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Application and Selection Procedures

The deadline for receipt of all application materials for the 2013-2014 academic year is:

November 10, 2013


Our site requires the completion of the AAPI online, which may be accessed at AAPI Online. Please attach 3 letters of reference, Transcripts of all graduate coursework, and Curriculum Vitae.

AAPIC Member Number: 1586


Applicants should have completed all coursework toward their doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology prior to starting the internship, including at least 300 hours of practicum Intervention and Assessment experience. Applicants are required to have passed comprehensive exams and to have their dissertation proposal approved by the ranking deadline. The 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. APPIC Match Policies


APA Committee on Accreditation contact information:
American Psychological Association
Program Consultation and Accreditation
750 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002-4242
(202) 336-5979
APA Committee on Accreditation Website


Applicants invited to interview will be notified by email on or before December 15 and asked to respond with their preference for a skype or on-site interview. Interview dates: 12-13-2013, 01-03-2014, 01-10-2014. Format will be the same for all interviews - a rotating interview session with small groups of staff and interns. In-person interviews will include a tour and a lunch with the staff. Applicants are welcome to contact and staff or intern with questions. Applicants will be notified by e-mail regarding application status by December 15, 2013.

Questions regarding internship training at TTUSCC can be directed to Dr. Boyd via e-mail or phone at 806-742-3674.

Intern Selection Procedures
(the TTUSCC abides by all APPIC policies in its selection procedures)

Written Application Review

  1. Each application is processed and reviewed by the Training Director to ensure that the applicant’s academic program is of sufficient quality to meet the standards of our internship program. Each applicant is then given an Objective Rating by the Training Director based on quantitative information provided by the applicant in the AAPI.
  2. The application review team is composed of all senior staff and all current interns. Each application is reviewed by 3 people and is given a Subjective Rating on essays and other qualitative information provided in the AAPI.
  3. A rank list based on review team ratings is compiled. The review team meets to select approximately 24 candidates from the list to invite for interviews. Candidates may be adjusted on the rank list with review team consensus. Diversity of the applicant pool is discussed to ensure that the interviewee pool is representative of diverse populations.
  4. At this point, all invited candidates are considered equally acceptable potential interns for our site. Written application ratings are used for this initial screening only; final rankings are based on ratings following interviews.

Interview Process

  1. Invited candidates are contacted and invited for either an on-site or skype interview. They are informed that their choice of interview format will not impact on their final ranking by our site.
  2. Interviews are conducted in a team format, with candidates rotating through meetings with: 1) Training Director; 2) General Questions Team; 3) Clinical Vignette & Ethical Questions Team; and 4) Current Interns: Staff on the General Questions Team and the Clinical Vignette & Ethical Questions Team complete rating sheets following the interview. The Training Director also gives a rating to each interviewee.
  3. Candidates are invited to contact current interns for further discussion, if desired.

Final Ranking Process

  1. Interview ratings are compiled by the Training Director and a rank-order list of candidates is created based on staff ratings.
  2. Professional staff meet to review rank-order list, and to make any adjustment to the order of candidates or to delete candidates from consideration. These decisions are typically made by group consensus. Diversity of candidates on the rank-order list is again discussed, and changes to rank-order may be made in order to maximize the likelihood of a diverse intern class.
  3. Training Director submits rank-order list to Match Program.