Program Information: Division of Public and Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2323
Program Type: Internship
Site: Nevada Psychology Internship Consortium (NV-PIC)
Department: Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Address: Attn: Dr. Emily Slife
1650 Community College Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
Country: United States
Metro Area: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 702-486-0711x
Fax:
Email: eslife@health.nv.gov
Web Address: http://www.nv-pic.org
Brochure Website's Address: http://www.nv-pic.org/sites/default/uploads/2018-19NV-PICbrochure090117.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since: 09/22/2015
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited on Contingency
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Emily Slife
Chief Psychologist: Emily Slife
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 20
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/05/2018
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Low Stipend High Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend Ranges for Next Class: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend Ranges for Next Class:

Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.

Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health 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
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: 12/03/2018 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is: Not offered
Interview notification date: 12/14/2018
Interview notification date time zone: Pacific Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified of their interview status by email on or before December 14. Interviews will occur in early January via Zoom video conferencing. In addition to a panel interview, there will be time to meet with current interns and learn about each site the intern applies to.

 

 

 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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 application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 75
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Preferred
Counseling Psychology Preferred
School Psychology Acceptable
APA-Accredited Preferred
CPA-Accredited Acceptable
Non-Accredited Acceptable
Ph.D Degree Preferred
Psy.D. Degree Preferred
Ed.D. Degree Acceptable
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 Nevada Psychology Internship Consortium (NV-PIC) offers one-year, full-time doctoral internships beginning and ending in August. The start date for the 2019-2020 cohort is August 5, 2019. NV-PIC's mission is to prepare and retain high quality and culturally competent psychologists to provide integrated public behavioral health care for the people of Nevada. NV-PIC represents the collaborative effort of three sites within one state agency, the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, to share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a diversified educational program for psychology interns. Training takes place at training sites in or around the greater-Reno area, Las Vegas, and Carson City: Northern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (Sparks, NV); Carson City Rural Clinics (Carson City, NV); and, Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (Las Vegas, NV). For the northern sites (Sparks and Carson City), there may be opportunites for rotations at partnering community agencies, including the Sierra Regional Center and the Rural Regional Center.

Sierra Regional Center: Part of the internship/training experience will include work with Nevada Aging and Disability Services Division/Developmental Services located at Sierra Regional Center (SRC) in Sparks, NV.  SRC provides community based services to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities such as autism, seizure disorders, cerebral palsy, and traumatic brain injury.  This site will offer additional training and experience in areas of evaluation, consultation, and clinical services to individuals, families, staff, and support teams with an emphasis on supporting community inclusion and attaining personal outcomes.

Rural Regional Center: Rural Regional Center (RRC) is a State of Nevada agency in Carson City, NV that provides support and services to individuals with an intellectual disability and/or related conditions. RRC provides an array of psychological services from eligibility assessment, individual and group counseling, skill-based instruction, and psychological and behavioral consultation.

NV-PIC provides a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represents the necessary depth and breadth required for future professional practice within psychology. Interns have a primary placement at one of three sites, with the possibility of completing minor rotations and other training experiences at the other sites within the consortium or with community partners. Across training sites, interns are expected to complete 2,000 hours of training during the course of the internship year, of which at least 25% (500 hours) are spent in the provision of direct face-to-face clinical services. This includes completing an average of 10-20 hours per week of face-to-face direct service delivery. Interns are expected to achieve the goals and objectives of the internship program and to abide by the APA Code of Ethics, the requirements of the NV-PIC training program, and the policies and procedures of their primary training site.

NV-PIC trains clinical psychologists who are effective consumers of research and who utilize scholarly inquiry to inform their practice. NV-PIC offers generalist training, with the opportunity for specialized training that varies across training sites. Training at all sites includes an emphasis in behavioral health intervention, psychological assessment, and consultation and systems collaboration. 

For more information on NV-PIC and its three consortium sites, please visit our website: www.nv-pic.org.

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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Restoration to competency for forensic intern

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED);

Telehealth

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.nv-pic.org 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
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Number of Completed Applications: 50 36 64
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 29 27 41
Total number of interns: 4 3 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 1 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 3 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 4 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 39 34 58
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2015-2016 2016-2017 2017-2018
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 3 1
Community Mental Health Center: 1 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 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 3 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
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: 0 2 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 1
Not Currently Employed: 0 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 1