Date Program Tables are updated: 9/1/2020

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

Our goal is to train entry-level generalist psychologists that have been exposed to various clinical contexts in which professional psychologists work. In addition to developing core competencies in the general areas of clinical psychology, each intern will gain experience in a particular area of concentration. Further, we emphasize direct experience with patients at various stages of development, with a wide breadth of presentations and demographic characteristics, in varied contexts and service delivery systems (i.e., outpatient mental health, psychiatric inpatient, medical setting), and employing a variety of modalities of approaches, which we believe prepares interns to enter comfortably into a range of professional roles and settings. We believe this approach to training helps interns articulate a strong professional identity, and fosters a commitment to "whole-person care," namely, a bio-psycho-social-spiritual perspective in clinical care. All interns develop core competencies in psychological assessment and diagnosis, psychological intervention, supervision, professional consultation, and program evaluation/development. Each intern  completes a specialty mental health rotation and a health psychology rotation. Specialty mental health rotations experience is obtained in a psychiatric inpatient/partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient setting, with adults, adolescents, or children. Examples include geriatric inpatient (which includes a neuropsychology component), child and adolescent partial hospitalization setting, eating disorders, and adult partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient. The health psychology experience is obtained in a medical outpatient setting, serving patients with chronic illness such as diabetes, heart disease, chronic pain, obesity. Together, these rotations are designed to provide interns with exposure to a wide range of populations with various needs, including those with co-morbid medical and psychiatric diagnoses in a medical care setting. In keeping with LLU's mission statement (www.llu.edu/medicine/mission.page), applicants who show interest and commitment for the integration of religion and spirituality within the practice of psychology are strongly encouraged to apply.

                 

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours

No

 

Amount: n/a

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours

No

 

Amount: n/a

                 

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

While a certain minimum of direct service or practicum hours is not necessary, the quantity of these hours is taken into consideration when evaluating the strength of the applicant’s preparation. Additionally, the quality and diversity of prior practicum training, the number and range of client populations with whom applicants have had prior experience (typically, interns who have worked with some range of client populations, preferably including adult, child and family in outpatient, inpatient and medical settings), and the number of integrated testing reports completed are all taken into consideration. Our program requires applicants to have experience administering projective, personality and intelligence tests. In some cases, exceptions will be made for applicants whose letters of recommendation suggest strong assessment and report skills, and who are committed to ensuring they seek out additional training opportunities prior to the beginning of the internship year. 

 

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns 

30,160.00

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns

n/a

Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?

Yes

No

If access to medical insurance is provided:

 

Trainee contribution to cost required?

Yes

No

Coverage of family member(s) available?

Yes

No

Coverage of legally married partner available?

Yes

No

Coverage of domestic partner available?

Yes

No

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)

80

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 

40

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

No

Other Benefits (please describe):

     

*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table

 

Initial Post-Internship Positions

   

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

   
 

2017-2020

Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts

13

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

1

 

PD

EP

Community mental health center

4

0

Federally qualified health center

0

0

Independent primary care facility/clinic

0

0

University counseling center 

0

0

Veterans Affairs medical center 

1

0

Military health center 

0

0

Academic health center 

0

0

Other medical center or hospital 

3

0

Psychiatric hospital 

0

0

Academic university/department

0

0

Community college or other teaching setting

0

0

Independent research institution

0

0

Correctional facility

0

0

School district/system

0

0

Independent practice setting

4

0

Not currently employed

0

0

Changed to another field

0

0

Other

0

0

Unknown

0

0

Note: “PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position. Each individual represented in this table should be counted only one time.  For former trainees working in more than one setting, select the setting that represents their primary position.

 

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