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.e., slots), and number of applicants.
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.
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.
This will then likely result in a two-tiered system of practica that is akin to the APPIC member/non-member dichotomy that exists at the internship level.
A convenience sampling method was conducted with the assistance of the training directors of APPIC and the program directors of CACREP programs.
One primary rater was a master's level mental health counselor (two years of postgraduate therapy experience) and the other was an APPIC predoctoral intern.
directory: Internship and postdoctoral programs in professional psychology (27th ed.).
Faculty have been active in working with several of these sites to write self-studies and apply for APPIC
approval for internships.
In their fifth year students are expected to complete full-time pre-doctoral internships which are either APA accredited or meet the standards for 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." Our interns have been trained at the Catholic Social Services of Nebraska (CSS), the first APA accredited integrative Catholic internship site in the nation.
The DCT employs a six month, step-by-step process which allows them to produce excellent applications on the APPI (APPIC
Application for Psychology Internships).