Programs were asked but not required to self-identify so responses could be linked with information from the 2012-2013 APPIC Directory, including program name, type of agency, number of internship positions (i.
Further, comparison of responders to non-responders with regard to APPIC Directory data was possible for respondents who self-identified (N = 209).
membership criteria: Doctoral psychology internship programs.
One primary rater was a master's level mental health counselor (two years of postgraduate therapy experience) and the other was an APPIC
Students are, of course, accepted into these internships on a competitive basis according to the rules and procedures of APPIC
and by the "National Match.
While students are required to attend APPIC member internships, many students choose to apply to and receive APA-approved internships.
For almost the past 20 years in the Los Angeles area, graduate programs and practica have agreed to a "Uniform Notification" process akin to the telephone match utilized by APPIC prior to the electronic match.