Program Information: University of Arizona - Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2522
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: University of Arizona
Department: Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies
Address: 1430 E 2nd Street
Tucson, Arizona 85721
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: Internship site is located in Tucson, Arizona. Located 100 miles south of Phoenix Metro Area.
Phone: 520-621-3086
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Consortium
  • School District
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Jennifer Kirkpatrick
Chief Psychologist: Peter Shibuya
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 6
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 0
Position Information
Start Date: 07/24/2023
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 25000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class:
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Sick Leave,
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Professional development registration fees may be covered if pre-approved.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical day for an UArizona PIC Intern in TUSD or SUSD includes a variety of tasks and activities such as meetings (Multidisciplinary evaluation team meetings, Individual Education Plan meetings, Student Assistance Team meetings etc.), individual assessment, consultation with teachers and parents, individual or group counseling, completing exceptional education paperwork, and supervision. Each week Interns will participate in individual supervision, group supervision, and didactic training.
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 Students currently enrolled in the University of Arizona's Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies are given preference in the application process, but are not guaranteed slots with the internship. All qualified applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/08/2022 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
  • Not Offered
  • Virtual
Interview notification date: 12/20/22
Tentative interview date: 1/19/23
Interview process description:

Intern interviews are anticipated to take place on January 19 and 20, 2023. All interviews will be conducted virtually.  On the interview day, applicants will attend a 20 to 30 minute information session on the UArizona PIC. Then, applicants will meet individually for 20 to 30 minutes with the training director/site trainers and also with a mixed group of interviewers (3 to 5 individuals) depending on the site. Prospective interns will also have the opportunity to speak with current interns. Interviews are anticipated to take 1 to 3 hours total. Requests for different meeting days/times will be accommodated. 

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 Arizona, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, University of Georgia, Chaminade University of Honolulu/Hawaii School of Professional Psychology, University of Southern Mississippi
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: No
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 250
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 50
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required (if applicable): 3
Accepted / Not-Accepted Program Types
Clinical Psychology Accepted
Counseling Psychology Accepted
School Psychology Accepted
APA-Accredited Accepted
CPA-Accredited Accepted
PCSAS-Accredited Not Accepted
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: UArizona PIC requires that matched interns meet additional site-level criteria, including a site application and Identity Verified Prints (IVP) fingerprint clearance card to begin their training year. If a matched intern does not meet site-level criteria, the match agreement will be terminated and the intern will not be allowed to complete their internship within UArizona PIC. To apply for an IVP fingerprint clearance card, please visit the AZ DPS website at and follow the instructions.
Program Description

The University of Arizona Psychology Internship Consortium is a collaboration of three agencies in Southern Arizona that share resources to create high-quality internship opportunities that represent the diversity and needs of the Southwest. The mission of the UArizona PIC is to prepare and retain psychologists who have developed skills, competencies, and professional identities so that they may provide high-quality psychological services in schools and outpatient care settings. Interns will learn from a diverse and multidisciplinary team of professionals who promote a broad developmental training approach to achieve training goals.

The University of Arizona Psychology Internship consortium offers two 12-month, full-time doctoral internships beginning in mid- July and ending end the beginning of July the following year. The UArizona PIC includes two sites located in Southern Arizona and provides a range of training and didactic experiences that reflect the breadth and depth of professional psychology practice as well as the diversity and needs of clients in the Southwestern United States. Interns are matched at one site with a variety of training experiences provided within each placement.  The UArizona PIC includes the following training sites:  Sunnyside Unified School District and  Tucson Unified School District. The University of Arizona, Department of Disabilities and Psychoeducational Studies serves as an administrative, non-clinical partner site to provide expertise and support to the consortium. Each site has one intern placement. 

Interns are expected to complete 2,000 hours of training during the internship year with at least 500 hours (25%) spent in direct service delivery. Emphasis is placed on training interns in culturally competent practice across all areas including behavioral health, assessment, intervention, collaboration, and consultation. Training on diversity variables is emphasized in didactic seminars and supervision. Interns are expected to be competent in the APA Standards of Accreditation nine Profession-Wide Competencies, as well as abide by the APA Code of Ethics and the policies of both UArizona PIC and the individual training sites.


  • · Work with an interdisciplinary team of licensed psychologists and other related professionals, including speech-language therapists, school counselors, social workers, occupational and physical therapists, psychiatrists, and primary care physicians.
  • · Learn how to use a collaborative systems approach within a larger organization
  • · Receive training and gain experience in providing supervision to beginning school psychology graduate students at school sites
  • · Incorporate a variety of assessment instruments into your clinical work
  • · Develop assessment skills to inform intervention services
  • · Receive mentorship to develop leadership skills


The UArizona PIC utilizes a practitioner-scholar model in which research informs practice. This approach integrates work in a multidisciplinary setting with scholarly reading, critical thinking, and self-reflection. Interns will work in supportive yet challenging environments that promote professional and personal growth.

Training emphases

Through work in behavioral health intervention, psychological assessment, and interdisciplinary collaboration and consultation, students address the Aims, Competencies, and Learning Elements detailed by the American Psychological Association Standards of Accreditation.

  • · Research
  • · Ethical and Legal Standards
  • · Cultural and Individual Diversity
  • · Professional Values, Attitudes, and Behaviors
  • · Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • · Assessment
  • · Intervention
  • · Supervision

Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Crisis Intervention: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
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: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Learning Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Developmental Disabilities: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
School: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Counseling: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Public Policy/Advocacy: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Supervision: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - primary:
Integrated health care - specialty:

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
Number of Completed Applications: 6 14
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 6 13
Total number of interns: 2 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 1
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 1
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 1
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2016-2017 2017-2018 2018-2019 2019-2020 2020-2021 2021-2022
Working on dissertation/Student: 0 0 0 0 1 0
Postdoctoral Fellow: 0 0 0 0 0 1
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Veteran's Affairs Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Military Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
General Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other Medical Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Private Psychiatric Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
State/County/Other Public Hospital: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Correctional Facility: 0 0 0 0 0 0
School District/System: 0 0 0 0 1 1
University Counseling Center: 0 0 0 0 0 0
University Teaching Faculty: 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 or 4 year Undergraduate Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Medical School: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Academic Non-Teaching Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Research Position: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Independent Practice: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0 0