Department : Assessment and Behavior Therapy

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2528
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Oklahoma Private Practice Internship Consortium
Department: Assessment and Behavior Therapy
Address: 1809 Commons Circle, Suite B
Yukon, Oklahoma 73099
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City: 15
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: Mary Ann Shepherd
Chief Psychologist: Mary Ann Shepherd
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 12
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Position Information
Start Date: 07/05/2024
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: 25000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Health Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): OPPIC will provide the Intern with the following: 1. A written contractual agreement (provided by each site’s HR Department) specifying the intern as an at-will employee for a term of one year (12 months) and terms of compensation including the amount of compensation and prorating of salary into twelve equal monthly paychecks. 2. An annual salary of $25,000 is paid as a stipend. This salary is expected for the 2024-2025 calendar year; however, OPPIC reserves the right to amend salaries when the new budget is approved. Taxes and benefit costs are withheld from paychecks. 3. Employee benefits consistent with those of staff include: a. At least Five days of sick leave and two professional days b. Paid time off for major holidays (New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day) c. Health insurance benefits d. An appropriate work environment including adequate equipment and materials, secretarial support services, and office facilities (e.g., office space, phone, voice mail, email). *Note: Exact benefits vary slightly by placement site (i.e. portion of health insurance premium paid, health plans, number/date(s) of holidays, and support services). For more information on benefits at a specific site, please contact the site coordinator for the respective site. Please refer to your site employee manual for additional information on procedures to submit time off requests and call out for sick days. Benefit enrollment will take place during the intern’s site based orientation at the onset of their internship. Additional questions regarding benefit enrollment can also be answered by contacting the site training coordinator for HR contact information. 4. Conference attendance fees are provided for one conference each trimester covered by the internship training site. a. The internship site pays the cost of “student registration” or “early career professional registration” (whichever is most applicable). Registration cost cannot exceed $150/conference. If interns choose to attend a conference other than the recommended didactic conference selected by OPPIC, they are responsible for all fees associated with conference attendance and registration. b. The internship site does not pay for any additional fees associated with the conference such as CEU credit or additional meetings that are not part of the general registration fees. If interns choose to purchase any additional add-on fees, these fees are at the expense of the intern. Interns are required to pay for any associated costs of attendance of in person conferences including travel, lodging, and meals.Exact conference fees and details must be provided to your Primary Supervisor at least 8 weeks prior to the first day of the conference.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Phase One – Weeks 1 & 2: Interns attend orientation to the clinic during the first two weeks of internship. They receive training on electronic medical records, billing and insurance procedures, and general clinic procedures. Interns are also introduced to staff members, office personnel, and employees from other departments. Interns are provided with the respective agency handbook and internship materials for logging time and documenting supervision. During these first two weeks, interns observe clinical work completed by their primary supervisor. For psychological evaluations, interns observe the entire assessment process including referral review, intake interview, testing, scoring and data analysis, report writing, development of recommendations, and feedback to parents. In addition, interns observe their primary supervisor during behavior consultation and behavior therapy appointments. Interns work with their primary supervisor to develop their training goals and establish a plan for dividing their training between assessment, behavior therapy, ABA therapy, and consultation - using a collaborative approach to try to match internship goals with training site opportunities. Phase Two – Weeks 3 & 4: Interns receive more clinical independence as they assist with their supervisor’s case load. This includes independent assessment with observation and feedback, independent report writing with feedback, independent behavioral therapy with observation and feedback, as well as more in-depth training in the ADOS-2 administration. Phase Three – Weeks 5+: Interns are assigned independent cases with continued supervision, observation, and feedback. As their competence develops, interns graduate to greater levels of autonomy. Overtime, their caseload will become more diverse in regards to the complexity and nature of referral concerns and they will have opportunities to establish areas of specialty according to their individual training goals. Interns keep daily logs of their activities and time spent, which are reviewed during weekly individual supervision. These logs and samples of the various types of written reports are kept on file. In addition, interns maintain didactic information, research 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. Time Spent in Intern Activities Although intern schedules vary, the time spent in activities during a typical week can be divided into the following percentages: Please note - Direct Service Activities & Treatment Planning/Documentation have various combinations of experiences, depending on training site Direct Service Activities (e.g., Assessment, Consultation, and Treatment) - 30% Treatment Planning and Documentation (e.g. Scoring of Testing Materials, Report Writing, Treatment Planning, and Development Behavior Intervention Plans) - 55% Supervision - 10% Didactic Seminars - 5%
Does this site have practicum psychology students on site? Yes
Doctoral Psychology Practicum StudentsYes
Masters Psychology Practicum StudentsNo
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: 12/01/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Optional
A Virtual Interview is: Optional
Interview notification date: 12/08/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/11/2024
Interview process description:

Eligibility: Applications for admission to OPPIC are accepted from graduate students enrolled in an American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) Accredited doctoral programs in School, Clinical, or Counseling Psychology. It is expected that applicants will have completed at least three years of graduate training which included formal educational and clinical experience with psychological assessment and intervention, as well as training and experience with research.

 OPPIC will base its selection process on the entire application package noted below; however, applicants meet the following qualifications prior to beginning internship will be considered preferred: 

1.         A minimum of 100 intervention hours

2.         A minimum of 150 assessment hours

3.         Dissertation defended

4.         Clinical experience, including psychological assessment, with pediatric populations

5.         Special interest in working with children, adolescents, and their caregivers

Application Guidelines: OPPIC participates in the selection procedure as suggested by the Association of Psychology Internship Centers (APPIC) and agrees to abide by the APPIC policies. Therefore, interested applicants should apply through the National Matching Service. All applicants are required to submit their application online at, click on “AAPI Online.” The application deadline can be located in the APPIC Directory.  

Complete applications include:

1.         Standard On-line AAPI Application

2.         Cover letter stating your track(s) of interests (including the 6-digit NMS program code) and training goals

3.         Curriculum vita

4.         Official transcript of graduate-level coursework

5.         Three letters of recommendation [letter writers must use the Standard Reference Form (SRF) required by APPIC], Please submit no more than three SRFs

6.         One psychological report submitted as supplemental materials

APPIC Match Numbers: 

1.         OPTC Track (Match #252811)

2.         CSBH Track (Match #252812)

3.          OSU Behavioral Medicine Track (Match #252813)

Candidates are able to apply to any combination of the above tracks. Please indicate your tracks of interest in your cover letter which is part of the Standard On-line APPI Application. Please put this information in bold print near the top of your interest letter.

Selection: All applications are reviewed by the Training Committee, which consists of training faculty from each of the training sites, to carefully ensure that previous experiences are a good match to the training available through the internship. Interviews will be an important factor in the match of the intern to supervisors. All interviews are on an invitation-only basis. Applicants are notified whether they have received an interview by email on or before the date listed in the APPIC Directory. This email will also specify which track(s) they are being invited for an interview.

Interviews take place on a single day, in person or virtually, with designated training supervisors from each of the consortium sites. All interviews will take place at a central location; however, applicants will have the option to schedule tours of each of the individual sites when offered an interview. Applicants may meet with supervisors from multiple sites on interview day based upon their interview offer and fit with individual training sites. No person at this consortium will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

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 - School Psychology; Oklahoma City University - Clinical Psychology
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 (if applicable): 100
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable): 150
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:
Program Description

This consortium is a partnership between the three primary training sites: (1) the Oklahoma Pediatric Therapy Center – Behavioral Health Services (OPTC); (2) Cornerstone Behavioral Health and Pediatric Therapies (CSBH); and (3) Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences – Behavioral Medicine Clinic (OSU Behavioral Medicine). Training sites are located in Yukon, Edmond, Midwest City, Tulsa, and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and all training locations provide pediatric services to the local community in a multidisciplinary setting.

The internship program is a 12-month, full-time internship (2000 hours) consisting of six positions. Tracks are designated by training site: OPTC Track, CSBH Track, and OSU Behavioral Medicine Track. All tracks provide interns with (a) a variety of clinical experiences including behavioral therapy and psychodiagnostic assessment, (b) opportunities for interprofessional development and collaboration through integration in multidisciplinary clinics, and (c) integration of research into clinical practice. All interns participate in weekly didactic seminars and group supervision.

Internship Mission

The goal of the Oklahoma Private Practice Internship Consortium (OPPIC) is to create a high quality training program in Oklahoma to train psychologists to deliver evidence-based services within the state. It is the goal of the consortium to create a program that will lead to retention of qualified professionals in the state, improve the quality of services provided in Oklahoma, and reduce current wait lists.

Internship Aim

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, adolescents, and their families through the highest quality of training and supervision.


Internship Training Opportunities


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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Experience (21% to 30%)
Individual Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy:
Family Therapy:
Group Therapy:
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 : 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: 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: Experience (21% to 30%)
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: 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 2023-2024
Number of Completed Applications: 2 3 6 5
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 2 2 6 5
Total number of interns: 2 1 5 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2 1 5 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2 1 4 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 0 0 1 2
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 0 0 1 2
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2 1 4 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 40 40 5 18
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 90 40 76 27
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0
Consortium: 0
University Counseling Center: 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0
Psychiatric facility: 0
Correctional facility: 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0
School district/system: 0
Independent practice setting: 5
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0