Program Information: Department of Family Medicine

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1175
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Department: Department of Family Medicine
Address: University of Colorado School of Medicine, F546
13121 East 17th Ave. C234
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
Distance from Major City: 17 miles from downtown Denver
Phone: 303-724-7630x
Fax:
Email: audrey.blakeleysmith@ucdenver.edu
Web Address: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/family-medicine/education-and-training/fellowships-internships/internship-in-clinical-psychology
Brochure Website's Address: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/family-medicine/education-and-training/fellowships-internships/internship-in-clinical-psychology
Primary Agency Type: Medical School
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Medical School
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Audrey Blakeley-Smith
Chief Psychologist: Bruno Anthony
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 17
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 13
Position Information
Start Date: 07/01/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 9
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: 28352
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site
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: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/01/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/12/2022
Interview process description:

Candidates are invited to interview via zoom. Each major rotation will choose two or three of the following dates:  January 12, 19, and/or 24th 2022. Candidates will participate in an overview of the program with the training director, followed by interviews with the major rotation supervisors.  A group zoom meeting will take place with the current class of interns. This is not an evaluative meeting, but rather it is to learn about the interns' experience and receive information about major and minor rotations. Following this meeting, candidates will have additional interviews with major rotation faculty.

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: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
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: Yes, by start of internship
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: 90
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
PCSAS-Accredited
Non-Accredited Not Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree Not 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 a background investigation as a condition of employment with University of Colorado School of Medicine. In addition, interns for certain major rotations must pass a drug screen as a condition of employment. This involves a 10-panel drug screen (i.e., Barbiturates, Cocaine, MDA, Methaqualone, Propoxyphene, Amphetamines, Benzodiazepines, Methadone, Opiates, Marijuana). The company that completes the drug screen is responsible for documenting if the drug screen is a pass or fail. A non-employee’s refusal to consent to a drug screening will result in the immediate discontinuation of the assignment. Non-employees who test positive for drugs that are illegal under any federal, state or local law are subject to termination of the assignment and are not eligible to perform work at the University or Children’s Hospital Colorado for a 12-month period following a positive drug screening.
Program Description

The Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program resides in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (School of Medicine). We offer a one-year, full-time APA accredited training program.

Our internship program aims to nurture the development of interns as “ambassadors” of clinical psychology and to foster a range of clinical, teaching and leadership skills that can support success in academic medical settings and work with underserved populations. Further, we embrace the diverse roles that a career in psychology has to offer and aim to create opportunities to build resiliency and role-expansion that can be sustaining throughout one’s career. Our major rotations provide intensive training and supervision with underserved populations in interdisciplinary settings. Our "Psychologist as Educator" series afford interns the opportunity to work within our medical school. Our "Psychologist as Leader" series provide interns the opportunity to engage in the development of policy briefs, practice transformation, and research or clinical projects.  Mentorship for these series is provided both from psychologists and physician faculty within the Department of Family Medicine.

Our internship is organized around major rotations and minor rotations. Major rotations correspond to the specialty tracks to which an individual applies--applicants can apply to only one major rotation track. Major rotations are 24-32 hours per week for 12 months. Minor rotations are 6-months in duration and are available to complement the major rotations. They require 12 hours per week. Minor rotations allow interns to acquire additional training in one or two areas to complement the training that is provided by the major rotation. 

For the 2022-2023 training year, we will offer nine internship slots within five major rotation tracks: 1) Integrated Primary Care AF Williams; 2) Integrated Primary Care at Salud Family Health Centers  3) Reaching HOPE 4)JFK Developmental Disabilities, and 5) Center for Dependency, Addiction and Rehabilitation (CeDAR).  

We want to call special attention to our brand new major rotation at Reaching HOPE.

We want to invite you to apply to our brand new Trauma Treatment major rotation at Reaching HOPE. Reaching HOPE is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Adams County (Commerce City) that works with diverse individuals and families who have experienced complex trauma. The Psychology Intern will be provided with a rich training opportunity that focuses on engaging in family based trauma recovery services to individuals of all ages, trauma informed psychological assessment, asylum seeker assessment, and continued professional development through case presentations, specialized training opportunities, weekly didactics (e.g., development and behavior in children, working with survivors of relationship violence, grief and loss, best practices when working with Latinx communities, risk assessment, etc.), and community outreach. Psychology interns will also gain skills in working on interdisciplinary teams by engaging weekly with caseworkers, guardian ad litems (court appointed), and law enforcement. In addition, psychology interns will be exposed to robust supervision opportunities given Reaching HOPE’s unique model for trauma-informed care. Reaching HOPE has an English speaking and Spanish speaking track and will be accepting interns for both specialties. Spanish speaking interns will receive supervision in both Spanish and English, and all interns will have comprehensive training in culturally responsive interventions.

All interns participate in weekly seminars and didactic experiences. They are scheduled in blocks throughout the year to include a  Diversity Series, a 8 week Outcomes Oriented Psychotherapy Series, a Professional Issues Seminar (covering Ethical and Professional issues), Psychology and the Law, Health Psychology and Primary Care, Pediatric Behavioral Health, Professional Development, and Intern Lunch (year long). Additional didactic training opportunities are provided within each major rotation.  Didactics are currently live. 

Interns follow COVID-19 safety precautions mandated by the Department of Family Medicine and the School of Medicine. As such, clinical service delivery is a hybrid of in-person and telehealth delivery. 

Because this training program has a specialty emphasis, applicants who show promise of a career focus in the specialty area will be given priority. Evidence of prior experience in and commitment to the specialty area will be weighted heavily in evaluating applicant credentials. 

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:
International Students:
Rural:
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Family Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Group Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison:
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:
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Other: Bilingual; Latino

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
HIV/AIDS: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Eating Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders:
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:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Administration:
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: https://medschool.cuanschutz.edu/family-medicine/education-and-training/fellowships-internships/internship-in-clinical-psychology  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: 157 161 174 172 193
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 46 51 52 42 62
Total number of interns: 8 8 6 8 9
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 8 8 6 8 9
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 4 4 4 5 8
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 4 4 2 3 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 7 7 5 6 7
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 1 1 2 2
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 9 1 3 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 50 48 28 42 66
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 1 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 7 8 7 8 9
Community Mental Health Center: 1 4 0 1 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 1 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 1 1 2 1
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 1
Other Medical Center: 1 1 1 0 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 1 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 1 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: 2 2 3 2 1
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 1 1
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 2 1
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