Program Information: National Psychology Training Consortium - Great Lakes Region

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2288
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: National Psychology Training Consortium
Department: Great Lakes Region
Address: 2355 S. Business 31
Peru, Indiana 46970
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 30 min-2 hours from Indianapolis, IN (depending on site)
Phone: 417-812-6495
Fax: 816-301-6233
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Academic Health Center
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Adam Andreassen
Chief Psychologist: James Noll
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 32
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/24/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 21
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 37500
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Interns are provided with 3 days of professional development leave. Interns are provided with at least seven (7) holidays. Some sites may offer more. Malpractice insurance for anyone not already covered by their school Access to Vision and Dental insurance (full cost responsibility of intern) (all sites) Access to Short/Long term disability insurance (Aspire, Bowen Center, and Valley Oaks) Access to Group life insurance (Aspire, Bowen Center, Centerstone and Valley Oaks) Access to group retirement benefits: Aspire, Centerstone (3% match), Bowen Center, Valley Oaks (7% match). Wellness incentives: Aspire (free access to health & wellness centers), Bowen Center (wellness program and fitness reimbursement), Centerstone ($500 reimbursement). Discounts on EPPP study materials through partner agency (all interns and alumni)
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Intern daily schedules and experiences vary by site; however, most interns work normal daily hours (8am - 5pm) with some sites requiring evening on-call or weekend duties. In events that the schedule varies from the normal 8-5, the interns are comped time (come in later or receive a different day off when weekend duties arise). These requirements are laid out in the intern manual and discussed prior to internship so interns are aware of the expectations. Most sites provide regular outpatient therapy experiences with some assessment and some inpatient training. All of the sites listen to the interests of the interns and try their best to individualize the internship experience (as much as is possible) to provide opportunities the interns request. More information about the sites can be found on our website.
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 National Psychology Training Consortium is partially affiliated with both The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Pacific University School of Professional Psychology. These partial affiliations state that between equal candidates, students from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology or Pacific University School of Professional Psychology will be given preference. Interns from other programs will still be considered and are encouraged to apply.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/15/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/30/2022
Tentative interview date: N/A
Interview process description:

The National Psychology Training Consortium requires that the AAPI Online application service be used by all applicants in order to be considered for our internship training program. Each of our regions is considered a separate application and each site within our regions is listed as a separate experience to which someone can choose to apply. For example, applicants will find the following three application options within AAPI:

  • National Psychology Training Consortium – Central Region
  • National Psychology Training Consortium – Great Lakes Region
  • National Psychology Training Consortium – Cascades Region

Our individual sites are then listed much like you would see “tracks” or “rotations” listed within other internships. You can apply to as many or as few of these opportunities as you choose within one regional application (i.e. you still only pay for three applications even if you apply to 14 different locations!). However, due to the limitations of the AAPI, only one cover letter can be submitted. In your cover letter for each region, please indicate all the sites you are applying to in separate paragraphs listing the various ways you are a good fit for each of them. Our sites are well accustomed to this practice and will not penalize anyone for mentioning other sites in their cover letter.

The following information is required:

  • Cover letter specifying the sites being applied to and why the intern is a good fit for each
  • APPIC AAPI as designated on the online application
  • Three letters of reference
  • One psychological evaluation report writing sample submitted as supplemental material.

NPTC hosting a Virtual Open House in September 2022 providing a general overview of the training program as well as more specific details about the Great Lakes Region. If you missed this opportunity contact to get access to the video recording links and find more information and resources from this event on our Virtual Open House page of our website.

Eligible applications are reviewed and ranked by a combination of NPTC staff and individual site directors. A select group of applicants are invited for interview. Notification of invitation to interview will be made by December 15th.For applicants who apply during the extension time between December 2 - December 15th, interview status notifications will be sent by December 30th.

Interviews will be conducted separately by site in a virtual format. Applicants who are invited to interview will coordinate with each agency to schedule separate interviews based on site and applicant availability. Interviews will be provided on an individual basis and will last 30-60 minute depending on site.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Adler University - Chicago Alliant IU/CSPP - Fresno Alliant IU/CSPP - Los Angeles Alliant IU/CSPP - Sacramento Alliant IU/CSPP - San Diego Alliant IU/CSPP - San Francisco Andrews University Arizona School Professional Psych, Argosy - Phoenix Auburn University Ball State University Carlos Albizu University - Miami Campus Carlos Albizu University - San Juan Campus Chicago School of Professional Psychology - Chicago DePaul University Fielding Graduate University Florida Institute of Technology Forest Institute of Professional Psychology George Fox University Georgia Southern University Indiana University - Bloomington Indiana University of Pennsylvania JFK School of Psychology at National University Louisiana State University - Baton Rouge Marshall University Marywood University Mercer University Michigan School of Psychology Midwestern University - Glendale Minnesota School Prof Psych, Argosy - Twin Cities National Louis Univ-Chicago / Illinois School Prof Psychology National Louis Univ-Tampa / Florida School Prof Psychology Northern Arizona University Northwest University Nova Southeastern University Pacific University Palo Alto Univ (formerly Pacific Grad Schl Psych) Point Park University Purdue University - W. Lafayette Rosemead School of Psychology / Biola University Spalding University Tulane University Universidad Ana G. Mendez - Gurabo Campus University of Denver University of Illinois - Chicago University of Indianapolis University of Missouri - Columbia University of Northern Colorado Western Kentucky University Wheaton College William James College Wright Institute Wright State University
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: Yes, by ranking deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 250
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): 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 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: NPTC-Great Lakes accepts applicants from non-APA accredited schools, but only those that have had or that have been approved for an APA site visit. Please note that travel to orientation and quarterly in-person didactics is required. In-person events are located in Logansport, Indiana. Due to the travel required between locations, some sites reimburse interns for travel costs and/or provide accommodations for interns for these events. Applicants should review the map located on the NPTC website ( and make note of the distance between the site(s) they wish to apply and Logansport, Indiana. All Great Lakes Region sites require interns to receive the COVID-19 vaccination or an approved exemption prior to the internship start date. Many NPTC sites require background checks and drug screens prior to beginning the internship. Eligibility to begin internship, even after match, is contingent upon the intern passing these tests. If a matched intern fails to pass a background check or drug screen, NPTC reserves the right to withdraw the invitation to match with the intern. For more detailed information on which sites require background checks and what their specific requirements are, please see the individual site pages on our website.
Program Description

The National Psychology Training Consortium (NPTC), is a collaborative consortium consisting of psychological service centers throughout the United States focused on the provision of services in rural health care. NPTC-Great Lakes Region was founded in 2013 based on the model of the original NPTC-Central region (founded in 2003 as Heart of America Psychology Training Consortium). NPTC-Great Lakes is comprised of sites in central Indiana. NPTC-Great Lakes received full Accreditation in 2017 by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association. Our site visit was in 2021 and the region recieved a 10-year accreditation renewal. NPTC-Great Lakes has been an APPIC Member since 2013. The Executive Training Office for NPTC-Great Lakes is located in the NPTC-Central Region in Springfield, Missouri.

NPTC seeks to train prospective psychologists in the integration of the discipline and practice of clinical psychology employing an empirically-informed competency-based practitioner-scholar model. The program provides experiences in clinical learning environments that are responsive to the diverse and changing needs of the human community. NPTC provides psychology interns the opportunity to take substantial responsibility for fulfilling major professional and psychological functions in the context of appropriate supervisory support and professional role modeling. NPTC also partners with various organizations including academic programs, community agencies, private hospitals, and independent practitioners to provide a graded, cumulative, and sequential training environment. The objective of the internship is to prepare entry-level practitioners to function effectively in a variety of mental health settings and to provide services to a variety of populations in rural health care.

NPTC believes that the competent practice of psychology requires an integration of scientific and professional knowledge, skills, and attitudes. Thus, NPTC’s internship training incorporates diverse psychological theories, approaches, and perspectives that are designed to prepare psychology interns for a broad range of professional roles and activities. The training program is also attuned to the continually expanding scope and evolving nature of the field and the likelihood that Clinical Psychologists will engage in multiple roles over the course of their professional careers.

NPTC is committed to promoting and infusing diversity into every facet of the training experience and is dedicated to providing Psychology Interns with opportunities to work with populations in a variety of settings that promote and provide necessary exposure to diverse populations and issues. In addition, NPTC recognizes the importance of multicultural awareness and competence in the provision of professional service and strives to prepare entry-level practitioners to meet the needs of a progressively global and dynamic society.

NPTC-Great Lakes Region member sites are located across central Indiana. For those who like to access the “big city,” both Indianapolis and Chicago are within ready driving distance. Fort Wayne and South Bend have many fine restaurants, shopping and concert venues, and professional sporting events. Brown County, Indiana, Ann Arbor, Michigan and the many charming towns along the Lake Michigan shoreline are great places for a weekend getaway. For any thrill seekers among us, Sandusky, Ohio, about a three-hour drive away, boasts Cedar Point, voted year after year as America’s best roller coaster park. Many festivals take place throughout the area during the summer and fall.

Applicants can apply to as many sites within the Consortium as they wish, but due to the restrictions of the application, only one cover letter can be submitted. Please be specific in your cover letter as to which site(s) you are applying and why you feel you are a good fit.

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
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students: Yes
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes
Homelessness: Yes

Treatment Modalities

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


Health Psychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Eating Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Learning Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Serious Mental Illness: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Anxiety Disorders: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Trauma/PTSD: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Offenders:
Geropsychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Pediatrics: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
School: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Counseling: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Religion/Spirituality: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty:

Applied Behavior Analysis (LittleStar Only)

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: 62 91 110 112 167
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 56 86 107 100 156 201
Total number of interns: 11 18 22 22 24 20
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 8 17 22 22 23 20
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 5 4 7 2 6 4
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 6 14 15 20 18 16
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 7 17 16 19 20 17
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 4 1 5 3 2 2
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 1 0 2 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 1 2 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 45 218 50 60 46 59
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 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 8 3 8 13 12 18
Community Mental Health Center: 5 1 7 6 4 3
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 2
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 2 0
General Hospital: 0 0 1 1 1 2
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 5 2 3
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 1
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 1 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0 1
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 1 0 1
University Teaching Faculty: 0 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 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 3 2 1 6 5 5
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 3 1 0 1
Not Currently Employed: 1 4 5 0 4 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 4 0 1 0 5