Candidates must meet the following criteria in order to be considered for admission to the CA Psychology Internship Program:
1. Have completed all required of graduate courses in Clinical Psychology Programs (Ph.D., PsyD.) at AU. Must have a clearance from the Director of Clinical Training (DCT) or Academic Program Director certifying that applicant has completed all requirements and is ready to apply for internship.
2. Have completed all pre-internship and clinical courses and practice requirements of his/her doctoral program at the time of the application. A minimum of 275 clinically supervised Intervention Hours, 650 face to face clinical intervention hours, and 175 Assessment Hours as defined in the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) Application for Psychology Internship (AAPI) are required. Applicants with slightly fewer hours may still be interviewed if the rest of their application is consistent with our standards.
3. The candidate must have passed the Doctoral comprehensive exams and the dissertation colloquium by Match Program ranking deadline.
4. Should complete the online AAPI. For the application and instructions on how to complete the AAPI, visit the APPIC website look for the "AAPI" section. As members of APPIC, we participate in the Match Program. In order to apply to our program, applicants must register in the Match Program. Instructions and forms to register for the match can be obtained in the Match Program website.
5. Include a minimum of two or a maximum of three letters of recommendations from faculty members or clinical supervisors familiar with their work. The letters of recommendations from clinical supervisors should include the student’s clinical experiences, their strengths, and names areas in need of improvement.
6. Must send official copies of graduate transcripts to the AAPI Online service. The service will verify the transcripts, scan them into electronic form, and include them with your application. When uploading the required documentation to the APPI online portal, the student should upload a copy of an integrative psychological testing report and copy of a theoretical case conceptualization that includes a treatment plan of one client. Remember to protect & erase any identifiers of clients.
All application materials must be submitted through the online AAPI by December 5th, prior to APPIC recommended date for extending interview offers to applicants. A specific date will be set yearly. No materials can be accepted by mail or e-mail. Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline date will not be considered.
This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.
Required Documentation after the Recruitment
* Health Certificate
* Certificate of Good Conduct
* ASUME Certificate (Child Support Enforcement Administration)
* Birth Certificate
* CRIM Certificate (Municipal Internal Revenue Center)
Requirements for Completion
Interns are expected to complete 2,000 hours during a 1-year full-time internship experience, beginning August 1, 2017 and concluding July 31, 2018.
Policy of Non-Discrimination
The CA adheres to the Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines in its recruitment and retention efforts. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds with regard to age, disabilities, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, and other diverse personal or demographic characteristics to apply to our program.
However, the CA is an exclusively affiliated internship for Clinical Psychology doctoral students at the AU. It is a requirement of the University that students are bilingual in English and Spanish, therefore, it is expected that applicants are bilingual.
Some qualities we look in our candidates
Below are personal and professional qualities that we pay special attention to when considering applications.The objective is to obtain the best match between applicant’s experiences and the Program’s mission & philosophy.
• Being fluent in reading, writing, and speaking both Spanish and English languages.
• Being interested and/or having experience conducting psychotherapy and assessments with children that have been sexually abused.
• Being interested and/or having experience conducting psychotherapy and assessments with population who has been exposed to traumatic events.
• Having experience in providing psychological services to women that have been victims of domestic violence and their children.
• Having interest in community involvement and social change.