Program Information: Internship

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2059
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: I Ola Lahui Rural Hawaii Behavioral Health Program
Department: Internship
Address: 1441 Kapiolani Blvd. Suite 1802
Honolulu, Hawaii 96814
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 808-525-6255x
Fax: 808-525-6256
Email: twlandrum@iolalahui.org
Web Address: http://www.iolalahui.org
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Community Health Center
Additional Agency Types:
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Tiffany Wilson-Landrum
Chief Psychologist: A. Aukahi Austin
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Position Information
Start Date: 08/12/2022
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: 28352
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns and post docs receive didactic and experiential training in evidence based, culturally minded behavioral health interventions delivered in rural, primary care, and/or medically underserved communities across the state of Hawai'i. Overall generalist work conducted (adult, child and family) with special emphases on health psychology, behavioral health integration, primary care psychology, substance use treatment, child and adolescent mental health, and psychopharmacology.
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? Yes
Details of the above affiliations Two I Ola Lahui full-time faculty members hold the title of "Clinical Affiliate" with the Clinical Studies Program, Department of Psychology, University of Hawaii.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 11/20/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Optional
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/20/2022
Interview process description:

Applicants that are invited to interview will be notified via email and asked to schedule a date and time for a phone/video interview with a panel of faculty members. Interview include information session, group activity, and individual interview.  Virtual interviews are typical, but depending on COVID-19, on-site interviews may occur. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Chaminade Univerisity of Honolulu, University of Hawaii at Manoa, California School of Professional Psychology/Alliant International University/San Diego, CA Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, Georgia State University, George Fox University, PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Palo Alto University PhD Program in Clinical Psychology
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 application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 0
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 Not 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: Applicants rated based on qualifications in multiple domains and goodness of fit with program. Incoming interns may be required to participate in background checks and drug tests as a condition of retention in the program. Different sites will have their own definition of pass and fail for both background checks and drug test. We strongly encourage COVID-19 vaccinations because many of our trainees work at sites that require vaccination.
Program Description

I Ola Lahui provides training in effective, culturally-minded interventions for use in Hawaii's rural and medically underserved communities. The goal of the program is to increase Hawai'i's capacity to address the growing behavioral health needs through training in traditional mental health care, integrated behavioral health in primary care settings, chronic disease management, substance use treatment, child and adolescent mental health, and psychopharmacology.

The program offers clinical and research training using the scientist practitioner model where interns use research to inform clinical practice and conduct research on topics related to their clinical work and other current projects. 

Interns work in clinical settings on different islands (O'ahu, Lana'i, Molokai, Hawai'i island) to gain experience in 4 core clinical areas: Primary Care/Integrated Behavioral Health, Behavioral Medicine and Health Psychology, Adult Outpatient, and Child/Adolescent. Didactic instruction and supervision are provided weekly to support interns training in topics including but not limited to, cultural competence, cognitive behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, geropsychology, couples therapy, psychopharmacology, family therapy, PCIT, DBT, trauma informed care, rural ethics, health provider resilience, suicide prevention, chronic pain management, diabetes management, and other chronic conditions, etc.. Interns receive clinical supervision along with weekly professional development and research supervision. Interns are encouraged to engage in program development and research projects as part of their training.

Post doctoral fellowship positions are available, although they vary in and placements year to year; interns are encouraged to apply.

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:
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes
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: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Primary Care: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
HIV/AIDS: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Physical Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult:
Neuropsychology-Child:
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Supervision: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Research: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Administration: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Integrated health care - specialty: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: www.iolalahui.org  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: 67 48 52
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 33 28 32
Total number of interns: 7 8 8
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 7 8 8
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 2 6
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 5 6 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 7 7 6
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 2 3 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 82 52 20
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 2 0 1 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 4 6 8 5 6
Community Mental Health Center: 0 2 3 2 3
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 1 0 0 2
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 1 0 0 1 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: 2 0 4 2 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 1 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 1
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 1 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 1 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 2 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 1 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