Internship Admissions, Support, and Initial Placement Data

Program Disclosures

Date Program Tables are updated: September 2021

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values?     No

Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

As a part of the partial affiliations between NPTC and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, students from the Chicago School and Pacific University are given preference in the selection process. However, interns from programs will still be considered and are encouraged to apply. Please see the FAQ section on Partial Affiliation for more information about this agreement.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: Yes
Amount: NPTC requires a combined total of 250 hours (Intervention and Assessment)

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: Yes
Amount: NPTC requires a combined total of 250 hours (Intervention and Assessment)

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

    • Comprehensive Examinations successfully completed
    • Master’s degree completed
    • Dissertation proposal approved by match ranking deadline
    • Completion of a minimum or 1,000 total practicum hours, of which…
      • 250 should be Intervention and Assessment hours
      • 100 should be Supervision hours
    • Must have completed three years of graduate training
    • Enrollment in an APA- or CPA-accredited clinical (preferred), counseling, or school psychology doctoral program; OR a non-accredited school that has had or has been approved for an APA site visit.

Sites conduct background checks on incoming interns and applicants need to be prepared to pass background checks and drug tests in compliance with state laws relevant to the site’s location as well as site policy. Not successfully passing these screenings/background checks may cause these sites to break a match with an incoming intern. The specific requirements for these background checks and what it means to successfully pass or fail these tests are detailed on each site page under Intern Selection Process and Employment Requirements.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns

Aspire Indiana: $29,000
Bowen Center: $35,000
Centerstone: $30,000
Four County: $35,000
LittleStar ABA Therapy: $29,500
Valley Oaks Health: $29,000

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns
N/A

Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?
Yes

If access to medical insurance is provided:

  • Trainee contribution to cost required?     Yes
  • Coverage of family member(s) available?     Yes
  • Coverage of legally married partner available?   Yes**
  • Coverage of domestic partner available?
    • Aspire Indiana: No
    • Centerstone: No
    • Bowen Center: No
    • Four County: Yes
    • LittleStar: No
    • Valley Oaks Health: No

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)
112 hours (~14 days) of PTO for use as vacation and sick.

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave
Sick leave is included in the 112 hours of PTO provided.

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?
Yes***

Other Benefits (please describe):

  • 24 hours (~3 days) of Professional Development leave.
  • At least seven (7) holidays. Some sites may offer more.
  • Malpractice insurance for anyone not already covered by their school.
  • Discounted health insurance (Aspire, Bowen, Centerstone, Four County)
  • Access to Vision and Dental insurance (full cost responsibility of intern) (all sites)
  • Access to Short/Long term disability insurance (Aspire, Bowen, LittleStar, and Valley Oaks)
  • Access to Group life insurance (Aspire, Bowen, Centerstone, LittleStar, and Valley Oaks)
  • Access to group retirement benefits: Aspire, Centerstone (3% match), Bowen Center, Valley Oaks (7% match).
  • Flexible spending accounts (Aspire, Bowen)
  • Jury pay (Aspire)
  • Employee Assistance Program (Bowen, Centerstone)
  • Student loan repayment program (Bowen)
  • Leadership development programing (Bowen)
  • Wellness incentives: Aspire (free access to health & wellness centers), Bowen Center (wellness program and fitness reimbursement), Centerstone ($500 reimbursement).
  • Pet insurance (LittleStar)
  • Discounts on EPPP study materials through partner agency (all interns and alumni)

*Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.

**If spouse has insurance offered externally or through workplace they are ineligible.

***Every day of unpaid leave taken will result in an automatic extension of internship by the same amount of time.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)
Cohort date range:     2017-2018 through 2019-2020
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts:   51
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree: 0

PD EP
Academic teaching 0 0
Community mental health center 8 6
Consortium 0 0
University Counseling Center 0 2
Hospital/Medical Center 8 1
Veterans Affairs Health Care System 0 0
Psychiatric facility 0 0
Correctional facility 0 1
Health maintenance organization 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 8 4
Other 8 5


Note:
“PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position.

Program Disclosures

Date Program Tables are updated: September 2021

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values?     No

Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

As a part of the partial affiliations between NPTC and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, students from the Chicago School and Pacific University are given preference in the selection process. However, interns from programs will still be considered and are encouraged to apply. Please see the FAQ section on Partial Affiliation for more information about this agreement.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: Yes
Amount: NPTC requires a combined total of 250 hours (Intervention and Assessment)

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: Yes
Amount: NPTC requires a combined total of 250 hours (Intervention and Assessment)

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

    • Comprehensive Examinations successfully completed
    • Master’s degree completed
    • Dissertation proposal approved by match ranking deadline
    • Completion of a minimum or 1,000 total practicum hours, of which…
      • 250 should be Intervention and Assessment hours
      • 100 should be Supervision hours
    • Must have completed three years of graduate training
    • Enrollment in an APA- or CPA-accredited clinical (preferred), counseling, or school psychology doctoral program; OR a non-accredited school that has had or has been approved for an APA site visit.

    Sites conduct background checks on incoming interns and applicants need to be prepared to pass background checks and drug tests in compliance with state laws relevant to the site’s location as well as site policy. Not successfully passing these screenings/background checks may cause these sites to break a match with an incoming intern. The specific requirements for these background checks and what it means to successfully pass or fail these tests are detailed on each site page under Intern Selection Process and Employment Requirements.

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns

Burrell Behavioral Health: $35,000
Clark Community Mental Health Center: $35,000
Compass Health: $35,000
Family Psychological Center: $30,000
Royal Oaks Hospital: $35,000
Truman Medical Centers: $31,200

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns
N/A

Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?
Yes

If access to medical insurance is provided:

    • Trainee contribution to cost required?     Yes
      No cost for interns with Clark Center
    • Coverage of family member(s) available?     Yes
    • Coverage of legally married partner available?     Yes
    • Coverage of domestic partner available?     Yes

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)
112 hours (~14 days) of PTO for use as vacation and sick.

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave
Sick leave is included in the 112 hours of PTO provided.

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?
Yes**

Other Benefits (please describe):

  • 24 hours (~3 days) of professional development leave
  • At least seven (7) holidays, with many sites observing more
  • Interns with Clark Center are provided with free health insurance, discounted health insurance is provided at the rest of the sites. The majority of medical services provided by Truam are completely free if using the employee insurance.
  • Professional liability insurance for anyone not already covered by their school
  • Access to Group Vision (Burrell, Clark Center, Compass Health, Royal Oaks, Truman Medical)
  • Access to Group Dental (Burrell, Clark Center, Compass Health, Royal Oaks, Truman Medical)
  • Access to life insurance (Burrell, Clark Center, Compass Health, Royal Oaks, Truman Medical)
  • Short-Term Disability (Burrell, Compass Health, Royal Oaks, Truman Medical)
  • Long-Term Disability (Burrell, Family Psychological Center, Truman Medical)
  • Access to Group Retirement with employer match: Burrell (no match), Compass Health (6% match), Royal Oaks (6% match), Truman Medical (match .50 per $1 up to 8% of pay)
  • Cafeteria plans for medical and/or dependent care (Burrell, Clark Center, Compass Health, Royal Oaks, Truman Medical)
  • Employee Assistance Program (free short-term counseling for intern/family; Burrell, Compass Health, Royal Oaks, Truman Medical)
  • Licensure Assistance Program (Compass Health, Royal Oaks)
  • 529 college savings (Burrell, Truman Medical)
  • Additional discounts and/or wellness incentives (Burrell, Truman Medical)
  • Discounts on EPPP study materials through partner agency (all interns and alumni)

*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.

**Every day of unpaid leave taken, will be an automatic extension of internship by the same amount of time.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)
Cohort date range:     2017-2018 through 2019-2020
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts:   59
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree: 0

PD EP
Academic teaching 0 0
Community mental health center 14 6
Consortium 0 0
University Counseling Center 1 0
Hospital/Medical Center 7 5
Veterans Affairs Health Care System 2 0
Psychiatric facility 4 0
Correctional facility 0 0
Health maintenance organization 0 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 7 3
Other 9 1


Note:
“PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position.

Program Disclosures

Date Program Tables are updated: September 2021

Does the program or institution require students, trainees, and/or staff (faculty) to comply with specific policies or practices related to the institution’s affiliation or purpose? Such policies or practices may include, but are not limited to, admissions, hiring, retention policies, and/or requirements for completion that express mission and values?     No

Internship Program Admissions

Briefly describe in narrative form important information to assist potential applicants in assessing their likely fit with your program. This description must be consistent with the program’s policies on intern selection and practicum and academic preparation requirements:

As a part of the partial affiliations between NPTC and the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Pacific University School of Professional Psychology, students from the Chicago School and Pacific University are given preference in the selection process. However, interns from programs will still be considered and are encouraged to apply. Please see the FAQ section on Partial Affiliation for more information about this agreement.

Does the program require that applicants have received a minimum number of hours of the following at time of application? If Yes, indicate how many:

Total Direct Contact Intervention Hours: Yes
Amount: NPTC requires a combined total of 250 hours (Intervention and Assessment)

Total Direct Contact Assessment Hours: Yes
Amount: NPTC requires a combined total of 250 hours (Intervention and Assessment)

Describe any other required minimum criteria used to screen applicants:

    • Comprehensive Examinations successfully completed
    • Master’s degree completed
    • Dissertation proposal approved by match ranking deadline
    • Completion of a minimum or 1,000 total practicum hours, of which…
      • 250 should be Intervention and Assessment hours
      • 100 should be Supervision hours
    • Must have completed three years of graduate training
    • Enrollment in an APA- or CPA-accredited clinical (preferred), counseling, or school psychology doctoral program; OR a non-accredited school that has had or has been approved for an APA site visit.

Sites conduct background checks on incoming interns and applicants need to be prepared to pass background checks and drug tests in compliance with state laws relevant to the site’s location as well as site policy. Not successfully passing these screenings/background checks may cause these sites to break a match with an incoming intern. The specific requirements for these background checks and what it means to successfully pass or fail these tests are detailed on each site page under Intern Selection Process and Employment Requirements.

 

Financial and Other Benefit Support for Upcoming Training Year*

Annual Stipend/Salary for Full-time Interns
$35,000

Annual Stipend/Salary for Half-time Interns
N/A

Program provides access to medical insurance for intern?
Yes

If access to medical insurance is provided:

  • Trainee contribution to cost required?
    Community Health of Central Washington: No
    HealthPoint: Yes
    Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic: No
  • Coverage of family member(s) available?
    Yes
  • Coverage of legally married partner available?
    Yes
  • Coverage of domestic partner available?
    Yes

Hours of Annual Paid Personal Time Off (PTO and/or Vacation)
112 hours (~14 days) of PTO for use as vacation and sick leave

Hours of Annual Paid Sick Leave
Sick leave is included in the 112 hours of PTO provided.

In the event of medical conditions and/or family needs that require extended leave, does the program allow reasonable unpaid leave to interns/residents in excess of personal time off and sick leave?
Yes**

Other Benefits (please describe):

    • 24 hours (~3 days) of CME/Professional development time.
    • At least seven (7) holidays. CHCW observes eight (8) holidays and HealthPoint observes ten (10) holidays.
    • Malpractice insurance for anyone not already covered by their school.
    • Free Health insurance with CHCW and YVFWC and at reduced cost at HealthPoint.
    • Vision and dental insurance are provided to interns for free at all three sites.
    • Disability insurance and Life insurance (CHCW, YVFWC).
    • Access to Dependent and Supplemental Life insurance (YVFWC).
    • Cell phone service discounts (YVFWC)
    • Gym membership discounts (YVFWC)
    • Discounts on EPPP study materials through partner agency (all interns and alumni).

*Note. Programs are not required by the Commission on Accreditation to provide all benefits listed in this table.

**Every day of unpaid leave taken, will be an automatic extension of internship by the same amount of time.

Initial Post-Internship Positions

(Aggregated Tally for the Preceding 3 Cohorts)
Cohort date range:     2017-2018 through 2019-2020
Total # of interns who were in the 3 cohorts:   30
Total # of interns who did not seek employment because they returned to their doctoral program/are completing doctoral degree: 0

PD EP
Academic teaching 1 0
Community mental health center 6 0
Consortium 0 0
University Counseling Center 0 0
Hospital/Medical Center 18 0
Veterans Affairs Health Care System 0 0
Psychiatric facility 0 0
Correctional facility 0 0
Health maintenance organization 1 0
School district/system 0 0
Independent practice setting 2 0
Other 2 0


Note:
“PD” = Post-doctoral residency position; “EP” = Employed Position.