Program Information: Special Education

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 1585
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Lewisville Independent School District
Department: Special Education
Address: LISD Psychological Services
Special Education, 400-A High School Drive
Lewisville, Texas 75057
Country: United States
Metro Area: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX MSA
Distance from Major City: 20 Miles North of Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex
Phone: 469-713-5203x
Fax: 214-626-1782
Email: keyj@lisd.net
Web Address: https://www.lisd.net/Page/22610
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.lisd.net/cms/lib/TX01918037/Centricity/Domain/184/sped_doctoral_internship.pdf
Primary Agency Type: School District
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jennifer Key
Chief Psychologist: Kimberly Komon Ph.D.
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/25/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 4
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 32150
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Psychology interns are non-exempt positions and paid on an hourly basis at the rate of $16.16 per hour. Any hours worked in excess of 40 hours during a work week are paid at time and a half. Based on working 2000 hours to complete the internship, the annual salary is a minimum of $32,150. If any of the 2000 hours worked exceed 40 hours in a work week they are paid at time and a half which would increase the annual amount. A travel allowance is also offered, based on the current IRS rate.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The typical work day varies from Intern to Intern, according to the needs of the students we serve. However, all Interns are involved in a wide range of clinical activities including assessment, counseling, parent and teacher consultation, interventions, in-service training, workshops, professional conventions, research, report writing, and other administrative duties.
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: 11/15/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/12/2022
Interview process description:

In response to APPIC recommendations and through our shared responsibility for ethical, safe, and equitable recruitment and selection practices, LISD will exclusively use a virtual/remote means for the entire selection process this year, and no in-person interviews will be offered.

A one-hour formal individual interview will be held virtually via WebEx or Zoom. Interviews will be conducted on three Wednesdays in January 2022 (January 12, January 19, and January 26). Applicants will also be provided the opportunity to connect virtually with current interns and/or access virtual information sessions/tours.

 

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 interns from different programs (school, counseling, clinical, combined) at numerous universities from around the country, including: Ball State University, California School of Professional Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Florida Institute of Technology, Georgia State University, Howard University, Indiana State University, Jackson State University, Loyola, Mercer, Mississippi State University, Northeastern University, Nova Southeastern, Oklahoma State University, Our Lady of the Lake University, Pennsylvania State University, Spalding, University of Georgia, University of Houston, University of Iowa, University of Memphis, University of Rhode Island, University of South Carolina, University of Tennessee, University of Texas, Texas A&M University, Texas Women's University.
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 250
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology 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 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: Preference may be given to applicants with experience in schools. Lewisville ISD employment and hiring process: Every prospective employee of the Lewisville Independent School District must go through the District's employment and hiring process, which includes undergoing and passing a background check, before being allowed to work in the district. Employment guidelines are established by LISD Board Policy DBAA (Local), which is accessible at this link: https://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Code/384?filter=DBAA . Lewisville ISD Board Policy states that the "District shall obtain criminal history record information on final candidates for employment. All District positions have the potential for contact with students. The District shall disqualify from employment a person whose criminal history indicates that the person poses a threat to students or employees. Consistent with business necessity, the District shall also disqualify from employment a person whose criminal history is otherwise inconsistent with the job duties of the position for which the person is being considered." Each criminal history is reviewed on a case by case situation and the “pass/fail” determination is made based on the type of infraction as well as the time and frequency of the infraction. LISD does not conduct pre-employment drug testing. Decisions regarding employment are made by the Chief Human Resource Officer and Executive Director of Human Resources. Each prospective employee is also required to complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9) and produce documentation of their identity and authorization to work; presentation of their social security card is required for payroll purposes. The Lewisville ISD Psychology Internship Program requires each matched Intern to sign an "Internship Acceptance Form," acknowledging that their Internship appointment and employment with the District is contingent upon successfully completing the District's hiring process. Lewisville ISD reserves the right to refuse employment and/or terminate the contract of any intern who violates District policy, whose performance is deemed unsatisfactory, or upon notification by the intern's University that the intern has withdrawn from the University or is otherwise ineligible for the Doctoral Psychology Internship Program.
Program Description

Psychological Services in the Lewisville Independent School District provides a competency-based, full-time psychology internship of 2000 hours, accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA). Assessment, consultation, counseling, intervention, alternative education settings, and programming for children with autism and low incidence disorders in the schools are offered. The internship experience is designed to meet the needs of doctoral psychology students. Broad-based experiential training and qualified supervision by licensed psychologists are the cornerstones of this program. Emphasis is placed upon the development of skills in a number of areas most commonly expected of the professional psychologist in the public school setting. The internship program is consistent with APA standards while striving to accommodate the specific training objectives of individual interns. Interns are exposed to both special education and general education programs. There is an opportunity to interface with a wide range of professionals. The Psychological Services staff as well as the interns are also involved in maintaining a unique family counseling program and providing support programs for families who have a child/children with autism. Both LISD and Psychological Services recognize the importance of and the need to foster diversity and increase multicultural awareness and competence. Individuals with minority ethnic/cultural backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LISD offered both virtual and in-person instruction during the 2020-2021 school year. The district utilizes multiple considerations (e.g., Governor’s orders, TEA guidelines, collaboration with state and local health officials, etc.) to set the status and mitigation level for the district, which in turn activates specific operational guidelines and safety procedures tied to that level. In the event the district moves to shelter-in-place or remote learning for all students, our department and psychology interns would also shift to providing services remotely. Thus, anticipated changes related to COVID-19 include increased training and experience in the provision of psychological services via remote/videoconferencing platforms. Remote methods of supervision will also be utilized as needed to comply with safety procedures and social distancing guidelines, and in accordance with regulations from the Texas Education Agency and the Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists. We are confident that we can continue to provide a valuable training experience given these unique circumstances.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
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%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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%)
Forensics/Corrections:
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Multicultural Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary:
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://www.lisd.net/Page/22610  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: 63 46 57 66 63
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 36 36 35 37 38
Total number of interns: 4 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 3 4 4 4 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 3 3 3 3 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1 1 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 1 2 1 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 3 3 2 3 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 10 8 25 22 5
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 102 32 95 118 44
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 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 3 0
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
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 2 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 1 1 0 3
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 1 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: 0 1 1 2 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 2 1 0 1
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 1 0 0