Texas Tech University

Application and Selection Procedures

The deadline for receipt of all application materials for the 2024-2025 academic year is:

Thursday, November 2, 2023 by 5:00pm (CST)

Our site requires the completion of the AAPI application 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
Please indicate match number in cover letter. 

Applicants should have completed all coursework toward their doctorate in counseling or clinical psychology prior to starting the internship, including at least 350 hours of practicum Intervention experience. Applicants are required to have passed comprehensive exams and to have their dissertation proposal approved by the ranking deadline. Applicants should have previous counseling center experience. 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

Applicants invited to interview will be notified by email by December 2nd., 2023  Interview dates are 12/18/2023, 1/5/2024, and 1/8/2024 for the general track. Interviews for sports psychology will be on 1/12/2024. All interviews will be conducted via Zoom. The format is the same for all types of interviews - rotating interview sessions with small groups of staff and interns. Applicants are welcome to contact any staff or intern with questions

APA Commission on Accreditation contact information:

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


Questions regarding internship training at TTUSCC can be directed to Dr. Moerkbak 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. 
Interview Process
  1. Invited candidates are contacted and invited for an interview via Zoom. Interview dates for the general psychology track are 12/16, 1/6 and 1/9. 
  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.
  3. Training Director submits rank-order list to Match Program.

*Updated on 8/9/2023



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