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: email@example.com