Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1409
Program Type: Internship
Site: University of North Carolina SOM - Clinical Psych
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Address: University of North Carolina SOM - Clinical Psych
CB 7180
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7180
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 30 miles west of Raleigh, NC
Phone: 919-962-5307
Fax: 919-542-0978
Email: gladys_williams@med.unc.edu
Web Address: http://www.med.unc.edu/psych/education/psychology-internship
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.med.unc.edu/psych/education/psychology-internship
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since: 1972
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Gladys Williams
Chief Psychologist: Echo Meyer
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 32
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Position Information
Start Date: 08/24/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 22000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Health insurance is provided for all interns except those in the forensic track. Forensic interns receive a somewhat higher stipend. Professional fund of $250.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site This is individualized and varies by track and by rotation. See Brochure for more information.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?
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: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 1/2020
Interview process description:

All applications are carefully reviewed and applicants will be notified by email of their interview status by December 15. There are four interview days in January, held in Chapel Hill. The tentative dates are January 7, 8, 16 and 17, 2020.

The interview day includes group discussions with the faculty to learn about the internship, individual interviews with faculty members in the tracks of interest to the applicant, visits to our main site at the UNC Medical Center and to some off-campus sites, and opportunities for discussion with our current interns over lunch and/or afternoon coffee.  Applicants to the Clinical Forensic track will spend an additional day in interviews at the Federal Correctional Complex in Butner, NC, and have additional screening requirements.

On-site interviews are preferred. However, we understand that this may not be possible for all applicants and upon request, will conduct telephone interviews for all tracks except the Clinical Forensic track.  Also note that applicants for the Clinical Forensic track must have lived in the United States for 3 of the 5 years prior to the internship year, and must be US citizens. 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Multiple programs across the United States and Canada
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree
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

See website: www.med.unc.edu/psych/education/psychology-internship

The UNC School of Medicine Clinical Psychology Internship offers depth of training in a specialty area or track, as well as the opportunity for training experiences in other areas within the internship program. The training year is composed of three 4-month rotations. During each rotation, an intern will spend about 50% time in the specialty area and the remaining time in elective clinical rotations, didactics, and, if interested, research. Our intern positions for 2020-2021 include Behavioral Medicine (with a focus on transplant), Clinical Forensic (2 positions), Clinical Child-Pediatric, TEACCH, CIDD, Clinical Child-Community, and Women's Mental Health. 

Placements sites include multiple clinical programs within the UNC hospitals and outpatient clinics, as well as other community, state, and federal programs in the Triangle region. Please see our Brochure for details about the various tracks as well as our training opportunties.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students :
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:
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.med.unc.edu/psych/education/psychology-internship 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: 222 248 246
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 56 59 69
Total number of interns: 7 7 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 7 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 7 7 8
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 7 8
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 3 0 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 5 6
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 47 60 56
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 8 6 7
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 2
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: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 5
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 1 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0