Each member agency has one or two primary interns placed through the APPIC Match. Interns will spend the equivalent of 3.5 work days at their primary agency each week and another one work day at a secondary agency that is chosen after the start of internship. During the first week of internship, interns are given the opportunity to visit all of the Collaborative agencies to hear about secondary placement choices. An intern is encouraged to choose a secondary placement that either fills a gap in their training, allows them to explore a specialty area, or provides a chance to try something new. Traditionally, interns have been placed with either their first or second choice of secondary placements. It is important to note that the majority of time is spent in the primary agency. The remaining portion of the week is spent in didactic seminars with interns from all agencies. This structure ensures that each intern has a unique training experience tailored to their needs and interests, as well as benefits from the collegiality and support of the internship cohort.
Each intern receives a minimum of four hours of supervision weekly. At least three of those hours are individual supervision. All primary supervisors are licensed psychologists. As might benefit the intern, psychiatrists, social workers and other staff contribute supplementary supervision. Staff meetings, case conferences, and other clinically oriented seminars provide additional learning opportunities.
Stipends and fringe benefits vary from one agency to another (see agency descriptions). Appointments and/or credentialing for clinical practice are contingent upon the completion of a criminal back ground check at all agencies. The minimum stipend for the 2016-17 training year is $20,000. All interns are provided individual professional liability insurance and funds for Kansas licensure at the master's level. The program is considered a full time, 12 month experience equivalent to 2000 training hours beginning August 14, 2017 and ending August 13, 2018.
Statement of Nondiscrimination and Diversity
WCPIP does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity or expression, age, language, culture, sexual orientation, marital status, socioeconomic status, status as a veteran or disability. We are dedicated to promoting an environment of respect and appreciation for all persons.