Program Information: Division of Public and Behavioral Health

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2323
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Nevada Psychology Internship Consortium (NV-PIC)
Department: Division of Public and Behavioral Health
Address: Attn: Dr. Emily Slife
1650 Community College Drive
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
Country: United States
Metro Area: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 702-486-0711x
Fax:
Email: eslife@health.nv.gov
Web Address: http://www.nv-pic.org
Brochure Website's Address: https://nv-pic.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2021/09/NV-PIC-Brochure-22-23-FINAL.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Consortium
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Emily Slife
Chief Psychologist: Emily Slife
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 13
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 08/08/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 3
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 120 hours of Paid Time Off (PTO; vacation and sick time); 24 hours of Professional Development time off, federal and state holidays.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site This varies based on site, but a typical day would include clinical activities, training activities, supervision, time for clinical documentation, and/or meetings.
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?No
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: 11/14/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes, with additions
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/05/2022
Interview process description:

Applicants will be notified of their interview status by email on or before December 15

Both on-site interviews and virtual interviews will be conducted in early January 2022. 

Virtual interviews will be held on Wednesday, January 5th, 2022*

On-site interviews will be held on Tuesday, January 11th, 2022 and Thursday, January 13th, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

*additional dates may be offered, depending on need

In addition to two interviews with training faculty, there will be time to meet with current interns and learn about each track. 

*Please note that the minimum number of intervention hours listed below (400) is specific to doctoral intervention hours, and all hour minimums listed below need to be completed by the application deadline.

Please include an integrated, de-identified assessment report in your application. This is an application requirement.

We also require a minimum of 1 hour of individual supervision received by a licensed psychologist for every 10 practicum hours (approximately 10:1 ratio of total hours and supervision hours)

Please note that the start date may change prior to Match Day. 

 

 

 

 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: University of Nevada-Reno, Spalding University, Chicago School of Professional Psychology (Sacramento, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles), Georgia Southern University, Palo Alto University, Pacific University, California Lutheran University, LaSalle University, Fielding Graduate University, Alliant International University California School of Forensic Studies
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 application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 400
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 100
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited
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:
Program Description

The Nevada Psychology Internship Consortium (NV-PIC) offers a one-year, full-time doctoral internship beginning and ending in August. The start date for the 2022-2023 cohort is August 8, 2022 (subject to change). NV-PIC's mission is to prepare doctoral psychology interns to 1) provide, with cultural humility, broad psychological services to underserved clients in the Nevada public behavioral health system and 2) retain NV-PIC graduates to continue to serve the people of Nevada. NV-PIC represents the collaborative effort of two sites within one state division, the Division of Public and Behavioral Health, to share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a diversified educational program for psychology interns. Training takes place at training sites in Las Vegas and Carson City: Rural Clinics Carson City (Carson City, NV); and Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services (Las Vegas, NV).

*Please note: for the 2022-2023 year, Rural Clinics Carson City will be inactive. Southern Nevada Adult Mental Health Services will be the only site accepting applications. Please check back for updates and/or changes to this status, or email Dr. Slife at dpbhnvpic@health.nv.gov*

NV-PIC provides a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represents the necessary depth and breadth required for future professional practice within psychology. Interns have a primary placement at one of three sites, with the possibility of completing minor rotations and other training experiences at the other sites within the consortium or with community partners. Across training sites, interns are required to complete 2,080 hours of training during the course of the internship year, of which at least 25% are spent in the provision of direct face-to-face clinical services. This includes completing an average of 10-20 hours per week of face-to-face direct service delivery. Interns are expected to achieve the goals and objectives of the internship program and to abide by the APA Code of Ethics, the requirements of the NV-PIC training program, and the policies and procedures of the NV-PIC training sites.

All interns who match to NV-PIC sites must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. NV- PIC does not sponsor work visas. Interns must successfully pass a fingerprint-based background check before beginning employment and must provide results from a tuberculosis (TB) screening test from the previous 12-months. Instructions for providing this information or completing the background check and TB screening will be sent out to all who match after the match is complete. NV-PIC will reimburse these costs. Please note: if HR has a concern about the results of a background check, employees have 30 days to explain. Many factors are considered and HR handles this on a case by case basis based on the state division’s policy.

NV-PIC faculty are aware of the impact that the COVID-19 pandemic and related necessary precautions are having on our current interns, as well as on the internship application and interview process. Below are some updates:

APPLICATION & INTERVIEW PROCEDURES FOR THE 2022-2023 COHORT:

•           We are currently planning to offer in-person and virtual interviews in January 2022. The directory will be updated if this changes.

NV-PIC TRAINING AND SERVICE DELIVERY FORMATS:

•           All NV-PIC interns are currently conducting all work on site. Interns at SNAMHS (inpatient) continue to provide in-person direct clinical services at the hospitals. The hospitals follow CDC guidelines, some examples include: wearing face masks, completing daily temperature checks, and COVID-19 screening questionnaires. The intern at the Rural Clinics (outpatient) also provides in-person and telehealth direct clinical services at the clinic. 

  • As a consortium site, NV-PIC has always held group supervision and didactic seminars via Zoom. Group training activities will continue in this format.

•          If deemed necessary per agency, program, and HR guidelines, interns can remotely and securely access documents and programs needed for carrying out work. Each intern is provided with a laptop and remote desktop access. This would be considered an extenuating circumstance as the current work requirement is to be on-site. 

•  SNAMHS is a state facility that serves vulnerable populations. Therefore, individuals working at SNAMHS must be fully vaccinated no later than November 1, 2021. There is a process for submitting religious or medical exemptions.

For more information on NV-PIC and its consortium sites, please visit our website: www.nv-pic.org.

 

 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Community Intervention: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Supervision of Practicum students : EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Other: Restoration to competency for forensic intern

Experience

Health Psychology: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Women's Health: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
HIV/AIDS: 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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Neuropsychology-Adult: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child:
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Substance Use Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Geropsychology: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Pediatrics:
School:
Counseling:
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
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: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Research: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

Telehealth

Multidiscipinary treatment teams

Please note that not all sites provide the same experiences. Please read track-specific information for additional details.

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: www.nv-pic.org  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
Number of Completed Applications: 36 64 121 97 96
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 27 41 54 33 29
Total number of interns: 3 4 4 2 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 4 4 2 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 0 1 0 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 3 3 4 1 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 4 4 2 3
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 4 2 8 10 7
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 34 58 82 21 152
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 1 0 1 0 1
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 1 3 3 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 1 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 1 0 0 1 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 2 0 0 1 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 1 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 1 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 1 0 0 0