Department : High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2406
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium
Department: High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium
Address: University of Northern Colorado
501 20th Street
Campus Box 126
Greeley, Colorado 80639
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: varies by site, Denver (45-201 miles)
Phone: 970-351-1636x
Training Director Email:
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
  • School District
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Robyn Hess
Chief Psychologist: Robyn Hess
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 08/01/2024
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 8
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 28000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dissertation Release Time, Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Travel reimbursement for travel between sites for training purposes (e.g., didactics). Salaries and benefits vary across sites ($28,000-$35,000 USD).
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site The typical day varies across sites, but the majority of the day is spent in direct service to youth or adults including assessment and counseling (both group and individual). The school setting also includes opportunities for consultation and systems change.
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 High Plains PIC is partially affiliated with the University of Northern Colorado. The training director, Dr. Robyn S. Hess, is the Associate Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at UNC. Although UNC supports intern training with didactics, group supervision, and access to library materials, there is no intern position at UNC. Applicants from UNC are given additional points on their applications, but we welcome interns from all programs.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/08/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/15/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/10/2024
Interview process description:

We offer virtual interviews that occur on 1/10/2024, with additional dates to accommodate applicants' schedules. There will be an orientation to the High Plains PIC offered in the morning of 1/10/2024 from 9:00-11:00 MST, followed by Q & A and break out rooms with current interns. Individual interviews are offered virtually in the afternoon. Depending on the number of applicants, some interviews may be scheduled on other days via Zoom videoconferencing. The format of the group orientation will include an overview of the sites with introductions to each of the supervisors and opportunities to meet with current interns. Applicants will be informed by 12/15/2023 regarding their interview status. A recording of the morning orientation session will be made available to those applicants who cannot attend.

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 Missouri University of Montana Seattle Pacific University Baylor University University of Akron University of Southern Mississippi Pacific University University of California - Riverside University of Central Arkansas University of Denver University of Kansas Utah State University University of Indianapolis Marshall University University of Northern Colorado North Carolina State University University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee University of Minnesota - Twin Cities University of Utah Laverne University Eastern Kentucky University University of South Dakota George Fox 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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: No
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 350
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 4
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-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:
Program Description

High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium (High Plains PIC) represents the collaborative effort of six agencies in northern Colorado, southeastern Wyoming, and western Nebraska to pool and share resources for the purpose of creating a high-quality internship experience that meets the unique clinical and workforce needs of rural Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming.  For the 2024-2025 training year, the clinical training sites of High Plains PIC will include the Educational Service Unit #13 (Scottsbluff, NE), Options in Psychology, LLC (Scottsbluff, NE), the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling (Fort Collins, CO), Greeley-Evans District 6 (Greeley, CO) and Weld Re-8 School District (Fort Lupton, CO).  Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies (VOA-NR) will not be participating in the 2024-2025 match. The Department of School Psychology at the University of Northern Colorado serves as a non-clinical training site that contributes expertise and resources to the consortium.

High Plains PIC offers one-year, full-time doctoral internships beginning in August and ending in late July each year. Member sites of the consortium provide a range of clinical and didactic experiences that represent the necessary depth and breadth required for future professional practice within school and clinical settings.  Interns have a primary placement at one site with the possibility of completing other training experiences at other sites within the consortium or with community partners. 

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
Deaf/Hearing-impaired: Yes
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Low income: Yes
People without housing:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention:
Consultation/Liaison: Experience (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Evidence Based Research: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision of Practicum students : Exposure (1% to 20%)


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

The level of experience across these supervised experiences varies across the different HP-PIC sites.

*ESU #13 (2 positions), Greeley-Evans District 6 (1 position) and the RE-8 School District (1 position) will emphasize providing direct interventions, consultation, assessment, and systems change in a school-based setting.

*Options in Psychology (2 positions) offers a broad range of direct services including assessment, individual and family therapy, and consultation with community partners for both youth and adult populations.

*CCAC (2 positions) will focus on assessment, with some opportunities for counseling, with an emphasis on either child or adult populations. Please note: each position has a separate number for the child track and the adult track.

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 2023-2024 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 4 3 15 42 76 91 82
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 4 3 14 36 65 13 60
Total number of interns: 2 2 3 4 7 7 7
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 0 2 3 4 7 6 7
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 2 2 3 5 6 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0 1 1 2 1 5
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 0 1 1 2 2 5
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 1 2 2 3 5 3 2
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 5 17 22 20 381 7 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 15 63 48 76 110 19 155
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching: 0
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 3 0
Independent practice setting: 3 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 1 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: