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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2285
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Pittsburgh Psychology Internship Consortium (P-PIC)
Department: -
Address: Pittsburgh Psychology Internship Consortium (P-PIC)
Duquesne University, 102 Canevin Hall
600 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15282
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Pittsburgh, PA
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 412-347-4024
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Private General Hospital
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • School District
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Elizabeth Pask
Chief Psychologist: Elizabeth Pask
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 14
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class:
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 20000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): See site descriptions
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site See site descriptions
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: 11/17/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Optional
A Virtual Interview is: Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/08/2024, 01/09/2024, 01/10/2024, 01/11/24, 01/12/24
Interview process description:

All application materials must be received by November 17 in order to be considered for an internship position. Successful applicants will be notified by December 15 via email or telephone of the opportunity to participate in an interview in January.

P-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 are preferred:

1.      A minimum of 500 hours of practicum

2.      Assessment, intervention, consultation, and counseling practicum experiences

3.      Dissertation proposed (if applicable) 

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. 

How to obtain application info: Email the Program
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs:
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: Yes
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):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable):
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Not Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
Ph.D Degree Accepted
Psy.D. Degree Accepted
Ed.D. Degree
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:
Program Description

The Pittsburgh Psychology Internship Consortium (P-PIC) represents the collaborative effort of several agencies to share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represent the necessary depth and breadth required for future professional psychological practice.  The P-PIC training program is a year-long, full-time doctoral internship experience, beginning on the first business day of August each year.  Across training sites, interns will complete an average of 15-20 hours per week of face-to-face direct service delivery.  Interns are expected to complete 2000 hours of training during the year. Interns are also expected to achieve the goals and objectives of the internship program, to abide by the APA Code of Ethics, the requirements of the P-PIC training program, and the rules and regulations of the training site that employs them.

The Consortium will offer 6 full-time positions during the 2024-2025 internship cycle:

Wesley Family Services (2) The interns will rotate through Wesley Family Services in which they will work with children and adolescents with social-emotional, neurodevelopmental, and behavioral disorders within a school-based acute partial, partial hospital, and an outpatient clinic. Primary activities include psychological/psychoeducational evaluations, autism assessments, individual and group therapy, as well as school psychology related activities such as IEP Team meetings, student staffing review and parent consultation.

** PLease note, the Psychology & Learning Center has withdrawn from PPIC and will not be supporting interns this cycle.  Psychology & Learning Center (2) The interns will have their main roation at an outpatient community clinic, The Psychology and Learning Center, as well as a one day weekly rotation through local contracted public schools to provide school psychology services and consulation. Primary activities include neuropsychological and psychological assessment and school psychology related activities. 

Fallon Psych (2) The two interns will have their main rotation at Fallon Psych, a community mental health private practice with an empahsis on training experiences that include a strength based, systems approach to provide individual therapy, group therapy, social skills training, family therapy, parenting consultation, and comprehensive psychological evaluations. In addition, consultation with local schools and school districts will be heavily emphasized.

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Department of Transplant Psychology (1) focuses on providing psychological services as part of the multidisciplinary assessment and management of psychosocial functioning among solid organ transplant candidates and recipients. Transplant psychologists serve as liaisons to all solid organ and related transplant teams, including kidney, liver, small bowel, heart, lung and multi-visceral. Program faculty have expertise across a broad range of behavioral medicine domains, including psychological assessment, medication adherence, chronic pain, and cognitive impairment within chronic disease populations.  Acitivies include pretransplant psychological evaluations, collaboration and consultation with schools and community treatment team memebers, individual therapy, and assisting the transition back to education setting process for patients.

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Behavioral Sciences Division (1) The Pediatric Psychology Internship site at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) is designed to prepare interns for post-doctoral study treating youth who are experiencing behavioral and/or emotional difficulties in a wide range of settings and across the developmental span. Our program is uniquely suited to work at the interface of pediatrics, clinical psychology, and behavioral medicine. The internship program includes rotations in multiple medical subspecialty clinics throughout the hospital. Full-time interns will complete 1 major rotation (2.5 - 3 days per week) and 1 minor rotation (1 – 1.5 days per week) for the first 6 months, and new major and minor rotations for the second 6 months – resulting in rotations through a total of 4 clinics throughout the training year. Interns will gain experiences in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Clinics will be selected based off of intern interest as well as supervisor availability. This allows the intern to tailor their training experience in a way that fits with their ultimate professional goals.


Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Inpatients: Yes
Outpatients: Yes
Ethnic minorities:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing:

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Learning Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Developmental Disabilities: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Child: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders:
Sexual Abuse:
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation:
Supervision: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 29 20 27 48 185
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 17 17 22 40
Total number of interns: 2 2 3 3 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 18 3 3 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 8 2 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 12 1 2 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 3 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 17 3 3 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 52 3 3
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 120 26 30
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 3 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 0 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: