How to Apply
NOPIP has determined that applicants will be required to have a minimum of 500 hours in Total Intervention & Assessment Hours/Total Supervision Hours combined. In addition, NOPIP will require applicants have completed a minimum of three (3) semesters of practicum experience, including at least one (1) practicum with an adult population. Finally, NOPIP requires that the applicant have completed at least one (1) integrated written report.
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and are subject to identical consideration and opportunity for acceptance regardless of individual or cultural characteristics. All interns are considered on the basis of individual merit. NOPIP policies do not in any way try to limit diversity among cultural and ethnic groups. There is no discrimination on the basis of personal status or group characteristics, including but not limited to classes protected under federal and Oklahoma state law. NOPIP is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC). Selection of interns will be governed by the procedures published by APPIC. We agree to abide by the APPIC policy that no person at our internship will solicit, accept, or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant. APPIC has also developed other guidelines regarding application and acceptance procedures to which we adhere.
APPIC requires all applicants to complete an AAPI on-line (www.appic.org). In addition, NOPIP requires that (1) you designate the consortium site(s) to which you are applying in your cover letter and (2) you submit a de-identified psychological report in the supplemental materials section of the AAPI on-line.
The deadline for applications is November 15th. The internship year will commence the beginning of September and run through the end of August.
As the national and global context changes, psychologists must learn to more effectively provide services to populations from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. NOPIP offers training via supervision and seminars in the area of diversity. However, we believe there is perhaps no training experience more helpful than personal contact with individuals from different backgrounds. Hence, NOPIP values the variety of worldviews a culturally diverse internship class offers. Applications from ethnic minorities are therefore especially encouraged.
Selection of Interns
Chair or designee(s) will review each AAPI on-line to ensure that minimum requirements are met. Representatives from relevant site(s) will review the AAPI on-line and mark each packet as acceptable or unacceptable for the internship. Applicants will be notified of the decision to offer interviews by December 15th. Opportunities for interviews in January will be provided for applicants who are being considered for the internship. Following interviews, the remaining applicants will be ranked by each individual site based on qualifications, goals and training opportunities. Successful applicants will be notified on selection day regarding their status, in accordance with APPIC guidelines. The overall procedure identified above will be followed for each phase of the Match. Notification will occur as soon as a decision is made regarding placement.
Although an on-site interview is strongly preferred, telephone interviews are sometimes conducted. Interviews will be held at the respective sites in January. More specific information regarding the interview process will be provided at that time.
Requirements for Completion of Internship
- Each intern is required to have a full-time experience of 40 hours per week/50 weeks per year or a minimum of 2000 hours completed in no less than 12 months
- Each intern is required to have a minimum of 500 hours or 25% of internship in direct client care. Of the 500 hours, at least 200 hours should be gained in therapy and 100 hours in psychological assessment. Exceptions to this may be recommended by a supervisor and approved by the internship committee on an individual basis
- Each intern is required to have a minimum of 100 hours of regularly scheduled individual supervision and 100 hours of group or additional individual supervision.
- Each intern is required to complete at least 10 psychological reports.
- Each intern is required to have acceptable ratings, as defined on the Intern Evaluation form.
Please feel free to contact the NOPIP Chair, Dr. Samina Christopher.
Phone: (918) 713-5595
Fax: (918) 256-6490