During the APPIC Matching Process, applicants are allowed to apply to up to two primary placements within WCPIP. Interns work within their primary placement four days a week. The remaining one day a week is spent at the secondary agency that is chosen by the intern during their first week of internship
These primary placements are offered within three very different settings: A medical school, a university counseling center, and a community mental health center. Within each site there is additional variation to the intern experience, depending on training needs and interests. Read more about the specific opportunities available at each site by visiting the links below:
Prairie View is an innovative multi-site agency offering a range of behavioral health services. Prairie View offers a full-model DBT program and interns are integral members of the treatment team. Flexible opportunities exist to assess and treat individuals across the lifespan. Interns work primarily at the Wichita East location with opportunities at other agency sites.
Interns are provided a wide variety of experiences designed to prepare them to be generalist practitioners in a world of managed care and fee-for-service practice. Interns also have the opportunity to observe the organizational and program challenges that characterize the complex, changing world of behavioral healthcare.
The KUSM-W clinical psychology internship offers general clinical psychology training on two distinct tracks, which provide specialized focus in either Clinical Neuropsychology or Clinical Child Psychology.
The Clinical Neuropsychology internship is structured to provide lifespan neuropsychology training while preparing interns to obtain a two-year postdoctoral residency and eventual board certification in neuropsychology.
The Clinical Child Psychology internship is structured to provide interns with specialized training in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families in general outpatient, school-based, and inpatient settings.
With an enrollment size of 16,000, WSU is the only urban-serving university in the state of Kansas and has the most diverse student body of all of the Kansas universities. Clients at WSU CAPS are diverse in terms of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and disability; and staff work with clients with a range of presenting concerns—from temporary life stressors to chronic, severe mental illness. As such, interns at WSU CAPS are able to gain a broad range of experiences during their training.