Program Information: Psychology Internship

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1170
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Community Reach Center (Formerly Adams Community Mental Health Center)
Department: Psychology Internship
Address: 100 Spader Way, Ste. 267
Broomfield, Colorado 80020
Country: United States
Metro Area: Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
Distance from Major City: 10 miles north of downtown Denver, CO
Phone: 303-853-3554x
Fax: 303-280-4033
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Mental Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Laurie Schleper
Chief Psychologist: Lisa Puma
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Annual stipend listed above is standard; bilingual interns (English/Spanish) who pass a language exam are eligible for an additional 10% pay differential. Additional fringe benefits include: 9 paid holidays each year Retirement plan eligibility Employee Assistance Program
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical work day will involve a combination of activities, including individual, family therapy, and possibly group therapy sessions with outpatient clients, participation in training seminars, psychological assessment activities, and meeting with supervisors. Depending on the day, interns may also engage in activities related to a minor rotation; these activities may involve working with Crisis Services at a walk-in clinic to conduct crisis evaluation and intervention services, provision of clinical services to clients with severe and persistent mental illness, and/or clinical service in an interest area for the individual intern. The elective rotation and SPMI rotation requirements can be met in a number of different ways, and specific activities are selected by each intern to reflect individual interests and goals for the internship year. The intern's office in an outpatient clinic serves as the primary location, but movement between office locations for various training experiences is common. Interns operate with a fair amount of independence in their roles on a variety of teams, but have ready access to supervisors and regularly scheduled supervision with their primary clinical supervisor, director of training, and outpatient office manager. Intern cohort time is valued and fostered through group participation in didactic training seminars and group supervision; additionally, time is devoted each week for informal connection and support among interns.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
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: No
Application Due Date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

11/13/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: The data is not updated for current year. We are showing the previous data.

Tentative interview date:
Interview process description:


The training program at Community Reach Center is withdrawing from the upcoming match. We sincerely apologize to applicants for any inconvenience or disappointment this change may cause. We realize the notice is coming late and applicants have already dedicated resources to applying to our program. A staffing crisis has recently arisen, and we are unable to guarantee a high-quality training year until increased infrastructure and staff are in place.



Community Reach Center will implement virtual intern recruitment for the 2021-2022 application season. All interviews will be conducted virtually. Our preference will be interactive video conferencing via Zoom; however, telephone interview requests will be granted. To ensure fairness to all applicants, no on-site interviews, tours, or visits will be conducted. In addition to an individual interview, applicants will be provided with a pre-recorded video, a virtual (real-time) interactive program overview and Q&A session with psychology faculty, a virtual (real-time) Q&A session with current interns, and optional drop-in sessions for further dialogue and interaction with faculty. Multiple interview date options will be available throughout January, ranging from 1/4/2022-1/26/2022. Applicants will interview with 2 or more training staff and possibly a current intern. Applicants will be notified via email no later than December 15, 2021 at 6:00pm (Mountain Standard Time) of their interview status.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Programs reflected in 2012-2013 through 2020-202 intern classes: Adler University, Azusa Pacific University, Boston College, Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Chicago and D.C. Campuses), Colorado State University, DePaul University, Florida Institute of Technology, Florida School of Professional Psychology, Howard University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Indiana State University, Loyola University Maryland, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology, Midwestern University, Oklahoma State University, Regent University, Roosevelt University, Texas A&M University, University of Denver (Counseling PhD), University of Denver (Clinical PsyD), University of Indianapolis, University of Iowa, University of North Texas, University of Toledo, Wheaton College, Wisconsin School of Professional Psychology, Wright Institute
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 0
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 Accepted
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

Community Reach Center provides a generalist training experience with the primary rotation being a year-long placement in an outpatient setting serving children, adolescents, adults, and families. In addition to the primary rotation, interns complete four supplemental rotations (1) one 8-hour day per week for 12 consecutive weeks with the emergency services team co-conducting crisis evaluations and crisis stabilization services, (2) a rotation working with various agency programs that provide services to clients with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI), (3) an elective rotation focused on an area of interest chosen by the intern (custom-designed at the start of the year to reflect individual training goals and interests), and (4) a year-long rotation as part of the psychological testing team where interns work with one or more teams as a testing consultant and complete 10 assessment cases or assignments over the course of the training year. Interns are an integral part of their primary rotations; they attend weekly outpatient team meetings and receive administrative supervision from the team’s manager. A variety of training experiences are provided to the interns via a weekly assessment-focused seminar and a weekly didactic/group supervision seminar. As part of the internship experience, interns are also required to develop and provide a presentation on a professionally relevant topic to the staff at the agency. Lastly, interns are provided scheduled time each week for peer consultation and support as part of the internship experience. 

Please view our Program Brochure for a detailed discussion of COVID-19 Modifications to Community Reach Center Training and Recruitment. 

Applicants who match with Community Reach Center must also complete and successfully pass the following prior to employment: application for employment, reference checks, education verification, and background check.

Human Resources Statement regarding background checks and drug testing:

Our top priority is the safety of our staff and consumers. We review each criminal infraction on an individual basis and consider multiple factors when we adjudicate a background screen including the recency, severity, and consumer population the candidate will be working with. Our review process aligns with all federal and state regulations and are generally accepted standards for companies who work in the healthcare space.

CRC reserves the right to require a drug screen as a condition of continued employment. We do require post-accident drug screens and we have a policy on maintaining a Drug- and Alcohol-Free Workplace.

Please visit our website at the following link for a detailed program description and application instructions (pdf document): 

Please note: Review of applications will take into consideration the possible impact of COVID-19 on applicants' accrual of hours and clinical experiences. While our preference for 500 or more direct service hours and a minimum of 5 psychological evaluations remains intact, we will review applications reflecting fewer than 500 direct service hours and/or fewer than 5 psychological evaluations. Applicants are asked to include a statement in their cover letter outlining the impact of COVID-19 on planned clinical activities and describe any alternate learning experiences substituted for originally planned activities. Telehealth service provision will be considered equivalent to in-person service provision when reviewing application numbers and applicant training experiences.




Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: 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:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)


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

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: 95 73 74 63 84
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 42 40 36 39 38
Total number of interns: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 5 5 5 5 5
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 0 1 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 5 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 5 4 4 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 2 0 1 1 0
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 8 5 7 5 9
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 50 40 41 47 118
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 1 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 2 1 2 4
Community Mental Health Center: 3 0 2 1 1
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 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: 1 2 3 0 3
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 1 1 0 1 0