Program Information: EPPIC

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2222
Program Type: Internship
Site: El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium
Department: EPPIC
Address: 202 Union West
500 West University Ave
El Paso, Texas 79968
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 915-747-5302
Fax: 915-747-5393
Email: jamarquez1@utep.edu
Web Address: http://www.sa.utep.edu/eppic
Brochure Website's Address: http://sa.utep.edu/eppic/Brochure.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Consortium
  • Medical School
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
  • University Counseling Center
Member of APPIC since: 12/09/2013
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jorge Marquez
Chief Psychologist: Brian Sneed
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/03/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28360
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC EP) - The intern will provide outpatient mental health services to children, adolescents, and adults through: individual, dyadic, and group therapies; psychological assessments and testing; psychoeducation and outreach; and consultation. Opportunities to provide clinical services in Spanish will be provided. Depending on availability and interest, the intern may also engage in supervision of medical residents, staff trainings, outreach, teaching, and/or research throughout the internship year. In addition to weekly EPPIC seminars and didactics, the intern will have multiple opportunities for professional development, such as: multidisciplinary didactics; journal club meetings; grand rounds; and other seminars, webinars, and workshops hosted within our academic medical center campus. Due to the multicultural focus at EPPIC, interns placed at TTUHSC El Paso will be required to participate in TTUHSC EP’s Diversity Inclusion & Global Health Committee seminars and grand rounds, as time permits. UTEP - Counseling and Psychological Services: Interns participate in a variety of activities at the University Counseling Center which include triage, intake and crisis intervention; individual and group counseling; career and disabilities assessment; consultation and outreach services; and provision of supervision. Interns also engage in scholarly research activities which include case presentations, seminar assignments, and program development. Interns from both sites can choose from a variety or minor rotations offered at both UTEP and TTUHSC to add breadth to their training experience.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
Is this program fully affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Is this program partially affiliated with one or more doctoral programs? No
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/15/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Mountain Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Not offered
Interview notification date: 12/13/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Mountain Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/07/2020
Interview process description:

Applicants selected to interview for a position with the EPPIC Consortium will be interviewed via video conference. If interns are not able to access video conferencing equipment, EPPIC will perform interviews by phone. Interviewees will be e-mailed an itinerary of the interview process which will include the time of their interview, a timeline and instructions for video conferencing. Applicants will be interviewed by at least one representative from each consortium site. As interns may be selecting rotations from different sites, we feel it important that all sites are represented in the interview session. The interview will last from 45 minutes to one hour. The interview format will be similar for each applicant. The interview form used by the interview committee consists of a set of general interview questions, as well as site specific questions. Interview questions will be rated on a 6 point Likert scale. All applicants will be asked the general interview questions. Site specific questions asked will depend on the primary site(s) for which the applicant is applying. Once the formal interview is complete, the applicant will be given time to address the interview committee with questions regarding the training sites, the training program, special interests, surrounding area, or any other questions for clarification. The applicant will then be dismissed and the interview committee will take a few minutes to discuss and share impressions and complete their rating form. Following the interview, an e-mail will be sent to each applicant thanking them for their time and interest in the program and will include contact information for additional questions. The El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium does not perform in-person interviews; however, prospective interns are welcome to schedule a site visit. Representatives of the EPPIC are more than willing to provide prospective interns with a tour of the training sites and a chance to meet some of the training faculty during their visit. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Hawaii School of Professional Psychology, Argosy; Carlos Albizu University-Miami & San Juan; New Mexico State University; Western Michigan University; Washington State University; University of Georgia; Brigham Young University; Pacific University; Marshall University; Adler University; University of Hawaii; PGSP-Stanford Psy.D. Consortium; Mercer University - Atlanta; Jackson State University; John F. Kennedy University; Regent University; Marywood University;
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
This institution, department, internship, or postdoctoral program requires trainees to sign a statement about personal behavior and/or religious beliefs as a condition of admission and/or retention in the program: No
How to obtain text of statement:
Other Requirements:
Program Description

The mission of the El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium (EPPIC) is to provide a comprehensive training program for doctoral interns in psychology, in order to prepare competent psychologists and effective multicultural therapists. The internship consortium was created in August 2012 with the express purpose of pooling resources to develop a unique and well-rounded experience for doctoral psychology interns.  The overarching goal of the program is to provide interns with a broad and general training experience in order to cultivate their skill and professional identity as psychologists.

The consortium was developed to be a one-year, 2000 hour, full time internship training program.  The consortium consists of two primary sites: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso - Department of Psychiatry and University of Texas at El Paso – Counseling and Psychological Services.  Potential candidates can apply specifically for the site(s) of their choosing, as each will be designated with a separate APPIC Match number.  Training sites within the consortium provide the same overarching EPPIC curriculum which includes didactic training, clinical exposure, and supervision. The curriculum was designed to facilitate the development of a strong professional identity and well developed clinical skills.  Interns will have a primary placement at a single training site, where they will spend the majority of their time. Interns will also have the opportunity to choose from several elective rotations offered within their primary site or the other training sites, in order to tailor their training to their individual interests and further diversify and enhance their internship experience.  

The El Paso Psychology Internship Consortium is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).  The EPPIC is currently a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) and participates in the National Match. 

Questions specifically related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:

Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation, American Psychological Association, 750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002, Phone: (202) 336-5979, Email: apaaccred@apa.org

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Additional information about training opportunities: Not all rotations or experiences may be available at all consortium sites, and some internship programs may not have updated this information recently. Please consult the program's web site www.sa.utep.edu/eppic or other application materials for a complete description of the training opportunities available at each site.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 63 37 60
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 42 30 51
Total number of interns: 3 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 3 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 7 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 16 81 36
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 3 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 1 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 1 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 2 3
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 1 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0