Program Information: Clinical Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2370
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Desert Psychological
Department: Clinical Psychology
Address: 3067 E. Warm Springs Road
Suite 100
Las Vegas, Nevada 89120
Country: United States
Metro Area: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
Distance from Major City: 5
Phone: 702-650-6508x
Fax: 702-920-8865
Email: drholland@desertpsychnv.com
Web Address: http://www.desertpsychological.com
Brochure Website's Address: https://desertpsychological.com/doctoral-intern-brochure
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Stephanie Holland
Chief Psychologist: Sarah Ahmad
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 3
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 08/16/2021
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 29000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 14500
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): We reimburse the fees for fingerprinting and State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners Intern Application fee. We maintain a private practice model for our trainees, allowing them to have some flexibility and control with their schedules. Our training provide the interns a wide range of topics and information. The ability to interact with a diverse population and participate in creative tasks enhances their experience.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Everyday is different, offering a multitude of opportunities for interns with assessment, testing and treatment for clinical and forensic cases. The practice is fast paced but offers a great deal of support for our trainees both formally and informally. Group training sessions are held every Monday afternoon.
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: 12/31/2020 11:59 PM
Application Due Date Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/15/2020
Interview notification date time zone: Pacific Standard Time
Tentative interview date: 01/20/2020
Interview process description:

Interviews will be conducted by video conferencing. In lieu of an on-site visit, a video will be presented providing a tour of Desert Psychological. This provides an opportunity for interviewees to get a feel for the routine at the office.  Interviews will follow the guidelines that APPIC has reccomended regarding dates. There will be two interviews and a writing exercise after the initial interivew. Practicum supervisors will be contacted as one of the references. There will an opportunity to meet with other trainees and ask questions as well as meet with staff.   

APPIC has recommended we mention that post match we require an FBI Criminal Background check be performed.  Your employment could be terminated based upon negative results from that report.  You will be given a copy and an opportunity to provide an explanation. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: This will be our fourth year with the match program. In the past, we have worked with trainees from all over the country, mostly from APA accredited programs some of whom who have stayed on after internship.
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: 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 start of internship
Comprehensive Exams Passed: No
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required:
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Not Accepted
CPA-Accredited Not 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: N/A
Other Requirements:
Program Description

We specialize in assessments for children and adults as well as forensic work for both Family Court and Youth Parole. Therapy for children and their families as well as for adults is also conducted.

We are looking for 6 Interns in the following positions: 

3 focus on Assessments -  Children and Adolescents (Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply)

3 focus on Forensics - Family Court, Custody Evaluations,  Juveniles/Youth and Parole/Substance Abuse treatment

 

 

See on line Internship Brochure for full program details.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Group Therapy:
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison:
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :
Other: Forensics 40%

Experience

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

We specialize in assessments for children and adults as well as forensic work for both Family Court and Youth Parole. Therapy for children and their families as well as for adults is also condutcted.

We are looking for 6 Interns in the following postions:

4 focus on Assessments -  Children and Adolescents

2 focus on Forensics - Family Court, Custody Evaluations, Juveniles/ Youth and Parole, and Substance Abuse Treatment

 

 

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.desertpsychological.com  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
Number of Completed Applications: 7 6 11
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 9 6 3 10
Total number of interns: 2 3 2 3
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2 2 3
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 3 1 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 2 2 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 2 3 2 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 9 6 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 14 6 2
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 2
Postdoctoral Fellow: 3 3 3 1
Community Mental Health Center: 1 0 0 1
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 1 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 1 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0