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Application Procedure

Application Procedure

The Goodman Psychological Services Center (GPSC) seeks applicants with a strong background in clinical psychology. It offers internship positions each year, beginning at the end of August or the first week of September. At a minimum, applicants for the Doctoral Internship Program in Clinical Psychology are required to have completed all coursework and comprehensive examinations for their doctoral program in Clinical Psychology prior to the beginning of the internship year. We only consider graduate students in the PsyD program from Albizu University. The PsyD program must be an APA-approved doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. Applicants should have a minimum of 1,035 hours of practicum experience, at least 500 of which should be in direct service and 100 in psychological assessments. A solid background in psychological assessment is desired, and applicants who can demonstrate experience with all Wechsler measures, achievement tests, and the MMPI-2 will be in an advantageous position for consideration.

Internship applications are screened by the Internship Training Team. Applicants are invited for an hour-long structured interview with the Committee, consisting of the Internship Director, the Clinic Director, and the Chief Psychologist, who are all licensed psychologists. Ample time is scheduled for the applicant to ask questions to the Committee.

GPSC participates in the National Matching Program and uses the standard application form of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). We strongly support APPIC’s goals and endorse their guidelines. GPSC adheres to APPIC Match policies and participates in the APPIC Match. All applicants use AAPI Online to apply to the internship program. GPSC agrees to abide by APPIC’s policy that no person in the GPSC will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant before the day of uniform notification.

National Matching Services, Inc. conducts the matching program for internship programs that are APPIC members. All applicants of doctoral programs must register for the Match and upload all applicant forms via the following website: www.natmatch.com/psychint.

All interns apply to the GPSC Internship Program via the AAPI portal. The applicants identify the preferred site that they want to be considered for and do so by selecting the specific Program Code (Goodman Center Code #121212). After a thorough review of all applications, applicants who meet the criteria are invited for an interview.

Currently, the GPSC has 4 full-time internship positions. The rules for participation in the National Matching Program for internships, a schedule, and a description of the matching process are also available on APPIC’s National Matching Services website. We encourage all applicants to become familiar with the rules and procedures of the Matching Program.

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