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Internship Admissions, Support and Initial Placement Data

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Internship Program Admissions

Tables updated September 1, 2021

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

High Plains PIC clinical training sites include Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies, the Colorado Center for Assessment and Counseling , Educational Service Unit #13, Options in Psychology, LLC, and Weld County Re-8 School District.  Interns are afforded a wide variety of clinical opportunities that highlight the diversity of addressing the mental health needs of individuals who live in rural communities. 

Minimum Hours

Does this program require applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at a time of application?
If yes, indicate how many.

  • Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: 350 preferred
  • Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: 50 preferred

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

  • APA-accredited or APPIC eligible doctoral program 
  • Dissertation proposal scheduled/defended
  • Experience or interest working with underserved/diverse populations in rural areas
  • Experience or interest working with children/adolescents 
  • Commitment to remain in rural areas of Colorado, Wyoming, or Nebraska following internship

Affiliated with UNC

High Plains PIC is partially affiliated with UNC's Department of School Psychology and applicants from UNC are given additional consideration.

Diversity

High Plains PIC values the  contribution of diverse interns and encourages diverse applicants to apply. 

Financial and Benefit Support

Financial and other benefit support for the upcoming training year. Please note, programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed. 

  • The Colorado Center for Assessment and Counseling

    Stipend/Salary

    • Annual stipend/salary for full-time interns: $31,800
    • Annual stipend/salary for half-time interns: N/A

    Medical Insurance Provided 

    • Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
    • Coverage of family members available? No
    • Coverage of legally married partner available? No 
    • Coverage of domestic partner available? No 
    • Annual paid personal time off: None
    • Annual paid sick leave: None
    • In event of medical conditions and/or family needs that required extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of PTO and sick leave? Yes
  • Educational Service Unit #13

    Stipend/Salary

    • Annual stipend/salary for full-time interns: $31,800 
    • Annual stipend/salary for half-time interns: N/A

    Medical Insurance Provided

    • Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
    • Coverage of family members available? Yes 
    • Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes 
    • Coverage of domestic partner available? No 
    • Annual paid personal time off: Up to 56 hours plus scheduled breaks 
      • 8 scheduled breaks that follow the public school system schedule
    • Annual paid sick leave: 96 hours
    • In event of medical conditions and/or family needs that required extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of PTO and sick leave? Yes
  • Options in Psychology, LLC

    Stipend/Salary

    • Annual stipend/salary for full-time interns: $25,000
    • Annual stipend/salary for half-time interns: N/A

    Medical Insurance Provided 

    • Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
    • Coverage of family members available? Yes 
    • Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes 
    • Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes
    • Annual paid personal time off: 136 hours
    • Annual paid sick leave: 40 hours
    • In event of medical conditions and/or family needs that required extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of PTO and sick leave? Yes
    • Other benefits: Options in Psychology, LLC provides up to $250/month health benefit stipend for interns
  • Peak Wellness Center

    Stipend/Salary

    • Annual stipend/salary for full-time interns: $25,000
    • Annual stipend/salary for half-time interns: N/A

    Medical Insurance Provided

    • Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
    • Coverage of family members available? Yes
    • Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
    • Coverage of domestic partner available? Yes
    • Annual paid personal time off: 136 hours
    • Annual paid sick leave: 40 hours
    • In event of medical conditions and/or family needs that required extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of PTO and sick leave? Yes
  • Weld County Re-8 School District

     Stipend/Salary

    • Annual stipend/salary for full-time interns: $22,000
    • Annual stipend/salary for half-time interns: N/A

    Medical Insurance Provided

    • Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes
    • Coverage of family members available? Yes
    • Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
    • Coverage of domestic partner available? No
    • Annual paid personal time off: Up to 56 hours plus scheduled breaks
      • 8 scheduled breaks that follow the public school system schedule
    • Annual paid sick leave: 96 hours
    • In event of medical conditions and/or family needs that required extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of PTO and sick leave? Yes
    • Other benefits: Re-8 provides at least $250/month or more for a health benefit stipend for interns

Initial Post-Internship Positions

Table represents an aggregate tally of intern in past three years

  • Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 9
  • Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing a doctoral degree: 0 
 

Post-doctoral Residency
Position (PD)

Employed Position (EP)

Community mental health center 0 0
Federally qualified health center 0 0
Independent primary care facility/clinic 0 0
University counseling center 0 0
Veterans Affairs medical center 0 0
Military health center 0 0
Academic health center 0 0
Other medical center/hospital 1 0
Academic university/department 0 0
Independent research institution  0 0
Correctional facility  0 0
School district/system 0 3
Independent practice setting 5 0
Not currently employed 0 0
Changed to other field 0 0
Other 0 0
Unknown 0 0

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