Site Name: High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium
Department: Psychology Internship Consortium
Our plan is to hold virtual interviews this year. There will be an orientation to the High Plains PIC offered in the morning from 9:00-12:00 MST with individual interviews 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 12/15/21 regarding their interview status. A recording of the morning orientation session will be made available to those applicants who cannot attend.
High Plains Psychology Internship Consortium (High Plains PIC) represents the collaborative effort of six agencies in northern Colorado, south eastern 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. The clinical training sites of High Plains PIC include the Educational Service Unit #13 (Scottsbluff, NE), Options in Psychology, LLC (Scottsbluff, NE), the Colorado Center for Assessment & Counseling (Fort Collins, CO), Weld Re-8 School District (Fort Lupton, CO) and Volunteers of America-Northern Rockies (VOA-NR) with offices in Laramie and Cheyenne, WY. 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 rural 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.
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The level of experience across these areas varies across the different HP-PIC sites.
*Both ESU #13 (2 positions) 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 (1 position) 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.
*VoA-NR (1 position) focuses on an adult population with a wide range of needs including those with serious and persistent mental illness and crisis response. The emphasis at this site is on the use of evidence-based interventions within a therapeutic setting with opportunities for assessment.
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.