Program Information: Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District - Psychological Services

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1578
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District
Department: Psychological Services
Address: CFISD Psychological Services
22602 Northwest Fwy.
Cy-Fair Annex
Cypress, Texas 77429
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX
Distance from Major City: 20 miles northwest of downtown Houston, TX
Phone: 281-807-8180
Fax: 281-807-8183
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: School District
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jamie Griffin
Chief Psychologist: Traci Schluter
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 15
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 5
Position Information
Start Date: 07/31/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 10
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Laptop/tablet, clerical staff, mileage reimbursement
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical week for an intern would include four days of providing psychological services in various school settings (including at least one secondary campus school and one elementary campus) and one day dedicated to intern training as a group. Training opportunities will vary based on the individual goals of the intern. Interns will spend Monday through Thursday providing psychological services to campuses that may include consultation, counseling, assessment, and crisis prevention/response. One evening a week is dedicated to Family Interaction Training Clinic. Training days are dedicated to group supervisions, colloquiums, research and additional professional development opportunities.
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 11/11/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/16/2022
Tentative interview date: 01/03/2022, 01/05/2023, 01/06/2023, 01/09/2023, 01/11/2023, 01/13/2023
Interview process description:

Interviews are scheduled to take place in person at CFISD January 3rd, 5th, 9th, 11th, 11th, & 13th. However, COVID-19 and health risks are being monitored and virtual interviews may be requested or required depending on national, state and local guidance.  There are a limited number of interview slots reserved each date and they are filled on a first request basis.

If interviews occur in person please plan on spending at least four hours with us. If you are interviewing before lunch, you will begin your day with us at 8am for a brief presentation and Q&A session with the current interns, designed to help you learn more about our internship program and district. In between (or after) this orientation and your interviews, you will be taken on a tour of campuses within our district and spend time with current interns and staff. At noon, you will be provided lunch and the opportunity to visit with available department staff and interns.

If you are interviewing after lunch, please join us for lunch at noon (our treat). Your orientation will begin at 1pm. The remainder of your afternoon will be spent in the interview, campus tour, and visits with staff (as detailed above).

During your interview time, we will ask to take a photo of you in order to assist us in remembering you after we have conducted all interviews. You may, however, elect not to have your photo taken if you choose. This choice will have no impact on your interview or status.

Interviews may be requested or required to occur virtually for the 2023 Match.  Four hours should be reserved for interviews, time for current intern and staff Q&A's and a virtual tour. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Arizona State University Ball state University Baylor University Boston University Brigham Young University California School of Professional Psychology Central Michigan University Fielding University Florida State University Georgia State University Illinois State University Indiana State University Indiana University Louisiana State University Loyola University of Chicago McGill University Michigan State University Mississippi State University NOVA Oklahoma State University St. John's University Temple University Texas A&M University Texas Tech University Texas Women's University University of Alabama University of Arizona University of Buffalo University of Central Arkansas University of California- Santa Barbara University of Columbia- Missouri University of Florida University of Georgia University of Houston- Main Campus University of Houston- Clear Lake University of Iowa University of Kansas University of Kentucky University of Massachusetts- Amherst University of Memphis University of Minnesota University of Nevada University of Northern Colorado University of North Carolina University of South Carolina University of South Florida University of Southern Mississippi University of Tennessee- Knoxville University of Texas University of Wisconsin- Madison
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 (if applicable): 200
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 200
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable): 400
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Accepted
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: The state of Texas requires a background check and fingerprinting before working within the public schools. International students who are applying must have an F-1 Visa that does not require sponsorship and it must be valid throughout internship. Canadian citizens would have to have an Employment Authorization Card that would be valid throughout internship. As a condition of employment, each employee will abide by the terms of the school district's policy respecting an alcohol and drug-free workplace. The possession, use or being under the influence of alcohol, drugs or narcotics as defined in the Texas Controlled Substances Act by an employee while on District property or while working in the scope of assigned duties or while attending any District-sponsored activity is prohibited unless the drugs are prescribed by a licensed physician in the course of medical treatment.
Program Description

Please go to our web site that describes the department and detailed information about the intern training program. The District's Home page will give information about the school district, population, and area. Website is located at:

The Department has adopted a Practitioner/Scholar model that complements the Scientist/Practitioner Model and strives to provide an opportunity for interns to gain practical experience through the application of curriculum knowledge to applied settings. Interns acquire experience and increasing independence in a variety of therapeutic techniques, settings and populations in a large, rapidly growing suburban, diverse school district.

Interns spend 4 days in the schools. Fifth day is a training/office day. Major rotations are each placement for the school year. Other core experiences include autism, crisis intervention, early childhood, presentations, and parent training. There may be additional experiences available at placements or with assigned site supervisors or other department staff. School placements include providing individual and group counseling, consultation, behavioral interventions, psychological evaluations, crisis intervention, case management, and professional presentations to district staff and students' parents.

Weekly training includes at least one two-hour seminar, treatment/assessment group, FIT Clinic supervision and group supervision. Monthly participation with the Council of Houston Area Training Sites (CHATS) includes the APA internships in the Houston area and consists of networking and two-hour presentations hosted among the area sites. Interns also participate in a supervised family clinic training experience serving community families and Write Club (research oriented program).

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology:
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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Offenders:
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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 2022-2023
Number of Completed Applications: 71 66 88 97 92 96
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 55 51 55 62 61 60
Total number of interns: 8 8 9 10 10 10
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 8 8 9 10 10 10
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 8 8 8 9 10 9
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 1 1 0 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 0 1 1 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 1 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 6 8 8 9 10 10
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 8 15 15 5 18
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 26 26 25 21 28
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 1 2 1 2
Postdoctoral Fellow: 8 8 7 7 9 8
Community Mental Health Center: 1 1 0 1 0 2
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 1 2
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 1 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 5 5 5 5 7 3
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 1 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 2 1 0 1
Independent Practice: 2 1 0 2 1 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0