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Professional Psychology Internship Consortium

The University of Tennessee Professional Psychology Internship Consortium, an APA-accredited program, is a part of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. It is composed of programs within the Department of Psychiatry and a number of cooperating community agencies that together provide a wide range of clinical experiences.

Our 2022-2023 Internship Brochure provides a full description of the internship, each cooperating agency, and the application process. Please indicate which program you are applying to (General, St. Jude Pediatric, St. Jude Neuropsychology or all three) and rank order your rotation interests/preferences in the table on page 42 of the brochure; please include the entire table in your cover letter. Applications should be completed by November 15.  Applicants will be notified of their status by December 15.

Interview dates for this application cycle will be January 7, 11, 14, 21, and 24.  All interviews will be held virtually.

Melissa Hoffmann, PhD
Director, UT Professional Psychology Internship Consortium

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: apaaccred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation


 

Internship Program Tables

As required by APA, following is information regarding admissions expectations, program support provided to interns, and initial post-training placement.

Date Program Tables are updated: June 15, 2022.

Program Disclosures

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values. No
If yes, provide website link (or content from brochure) where this specific information is presented: N/A

 

Internship Program Admissions

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:
Although UTHSC Consortium agencies represent a wide range of clinical experiences, the current makeup of the Consortium is primary child and family-serving agencies. Additionally, many of the current rotation offerings emphasize assessment. Applicants with primarily interests in working with children and families, and with experience in assessment, will find the best fit at this internship site.
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 Yes Amount: 200
Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours Yes Amount: 200
Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:
Applicants must have completed at least 3 years of graduate study and passed comprehensive exams.

 

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.
Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns $25,500
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns N/A
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes
If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required? No
Coverage of family member(s) available? Yes
Coverage of legally married partner available? Yes
Coverage of domestic partner available? No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 80
Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave 80
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 (please describe): Interns are provided 10 days of professional leave, as indicated above, in addition to university holidays and closings. Medical insurance for significant others available at intern's expense.

 

Initial Post-Internship Position

(Provide an Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)

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.
2018-2021
Total number of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 15
Total number of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
  PD EP
Academic teaching 0 0
Community mental health center 0 2
Consortium 0 0
University counseling center 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center 9 1
Veterans Affairs Health Care System 0 0
Psychiatric facility 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
Health maintenance organization 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 2 0
Other 1 0
Jun 21, 2022