Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1106
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
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:
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 14
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 36578
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
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: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2021
Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified about interviews by email no later than 12/1/21, though given our early interview dates, we will make every effort to notify applicants well in advance of these dates. All interviews this year will be virtual via Zoom.  The interview day will consist of a group informational meeting with the training director followed by up to six individual interviews/meetings. These will be timed and spaced in a way so that you have breaks, though you should plan for meetings interspersed into the mid-afternoon of your scheduled interview date. You will typically have the opportuity to meet with most of the training faculty and the current trainees.  Should you wish to meet with another individual on campus, please let us know and we will try to arrange that for you.  We will also provide a virtual tour of the facilities.  

Interview dates are as follows:

Child Track: December 3 and 8, 2021; January34 and 13, 2022

Adult Focused Trauma Recovery & Justice Track: December 10, 2021; January 12, 2020

Adult Focused Integrated Health Care: December 17, 2021; January 14, 2022

Neuropsychology Track: December 15, 2021; January 7 and 21, 2022


How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler University Alliant IU/CSPP-San Diego Auburn Bowling Green State University George Mason University Georgia School of Professional Psychology Illinois Institute of Technology La Salle Miami University of Ohio Pacific Graduate School of Psychology Palo Alto University Penn State Rosalind Franklind University Southern Illinois University Texas Tech University of Arkansas University of Central Arkansas University of Delaware University of Hartford University of Hawaii University of Kansas University of Nebraska University of North Carolina Charlotte University of Toledo Vanderbilt West Virginia University Wichita State University
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: Yes
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: 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

The mission of the UAMS psychology training program is to provide quality training and practice experience in an environment centered on cultural humility, providing our community with 4 equitable access to evidence-based behavioral health services. Therefore, we seek to recruit and train doctoral interns and fellows who reflect the community in which we serve and share our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We strive to prepare culturally responsive trainees for competent, ethical, and socially relevant practice as early career psychologists. Our clinical psychology internship has four tracks, one (2 internship slots) which emphasizes Child and Adolescent-focused training,  one track (1 internship slot) with an emphasis in adult-focused training centered on Trauma, Recovery, and Justice, one track (1 internship slot) with an emphasis on adult-focused training in Integrated Health Care, 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. 

The goal of the Trauma, Recovery, and Justice Track is to train psychologists who: 1) are versed in the complex, systems-level influences on and responses to the health and mental health of adults, 2) can provide tailored, evidence-based care across a variety of settings and modalities, and 3) are prepared for leadership roles in promoting high-quality care for traditionally underserved populations. To this end, we focus on training in this track on the intersections of trauma, mental illness, addiction, and involvement with the criminal legal system (e.g., arrest, incarceration, victimization).

The goal of the Integrated Health Care Track is to train psychologists who can thrive in multidisciplinary, specialized health care settings, provide high-quality evidence-based care, and promote the crucial role of collaborative care in promoting physical and psychological wellness. Our track strives to provide clinical experiences and mentorship that fosters development of interns’ professional identity as an integrated care professional. We aim for interns to leave our program as skilled early career professionals who are developing expertise in interdisciplinary communication, promotion of psychological health to other healthcare professionals and to the public, and as scholars who are able to utilize clinical science to develop evidence-based healthcare programs for underserved communities. 

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 Behavioral Medicine, 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
Spanish-speaking: 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:
Cognitive Rehabilitation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Primary Care: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Offenders:
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)


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
Number of Completed Applications: 59 105 79 112 107
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 40 42 39 45 54
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 3 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4 4 3 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 3 3 2 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4 4 3 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 12 10 10 40 13
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 79 84 98 80 79
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 4 3 4 3
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 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 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 1 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: 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0