WICPP Application Procedures

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Wisconsin Internship Consortium in Professional Psychology

Application Procedures and Deadlines

As a member of APPIC, WICPP participates in APPIC’s uniform psychology internship application process (i.e., the AAPI Online). Please visit the APPIC website for instructions regarding the AAPI Online. WICPP also participates in the computer matching process (i.e., National Match Service) to select our interns.

Each WICPP-affiliated training program has an individualized match number, so please identify the WICPP-affiliated training program(s) you are applying to. When designating internship programs on the AAPI, select our site (2112) and indicate the specific program(s) you are applying to at our site. Intern applicants can apply to as many WICPP-affiliated training programs as they would like. WICPP does not offer different tracks or different rotations between WICPP-affiliated training programs.

WICPP-affiliated training programs for 2012-2013 are:

Dean Medical Center Adult Neuropsychology Service (NMS# 211211)
Dean Medical Center Pediatric Neuropsychology Service (NMS# 211214)
Counseling Resources/Neuropsychological Associates (NMS# 211216)
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Counseling Center (NMS# 211218)

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater University Health and Counseling Services (NMS# 211219)
Waisman Center (NMS# 211217)

Note: we will not be accepting intern applications for the 2013-2014 internship year. Recent budgetary and administrative changes to our training program have resulted in our difficult decision to withdraw from the 2013 APPIC match process.
24 October 2012 

Minimum Requirements

To be considered for the WICPP training experience, intern applicants must have

  1. Completed at least 300 assessment and/or intervention hours (as indicated on the AAPI).
  2. Satisfy specific eligibility requirements identified on each WICPP-affiliated training program's page. 
  3. Be in academic good standing in their academic departments
  4. Successfully complete all necessary coursework and preliminary exams by December 15, 2012.

To complete our application process, please access and complete the AAPI Online, which includes a cover letter, the summary of personal and educational information, the summary of your doctoral experience, four essays, a curriculum vita, letters of recommendation, and graduate transcripts.

We request the following specific components to your AAPI as you apply to WICPP:

  1. A cover letter describing your interest in WICPP. In a single cover letter, please identify the WICPP-affiliated training program(s) you are applying to. Also, please discuss your interest in the program(s) (in a single paragraph for each program that you are applying to), your training goals for internship, and your future professional and career goals. Your cover letter should describe the fit between your training goals and interests and our internship site.
  2. Three letters of recommendation: one from a major adviser and two from those directly familiar with your clinical and professional practice skills.

Application deadline: Your AAPI Online must be submitted by November 5, 2012.

Procedures

All applicants will be reviewed on ten criteria (10 points per criterion for 100 total points): experience, academic training and performance, research and dissertation progress, AAPI essays and cover letter, letters of recommendation, commitment to diversity and multicultural counseling, goodness-of fit with site, site-specific criteria, interview, and doctoral program. Applicants from UW-Madison and graduate institutions in Wisconsin will receive higher ratings on the doctoral program criterion.

Each WICPP-affiliated training program reviews applicants for positions and makes decisions regarding offers of internship. After each WICPP-affiliated training program reviews students’ application, intern applicants will be notified by December 15 regarding their status in the application process. At that time, intern applicants still being considered will schedule interviews with WICPP-affiliated training programs regarding possible placement.

After the interview process, WICPP-affiliated training programs contact the Director of Training regarding feasibility of placement and goodness of applicant-program fit, and provide the Director of Training with a ranking of intern applicants. WICPP is partially-affiliated with the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Counseling, Rehabilitation, and School Psychology doctoral programs. Partial-affiliation means that qualified intern applicants from UW-Madison programs are ranked above other candidates and qualified intern applicants from other programs are also ranked. (Please see link to home/academic institutions of former WICPP interns). Per APPIC policy and timelines, interns will be notified regarding their placement at WICPP.

WICPP-affiliated training programs will coordinate specific orientation and initial training meetings with interns during the Summer 2012. Interns will also receive additional orientation information about WICPP in Summer 2012.

All new employees of the state of Wisconsin are required to successfully pass the State of Wisconsin’s Background Information Disclosure as a condition of employment.

WICPP fully endorses the following APPIC policy:

This internship site agrees to abide by the APPIC Policy that no person at this training facility will solicit, accept or use any ranking-related information from any intern applicant.

WICPP Non-Discrimination Policy

As a member of APPIC, WICPP demonstrates the highest regard for equal opportunity and human dignity. Dehumanizing practices or other restrictions on the exercise of civil and human rights in any part is unacceptable. WICPP adheres to practices that are nondiscriminatory in regard to race or ethnic background, gender identity, age, religion, sexual orientation, lifestyle, and disability. We value diversity in our training program, and this policy of non-discrimination applies to all aspects of intern selection, training, evaluation, and employment within WICPP. Reasonable accommodations will be provided to interns with documented physical, learning, sensory, health, or psychological disabilities affecting a major life activity. We also avoid any actions that would restrict program access on grounds that are irrelevant to success in an internship or the profession. Inquiries regarding compliance with this policy may be directed to:

Office for Equity and Diversity
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Room 179-A Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, Wisconsin 53706
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