Program Information: Division of Public and Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2323
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
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://: https://nv-pic.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/11/NV-PIC-Brochure-21-22.11.12.pdf.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
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 13
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/09/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, 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
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?No
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: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

11/15/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

12/15/2020
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified of their interview status by email on or before December 15

Virtual interviews will occur in early January 2021 (6, 7, 8, 11, 12) 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 through a virtual open house. 

Due to COVID-19, no on-site interviews will be held. 

*Please note that the minimum number of intervention hours listed below (400) is specific to doctoral intervention hours, and all hour minimums listed below need to be completed by the application deadline.

Please include an integrated assessment report (de-idenfitied) in your application. This is an application requirement.

 

 

 

 

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
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
If NOT a Canadian Citizen, Authorization to Work in Canada or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in Canada is 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: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Accepted
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 2021-2022 cohort is August 9, 2021. 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 Las Vegas and Carson City: Carson City Rural Clinics (Carson City, NV); and Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (Las Vegas, NV).

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 2021-2022 COHORT:

•           We have traditionally offered in-person and virtual interviews, and consistent with APPIC recommendations, this year we will hold all interviews remotely/virtually. In-person interviews will not be offered, even for local applicants.

INTERNSHIP HOURS:

•           NV-PIC is maintaining the requirement that 25% of interns’ hours are direct client contact, consistent with APPIC requirements.

NV-PIC TRAINING AND SERVICE DELIVERY FORMATS:

•           There are currently site-specific differences due to COVID-19. 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. At RCCC (outpatient), currently nearly all direct clinical services are occurring via telehealth. Any of this information may change by August 2021.

  • As a consortium site, NV-PIC has always held group supervision and didactic seminars via Zoom. Group training activities will continue in this format.

•           Interns and training faculty can video-access into other meetings regularly. Currently, most meetings across sites are only taking place virtually. This may include staff  meetings, clinical team meetings, and supervision. Some clinical supervision is occurring in-person with all safety precautions being implemented.

•           Each intern is provided with a laptop and remote desktop access, so they can remotely and securely access everything needed for carrying out work.

For more information on NV-PIC and its 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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at: www.nv-pic.org  for a complete description of the training opportunities available at this training site. IF the site has not updated their information by August 1, feel free to contact the Training Director for additional information.

Summary of the Characteristics of the Specified Internship Class
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Number of Completed Applications: 36 64 121 97
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 27 41 54 33
Total number of interns: 3 4 4 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 4 4 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 0 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 4 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 4 4 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 2 8 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 34 58 82 21
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 1 3 3 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 1 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 0 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 2 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 1 0 0 0