Program Information: Behavior Therapy

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2528
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Provisional Membership
Site: Oklahoma Private Practice Internship Consortium
Department: Behavior Therapy
Address: 1809 Commons Circle, Suite B
Yukon, Oklahoma 73099
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 10
Phone: 405-467-4551
Fax: 405-324-0971
Web Address:
Brochure Website's Address:
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
  • Consortium
  • Private Outpatient Clinic
Member of APPIC since:
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director & Lead / Director: Mary Ann Shepherd
Chief Psychologist: Mary Ann Shepherd
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 8
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 07/05/2022
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 6
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 22000
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):
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Phase One – Weeks 1 & 2 Interns will attend orientation to the clinic during the first two weeks of internship. They will receive training on electronic health records, billing and insurance procedures, general clinic procedures and be introduced to staff members, office personnel, and other departments. Interns will also be provided the agency handbook and internship materials for logging time and documenting supervision during this period. Interns will spend their first two weeks observing clinical work completed by their Primary Supervisor. Interns will observe psychological evaluations from the intake, to assessment, scoring and data analysis, report writing, development of recommendations, and feedback to parents. Interns will also observe their Primary Supervisor during behavior consultation and behavior therapy appointments. Interns will work with their Primary Supervisor to develop their training goals and establish a plan for dividing their training between assessment, ABA therapy, and behavior therapy. Phase Two – Weeks 3 & 4 Interns will be introduced to more clinical independence as they assist with their supervisor’s case load. This will include independent assessment with observation and feedback, independent report writing with feedback, as well as more in-depth training in the ADOS administration. Phase Three – Weeks 5+ Interns will be assigned independent cases with continued supervision, observation, and feedback. As their competence develops, their caseload will become more diverse in regards to the complexity and nature of referral concerns. As quickly as is feasible, interns graduate to greater levels of autonomy. As appropriate, interns begin addressing a wider breadth of case diversity and establish areas of specialty. Interns keep daily logs of their activities and time spent, which are reviewed during weekly supervision. These logs and samples of the various types of written reports are kept on file. Each intern maintains didactic information, articles, handouts, and all continuing educational materials. By the end of the program each intern will have compiled a comprehensive portfolio of training experiences and products. Although intern schedules vary, the time spent in activities during a typical week can be divided into the following percentages (Please note that Direct Service Activities & Treatment Planning/Documentation have various combinations of experiences, depending on the site): Direct Service Activities 30% Assessment Consultation Treatment (i.e., ABA) Treatment Planning and Documentation 55% Scoring of Testing Materials Report Writing Treatment Planning Development Behavior Intervention Plans Supervision 10% Didactics Seminars 5%
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? No
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 This program is partially affiliated with Oklahoma State University, School Psychology Program. A minimum of one internship position will be reserved for a graduating student from this program.
Internship Application Process
Accepting Applicants: Yes
Application Due Date: 12/01/2021 11:59 PM EST
Application Due Date Time Zone:
This program uses the AAPI: Yes
An onsite interview is:
  • Preferred
Interview notification date: 12/10/2021
Tentative interview date: 01/20/2022
Interview process description:

Interviews will be a combination of open house and individual interviews.  Interns will be given the opportunity to tour both placement sites, interview with primary supervisors, and meet current interns.  Interviews will take place on site, on one day, and will range from 3-4 hours for all interview activities.  Applicants will be notified by e-mail of an interview offer and interviews will be scheduled by e-mail.  

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Oklahoma State 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: 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: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours:
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours:
Minimum Number of Years of Grad Training Required: 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 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 aim of the OPPIC internship program is to prepare psychology interns to provide evidence-based, ethical, and competent services in the delivery of health service psychology with children and adolescents. The program is a partnership between Oklahoma Pediatric Therapy Center - Behavioral Department, Cornerstone Behavioral Health and Pediatric Therapies, Oklahoma State University School Psychology Graduate Program – OTISS Project, and Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences (OSU-CHS)—Behavioral Medicine Clinic.

OPPIC embraces the scientist-practitioner model of education and training and promotes the use of empirically supported methods for the development and evaluation of treatment. The OPPIC treatment model is heavily grounded in the field of applied behavior analysis and emphasizes the use of evidence-based, ethical, and competent strategies of behavioral assessment, clinical diagnosis, and problem solving. Training is provided through a combination of supervised clinical field experiences in direct client service and scholarly activities. Training activities include consultation, evaluation, report writing, development of behavior plans and interventions, function-based assessments, school-based consultation, program evaluation, behavior therapy, treatment planning, and research presentation. Legal and ethical issues, and topics related to diversity and multiculturalism, are discussed through weekly didactics. Program goals, objectives, and expectations are specified in this manual. Interns are expected to review and understand the requirements necessary for successful completion of the program. These requirements are considered a mutual commitment by all parties, and OPPIC supervisors will ensure that all interns have the appropriate opportunities, supervision, and support to meet all requirements.

Internship Training Opportunities


Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults:
Ethnic minorities:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural: Yes
Urban: Yes
Low income: Yes

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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:
Brief Psychotherapy:
Long-term Psychotherapy:
Cognitive Rehabilitation:
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Evidence Based Research:
Supervision of Practicum students :


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: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Assessment: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Neuropsychology-Child: EMPHASIS (31% to 49%)
Serious Mental Illness:
Anxiety Disorders: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Trauma/PTSD: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Sexual Abuse: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
Substance Use Disorders:
Sexual Offenders:
Pediatrics: EXPOSURE (1% to 20%)
School: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Counseling: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy:
Feminist Therapy:
Empirically-Supported Treatments: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
Public Policy/Advocacy:
Program Development/Evaluation: EXPERIENCE (21% to 30%)
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
Number of Completed Applications: 2 3
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 2 2
Total number of interns: 2 1
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 1
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 0
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 40 40
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 90 40
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: 0 0 0 0 2
Community Mental Health Center: 0 0 0 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0 0 0 0
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: 0 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: 0 0 0 0 2
Other (e.g. consulting): 0 0 0 0 0
Not Currently Employed: 0 0 0 0 0
Changed to Other Career Field: 0 0 0 0 0
Unknown: 0 0 0 0 0