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.