Program Information: Illinois State University

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1132
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium
Department: Illinois State University
Address: Psychological Services Center
Campus Box 4625
Normal, Illinois 61790
Country: United States
Metro Area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI MSA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 309-438-7407x
Fax:
Email: pjallee@ilstu.edu
Web Address: http://www.psychology.illinoisstate.edu/ispic
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Medical School
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • School District
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Paula Allee-Smith
Chief Psychologist: Paula Allee-Smith
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 20
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 24
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 18000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits:
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Fringe benefits vary by partnering site (see website).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns' experiences vary depending on the particular site with which they match. All interns engage in a full range of training experiences in the profession-wide competencies with children ages 3-21 and their families. All interns train a minimum of 600 hours in a school.
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: 11/06/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/04/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Central Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/07/2021
Interview process description:

ISPIC will operate through a fully remote recruitment process. We will not offer any on-site interviews, tours, or informational meetings/visits. The ISPIC Training Director will communicate a full list of site interview offers by 12/4/20 via email. If interviews are accepted by applicants, sites will schedule and facilitate a remote interview. These interviews may begin as early as 12/14/20 or be scheduled as late as 1/28/2021. Interviews will be 35 minutes in length, likely facilitated through Zoom (though other technology or phone may be considered if Zoom cannot be used). Each site conducts one interview. The ISPIC website offers virtual tour slide presentations for each site. (Click through to the site-specific pages for links to these presentations.) The ISPIC Training Director will create an ISPIC overview presentation which will be emailed to all applicants completing interviews during the week of 12/7/2020. An optional, open Q&A session with the Training Director will be held via Zoom on 1/7/2021. Also on 1/7/2021, current interns will be available for optional, open Q&A (2 hours in length to allow applicants to speak to interns from multiple sites; different Zoom links for each site). Links to the Q&A sessions will be emailed to applicants completing interviews the week of 12/7/2020.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: We have matched with school psychology students from 40-50 different universities.
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: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Not 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: All interns must pass background checks. Some sites require fingerprinting and drug screening.
Program Description

The Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium (ISPIC) consists of a number of school districts, hospitals, and mental health agencies offering a broad range of experiences for doctoral interns in school psychology. The four institutions in Illinois granting doctoral degrees in school psychology (Illinois State University, Loyola University Chicago, Northern Illinois University, & The Chicago School of Professional Psychology) partner with the sites with regard to administration, supervision, and training. The program consists of a 2000-hour internship that is completed within a 12-month period. Each setting may provide a number of different rotations for the intern. Supervision, seminars & additional selected learning experiences are an important component of the internship program. NASP requirements for school psychology certification and IL requirements for licensure for independent practice are met.The overarching theoretical orientation represented across sites is the developmental-ecological model. This perspective of understanding human growth, development, learning and maladaptive behaviors is integrated into service delivery and seminar trainings. The sources of problems & potential solutions often lie within the various systems impacting the child and family. Interns are taught to understand behavior, assess, and intervene at various levels. A developmental perspective is provided as the roles of these systems change as children mature. ISPIC is based on the practitioner-scientist model of training. Our goal is to educate psychologists who integrate their knowledge of scientific principles with their applied clinical skills to improve the lives of children and families. This integrated approach to science and practice promotes a career-long process of psychological investigation and intervention based on an understanding of data-based problem solving methods that are equally effective for practice-related issues as well as research.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Substance Use Disorders:
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Program Development/Evaluation: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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 training experiences may be available as described in the APPIC Directory. Please consult the program's application materials or their website at: www.psychology.illinoisstate.edu/ispic  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
Number of Completed Applications: 282 386 332
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 47 81 73
Total number of interns: 21 14 19 21
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 14 19 20
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 14 19 20
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 14 19 20
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 0 3
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 8 0 6
Community Mental Health Center: 0 1 0 2
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 8 0 4
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 3 0 3
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0