Apply to WCPIP
To be considered for an internship at any one of our sites, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Approval by the applicant's academic training program verifying their readiness for internship
- A Master’s degree or equivalent in Clinical or Counseling Psychology or a closely related field
- A minimum of three years of a doctoral program in Clinical or Counseling Psychology
- A minimum of 300 intervention hours by the time of application
- A minimum of 30 assessment hours by the time of application
Please note, while it is not a requirement that applicants be from an APA-accredited program in order to apply to WCPIP, preference will be given to those applicants who are.
In addition, WCPIP agencies are not able to financially support Visa sponsorship but welcome those applicants with Student Visas or are eligible to work in the United States.
WCPIP participates in the APPIC Match and will only accept applications that are submitted electronically through APPIC. Visit the APPIC website to find out more.
Applications reviewed will need to include the completed AAPI Online with the following elements attached:
- A curriculum vitae
- All graduate transcripts
- A cover letter describing how you would be a good fit. Please identify in the first paragraph of your cover letter the member agency/track (or agencies/tracks) to which you wish to apply. Applicants may apply to up to two agencies/tracks (no more than two Match IDs) within WCPIP
- Three letters of recommendation
You are encouraged to evaluate thoroughly which agency/track best meets your training needs and may apply to up to two sites. Secondary clinical placements (or "switch sites") are determined after the match process, during the intern's first week of internship.
- Prairie View, Inc: Match ID # 130814
- University of Kansas School of Medicine
- Wichita State University Counseling and Prevention Services: Match # 130812
Applications must be received through the online AAPI no later than November 10, 2019.
Each agency within the Collaborative has its own application review process. As a consortium, the minimum number of assessment and intervention hours needed to apply is chosen to reflect the Collaborative's requirements as a whole. However, applicants should be aware that preferred qualifications (including number of intervention and assessment hours) will vary considerably from one agency/track to another. For example, the Clinical Neuropsychology track at KUSM-W tends to give preference to applicants with a higher number of assessment hours than WCPIP's stated minimum since assessment is an essential part of the intern's training experience there. Subsequently, applicants are advised to give careful consideration to the overall goodness of fit when applying to WCPIP, as fit plays a significant role in determining which applicants will be invited for interviews.
All agencies have their own interview process. However, all agencies conduct in-person interviews with the trend being successful applicants attend an on-site interview. Phone/Skype/Zoom interviews may be utilized by the agency to assist in the ranking process or may be the sole form of interviewing when extenuating circumstances dictate.
Applicants are notified by the WCPIP Training Director via email no later than November 29, 2019 of their interview status. Instructions will be provided within that email about the interview scheduling process. Again, the agencies conduct separate interview processes and thus, have individual match numbers. Final approval of all candidates is made by the Coordinating Committee.
Should positions remain available after Phase I, WCPIP may choose to enter Phase II of the Match. In accordance with APPIC policies, only phone/Skype/Zoom interviews will be utilized to assist in the ranking process during Phase II.
We fully endorse the APPIC policy summarized in the following statement: "This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant."
General questions about the internship program should be directed to the WCPIP Training Director, Dr. Erin Lohman. She may be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 316-978-6101.
Questions about a specific agency should be directed to the WCPIP representative for that particular agency. The contact information for each agency representative is listed below:
- Prairie View, Inc:
- Dr. Kathryn Minick | Email: email@example.com | Phone: 316-284-6400
- University of Kansas School of Medicine:
- Dr. Robin Heinrichs | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Phone: 316-293-3850
- Wichita State University Counseling and Prevention Services:
- Dr. Erin Lohman | Email: email@example.com | Phone: 316-978-6101