|Interview process description:
The training program is committed to the recruitment of culturally and ethnically diverse interns. We encourage inquiries and applications from all qualified individuals. Applications will be accepted from doctoral candidates who are currently enrolled in an APA or CPA accredited PhD. or PsyD program in Clinical, Counseling, or School Psychology.
Prior to application all applicants are expected to have completed the following training experiences:
- In your cover letter please include a brief summary of how COVID-19 impacted your training, the number of hours you lost, and how you were able to continue your training outside of clinical hours.
- Accepted into doctoral candidacy and completed dissertation proposal approval process.
- Completed at least three years of practicum/field placement or work experience, which includes a minimum of 500 hours direct clinical assessment and intervention hours combined (preference given to applicants with youth 0-18 years old and families).
- Completed at least five child and/or adolescent integrated psychological testing reports.
- If you have fewer than 500 hours or 5 integrated reports please direct your Director of Training to e-mail our training director with an explanation of your circumstances and why you should be considered for our internship. Our training director’s contact information is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
By the beginning of the internship year, the intern is expected to:
- Have a good working knowledge of test administration, scoring, and interpretation with cognitive and achievement assessments, Executive Functioning Scales, Behavior Rating Scales, and objective personality/psychopathology measures
- Possess an understanding of child and personality development.
- Have a good working knowledge of current psychiatric diagnoses.
- Have practicum or work experience providing individual, family, and group therapy operating from a variety of evidence based approaches.
Children's Hospital Colorado internship program abides by all APPIC policies and guidelines regarding application and notification procedures, including the APPIC policy that no person in this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.
All applicants must use the APPIC AAPI on-line (www.appic.org). A completed application consists of the following:
- Cover letter that includes:
- Your order of interest in pediatric specialty rotations (maximum of three rotations). Please also note this when designating/submitting your application in the AAPI Online system.
- A brief summary of how COVID-19 imacted your training and the number of hours lost due to COVID-19
- A current Curriculum Vitae.
- Three letters of recommendation, two of which must be from persons who have directly supervised your clinical work. Please submit only three letters
- One complete psychological testing report (a child or adolescent client). Please delete all identifying information from the report (must be uploaded as supplemental materials).
- Official transcripts of all graduate coursework.
- Because our program is strongly committed to diversity please specifically discuss your experiences and commitment to diversity in Essay #3.
It is the candidate's responsibility to make arrangements with the recommending persons and transcript offices such that all materials are received by the application deadline.
Completed applications must be received by November 1, 2021. Applicants who we believe are best qualified to benefit from our program will be invited to interview with our staff. Interviews will be held virtually. All applicants will be informed of our interview decisions by email by the APPIC notification deadline.