Department : SB-PIC

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2455
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Santa Barbara Psychology Internship Consortium
Department: SB-PIC
5385 Hollister Ave., Bldg. 7
Box 107
Santa Barbara, California 93111
Country: United States
Metro Area:
Distance from Major City: 90 Miles North of Los Angeles
Phone: 805-893-3366x
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Consortium
  • School District
Member of APPIC since: 03/01/2018
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Shane Jimerson
Chief Psychologist: Erin Dowdy
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 40000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits:
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Prevention, intervention, and assessment activities to promote learning, behavior, and mental health, to help youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School psychologist interns partner with families, teachers, school administrators, and others to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? 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: 12/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/20/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2024
Interview process description:

All application materials must be received by December 1.

Applicants are notified via email by December 20 regarding the invitation to interview for further consideration with SB-PIC

The Interview date for incoming applicants will be in January (possibly via ZOOM). Invitations will be sent to those applicants who are selected for interviews.

The SB-PIC Interview day consists of the following;

The interview day and all interviews are completed via ZOOM.

The Interview day will begin at 8:00am and include the following activities.

1. Introductions, Mission, Objectives of SB-PIC (Directors of Operations and Training, as well as District Directors and Representatives, and Previous Interns are involved with the interview day)

2. Interviews with several SB-PIC staff members (small group format and also a fishbowl activity with other applicants)



SB-PIC will base its selection process on the entire application package noted above; however, applicants who have met the following qualifications prior to beginning internship are preferred:

1.      At least 300 hours of practicum

2.      Assessment, intervention, consultation, and counseling practicum experiences

3.      Dissertation proposed (if applicable) 

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. 


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of California, Santa Barbara William James College - Boston, Massachusetts University of California, Riverside - California University of Massachusetts Amherst University of Massachusetts, Amherst - Massachusetts Antioch University Duquesne University University of Massachusetts, Boston Yeshiva University Texas Woman’s University University of Montana University of Kansas University of South Florida University of Missouri, Columbia
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology
Counseling Psychology
School Psychology Accepted
APA-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

Mission: The Santa Barbara Psychology Internship Consortium’s (SB-PIC) mission is to train doctoral psychology interns dedicated to serving children and their families.


The Santa Barbara Psychology Internship Consortium (SB-PIC) represents the collaborative effort to share resources, staff, and faculty for the purpose of providing a diversified educational program for doctoral psychology interns. The training at SB-PIC is designed for doctoral interns to develop skills in psychological assessment, evidence-based intervention, and clinical consultation.


SB-PIC is designed to prepare interns to practice independent psychology and to meet state School Psychology certification requirements. With respect to internship goals, the intern will:

  1. further develop assessment (for intervention) and diagnostic skills in the areas of cognitive, educational, and social-emotional functioning;
  2. further develop the ability to select and use a variety of developmentally appropriate psychotherapeutic techniques relevant for individuals, groups, and families to promote overall health;
  3. continue to develop and apply research knowledge and skills relevant to evaluating, understanding, and promoting the cognitive, educational, and social-emotional development of youth; including selecting appropriate evidence-based interventions, effectively progress monitor implemented interventions, and make treatment recommendations;
  4. develop consultation skills through interactions with parents, educators, staff, and other relevant constituents;
  5. acquire further knowledge of the roles of other disciplines in educational and mental health, settings and function as an interdisciplinary team member;
  6. be positioned to effectively function as a health service provider in school settings.


The SB-PIC training program is a 10.5 month, full-time doctoral internship experience. Interns are expected to complete at least 1500 hours of training during the year. For interns who are seeking more than 1500 hours of training, it may be possible to establish a plan in advance to extend the duration and fulfill additional hours, when desired. Across training sites, at least 50% of interns' time is in face-to-face services.

Training Model

The model of training of SB-PIC may be considered “general” as interns may gain training experiences across a range of school-age clients from preschool through high school, with diverse types of psychopathology, challenges, and needs. Training in ethical and professional standards will be incorporated in supervision and seminar presentations to prepare interns for the highest standards of professional conduct. SB-PIC’s core facilities, adjunct facilities, and affiliates are committed to the objectives, goals, and philosophy of SB-PIC. The Consortium’s members are strongly committed to offering a high quality internship experience with intensive supervision, didactic seminars, and opportunities for direct clinical experience.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Ethnic minorities:
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy:
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy:
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Experience (21% to 30%)
Supervision of Practicum students :


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders:
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Experience (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Experience (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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:  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 2022-2023 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 10 22 28 36 32 34 29
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 5 12 16 15 14 15 12
Total number of interns: 3 4 2 4 6 4 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 2 4 6 4 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 3 1 4 6 4 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 3 4 2 4 0 4 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching: 1
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 3 0
Independent practice setting: 0 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: