Department : Internship Consortium in Clinical Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2255
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Hawaii Psychology Internship Consortium
Department: Internship Consortium in Clinical Psychology
Address: 9707 Tsuchiya Rd
Waimea, Hawaii 96796
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 808-378-8736x
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • School District
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Mike Taylor
Chief Psychologist: Mike Taylor
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 13
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/16/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 9
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 31930
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Typical work day will vary based on the site placement of the intern. Internship sites within the consortium include school districts, an adult jail, a state hospital, a youth detention facility, and a family guidance center. Please contact the program with questions to be directed to faculty who can answer these questions more specifically. Some sites have the opportunity to supervise other trainees.
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: 11/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 1/3/24, 1/4/24, 1/10/24, 1/11/24, 1/17/24, 1/18/24
Interview process description:

Decisions regarding interviews will be communicated by December 15, 2023. 

Interviews for all sites except the Kauai schools will be held virtually on January, 3, 10, and 17, 2024; Kauai schools interviews will be held on January 4, 11, and 18, 2023.  In an effort to treat all applicants fairly and given the cost of travel to the state, HI-PIC does not provide in-person interviews. Video teleconferencing will be used for interviews, although phone interviews will be granted for applicants who are unable to connect to the program via video teleconferencing.

Prospective applicants for future academic years may contact Dr. Mike Taylor, Program Director, at, or Erin Briley,  WICHE consultant to the HI-PIC program, at for more information about the internship.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Since 2000, HI-PIC has matched with interns from the following programs: Adler University, Chicago American School of Professional Psychology, Argosy-Southern California Azusa Pacific University California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University, Los Angeles Fielding Graduate University Fordham University (Lincoln Center) Hawaii School of Professional Psychology at Chaminade University Hawaii School of Professional Psychology, Argosy- Hawaii Northeastern University Northern Arizona University Pace University Pacific University Palo Alto University Roberts Wesleyan College Saint Louis University Teachers College at Columbia Tulane University University of Arizona School Psychology Program University of California Santa Barbara University of Central Arkansas University of Nevada-Reno University of Texas at Austin University of Washington 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): 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
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 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 must be in an APA, CPA, or PCSAS accredited training program. HI-PIC will base its selection process on the entire application package noted above; however, applicants who have met the following qualifications prior to beginning internship will be considered preferred: 1) A minimum of 500 intervention hours 2) A minimum of 50 assessment hours 3) Dissertation proposal defended 4) Some experience or special interest in working with diverse populations including in the state of Hawaii post-internship In addition to education and training requirements and preferences specified above, HI-PIC requires that matched interns meet additional site-level criteria, including a full background check and fingerprinting in order to begin the internship year. If a matched intern does not meet certain site-level criteria the match agreement will be terminated and the intern will not be allowed to complete their internship within HI-PIC.
Program Description

The Hawai‘i Psychology Internship Consortium (HI-PIC) represents the collaborative effort of three Hawai‘i state agencies to share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a rich and diversified educational program for psychology interns.  Consortium sites include: Family Court Liaison Branch, Oahu Community Correctional Center, Hilo Family Guidance Center, Hawai‘i State Hospital Adult Mental Health Division, Kauai School District, West Hawai‘i School District Complex, and East Hawai‘i School District Complex.

All sites will offer three major training emphases, with culturally relevant components interwoven throughout all emphases:

Behavioral Health Intervention: Each consortium site provides opportunities for interns to work in clinical settings to provide behavioral health interventions for people from diverse backgrounds. Intervention may include individual, group, family and/or couples treatment, and may be provided for children, adolescents and/or adults. The clinical populations treated will vary by training site. See the site descriptions for more information.

Psychological Assessment: Assessment experience is provided at each consortium site. Interns at every site will be expected to administer, interpret, and provide written syntheses of psychological test batteries. Assessments may include intellectual, achievement, personality, and competency-based measures. Interns will have opportunities to write reports and make recommendations that convey meaningful information to clients. While each site varies on the number and type of referrals, each intern will complete no less than 5 integrated assessments, averaging about 10-15 hours per week conducting assessment activities.

Systems Collaboration: All interns will have experience working across systems and disciplines as a major component of their training program. Collaboration and consultation are important skills for success as a psychologist in Hawai‘i. Experiences will vary from site to site and may involve collaboration and consultation with state and private-sector agencies, various systems of care, and providers within multiple care disciplines and settings.

Interns will experience the rich cultural history and life of the Hawai'ian Islands and gain experience working with diverse populations, as well as live in the Islands' beautiful and natural settings. All interns participate together in a mini-rotation focused on cultural awareness and competence.

Interns will participate in didactics with their cohort weekly via videoconference. Topics will intentionally cover a broad range and may reflect more heavily the populations with higher representation across sites (e.g. child/adolescent and school settings).

HI-PIC is the ideal internship for applicants wishing to receive specialized training in treating and serving rural and underserved populations and build their cultural competence.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgender: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Consultation/Liaison: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Crisis Intervention: Experience (21% to 30%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : Exposure (1% to 20%)


Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Experience (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Experience (21% to 30%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
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: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Experience (21% to 30%)
Supervision: Experience (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - primary: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:

Training experience does vary by training site. Refer to our website at for more information.

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 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 87 66 85 107 127 117 93
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 51 46 57 61 78 82 71
Total number of interns: 9 9 9 8 9 10 10
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 9 9 9 8 9 10 10
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 3 3 5 6 6 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 8 6 6 3 3 4 8
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 8 6 7 4 2 6 8
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 1 0 1 1
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 2 3 4 6 4 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 5 3 11 5 5 8 4
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 25 34 42 212 44 106 29
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching: 0
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0