The National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC), is a collaborative consortium consisting of psychological service centers throughout the United States focused on the provision of services in rural health care. NPTC-Great Lakes Region was founded in 2013 based on the model of the original NPTC-Central region (founded in 2003 as Heart of America Psychology Training Consortium). NPTC-Great Lakes is comprised of sites in central Indiana. NPTC-Great Lakes received full Accreditation in 2017 by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Our next site visit will be scheduled in 2020. NPTC-Great Lakes has been an APPIC Member since 2013. The Executive Training Office for NPTC-Great Lakes is located in the NPTC-Central Region in Springfield, Missouri.
NPTC seeks to train prospective psychologists in the integration of the discipline and practice of clinical psychology employing an empirically-informed competency-based practitioner-scholar model. The program provides experiences in clinical learning environments that are responsive to the diverse and changing needs of the human community. NPTC provides psychology interns the opportunity to take substantial responsibility for fulfilling major professional and psychological functions in the context of appropriate supervisory support and professional role modeling. NPTC also partners with various organizations including academic programs, community agencies, private hospitals, and independent practitioners to provide a graded, cumulative, and sequential training environment. The objective of the internship is to prepare entry-level practitioners to function effectively in a variety of mental health settings and to provide services to a variety of populations in rural health care.
NPTC believes that the competent practice of psychology requires an integration of scientific and professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Thus, NPTC’s internship training incorporates diverse psychological theories, approaches, and perspectives that are designed to prepare psychology interns for a broad range of professional roles and activities. The training program is also attuned to the continually expanding scope and evolving nature of the field and the likelihood that Clinical Psychologists will engage in multiple roles over the course of their professional careers.
NPTC is committed to promoting and infusing diversity into every facet of the training experience and is dedicated to providing Psychology Interns with opportunities to work with populations in a variety of settings that promote and provide necessary exposure to diverse populations and issues. In addition, NPTC recognizes the importance of multicultural awareness and competence in the provision of professional service and strives to prepare entry-level practitioners to meet the needs of a progressively global and dynamic society.
NPTC-Great Lakes Region member sites are located across central Indiana. For those who like to access the “big city,” both Indianapolis and Chicago are within ready driving distance. Fort Wayne and South Bend have many fine restaurants, shopping and concert venues, and professional sporting events. Brown County, Indiana, Ann Arbor, Michigan and the many charming towns along the Lake Michigan shoreline are great places for a weekend getaway. For any thrill seekers among us, Sandusky, Ohio, about a three-hour drive away, boasts Cedar Point, voted year after year as America’s best roller coaster park. Many festivals take place throughout the area during the summer and fall.
Applicants can apply to as many sites within the Consortium as they wish, but due to the restrictions of the application, only one cover letter can be submitted. Please be specific in your cover letter as to which site(s) you are applying and why you feel you are a good fit.