Application Process

We appreciate your interest in the UAB Clinical Psychology Internship Program / Training Consortium.  We are accredited by the America Psychological Association and belong to the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC).  The program endorses and adheres to all policies set forth by the APPIC. 

You must register for the APPIC Internship Matching Program.  You may request an Application Agreement package from National Matching Services Inc. at
www.appic.org or call NMS at 716-282-4013 (USA) or 416-977-3431 (Canada).  The deadline for receipt of all application materials is October 31st.  

Applications will be reviewed and invitations to interview at UAB will be made to those applicants felt to be best suited for the internship.  Invitations will be made to the applicants no later than November 20, 2014 via email.  Interview dates are December 12, 2014 and January 9, 2015.


INTERN SELECTION

Required Characteristics
-Verified progression within a doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. The graduate program must be APA-approved or in the process of APA approval with reasonable likelihood of approval.

-US Citizenship is required for VA Stipends.
-Selection decisions are made without regard to age, sex, race, or religion.


Preferred Characteristics
-Scientist-Practitioner, Scholar-Practitioner Model of Training
-Although we do not designate a required number of practica hours, the selection committee generally favors applicants who have completed higher amounts of assessment experience with appropriate supervision (both general psychological assessment and neuropsychological assessment are valued).
-Successful applicants will have therapy experience which has been supervised at the doctoral level.

INTERN SELECTION PROCEDURE

Application
-Applications are due by October 31st 
(date verified on APPIC website http://www.appic.org/)
-Completed applications are reviewed for required characteristics. Individuals not meeting these requirements are notified of the withdrawal of their application.
-ITC faculty members review and evaluate files for their match potential. The overriding mission of the admissions process is to identify applicants who will both desire and benefit most from our internship setting.
-Ratings are compiled and the committee meets to determine applicants to be interviewed.
-Notification of interview status is conducted via email.  

INTERVIEW
-Applicants are given two interview dates from which to choose and are given the opportunity to identify faculty they would like to meet.
-Interviews are conducted and ratings compiled.
-Ratings are reviewed by the committee and final selection of rank order is completed and submitted to APPIC.

MATCH DAY

-At the appropriate time on match day, matched interns are contacted by the Training Director.
-Matched interns are also notified via email as well as USPS mail to obtain appropriate signatures.
-Letters of recognition of the match are sent to each intern’s program director.

STIPENDS
2014-2015
Psychiatry: $22,898
Veterans Administration: $25,051
Civitan: $22,898