Department : Internship Consortium in Clinical Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2540
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Full Membership
Site: Guam Psychology Internship Consortium
Department: Internship Consortium in Clinical Psychology
Address: Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center
790 Gov. Camacho Rd
Tamuning, Guam 96913
Country: United States
Metro Area: Not Applicable
Not Applicable
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 671-483-4278x
Fax:
Email: drmaryf@wiche.edu
Web Address: https://guam-pic.org/
Brochure Website's Address: https://guam-pic.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2022/11/Guam-PIC-Brochure-2023-2024-updated-2-4-2023-1.pdf
Primary Agency Type: Consortium
Additional Agency Types:
  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatric or Pediatrics
  • Community Mental Health Center
  • Consortium
  • Prison or Other Correctional Facility
  • State/County/Other Public Hospital
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Mary Fegurgur
Chief Psychologist: Mary Fegurgur
Number of Full-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 2
Number of Part-Time Licensed Doctoral Psychologists on Staff/Faculty 1
Position Information
Start Date: 09/01/2024
Funded
Number of Full Time Slots Expected Next Class: 2
Number of Part Time Slots Expected Next Class: 0
Stipend
Full Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 40841
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): Local and federal holidays.
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site A typical workday will vary based on the rotation placement of the intern. Generally speaking, regardless of rotation, interns will participate in morning/intradisciplinary meetings, consultation with other professionals, individual therapy, psychological testing, and support activities such as writing progress notes, scoring administered testing, report writing, and supervision. Please contact the program with questions to be directed to faculty who can answer these questions more specifically.
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: 12/29/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are: Not Offered
A Virtual Interview is: Not Offered
Interview notification date: N/A
Tentative interview date: 01/16/2024 & 01/23/2024
Interview process description:

Interviews will be held virtually on January 16 and 23, 2024. In an effort to treat all applicants fairly and given the cost of travel to the island, Guam-PIC does not provide in-person interviews. Video teleconferencing is the required format for interviews, although phone interviews will be granted for applicants who are unable to connect to the program via video teleconferencing.

For more information about the internship program, prospective applicants may contact Dr. Mary Fegurgur, Guam-PIC's Program Director, at drmaryf@wiche.edu, or Ericia Leeper, WICHE Internship and Training Consultant, at eleeper@wiche.edu. 

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Email the Program
We have matched with interns from these programs: Pacific University Pacifica Graduate Institute
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 start of internship
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by start of internship
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable): 400
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
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: Guam-PIC will base its selection process on the entire application package noted above. Additionally, applications will have to complete a pre-employment process prior to the internships start date, once on island. Additional information can be found here - https://guam-pic.org/selection-criteria-and-application-process/
Program Description

The Guam Psychology Internship Consortium (Guam-PIC) represents the collaborative effort of two agencies – Guam Behavioral Health and Wellness Center (GBHWC) in Tamuning, Guam, and Guam’s Department of Corrections (DOC) in Mangilao, Guam, where GBHWC provides clinical services. These agencies have partnered for the purpose of providing a diversified educational program for psychology interns, focusing on training in culturally relevant and competent services for Guam’s diverse and often underserved population. Guam-PIC offers generalist training with a focus on rural and underserved populations, with the opportunity for specialized training that varies across training sites, and creating clinicians who are effective consumers of research and who utilize scholarly inquiry to inform their practice.

Guam-PIC is the ideal internship for applicants interested in receiving specialized training in treating and serving rural and underserved populations as well as building their cultural competence. As such, Guam-PIC firmly believes that all forms of diversity serve to enhance the training environment and professional growth of interns and faculty alike, as well as allow the diverse range of patients served to see themselves in their providers. To this end, Guam-PIC recruits applicants from diverse backgrounds.

Across the training year, interns complete two 6-month rotations in Adult Services Division and in Children and Adolescent Services with exposure to training experiences in Drug and Alcohol Services and Department of Corrections. Interns participate in rich clinical and didactic (two hours weekly) experiences that highlight the shared experiences and demands of this region, as well as focus on creative ways to address barriers common to rural, underserved settings. Interns also receive 4 hours of supervision per week, 2 hours of individual supervision and 2 hours of group supervision. Additionally, each rotation has the following major training emphases.

Behavioral Health Intervention - As behavioral health intervention is the primary training emphasis, interns across training sites spend approximately 10-15 hours per week in activities related to behavioral health intervention. All sites provide interns the chance to work with a diverse range of underserved clients within a variety of therapeutic modalities. Individual, group, family, and/or couples therapy treatments are available at some sites. Clients served range widely in age, race, ethnicity, and diagnostic presentation.

Psychological Assessment -Interns across training sites spend approximately 5-15 hours per week in activities related to assessment. Interns at every site administer, interpret, and provide written synthesis of psychological test batteries. Assessments may include record reviews, clinical interviews, intellectual, achievement, personality, risk assessment, drug assessments, and/or competency-based measures. Interns have opportunities to write reports and make recommendations that convey meaningful information to prescribers, treatment teams, clients, and families. Assessment opportunities and requirements vary by site.

Consultation and Systems Collaboration -Interns spend approximately 6-8 hours per week in activities related to consultation and systems collaboration, learning to consult with a variety of other providers and stakeholders. Collaborative opportunities include working within an interdisciplinary treatment team, providing psychological consultation to other disciplines, and partnering with community social service, medical and legal services. Opportunities for consultation and systems collaboration vary by site. 

The Island of Guam - The beautiful and tropical island of Guam is an unincorporated U.S. territory located in the Western Pacific. It is the southernmost and largest member of the Mariana Islands and part of the geographic region of Micronesia. Interns will experience Guam's diverse culture and gain experience working with diverse populations including Chamorro, Hawaiian, Pacific Islander, Asian, and other.  Interns are afforded the opportunity to participate in rich clinical and didactic experiences that highlight the shared experiences and demands of this region, as well as focus on creative ways to address barriers common to rural, underserved settings. 

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

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

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Individual Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Community Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Crisis Intervention: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
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%)
Other: Residential Treatment

Experience

Health Psychology: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Women's Health: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
HIV/AIDS:
Eating Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sexual Disorders: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Sports Psychology:
Rehabilitation Psychology:
Physical Disabilities:
Learning Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Developmental Disabilities: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Neuropsychology-Adult: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Neuropsychology-Child: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Serious Mental Illness: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Anxiety Disorders: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Trauma/PTSD: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Abuse: Experience (21% to 30%)
Substance Use Disorders: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Forensics/Corrections: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Sexual Offenders: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Geropsychology:
Pediatrics: Experience (21% to 30%)
School: Experience (21% to 30%)
Counseling: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Vocational/Career Development:
Multicultural Therapy: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Feminist Therapy:
Religion/Spirituality: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Empirically-Supported Treatments: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Public Policy/Advocacy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Program Development/Evaluation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Supervision:
Research:
Administration:
Integrated health care - primary: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Integrated health care - specialty:
Other:

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: https://guam-pic.org/  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: 8 4
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 8 4
Total number of interns: 2 0
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 1 0
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 1 0
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs: 1 0
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs: 0 0
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program 1 0
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program 0 0
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 0 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: lowest number of reports written 5 0
Range of integrated assessment reports: highest number of reports written 5 0
Summary of Post Internship Employment Settings of Each Internship Class (1st Placement)
2022-2023
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 1
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: 1
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0