The mission of the Illinois Psychological Association (IPA) Pre-Doctoral Internship Consortium (IPAPIC) is to offer quality training in diverse settings to doctoral Interns, while also creating networks between Interns, agencies, IPA, and IPA members.
An important mission of IPAPIC is to offer services to underserved communities. By linking agencies, IPAPIC is able to offer such services, since training and supervision responsibilities are shared by the consortium.
IPAPIC tracks serve a wide range of clientele including LGBTQ+, Muslim, and other marginalized communities.
IPAPIC has 5 different consortium partners (tracks) including:
Center for Personal Growth (CPG) APPIC match number : 215813
- CPG is a private practice
Khalil Center (KC) APPIC match number : 215812
- KC is a community mental health center
LifeWorks Psychotherapy Center (LifeWorks) APPIC match number : 215814
- LifeWorks is a private group practice
Psychological Consultations (PC) APPIC match number : 215811
- PC is a private group practice
All programs offer excellent training opportunities in therapy, assessment, and supervision. For general information about the IPAPIC Consortium and more information about each of the training sites, please visit the website at IPAPIC.com to access our current handbook.
At IPAPIC, Interns are given opportunities for professional development through involvement and mentorship with Illinois’ state association. Interns are supported and encouraged to engage in advocacy work, particularly through their involvement as a student member on the IPAPIC Board. Further, through a monthly 4-hour meeting, Interns are able to connect with peers from all the other tracks who are gaining Internship experiences from the diverse settings and treatment modalities. This meeting includes a 2-hour didactic followed by a 2-hour peer meeting. This 2-hour peer meeting is in an effort for the Intern cohort to become an ongoing support and consultation group for one another.