Consortium Faculty

APA-accredited Internship Consortium

Our Internship Consortium in Clinical Psychology is exclusively affiliated with William James College and accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association.  This internship consortium represents an essential, compatible component of the training philosophy and mission of William James College. Its practitioner-scholar model of training adheres to a philosophy that develops professional competency through an active integration of didactic and applied experience.  Our Internship Consortium in Clinical Psychology embodies this integrative training imperative by providing a range of well-coordinated professional training experiences across 18 training sites in the community.  For two years, either at one agency/institution or at two different institutions, interns spend  27 hours per week at consortium internship sites.  Included in this time is attendance at shared weekly consortium training seminars held at William James College and taught by supervisors from the different sites as well as by various William James College faculty members and guest presenters.  A total of 2000 internship hours, in no more than 24 months, is required.

Our Internship Consortium is committed to high quality training in professional psychology and is designed to facilitate the accomplishment of the following nine goals: establishment of appropriate professional relationships; development of psychotherapeutic intervention skills; development of consultation/education/program development skills; development of psychological testing/diagnostic assessment skills; development of applied research skills; development of professional identity/ethical standards of practice; development of supervision skills; development of effective communication and interpersonal skills; and culturally competent work with diverse populations.

The Internship Consortium has the unified mission to provide mental health services to diverse populations and to provide psychology interns with a rich exposure to clinical care; a high level of clinical supervision; professional models; and an opportunity to integrate psychological theory and professional practice. Member sites are supportive of the educational aims of William James College.

Our Internship Consortium consists of the following sites:

  • Brenner Center for Psychological Assessment and Consultation
  • Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital
  • Charles River Community Health
  • Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
  • Freedman Center for Child and Family Development
  • Harvard Street Community Health Center
  • Human Relations Service (HRS)
  • Lynn Community Health Center
  • North Shore Medical Center
  • Providence College Personal Counseling Center
  • Rhode Island College Counseling Center
  • Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Counseling Center
  • Riverbend Community Mental Health Inc.
  • Roger Williams University Center for Counseling and Student Development
  • Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute (JRI)
  • Wediko Children's Services
  • Wellesley College Counseling Service, Stone Center
  • Youth Opportunities Upheld (Y.O.U. Inc.)

Questions related to the program’s accreditation status should be directed to the Commission on Accreditation: Office of the Program Consultation and Accreditation.
 
American Psychological Association
750 1st Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Phone: 202-336-5979
E-mail: appacred@apa.org
Web: www.apa.org/ed/accreditation

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:
Intern applicants must be only from William James College Program in Clinical Psychology.
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:
Applicants must have successfully completed one year of William James College Advanced Practicum prior to start of internship.

 

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns: n/a
Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns: $10,000
Program provides access to medical insurance for intern? Yes  
If access to medical insurance is provided:
Trainee contribution to cost required? Yes  
Coverage of family member(s) available?   No
Coverage of legally married partner available?   No
Coverage of domestic partner available?   No
Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation) 126
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  
Other Benefits (please describe): n/a


*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)

  2013-2016
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts 26
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree 0
  PD EP
Community mental health center 1 1
Federally qualified health center 1  
Independent primary care facility/clinic 1  
University counseling center  6  
Veterans Affairs medical center     
Military health center  1  
Academic health center     
Other medical center or hospital  6  
Psychiatric hospital  1  
Academic university/department   1
Community college or other teaching setting    
Independent research institution    
Correctional facility    
School district/system    
Independent practice setting 1 2
Not currently employed   3
Changed to another field    
Other 1  
Unknown    


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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