Program Information: Internship Consortium in Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2324
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Colorado Psychology Internship Consortium (CO-PIC)
Department: Internship Consortium in Psychology
Address: PO BOX 2558
Avon, Colorado 81620
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO
Distance from Major City: 100 miles west of Denver
Phone: 970-763-7205xstacie
Fax:
Email: stacie@mybrightfuture.org
Web Address: http://www.co-pic.org
Brochure Website's Address: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NFPSTZkoW6HirTSRrRCFpLyQDp_oODrk/view?usp=sharing
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • School District
  • Other
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Stacie Freudenberg
Chief Psychologist: Casey Wolfington
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 7
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/25/2022
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 7
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: Comp Time , Dissertation Release Time, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Licensing Exam Release Time, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Note that while the overall package of benefits offered across consortium sites is equitable, the specific package offered at each site varies. Applicants should inquire with the specific consortium sites to which they are interested in applying for more details about site-specific benefits.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns work a full-time schedule, roughly 8-5 each weekday. They are primarily placed at one consortium training site, providing direct clinical care and assessment services to individuals across the lifespan, using a variety of modalities. Interns also provide and receive interdisciplinary consultation on a regular basis. All interns come together via video-conference bi-weekly for shared didactics and supervision. Each consortium site is unique in its service population and treatment structure, and thus applicants should consult the internship website for details about each training site.
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: 11/24/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/03/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/12/2022
Interview process description:

COVID-19 Update: The Colorado Psychology Internship Consortium is closely monitoring the COVID-19 crisis. We are doing our due diligence around equitability and safety measures with regard to the 2022-2023 cohort application and interview process. 

While we normally complete interviews in-person, we are only offering virtual interviews for the 2022-23 application season. Optional in-person open houses will be offered at each CO-PIC site in the last week fo January (actual dates TBD). Please check the COPIC website for regular updates.

All interns who match to CO-PIC sites must provide proof of citizenship or legal residency and must successfully pass a background check before beginning employment. The intern at STRIDE and EVBH also must provide results from a tuberculosis (TB) screening test from the previous 12-months. All CO-PIC sites require interns to provide proof of vaccination for COVID by the start of internship. Interns may also be required to maintain vaccination status with boosters as suggested by the CDC throughout their internship year. Instructions for providing information or completing the background check will be sent out to all who match after the match is complete.

Candidates will interview with each site for which they have been offered an interview and will also have an opportunity to meet with the larger consortium training staff. Interview formats include interviews, town halls, and opportunities to meet our current interns. Interviews are scheduled for January 12th, 13th, and 19th, 2022. Optional in-person open houses will be offered for each site the week of January 24th, 2022 (actaul dates TBD). Candidates selected for the interview process will be notified no later than 12/3/2021 via email. Interview dates are scheduled on a first-come, first-scheduled basis. If there are any questions or concerns about interview schedules, please communicate them directly with CO-PIC Training Director via email.

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 Colorado-Denver Colorado State University The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Auburn University The University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology The Adler School of Professional Psychology Pacific University University of Northern Colorado Albizu University Alliant University
Internship Applicant Requirements
US Citizenship Required: Yes
If NOT a U.S. Citizen, Authorization to Work or to Engage in Practical Training (CPT or OPT) in the US is Required: No
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 ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours: 500
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours: 50
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 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:
Program Description

The Colorado Psychology Internship Consortium’s (CO-PIC) mission is to prepare and retain psychologists to provide high quality behavioral health care for Coloradans of all ages. CO-PIC represents the collaborative effort of four organizations - Bright Future Foundation, STRIDE Community Health Center, The Hope Center, and Eagle Valley Behavioral Health- to share resources and faculty for the purpose of providing a diversified educational program for psychology interns. Training takes place in 4 trainings sites across two geographic areas of Colorado: Eagle River Valley and the Metro Denver Area.

The Colorado Psychology Internship Consortium (CO-PIC) offers a one-year, full-time APA Accredited doctoral internship beginning and ending in July/August each year. The Consortium will provide a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represent the necessary depth and breadth required for future professional practice with Colorado’s rural and underserved populations. Interns will have a primary placement at one site. All interns will meet in-person for shared training activities at least six times throughout the internship training year, and will participate in training together virtually via videoconference on a weekly basis. Across training sites, interns will complete an average of 10-20 direct contact hours per week. For more detailed information, please visit our program website, www.co-pic.org.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

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

Experience

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

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.co-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: 30 40 89 205
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 16 17 36 34
Total number of interns: 2 2 3 4
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 3 4
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 2 3
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 3 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 2 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 7
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 25
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 1 2 0 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 1
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 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 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: 1 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: 1 0 0 0 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 1 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 1 0 0