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Admission Process and Criteria for Psychology Doctoral Internship Program

Applicants representing cultural and individual diversity including but not limited to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation and social economic status are encouraged to apply.

  1. Availability of Internship positions for the upcoming year will be made available through the APPIC website.
  2. Candidates interested in the Doctoral Internship must submit all of the following documents electronically to the Training Coordinator through the APPIC website in order to be considered for interviews by no later than December 1st:
    1. Cover Letter
    2. Completed APPI Application
    3. Director of Clinical Training Statement of Readiness
    4. Official Graduate Transcripts
    5. 3 Letters of Recommendation from Professional or Academic Sources
    6. Curriculum Vitae
    7. Copy of Master’s Degree or letter of equivalency
    8. Verification of APA Accredited Graduate Program

Incomplete packages will not be eligible for consideration for interviews.

  1. Practicum and academic requirements most appropriate for consideration:
    1. Psycho-educational testing experience with children and adolescents
    2. Experience working in a medical setting with adult and pediatric patients presenting with co-morbid medical and behavioral health conditions
    3. Outpatient psychotherapy experience, including individual , group , and family therapies with child, adolescent, and adult populations
    4. Experience with trauma patients, specifically trauma focused cognitive-behavioral therapy
    5. Working with diverse populations (includes age, cultural, sexual orientation, religion, disabilities) in a multi-disciplinary setting
    6. Diagnostic interviewing
    7. Spanish speakers preferred but not required
  2. Selected candidates will be offered an in-person interview during the month of January.
  3. All interviewed applicants will be ranked through the APPIC Match System.
  4. On the day of the match the Internship Training Director will personally contact each of the matched Interns.
  5. Matched Interns will receive a formal offer letter to begin internship on July 1st of the same year.
  6. At the time of offer, the program will share with the matched applicants all policies related to the Internship Program including:
    1. Selection and Hiring Procedure for the Doctoral Internship Program
    2. Competency Evaluations for Doctoral Internship Program
    3. Process for Completion and Tracking of Psychology Training Programs Anonymous Feedback Forms
    4. Graduate Psychology Education Committee (GPEC) Policy
    5. Program Evaluation Process for Graduate Psychology Education Committee
    6. Graduate Psychology Education Grievances Policy
    7. Graduate Psychology Education Progressive Discipline and Dismissal of Psychology Interns

Completion Requirements

A certificate of completion will be issued once all the following requirements have been met:

  • All required center-wide trainings have been completed
  • In-Vivo Evaluations will be conducted at the beginning and end of each rotation, twice a year.
  • A minimum score of at least 4 must be obtained on all In-Vivo post-rotation evaluations;
  • A Mid-Year Evaluation will be conducted at mid-year
  • An End Year Evaluation will be conducted at the end of the internship training year
  • A minimum score of at least 4 must be obtained on all competencies on the end-year evaluation
  • A minimum of 8 testing batteries
  • 70% attendance at all Seminars including excused absences.
  • A minimum score of 70% on the Seminar Post Assessment
  • All clinical documentation must be finalized
  • Keys, laptops and all testing materials must be returned

 

Internship Residency Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data
Program Tables Updated on September 1, 2018
 
Internship Program Admissions
Below you will find important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with the post-doctoral psychology residency training program at Citrus Health Network. This description is consistent with the program's policies on resident selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:
Applicants representing cultural and individual diversity including but not limited to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation and social economic status are encouraged to apply. NOTE: Applicants must provide proof of their authorization to work in the United States that is valid throughout the length of the internship.                                                             
  1. Availability of Internship positions for the upcoming year will be made available through the APPIC website.
  2. Candidates interested in the Doctoral Internship must submit all of the following documents electronically to the Training Coordinator through the APPIC website in order to be considered for interviews by no later than December 1st:  Cover Letter; Completed APPI Application; Director of Clinical Training Statement of Readiness; Official Graduate Transcripts; 3 Letters of Recommendation from Professional or Academic Sources; Curriculum Vitae; Copy of Master’s Degree or letter of equivalency; Verification of APA Accredited Graduate Program.  Incomplete packages will not be eligible for consideration for interviews.
  3. Practicum and academic requirements most appropriate for consideration: Psycho-educational testing experience with children and adolescents; Experience working in a medical setting with adult and pediatric patients presenting with co-morbid medical and behavioral health conditions; Outpatient psychotherapy experience, including individual , group , and family therapies with child, adolescent, and adult populations; Experience with trauma patients, specifically trauma focused cognitive-behavioral therapy; Working with diverse populations (includes age, cultural, sexual orientation, religion, disabilities) in a multi-disciplinary setting; Diagnostic interviewing; Spanish speakers preferred  but not required.
  4. Selected candidates will be offered an in-person interview during the month of January.
  5. All interviewed applicants will be ranked through the APPIC Match System.
  6. On the day of the match the Internship Training Director will personally contact each of the matched Interns.
  7. Matched Interns will receive a formal offer letter to begin internship on July 1st of the same year.
  8. At the time of offer, the program will share with the matched applicants all policies related to the Internship Program including: Selection and Hiring Procedure for the Doctoral Internship Program; Competency Evaluations for Doctoral Internship Program; Process for Completion and Tracking of Psychology Training Programs Anonymous Feedback Forms; Graduate Psychology Education Committee (GPEC) Policy; Program Evaluation Process for Graduate Psychology Education Committee; Graduate Psychology Education Grievances Policy; Graduate Psychology Education Progressive Discipline and Dismissal of Psychology Interns 
Training Goals: 1)To attain professional values and attitudes including awareness of individual and cultural diversity; 2)To develop the ability to relate effectively and meaningfully with individuals, groups, and or communities.; 3) To understand research methodologies, basis of behavior and lifespan development and to contribute knowledge/research to the field. 4) To apply evidenced based practices in assessment and interventions; 5) To provide instruction, disseminate knowledge and evaluate acquisition of knowledge and skill in professional psychology; 6)To develop and master knowledge and concepts in related disciplines as well as ability to interact with professionals in interdisciplinary systems. Each of these training goals have several specific objectives, all with corresponding competencies, prescribed activities, assessment criteria, and outcome requirements.

Application Checklist: Cover Letter that specifies main areas of interest; Completed Post Doctoral Residency Application (click PDF below); 2 Letters of Recommendation (addressed to Training Director and sent directly from a Professional Source); Curriculum Vitae; Letter of Degree Confirmation By Residency Start Date from an APA Accredited Doctoral Program.

The program does not require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application: 
Description Minimum Number of hours required (Y/N)  Amount of Hours Required
Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours N 0
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours N 0
 
Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year
Annual Salary for Full-Time Interns $24,000
Annual Salary for Part-Time Interns NA
Program provides access to medical insurance for interns YES
If access to medical insurance is provided: 
Trainee contribution to cost required? NO
Coverage of family member(s) avaiable? - (at additional cost to trainee) YES
Coverage of legally married partner available?- (at additional cost to trainee) YES
Coverage of domestic partner available?- (at additional cost to trainee) YES
Hours of Paid Personal Time Off (PTO) - At CHN 80 hours of PTO includes vacation and sick leave.  In addition the intern receives 40 hours of Educational Leave 120
Hours of Paid Sick Leave -  At CHN sick leave is included in the hours mentioned above 0
In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave? YES
Other Benefits:
80 Hours of Paid Time Off (includes vacation and sick leave); 40 Hours of Education Leave; 6 paid holidays a year; Limited Life Insurance and Dental Insurance provided at no additional cost. Vision plans available at a small cost to trainee. Citrus Health Network is a qualified site for the National Loan Repayment Program (more info at https://nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/index.html ). 

 

Internship, Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data