Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1106
Program Type: Internship
Site: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Address: UAMS Clinical Psychology Internship
4103 West Markham Street
Slot #568
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 125 miles west of Memphis and 320 miles north of Dallas
Phone: 501-526-8200
Fax: 501-526-5296
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Academic Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
Member of APPIC since: 2007
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jennifer Gess
Chief Psychologist: Jennifer Kleiner
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 11
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32062
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Release time and paid conference fees for the Arkansas Psychological Association annual conference
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The interns at this site typically work 45-50 hours per week with their days involving a combination of clinical, didactic, and (for interns who are interested) research experiences.
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: 12/01/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified about interviews by email no later than 12/1/19, though given our early interview dates, we will make every effort to notify applicants well in advance of these dates.  Interviews are typically on-site, though under certain circumstances we may consider a remote interview.  The interview day consists of an informational breakfast meeting followed by up to six individual interviews.  You will typically have the opportuity to meet with all of the training faculty.  Should you wish to meet with another individual on campus, please let us know and we will try to arrange that for you.  You will also be provided with lunch and a tour of the facilities.  The interview day is typically concluded by 2pm CST.  Accommodations for physical differences or nursing moms are easily arranged on request.

Interview dates are as follows:


Child Track: December 6 and 11, 2019; January 7 and 16, 2020

Adult Track: December 13, 2019; January 13, 2020

Neuropsychology Track: December 18, 2019; January 10, 2020



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: Yes
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:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Not Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not Accepted
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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

Our clinical psychology internship has three tracks, one (2 internship slots) which emphasizes child and adolescent-focused training,  one track (1 internship slot) with an emphasis in adult-focused training and health psychology, and one track (1 internship slot) with an emphasis on Neuropsychology. It is an internship housed in a supportive, multidisciplinary setting within the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Psychiatry. Eligible are at least third year declared candidates for Ph.D. or Psy.D. degree in clinical or counseling psychology from APA-accredited programs. Applicants must have completed all doctoral requirements except for clinical internship and dissertation (significant progress strongly encouraged). Those who are applying to the child and adolescent track must also have strong child and adolescent training and experience. Year-long major rotations are offered in inpatient and outpatient assessment and treatment. Interns also receive training in Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) , Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Child-Parent Psychotherapy (CPP) . By the end of internship, interns will have made significant progress towards meeting the national certification/rostering requirements for PCIT and TF-CBT. Minor rotations often include research and adult treatment. Faculty specialties include trauma and stress-related disorders, externalizing disorders, and internalizing disorders. Theoretical orientations include behavioral, cognitive behavioral, social learning, and systems. Training for the child and adolescent-focused interns occurs at two outpatient clinics and an inpatient unit within an academic medical center.

The adult-focused intern receives training in the assessment and treatment of individuals with a wide range of disorders, including trauma and stress-related disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and serious mental health illnesses. An additional focus includes behavioral medicine through work with patients in primary care, at a burn center, with chronic pain, and with neurologic conditions. In addition, the intern will have an optional minor rotation in research.  Faculty orientations include behavioral, cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, mindfulness, and rehabilitation. Training for the adult-focused intern occurs in outpatient clinics, inpatient hospital units (for Consult Liason), burn center within an academic medical center, as well as a university-affiliated cisis stabilization unit.  

The intern on the Neuropsychology track will train within the Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, and Neurosurgery seeing a wide variety of patient populations and working as a part of multiple multidisciplinary teams including the DBS, epilepsy, brain tumor, and multiple sclerosis programs.  This intern will have additional rotations in General Psychology and Health Psychology, and an optional research rotation will also be available within the Brain Imaging Research Institute of the Department of Psychiatry. We encourage applicants who are interested in pursuing Board Certification in Clinical Neuropsychology.


Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


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

Child/Adolescent Psychology

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 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: 59 105 79
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 42 39
Total number of interns: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 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 12 10 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 79 84 98
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: 3 4 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 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 0 1
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0
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