Organizing Your Applications

Here’s a google spreadsheet you can use to organize your applications and interviews (use “make a copy” option to customize your own). Be sure to check out all the tabs at the bottom (and scroll right and left). Here’s another google spreadsheet for tracking your APPIC application timeline tasks. Both spreadsheets were created by andContinue reading “Organizing Your Applications”

Interview Preparation Tips

Do your research (review again before interviews) – Logistics – Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. – Anonymous Practice Out Loud Don’t be forgotten – practice talking about yourself and your professional experiences and goals Prepare for technical questions – What are you seeking for your internship training experience? What is your greatest fearContinue reading “Interview Preparation Tips”

Internship Goals and Site List

Developing an appropriate list of internship programs to apply to is key to a successful application process. Take Inventory of your Training Goals Take a moment to reflect on and list out your training and professional goals. Create your wish list for your internship experience and sort by the following categories – 1) must have,Continue reading “Internship Goals and Site List”

Essay 2: 2020 Comments

Essay 2 updated – Telehealth considerations With the COVD-19 pandemic, many clinicians have had to transition to telehealth, providing therapy via video or phone sessions. If you are one of those clinicians who has either learned or increased their use of telehealth, consider the following as you write about your theoretical orientation for Essay 2:Continue reading “Essay 2: 2020 Comments”

Essay 4: Research

APPIC Psychology Internship Essay 4 Essay 4: Please describe your research experience and interests. While the majority of internship programs do not focus on research, you do not want to minimize the importance of essay 4. Intern applicants have expressed how surprised they are about how often their internship interviews asked about their research andContinue reading “Essay 4: Research”

Essay 3: Diversity

APPIC Psychology Internship Application Essay 3 (Diversity) Essay 3: Describe how multicultural and diversity variables inform your case conceptualization and clinical practice. Please use de-identified case material to illustrate your approach. In 2022, APPIC finally updated the prompt for essay 3 (hooray!). The sentence “Describe your experience and training in work with diverse populations” wasContinue reading “Essay 3: Diversity”

Essay 2: Theoretical Orientation

APPIC Essay 2 (Psychology Doctoral Internship) Essay 2: Please describe your theoretical orientation and how this influences your approach to case conceptualization and intervention.  You may use de-identified case material to illustrate your points if you choose.  I see Essay 2 as a persuasive essay – you are persuading the reader that you really believe inContinue reading “Essay 2: Theoretical Orientation”