Immaculata University Psychology Internship Consortium
APA Accredited Internship
The Immaculata University Psychology Internship Consortium, is an APA accredited internship, organized and monitored by the Immaculata’s Psychology and Counseling Department. The Consortium provides doctoral internships for Immaculata’s Psy.D. clinical doctoral candidates. A limited number of placements are offered for intern applicants from other APA-accredited doctoral programs through APPIC’s Match II and Post Match Vacancy Service (see additional information about the Consortium on the IU Psychology Internship Consortium page).
The consortium is a cooperative training program including many agencies and organizations across the area, primarily within commuting distance of Immaculata. The internship program follows a practitioner-scholar model which prepares interns for the professional practice of psychology, informed by scholarly inquiry and empirical research.
- Intern applicants should complete the APPIC Application for internship (AAPI).
- The deadline for application is November 10th.
Questions related to the program’s accredited status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation:
Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202)-336-5979/E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Immaculata University Psychology Internship Consortium is also a member of the Association of Psychological Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).
Questions related to the program should be directed to:
Internship Executive Training Director
Catrina Vitagliano, Psy.D.
Associate Training Directors:
Christina Wohleber, Psy.D.
215-753-8113 – FAX
Traci Bolander, Psy.D.
302-224-1402 – Fax
Director of Internship Administration & APA Compliance Reporting
Natalie Heaps, M.A.
610-647-2324 – Fax
Immaculata University’s Psychology Internship Consortium places a strong emphasis on diversity by creating an atmosphere and supportive environment which includes respecting, listening to and valuing multiple perspectives. We recognize the importance of training interns to become culturally competent psychologists, as this is critical in reducing health care disparities and providing quality care to clients with diverse values, beliefs and behaviors.
We believe exposure to cultural information, diverse cases and discussion creates cognitive growth and builds strong scaffolding for interns to incorporate diversity into their clinical work. We strive to enhance diversity competencies by integrating diversity into the didactic training curriculum, supervision, all clinical training experiences, recruitment and retention efforts and ongoing educational opportunities.
In addition, formal case presentations include a diversity component to facilitate dialogue, peer consultation and active considerations of multicultural views. Current articles from peer reviewed journals on diversity and cultural adaptation are provided.
Regarding recruitment, we seek diverse applicants and those who have strong interests and experience in diversity. Training staff carefully review applicants for eligibility and examine personal statements, essays, research interests and bilingual abilities to determine diversity interests and sensitivity. Over the past five years, diverse interns range from 10-32%. The goal is to continue to improve in this area.
Supervisors focus on and model multicultural competence in the supervisory relationship, which enhances the intern’s ability to grow and develop competence. Continuing education workshops on diversity and supervision are offered for supervisors to provide them with current resources and skills necessary to practice within a multicultural framework and incorporate diversity into the supervision process. During the past five years, intern ratings of supervisors are consistently high on the end-of-year evaluations regarding the item “addressed diversity issues in supervision.”
A diversity committee was developed to include interns, supervisors, and the executive training director. It was designed to facilitate training opportunities in diversity and evaluate how we deal with diversity and recruitment of diverse staff and interns.
- Recommend diversity resources
- Recommend intern development workshops
- Recommend supervisor/staff development workshops
- Discuss and analyze recruitment and retention efforts
Diversity Didactic Topics
- Relational Trauma, Abject Poverty & Broken Visions of Family in Elkton Maryland
- Transgender Affirmative Therapy: Case Study Highlighting Unique Challenges Related to Diagnosis & Treatment of Transgender Individuals
- Multicultural Assessment & Interpretation of Integrated Data
- Community Base Services, Complex Post Trauma & Implications for Psychotherapy
- Migration, Identity & Adaptation: Insights from the Interface of Clinical, Social & Political Psychology
- Application of a Feminist Approach to the Conceptualization and Treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Two Case Examples
- Play Therapy & Diversity Issues
- Psychological Characteristics and Cultural/Sociological Influences of the “Lonewolf Terrorist.” Difference between Victims of a Terrorist Attack and the Victims of a Natural Disaster and the Various Treatment Approaches
- Diversity Issues in Treatment and Supervision
- Becoming a Competent Supervisor: APA Guidelines for Clinical Supervisors & Diversity Implications
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