The primary mission of the Northeastern Oklahoma Psychology Internship Program (NOPIP) is to provide quality clinical training utilizing a diverse range of theoretical models and techniques. The Practioner-Scholar model is the underlying philosophy of NOPIP. All members consider the integration of research and practical experience essential in the development of professional competency. Therefore, NOPIP places an emphasis on applying evidence-based practices, research-based programming, and the application of science in practice. Our goal is to facilitate internsí development of critical thinking, conceptualization, and problem solving skills. Prior to the completion of the internship, all interns are expected to be competent in providing basic psychological services to the community in an ethical, professional, and knowledgeable manner.
As a graduate of NOPIP, each intern is expected to have developed at least an intermediate level of skill in the areas of individual and group therapy and psychological assessment (including testing, diagnostic and interview skills, and report writing). A minimum of 25% of the internís time will be spent in direct patient contact in these core areas. Of that 500 hour minimum, at least 200 hours will be spent in individual and group therapy and at least 100 hours in assessment. Exceptions will be made on an individual basis with the recommendation of a supervisor and the approval of the internship committee. Professional development will be focused on throughout the internship year, as the ability to work and communicate effectively with others is necessary for the provision of quality services.
In addition, interns will be exposed to didactic training series and projects on consultation, evaluation, and supervision