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 cultural or individual differences and diversity. All interns are considered on the basis of individual merit. NOPIP policies do not in any way try to limit diversity. 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.
For the application process, APPIC will require all applicants to complete an AAPI on-line. In addition to the AAPI on-line NOPIP requires an applicant to designate the consortium sites to which you are applying in your cover letter of the AAPI on-line. Furthermore NOPIP requires that you submit a de-identified psychological report in your supplemental material 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.
Employment Eligibility Requirements
In accordance with APPIC Match Policy 6b appointments of applicants to internship positions may be contingent upon the applicants satisfying certain employment eligibility requirements of the individual sites that comprise the Northeastern Oklahoma Psychology Internship Program. Per site, the following employment eligibility requirements are required:
Indian Health Care Resource Center
- Background Check: The national criminal background check cross references an individual's social security number with States of residency in the USA. Employment/placement is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results. Individuals are required to disclose if they have been convicted of a crime. Failure to disclose criminal history, and subsequently finding out about a criminal history as part of the background check, will result in an individual not being qualified to work at IHCRC. Additionally, any non-violent felony convictions, and all misdemeanor convictions, within the past 10 years may result in the rescinding of an offer or placement opportunity. Determining whether or not an offer/placement is rescinded or not is dependent upon what the actual crime entailed, the time and restitution paid as a result of the conviction, and proof of rehabilitation and growth following the conviction. Any violent felony convictions within the past 10 years will result in the rescinding of an offer or placement opportunity. Any violent felony convictions prior to 10 years from the date of application will be considered on a case by case basis. Any violence or crimes against children, at any time in one's history, will result in the rescinding of an offer or placement opportunity. All registered sex offenders will not be eligible for employment/placement opportunities.
- Drug Testing: Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa requires all employees, including Interns, pass a 10-panel drug test. The 10-panel drug test screens for five street drugs (cocaine, heroin/morphine, amphetamines, PCP, marijuana), and five prescription drugs (benzodiazepines, barbiturates, methadone, propoxyphene, methaqualone). There is only a pass or fail opportunity when taking the drug test. Failure to pass the drug test will result in an individual not being eligible to work at IHCRC. Individuals having a legal prescription for one of the prescribed drugs must provide proof of the legal prescription to the Medical Review Officer (MRO) at the lab performing the test. If an individual has a legal prescription to be on one of the prescribed drugs, and can prove the prescription to the MRO, the test result will show as passed. All employees are also given a breathalyzer test to screen for alcohol at the time of the drug test.
Laureate Psychiatric Clinic and Hospital
- Background Check: A criminal history background report including sex offender registry search for all jurisdictions of residence in the previous seven years is completed. Applicants with prior convictions may be considered for employment based on the nature of the offense, the length of time since the conviction, and the position for which they are being considered. A signed declaration attesting that an employee is not currently required to register pursuant to the Oklahoma Sex Offenders Registration Act and the Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act is required.
- Drug Testing: A 10-panel drug screening is completed. Screening should be free from prohibited or illegal substances, including drugs and other chemicals. Presence of any controlled substances requires verification of a valid prescription from a licensed healthcare professional.
Oklahoma Forensic Center
- Background Check: Applicants with prior convictions, as determined by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigations, are considered for employment based on the nature of the offense, the length of time since the conviction, and the position for which they are being appointed.
- Drug Testing: A 5 panel test for illegal substances is conducted on a urine specimen provided to the National Occupation Health Services in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A review of valid prescriptions may be requested, if needed.
Tulsa Center for Child Psychology
- Background Check: An initial background check will be conducted and may repeated during the year at the discretion of Dr. Walton. Criminal background checks will involve records available through the Tulsa Police Department, Tulsa County Sheriff's office, National Crime Information Center, and sex offender registries. Applicants with convictions are considered for employment based on the nature of the offense, the time since the conviction, and the position.
The University of Tulsa
- Background Check: No site-specific requirements. However, please note failure to meet the background check/drugs screen requirements for the primary site (Laureate, see pg. 36) will preclude employment, as this is a double rotation.
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 at least 25% of their total hours in direct patient or client contact.
- 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. Richard Walton.
Phone: (918) 779-7637
Fax: (918) 938-6037