Program Information: Educational Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1416
Program Type: Internship
Site: Nebraska Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology
Department: Educational Psychology
Address: 49 Teachers College Hall
Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0345
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 50 miles west of Omaha, NE
Phone: 402-472-0573
Fax: 402-472-8319
Email: mscheel2@unl.edu
Web Address: http://cehs.unl.edu/nicpp/
Brochure Website's Address: http://cehs.unl.edu/images/EdPsych/nicpp/NICPP_brochure.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Consortium
  • Medical School
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
  • University Counseling Center
  • Other
Member of APPIC since: 1994
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Michael Scheel
Chief Psychologist: Michael Scheel
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 63
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2020
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 38
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 36000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time ,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Department of Health and Human Services: The DHHS interns share a large office at BSDC and each has an individual computer with intranet and internet access, as well as a cell phone. Interns receive a stipend of approximately $18.00 per hour for 40 hours per week. This figure is variable, as it is determined by the state legislature in determination of staff salaries. Internships at BSDC are for no less than 50 weeks (2000 clock hours). Although interns do not accumulate sick or vacation time and have no paid holidays, they are able to adjust their schedules for days off as arranged. Boys Town: Interns have: (a) a personal office; (b) individual computers equipped with a variety of statistical packages, access to the Internet and online library search systems, and email; and (c) statistical and computer technical assistance. The yearly stipend is $28,352. Paid days off are provided. Student Counseling Services- Creighton University: Stipend $28,804 per year. Health Insurance, vacation and sick leave, and fitness memberships are available. Vacation and sick leave are available to use immediately. Munroe-Meyer Institute: Stipend $28,352 per year. Unlimited copying and phone service, free interlibrary loan services, release time for travel to conferences, 2 weeks' vacation, and media services for development of presentations. Nebraska Medicine Psychology Department: Stipend is $28,352 per year. 6-7 public holidays, up to 120-160 hours of PTO/sick days, and access to health insurance. Please contact the training site with questions or for details. QLI: Stipend $25,000 per year. 15 days of paid vacation/sick leave. Interns also receive other support, including some financial remuneration as well as paid time off for approved professional conferences. Catholic Social Services: The internship stipend for the year is $24,000. Health and dental insurance is available to interns. Five paid vacation days and 5 medical/sick days are provided, as well as approximately 12 paid holidays including Holy Days of Obligation. Interns also receive time off for approved professional development activities (e.g., dissertation defense, attendance at approved professional conferences).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site * Department of Health and Human Services: Interns are expected to commit a minimum of 40 hours per week. They do not earn holiday or vacation times, although they can flex their hours to accommodate time off. A typical week involves 13 hours of interdisciplinary team meetings, 2 hours of face-to-face supervision, 2 hours of group supervision, 4 hours of assessment related duties, 4 hours of progress note writing, 1 hour of individual therapy, 4 hours of behavioral consultation, 3 hours of data analysis, 3 hours of behavior support plan writing or modification 3 hours of observation. *Boys Town: Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, though will occasionally work more. Approximately 50% of interns time is spent providing therapy and consultation services. The remaining time is spent completing documentation, and receiving supervision/training. *Center for Health and Counseling - Creighton University: At Creighton, interns are expected to work 40 hours per week. On occasion, interns may work more than forty hours weekly. If interns work beyond expected hours, exchange hours can be accumulated with one working hour equal to one exchange hour. The exchange hours are working hours without pay but the interns may use these hours for time off from work. In addition, interns are expected to spend no more than 20 hours per week in direct service to students. Direct service includes individual counseling, group counseling, assessment, and couples counseling. Indirect services include weekly staff meetings, consultation, training, supervision, report writing, case note writing and test scoring. Face-to-face supervision is 3 hours per week and 20 hours per week is spent in direct client therapy contact. *Munroe-Meyer Institute: MMI requires that each intern participate in 2 full days of clinic and one half to one full day of specialty, assessment or consultation clinic per week, averaging about 15-18 hours of direct client contact time per week with 25-30 hours total for direct contact, report writing, and case management. Another 10-20 hours a week are devoted to research, didactic, and professional development activities. They also receive 4 hours of supervision per week. Typical total intern time commitment at MMI averages 40-50 hours a week. “Nebraska Medicine Psychology Department: Interns typically spend 50 percent of their time in direct service (assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation). The remainder of the intern's time is divided among documentation, record review, supervision, staff meetings and didactics. Interns are expected to work 40 hours per week, with 4 hours devoted to supervision.” *QLI: The time commitment expected by the interns at QLI is consistent with the expectations of all professional staff. Interns are schedule for a 40-hour work week, with flexibility in the hours/days on the basis of evening/weekend commitments as needed. Interns at QLI are in a salaried position, allowing the flexibility of self-determination of work hours in order to fulfill the training experiences and professional expectations of their position. Weekly schedules include 4 hours of supervision, 6 hours of therapy, 8 hours of assessments, 6 hours of documentation, 6n hours of staff meetings, 8 hours of consultation, 2 hours of research. *Catholic Social Services: : Each intern is expected to work 40 hours per week, including 12-15 hours of direct services and consultation. Direct service includes individual, group and couples counseling as well as assessment. Training and supervision are strongly emphasized as well. Interns receive 4 hours of weekly supervision, including face-to-face and group supervision. In addition, ongoing faith-integrated didactic training is provided at CSS and monthly training is provided through the various consortium sites.
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: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/01/2019
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2020
Interview process description:

Applicants are notified by email no later than 12/1 if they have received an interview. Those who receive interviews will be assigned a time or times on one of two interview dates in January (usually the first two Fridays, unless New Year's Day falls on Thursday or Friday). Interviews are individual and are conducted by teams from each site within NICPP. An open house is held at each NICPP site the day prior to the interview. Attendance at the Center for Health and Counseling - Creighton open house is a mandatory part of the CHC interview. Attendance at other sites' open house events is recommended, but not required. All interviews are held in the same building in Omaha NE. Interview length varies from 30 minutes to two hours depending on the site.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: In a given year we match with interns from 25-30 school, clinical, and counseling programs across the United States and, occasionally, in Canada.
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: No
Canadian Citizenship Required: No
Masters Degree Required: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
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 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: All sites require background checks and some require drug testing after match. Master's degree required at Boys Town and Catholic Social Services and Nebraska Medicine Psychology Department.
Program Description

The NICPP adheres to a scientist-practitioner approach to psychological practice within an ecological-developmental framework. Although the exact goals of each of the agencies may differ to some extent, all are committed to a training philosophy that emphasizes ethical problem solving; evidence-based assessment and intervention practices; access to supervision that facilitates reflective, scientifically-based practice and to other resources supportive of this goal; access to diverse clients; research activities; and to a training plan that combines experiential learning with other modes of education. Specific training objectives include assisting interns to: (a) apply ethical decision making to complex clinical and research activities; (b) deepen their understanding of the role of psychology as a science and a practice in many professional settings; (c) refine their commitment to life-long scholarship and contributions to the science and practice of psychology; and (d) develop competencies to evaluate the efficacy of work with diverse clients and systems.

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: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other: patients with acute and chronic illnesses

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Family Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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 : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Rehabilitation Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Forensics/Corrections: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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 cehs.unl.edu/nicpp/ 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: 203 159
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 145 113
Total number of interns: 32 41 38
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 32 41 38
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 28 38
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 12 8
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 3
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 19 30
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 97
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 23 0 0
Community Mental Health Center: 1 1 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: 1 1 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 1 1 0
Research Position: 1 1 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