The Nevada Psychology Internship Consortium (NV-PIC) offers a one-year, full-time doctoral internship beginning and ending in August. The start date for the 2022-2023 cohort is August 8, 2022 (subject to change). NV-PIC's mission is to prepare doctoral psychology interns to 1) provide, with cultural humility, broad psychological services to underserved clients in the Nevada public behavioral health system and 2) retain NV-PIC graduates to continue to serve the people of Nevada. NV-PIC represents the collaborative effort of two sites within one state division, 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 Las Vegas and Carson City: Rural Clinics Carson City (Carson City, NV); and Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (Las Vegas, NV).
*Please note: for the 2022-2023 year, Rural Clinics Carson City will be inactive. Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services will be the only site accepting applications. Please check back for updates and/or changes to this status, or email Dr. Slife at firstname.lastname@example.org*
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 required to complete 2,080 hours of training during the course of the internship year, of which at least 25% 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 the NV-PIC training sites.
All interns who match to NV-PIC sites must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. NV- PIC does not sponsor work visas. Interns must successfully pass a fingerprint-based background check before beginning employment and must provide results from a tuberculosis (TB) screening test from the previous 12-months. Instructions for providing this information or completing the background check and TB screening will be sent out to all who match after the match is complete. NV-PIC will reimburse these costs. Please note: if HR has a concern about the results of a background check, employees have 30 days to explain. Many factors are considered and HR handles this on a case by case basis based on the state division’s policy.
NV-PIC faculty are aware of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and related necessary precautions are having on our current interns, as well as on the internship application and interview process. Below are some updates:
APPLICATION & INTERVIEW PROCEDURES FOR THE 2022-2023 COHORT:
• We are currently planning to offer in-person and virtual interviews in January 2022. The directory will be updated if this changes.
NV-PIC TRAINING AND SERVICE DELIVERY FORMATS:
• All NV-PIC interns are currently conducting all work on site. Interns at SNAMHS (inpatient) continue to provide in-person direct clinical services at the hospitals. The hospitals follow CDC guidelines, some examples include: wearing face masks, completing daily temperature checks, and COVID-19 screening questionnaires. The intern at the Rural Clinics (outpatient) also provides in-person and telehealth direct clinical services at the clinic.
• If deemed necessary per agency, program, and HR guidelines, interns can remotely and securely access documents and programs needed for carrying out work. Each intern is provided with a laptop and remote desktop access. This would be considered an extenuating circumstance as the current work requirement is to be on-site.
• SNAMHS is a state facility that serves vulnerable populations. Therefore, individuals working at SNAMHS must be fully vaccinated no later than November 1, 2021. There is a process for submitting religious or medical exemptions.
For more information on NV-PIC and its consortium sites, please visit our website: www.nv-pic.org.