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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
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 & Lead / Director: Elizabeth Pask
Chief Psychologist: Elizabeth Pask
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 4
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2023
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):
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: 11/30/2022
Interviews at this site are:
  • Optional
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/15/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

All application materials must be received by November 30 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: No
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):
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 Monday 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 2023-2024 internship cycle:

1. Clinical Diagnostics/School Psychology Track.  The internship position with Wesley Family Services will allow the psychology intern to gain experiences in both a clinical setting and school setting. The psychology intern will work within both the diagnostic evaluation program, which is a diagnostic and service planning program committed to providing comprehensive evaluations to children and adolescents experiencing mental/emotional/behavioral health needs. The intern will also gain  experience within a local Public School District and the Wesley Schools (K-12th grade), which includes acute hospitalization, partial hospitalization, and approved private school programs, providing consultation to teachers and therapists, completing FBAs, psychoeducational evaluation, observations, and implementing group and/or individual therapy. Psychology interns within the Diagnostic Testing/School Psychology track will work directly under the supervision of two licensed psychologists, as well as among a cohort of interns and post-doctoral residents.

2. School Psychology/Clinical Outpatient Track. The intern 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.

 3. School Psychology/Neuropsychology Outpatient Track. The intern 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. 

4. Community Mental Health/ School Psychology Track. 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.

5. Hospital-Neuropsychology/ School Psychology Track. Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Department of Transplant Psychology 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.

Internship Training Opportunities


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

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:
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 :


Health Psychology:
Women's Health:
Eating Disorders:
Sexual Disorders:
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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
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)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 1 0 0 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 1 1 0 3 3
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 1 1 1 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 1 1
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 2 0 0 0 1 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 1 0 0 0 1
Independent Practice: 1 0 0 1 1 1
Other (e.g. consulting): 1 0 1 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0