors.