During the APPIC Matching Process, applicants are allowed to apply to up to two primary placements within WCPIP. Interns work within their primary placement four days a week. The remaining one day a week is spent at secondary agency that is chosen by the intern during their first week of internship
These primary placements are offered within four very different settings: A medical school, a university counseling center, a behavioral health center, and a community mental health center. Within each site there is additional variation to the intern experience, depending on training needs and interests. Read more about the specific opportunities available at each site by visiting the links below:
The KUSM-W clinical psychology internship offers two distinct tracks, providing specialized focus in either Clinical Neuropsychology or Clinical Child Psychology.
The Clinical Neuropsychology internship is structured to provide generalized training in clinical psychology while preparing trainees to obtain a two-year neuropsychology postdoctoral residency focusing on adult and geriatric practice and eventual board certification in neuropsychology.
The Clinical Child Psychology internship is structured to provide generalized training in clinical psychology while providing trainees with specialized training in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families.
With an enrollment size of 15,000, WSU is the only urban-serving university in the state of Kansas and has the most diverse student body of all of the Kansas universities. Clients at WSU CTC are diverse in terms of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and disability; and staff work with clients with a range of presenting concerns—from temporary life stressors to chronic, severe mental illness. As such, interns at WSU CTC are able to gain a broad range of experiences during their training.
Prairie View is a non-profit regional behavioral and mental health system, offering a full continuum of mental health services in a variety of treatment settings. Prairie View consists of a 20-bed psychiatric hospital, partial hospital, a 14-bed Addictions Treatment Center, a 16-bed adolescent residential program, and an outpatient office located on 70 acres in Newton, Kansas.
Interns are provided a wide variety of experiences designed to prepare them to be generalist practitioners in a world of managed care and fee-for-service practice. Interns also have the opportunity to observe the organizational and program challenges that characterize the complex, changing world of behavioral healthcare.
South Central Mental Health (SCMHCC, Inc.)
South Central Mental Health is a community-based outpatient mental health agency that serves children and adults with a full range of diagnoses.
SCMHCC, Inc. provides generalist training with an emphasis on individual and family needs. Prevention, assessment, and treatment techniques are conducted with an emphasis on empirically-based methods. Interns gain experience with a variety of prevention, assessment, and intervention techniques appropriate to specific populations and settings, including individual, group, and family approaches.