Department : Psychology

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Member Site Information
APPIC Member Number: 2582
Program Type: Internship
Membership Type: Provisional Membership
Site: Innovation Behavioral Health Solutions
Department: Psychology
Address: 6655 W Sahara Ave
Suite C203
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
Country: United States
Metro Area: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV
Distance from Major City:
Phone: 702-900-2784x
Fax: 702-940-6154
Training Director Email: Dr.Leon-Villa@innovationbhs.com
Co-Training Director Email:
Web Address: https://www.innovationbhs.com/
Brochure Website's Address: https://www.innovationbhs.com/psychologytraining
Primary Agency Type: Private Outpatient Clinic
Additional Agency Types:
Member of APPIC since:
Accreditation
APA Accreditation Not Accredited
CPA Accreditation Not Accredited
Internship Staff/Faculty Information
Training Director: Sandra Leon-Villa
Chief Psychologist: Sandra Leon-Villa
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: 07/08/2024
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: 40000
Part Time Annual Stipend for Next Class: 0
Fringe Benefits: Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Professional Development Time, Sick Leave, Vacation
Other Fringe Benefits (not indicated above): 10 Paid Holidays + 2 floaters, Quarterly Self-Care & Team Building Activities, Quarterly Full-Day Trainings
Brief description of the typical work day for an intern at this training site Interns receive extensive training in a number of areas of psychological assessment: Cognitive, personality, neuropsychological, behavioral, violence risk, and suicide risk assessment. Interns are taught critical thinking and case conceptualization methods to assess clinical situations. Interns are expected to use empirically validated treatment methods and are trained to understand, interpret, and apply empirically based, culturally responsive assessment and treatment interventions. Weekly Training Hours: Interns are required to work 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday). Weekly hours will be allotted as follows: ● 20-24 hours Clinical (assessments, case conceptualization, assessment scoring, report writing, therapy, clinical interviews, group work) ● 6-10 hours Administration and Research (treatment plans, patient case file, discharge notes, referrals, follow up, research, program development) ● 4 hours Supervision (2 hrs. individual, 2 hrs. group) ● 2 hours of Didactic Training Sample Rotation Weekly Schedule • Outpatient Psychotherapy (8 patients per week): 12 months/2 days weekly • Brief Psychological Assessment 2 Brief Assessments Testing Days Per week: 8-10 hours per week (including professional assessment services such as scoring, interpretation and report writing) • Neuropsychological Assessment (minimum of 3 comprehensive assessments in Semester II): 1 per month = 16 hours per month
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: 12/15/2023 11:59 PM EST
Interviews at this site are:
A Virtual Interview is: Required
Interview notification date: 12/29/2023
Tentative interview date: 01/19/2023
Interview process description:

Qualified applicants are contacted by email or phone for interviews. Interviews are held beginning 12/16/2022. All applicants invited to interview are also invited to a virtual open house to meet the multidisciplinary staff and current trainees to learn more about the Internship Program. Interviews typically last between 60 and 75 minutes. During the interview, applicants are to respond to general questions related to their prior experience, training, assessment and therapy. In addition, applicants are asked to respond to a selection of questions after reviewing two vignettes. Following the interview process, applicants are rated based on their demonstration of clinical knowledge, experience, self-awareness, organization skills, professionalism and expressed interest in learning and mastering new skills.

How to obtain application info: Visit Website
Preferred method of contacting the program: Visit Website
We have matched with interns from these programs: UNLV
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: Yes, by application deadline
Comprehensive Exams Passed: Yes, by application deadline
Dissertation Proposal Approved: Yes, by ranking deadline
Dissertation Defended: No
Minimum Number of AAPI Intervention Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of AAPI Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Minimum Number of Combined Intervention and Assessment Hours (if applicable):
Does your program require applicants to submit supplemental materials (i.e., an assessment report and/or a case/treatment summary):
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 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: https://www.innovationbhs.com/psychologytraining
Program Description

Innovation Behavioral Health Solutions (IBHS), LLC has been providing services to Clark County since 2008 and we take pride in our services and training tailored to the patient and/or family's needs, values, culture, and strengths. IBHS, LLC uses psychological measures considered Gold Standard in the psychological community using the latest technology.

MISSION STATEMENT

Our Mission at IBHS LLC is to create access to mental healthcare through equity, which means ensuring everyone has equal access to well-being regardless of socioeconomic status or other barriers. In order to do so, we strive to eliminate mental health stigma through community outreach, specifically to Black Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) communities, providing psychoeducation, and ensuring diversity and inclusion not only in the community we serve, but also in our team of clinical and administrative staff.

TRAINING PHILOSOPHY

IBHS is dedicated to educating and training upcoming practitioners in psychology. The IBHS internship training approach is based on the practitioner-scholar model, which places emphasis on evidenced-based and scholarly informed practice. Interns at IBHS, LLC will focus largely on assessment (i.e., approximately 75% of clinical work will be focused on assessment). While there are opportunities for individual, group, family, and couple’s therapy, we understand that there is a need for more BIPOC testing psychologists and those able to conduct bilingual assessment. Currently, only 5% and 4% of all psychologists are Latinx or Black, respectively (Lin, Stamm, Christidis, 2018). Of the 5% of Latinx psychologists, only 5.5% of these can provide bilingual services (Smith, 2018)). This results in the misdiagnosis and over pathologizing of BIPOC populations due to lack of culturally responsive and trauma informed assessment, in addition to implicit bias and the historical criminalization of mental health among BIPOC populations. Find our training manual and program brochure here.

Internship Training Opportunities

Populations

Infants:
Toddlers: Yes
Children: Yes
Adolescents: Yes
Adults: Yes
Family: Yes
Older Adults: Yes
Inpatients:
Outpatients: Yes
LGBTQ+: Yes
Ethnic minorities: Yes
Spanish-speaking: Yes
French-speaking:
Deaf/Hearing-impaired:
Students: Yes
International Students:
Rural:
Urban:
Low income: Yes
People without housing:
Other:

Treatment Modalities

Assessment: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Individual Therapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Couples Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Family Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Group Therapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Community Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Consultation/Liaison: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Crisis Intervention: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Brief Psychotherapy: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Long-term Psychotherapy: Experience (21% to 30%)
Cognitive Rehabilitation: Exposure (1% to 20%)
Primary Care:
Evidenced Based Practice: Major Area of Study (50% or Greater)
Evidence Based Research: Emphasis (31% to 49%)
Supervision of Practicum students : Exposure (1% to 20%)
Other:

Experience

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

Liberation Pyschology and Decolonial Approaches to Assessment and Treatment

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://www.innovationbhs.com/  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 2024-2025
Number of Completed Applications: 1
Number of applicants invited for interviews: 2
Total number of interns: 2
Total number of interns from APA/CPA accredited programs: 2
Total number of interns from Ph.D. programs: 2
Total number of interns from Psy.D. programs:
Total number of interns from Ed.D. programs:
Number of interns that come from a Clinical Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a Counseling Psychology program
Number of interns that come from a School Psychology program 2
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)
2022-2023 2023-2024
Academic teaching:
Community mental health center: 0 0
Consortium: 0 0
University Counseling Center: 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center: 0 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System: 0 0
Psychiatric facility: 0 0
Correctional facility: 0 0
Health Maintenance Organization: 0 0
School district/system: 0 0
Independent practice setting: 0 0
Other (Academic Psychology Department): 0 0
Link to Program's Trainee Admissions, Support, and Outcome Data: