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Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology Aim & Intern Competencies

The Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology is designed to train the next generation of culturally-sensitive mental health providers to effectively work with underserved members of the community in a trauma-informed and holistic manner. Our systematic training program integrates evidence-based practices and multicultural sensitivity, and prepares interns for professional clinical licensure.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are sheltering-in-place and providing clinical services through Telehealth. All meetings with clients, staff, and supervisors will be through videoconferencing. Until we have officially returned to the workplace, interns will not be required to see clients in person. Psychological testing accommodation reports will supplement the testing requirement to a degree established by the Internship & Training Manager. These accommodation reports are intended to provide a reasonable adjustment for interns to practice their conceptualization and critical thinking about common testing scenarios and referral questions received by our agency and will assess the same agency-specific competencies established by AACI, as well as the profession-wide competencies established by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Interns will learn about, gain experience, and be evaluated in the following areas:

PROGRAM-SPECIFIC (AACI) INTERNSHIP TRAINING COMPETENCIES

SECTION I

Active involvement in outreach events in an effort to connect members of the community to available services at AACI

* Participation in a minimum of 2 outreach events during the training year.

Administration of psychological testing and integrated report writing and interpretation that is culturally sensitive

* Completion of a minimum of 6 integrated assessment reports during the training year.

PROFESSION-WIDE (APA) COMPETENCIES

SECTION II

Research

Ethical and Legal Standards

Individual and Cultural Diversity

Professional Values and Attitude

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

Assessment

Intervention

Supervision

Consultation & Interprofessional / Interdisciplinary Skills

*Applications are only accepted from APA-accredited doctoral university programs.

AACI’s Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology is fully APA accredited as of 7/22/18, and our next site visit for reaccreditation will be in 2020.

To verify the APA-accredited status of AACI’s Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology, please check the American Psychological Association website: APA Accreditation or contact the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation.

Address:

750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
Phone: 202-336-5979
Email: apaaccred@apa.org

To view the Implementing Regulation (IR) C-27 I Table: “Internship Admission, Support, & Initial Placement Data”, please click here.

Training Program Aim

The aim of the AACI Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology is to train the next generation of culturally-sensitive mental health providers to effectively work with underserved members of the community in a trauma-informed and holistic manner.

Our systematic training program integrates evidence-based practices and multicultural competence, and prepares interns for professional clinical licensure.

Documents from the Doctoral Internship in Clinical Psychology at AACI:

Brochure (revised 10/14/2020)

Training Manual (revised 10/14/2020)