Interview Preparation Tips

2020 Internship Interviewing Tips Do your research (review again before interviews) – Review internship site brochure again – be knowledgeable about the training offered; re-read your cover letter for each site Review agency website – understand the setting and population, referral sources, clinical staff/supervisors Talk with interns and students you know who have interviewed atContinue 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: Please describe your experience and training in work with diverse populations. Your discussion should display explicitly the manner in which multicultural/diversity issues influence your clinical practice and case conceptualization. The reality is that most application reviewers do not really want you to answer the first partContinue 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”

Purpose of Psychology Internship Materials

As you get started thinking about your internship application, you may be wondering why it involves so many essays and materials. After all, after internship, most postdoc and job applications will only consist of a CV and cover letter. However, as much I think the internship application process is harder than it should be, theContinue reading “Purpose of Psychology Internship Materials”