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 Practitioner-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 interns, 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 therapy, psychological assessment, professional behavior, consultation, evaluation, and supervision. Training is provided in a range of assessment and treatment activities conducted directly with patients or clients seeking psychological services. Each intern is required to have at least 25% of their total hours in direct patient or client contact. 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 patient services. In addition, interns will be exposed to didactic training series and projects on consultation, evaluation, and supervision.