Site Name: Southern Arizona Psychology Internship Center (SAPIC)
Department: La Frontera Center, Inc.
Applicants are notified by email. Only virtual interviews will be offered (January 10 through 12, 2022). Each interview day will include: 1) Group orientation/presentation and questions - 1.5 hours, 2) Individual interviews with faculty - 30 minutes per interview, 3) Informal meeting with current interns - 1 hour, 4) Recorded tour of site; and 5) (Optional!) Opportunity to meet informally with other faculty and interns.
The SAPIC 2022-2023 Internship Program Structure: interns will be in their "Primary Rotation" about 25 hours for 3 days/week, throughout the year. This will provide a depth of clinical experience and integration into clinical teams. The rotations are: 1) Child & Family Integrated Services (1 intern), 2) Co-occurring Residential Program (Casa de Vida), (1 intern), 3) Adult Therapy Team - Integrated Care (1 intern), and 4) University of Arizona SALT Center (Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques Center (1 intern). Interns will be placed in a Psychological Evaluation Secondary rotation for 8-10 hours per week 6 months of the year and will choose a secondary rotation for 6 months of the year. The secondary rotations provide a breadth of experience and with each primary and secondary rotation, the intern receives one hour of face-to-face individual supervision with SAPIC faculty. The specific structure of each intern’s year is finalized during the first week of internship. Some possible secondary rotations are: 1) Adult Outpatient Services: brief therapy with adult clients, individual and group therapy, 2) Child and Family Services, and 3) SALT Center, brief therapy with college students with learning challenges. In addition, SAPIC is rich in didactic trainings, 3-5 hours of group supervision and trainings weekly. SAPIC interns are a valuable part of La Frontera and SALT Center’s clinical and professional teams. As such they are expected to present trainings to agency staff through a variety of venues, often tied to an element of program development and/or evaluation. It is SAPIC's intent to meet the interests of each intern as much as possible, but in our environment, specifics are prone to change. Therefore, intern flexibility and a range of interests are welcome! Our faculty are supportive, collegial, and encouraging of personal and professional growth. Please see our website for more information. Most clinical services will be provided in-person; however, there may be some telehealth services needed for specific populations. Psychological assessments are provided to clients and community members in-person; there may be some provsion of assessment services via telehealth, depending on the client's needs including technical/computer accessibility, and the availability of onscreen administration of instruments.
(training opportunities continued)
Medically dervied evaluations such as: Bariatric Surgery and Autism/Developmental Disorders.
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.