Internship Program Tables

INTERNSHIP ADMISSIONS, SUPPORT, AND INITIAL PLACEMENT DATA

Date Program Tables updated: August 8, 2018

Internship Program Admissions

Brief Program Description

 

The clinical psychology internship at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center has 5 tracks with emphasis in: Clinical Child; Integrated Health Care; Pediatric Neuropsychology; Early Childhood; and Neurodevelopmental. All tracks share a training philosophy that is multicultural, developmental, contextual and interdisciplinary. Treatment settings include inpatient, outpatient, and community. We serve a highly diverse population of adults, children, adolescents, and families in the public sector, many with a history of trauma.

The program has adopted a model of Evidence Based Practice in which contextual factors are keenly considered, and the therapist is culturally responsive. This model assumes that culture, regardless of ethnicity, is a central aspect that must be considered in all types of psychological intervention. In addressing cultural responsiveness, the program emphasizes both process and outcome and focuses as much on the provider as it does on the client. Specific knowledge and skills are not seen as sufficient to training culturally and developmentally responsive psychologists. Cultural responsiveness is a reflective practice and a lifelong process. To train psychologists in evidence-based practice that will be appropriate for diverse populations, the program fosters an open, collaborative and multidimensional perspective while encouraging the analytic skills required for effective decision-making. In addition to providing training in traditional treatment approaches (e.g. CBT, behavioral, DBT, and psychodynamic) the program promotes contextual models, such as family systems, because these models are conducive to viewing culture as an integral feature to be addressed in clinical practice. The program facilitates interns' examination of how their culture (as experienced in their families and academic environments) has influenced them (who they are, how they see themselves, what they value in others, etc).

 

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM TABLES

Minimum number of hours required at time of application:

 

Required?

Number of Hours

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours

YES

350 Hours

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours

YES

150 Hours

 

Other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

  1. APA or CPA accredited doctoral program (APA preferred)
  2. Comprehensive Exams passed by application deadline
  3. 3 years minimum of graduate training
  4. Ph.D. program preferred; Psy.D. acceptable; Ed.D. not accepted
  5. Spanish-speaking applicants are given strong consideration as New Mexico is a state, with a substantial Spanish-speaking population.
  6. Substantial course work and practica in clinical and developmental psychology and assessment are required for all tracks. Applicants for the Clinical Child, Early Child, and Neurodevelopmental tracks should have significant therapy and assessment hours with children and/or adolescents.
  7. Pediatric Neuropsychology track applicants must show preparation in this area including substantial graduate level coursework and practica in pediatric neuropsychology. Intervention hours must include therapy experience with children and/or adolescents.
  8. Applicants re-specializing in clinical psychology may be considered only if they have followed APA guidelines, which require a return to graduate school for necessary course work. A statement from the director of the graduate clinical training program that all requirements for clinical psychology specialization have been completed will be requested.  
  9. New Mexico law requires fingerprinting and criminal background checks for staff, employees, and student interns working in licensed programs for children. Fingerprinting is done during internship orientation. Any intern who does not clear the background check, would not be eligible to work in our facilities and would not be able to complete our internship.

 

 

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year

 

Stipend

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns:

$20,500

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns:

Not applicable

Medical Insurance

Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?

Yes

Trainee contribution to cost required?

Yes

Coverage of family member(s) available?

Yes

Coverage of legally married partner available?

Yes

Coverage of domestic partner available?

Yes

Annual and Sick Leave

 

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off                           

168 annual + 104 holiday

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave                                                  

80

Professional leave available?

Yes, on a case-by-case basis

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?                                                                                                               

Yes

Other Benefits:

Interns may also enroll in Dental, Vision, life insurance etc., as described at : http://hr.unm.edu/newemp.php

 

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(For interns completing internship in cohorts: 2014-2015; 2015-2016; 2016-2017)

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts: 28

Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree: 2

 

 

2014-2015

6 Interns in Cohort

2015-2016

11 Interns in Cohort

2016-2017

11 Interns in Cohort

 

PD

EP

PD

EP

PD

EP

Community Mental Health Center

0

0

0

0

1

0

Federally Qualified Health Center

0

0

0

0

0

0

Independent Primary Care Facility/Clinic

0

0

0

0

1

0

University Counseling Center

0

0

0

0

0

0

Veterans Affairs Medical Center

0

0

0

0

0

0

Military Health Center

0

0

0

0

0

0

Academic Health Center

5

0

4

0

3

0

Other Medical Center or Hospital

0

0

2

0

2

0

Psychiatric Hospital

1

0

1

0

0

0

Academic University/Department

0

0

1

0

0

0

Community College or Other Teaching Setting

0

0

0

0

0

0

Independent Research Institution

0

0

0

0

0

0

Correctional Facility

0

0

0

0

0

0

School District/System

0

0

1

0

0

1

Independent Practice Setting

0

0

1

0

1

0

Not Currently Employed

0

0

0

0

0

0

Changed to Another Field

0

0

0

0

0

0

Other

0

0

1

0

2

0

Unknown

0

0

0

0

0

0

*PD = Post-doctoral residency position

*EP = Employed position