Program Information: Department of Psychiatry

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1111
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Arizona College of Medicine
Department: Department of Psychiatry
Address: 2800 East Ajo Way
Behavioral Health Pavilion, 3rd Floor
Tucson, Arizona 85713
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Located in the Tucson metro area
Phone: 520-874-6612
Fax:
Email: katsanis@email.arizona.edu
Web Address: https://psychiatry.arizona.edu/academic-programs/doctoral-clinical-psychology-internship
Brochure Website's Address: https://psychiatry.arizona.edu/academic-programs/doctoral-clinical-psychology-internship
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Joanna Katsanis
Chief Psychologist: Joanna Katsanis
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 9
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 5
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28352
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Training Plan Our mission is to prepare a skilled healthcare workforce that is trained in and employs evidence-based techniques to deliver superior patient care. Our didactic and experiential training activities assure trainee competencies in behavioral health, and its integration into primary care. We are funded by the Health Resources and Services Administration Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant and are committed to training interns in culturally informed clinical care by providing opportunities to serve vulnerable, underserved patient populations that are culturally and linguistically diverse. Training Sites & Rotations Our program offers unique, comprehensive, and diverse training opportunities in: Working with inpatient and outpatient populations Providing care to rural, underserved communities Serving Native American populations Training in integrated, interdisciplinary behavioral and primary care settings Telemedicine practice and training Border Health Psychology in the juvenile judicial system Health Psychology (sleep, pain, biofeedback) First episode psychosis care Through this program, interns will develop and refine their skills in psychological assessment, evaluation, and psychotherapeutic interventions. Graduates are prepared to work effectively in interprofessional settings and provide interdisciplinary, team-based, and trauma-informed care. Additionally, interns are equipped to serve rural, border, child, adolescent, and transitional age youth in medically underserved communities. Didactics A wide range of educational offerings are provided through the Department of Psychiatry, College of Nursing, and Department of Psychology. Through in-person and online didactics, course activities, telehealth simulation activities, and clinical rotations, interns gain a variety of experiences and skills that will aid them in increasing patient access to high-quality behavioral health care. Didactic topics aim to increase knowledge and competency in integrative care, interdisciplinary skills, and cultural competence. Supervision All Interns receive a minimum of four (4) hours of supervision per week with a minimum of two (2) hours of individual, face-to-face supervision by a licensed psychologist. The additional two or more hours per week may involve individual or small group supervision. Supervisors include full-time faculty and practitioners from the community rotation placements. Our program emphasizes high-quality supervision with faculty psychologists committed to clinical training. We believe that interns are best served by being exposed to a variety of approaches to conceptualizing psychopathology, assessment, and clinical interventions. Therefore, the intern will have several supervisors representing varying orientations throughout the year, and as appropriate for their different clinical activities. Although the majority of supervision is provided by licensed psychologists, allied professionals may also participate in supervision depending on the experiential training at a given site such as psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, and/or social workers.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum Students
Do Psychology Interns/Postdocs Have the Opportunity to Supervise Practicum Students?Yes
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: 11/15/2021 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:

Interviews are offered primarily via Zoom (virtual tele-conferencing). Each applicant will interview with two or more of the Internship faculty members. Program information will be sent electronically in advance to the applicant to ensure all applicants have sufficient information regarding the process and expectations. Interviews are 30 minutes to one hour long and will be scheduled from December 2021 to January 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:
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 300
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 Not 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:
Program Description

The total of five positions are available (3 adult and 2 child/adolescent focus).

 

We are committed to training interns in culturally informed clinical care by providing opportunities to serve vulnerable, underserved patient populations that are culturally and linguistically diverse. 

 

Interns will develop and refine their skills in psychological assessment, evaluation, and psychotherapeutic interventions. Graduates are prepared to work effectively in interprofessional settings and provide interdisciplinary, team-based, and trauma-informed care. Additionally, interns are equipped to serve rural, border, child, adolescent, and transitional age youth in medically underserved communities.

 

Interns conduct comprehensive evaluations of individuals across the age span with a broad range of psychopathology (e.g., mood disorders, psychotic-spectrum disorders, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, and anxiety disorders) and varying socio-cultural and ethnic backgrounds.  They gain competence in major treatment modalities; learn the knowledge and skills to practice within a variety of mental health settings; have the opportunity to teach professionals in other disciplines (psychiatry, medicine, and pediatrics), families, and members of community agencies; become familiar with research methodology and professional/scientific literature on evidence-based clinical intervention; and learn to participate effectively as leaders within multidisciplinary teams.

 

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: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

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

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: https://psychiatry.arizona.edu/academic-programs/doctoral-clinical-psychology-internship  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: 114 62
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 66 26
Total number of interns: 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 3
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 4 4
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 83
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: 1 4 0 0 0
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: 1 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 1 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 0 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