Program Information: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Psychology Internshiip Training Program

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1628
Program Type: Internship
Site: University of Wisconsin
Department: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Psychology Internshiip Training Program
Address: Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics (WISPIC)
6001 Research Park Blvd.
Madison, Wisconsin 53719-1176
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 150 miles NW of Chicago, IL; 70 miles W of Milwaukee, WI.
Phone: 608-263-6082x
Fax: 608-263-0265x
Email: ggkolden@wisc.edu
Web Address: https://www.psychiatry.wisc.edu/education-training/psychology-internship/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.psychiatry.wisc.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Internship-brochure-2019-2020-FOR-SITE-VISIT.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
Member of APPIC since: 1961
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Gregory Kolden
Chief Psychologist: Gregory Kolden
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 21
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 7
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25350
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:

Stipend ranges are values in US Dollars.

Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Professional expense allowance; 3 weeks paid vacation plus 1 week professional development; 9 paid holidays; liability insurance provided at no cost; a pager and your own office with computer also provided.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Clinical experiences are structured in order to achieve a balance between ongoing activities throughout the year (e.g., outpatient psychotherapy) and activities that change according to predictable time frames (e.g., elective experiences). All clinical activities are carefully supervised according to the required needs and desires of the individual intern. One morning a week is reserved for attending regularly scheduled seminars.
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: 11/01/2019 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Central Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/14/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants are invited for an interview via email.  On-site interviews are conducted in December and January; interview day runs 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM.   Applicants meet individually and in a group with the Track Directors.  Group meetings are held with applicants and current trainees; Individual interviews of 30 minutes each are held with at least 3 faculty or staff members.  Lunch is provided.  Requests to meet with specific staff are honored if at all possible.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: This past year we matched with interns from the University of North Dakota, University of Indiana, Boston University, Vanderbilt University, DePaul University, Loyola University Maryland, and Loma Linda University.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not 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: We encourage applicants with clinical science orientation: PhD's preferred; clinician-scientist trained PsyD's may be considered on a case by case basis. School psychology program applicants for Child Track will also be considered on a case by case basis.
Program Description

The Program offers training for seven pre-doctoral interns in clinical psychology annually; three Adult Track and two Child Track based in the Department of Psychiatry, and two Pediatric Psychology Track based in the University of Wisconsin American Family Children's Hospital. The internship follows a clinical science model of training and is intended for those individuals whose training and interests emphasize the application of scientific principles within clinical psychology. We welcome applications from members of diverse populations. As an internship, we endeavor to foster an atmosphere that supports diversity of experiences as well as opinions. Theoretical and therapeutic orientation of the training staff is quite diverse, including cognitive, behavioral, interpersonal, psychodynamic, and systems approaches.

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:
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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:
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities:
Assessment: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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 https://www.psychiatry.wisc.edu/education-training/psychology-internship/ 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
2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Number of Completed Applications: 147 129 136
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 61 55 60
Total number of interns: 7 7 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 7 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 7 7 5
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 6 7 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 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 6 6 6
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 6 6 6
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 6 6 7
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 2 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 1 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 1 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 3 4
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 1 1
Independent Practice: 0 0 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0